Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotel Awards 2016: Best Gourmet Getaway

The Best Gourmet Getaway is about more than culinary stars: it's an experience to savour. The food is part and parcel of your stay, possibly even the highlight of your trip. Wine-matched tasting menus are all very well, but if they're fancy for the sake of it, we'll take the local chalkboard specials any day.

Clever Clare: the hotel has lassoed two world-class chefs – Brit talent Jason Atherton (of Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social) and home-grown star Clayton Wells (ex-sous-chef at Momofuku Seiōbo). Automata, Clayton Wells’ joint, offers five-course tasting menus designed with accomplished simplicity: local produce cooked with perfect restraint.

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