Editor's picks: Fabulous restaurants with rooms

The best restaurants aren't always on the beaten track, and the last thing you want to do after a gourmet blow out is drive home. The solution? A restaurant-with-rooms – and we've got ten of the best that Europe has to offer.

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Editor's picks: Fabulous restaurants with rooms

It's hard to decide which is more inviting at Plas Bodegroes; the award-winning restaurant (roast loin of Welsh Mountain lamb with devilled kidneys, onion cake and rosemary sauce, anyone?), or the rooms (complete with Egyptian cotton sheets and goose-down duvets). Either way, its heavenly setting on the Llyn Peninsula provides miles of unspoilt coastline on which to hike off the worst effects of the Chocolate Trio pudding. Visit bodegroes.co.uk

Set in an absolutely charming spot in the Pas de Calais near Montreuil sur Mer, this little gem has some rather glorious assets. First, the small matter of a Michelin star, awarded to chefs Roland and Alexandre Gauthier in 2011. Second, the chic-and-quirky decor and idyllic surroundings. And third, the wonderful safari-style rooms opened in the restaurant's ample gardens in spring 2011. Dark wood, huge beds and private outdoor seating areas make a wonderfully peaceful setting in which to digest the thrilling food. Recommended: the tasting menu. But don't eat for the week before you visit. Visit www.lagrenouillere.fr/

If you want to find out why Oaxen has been on the list of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World for the past five years, you'd better hurry, as restaurateurs Magnus Ek and Agneta Green are hanging up their ladles at the end of this summer. Eating herring & lobster with elderflower capers, browned butter with sprouted almond, root parsley purée & caraway flavoured breadcrumbs, before spending the night in one of the wood panelled cabins of the hotel ship Prince van Orangien, will be a pretty hard experience to top. Visit oaxenkrog.se

Rock up by boat taxi to this super-glam, recently opened restaurant-with-rooms, set on an historic island in the Venice Lagoon and winning rave reviews for both the cooking and the stunning setting. Six bedrooms in the converted manor house overlook the vineyard, the vegetable garden and the water and in the restaurant, chef Paola Bunel cooks up creatures from the lagoon, such as soft-shelled crabs, squid and eel. Visit venissa.it

Situated on the remote north west corner of the Isle of Skye, the Three Chimneys is not a restaurant you're likely to be 'just passing'. So it's a good thing that the sea-view accommodation in the The House Over-By more than matches up to the expectations raised by the food. In the morning, man up for a full-blooded Scottish breakfast of Mallaig kippers, smoked haddock or Stornoway black pudding. Visit threechimneys.co.uk

Slovenia might not be the first place you think of when you're looking for a full-on foodie experience, but tucked away in the stunning Soca Valley of western Slovenia, chef/owner Ana Roš is working some serious Heston Blumenthal-style magic in the kitchen. After the likes of coffee pasta and deer tartare, waddle upstairs to one of thirteen light and airy bedrooms. Visit hisafranko.com

The hotel rooms are stylish enough, but the food's the (two Michelin) star at twins Laurent and Jacques Pourcel's flagship restaurant. You eat in a huge glass cube, surrounded by idyllic water gardens, feasting on nine courses of sublime gastronomic sorcery and, if you're lucky enough to be staying in the suite with it's own private pool, no one will even be able to see the effects on your bikini body... Visit jardindessens.com

There's no shortage of seafood restaurants in Cornwall, but down in Porthleven, Kiwi chef/owner Jude Kereama is giving things a cheeky pan-Asian twist, with dishes like Falmouth Bay pacific oysters tempura battered with wasabi tartare and crispy five spiced squid with pineapple salsa, celeriac remoulade and orange miso mayonnaise. Only one of the two bedrooms has a harbour view, but either way, there's home-smoked salmon for breakfast.
www.kotarestaurant.co.uk

Peter Lute has a name as one of the top chefs in the Netherlands but it seems he's no slouch in the interior design department either. Together with star designer Marcel Wanders, he's converted a row of 18th century cottages overlooking the Amstel River into seven seriously slick suites, a stone's throw from his eponymous restaurant. Rooms come with all mod-cons, including espresso machines and a champagne cabinet, although after , a gourmet blow out, it may well be the LCD screen tv and DVD player getting the most use... Visit
lutesuites.nl

It's in a town bursting with top restaurants, the chef's self taught and it's got a funny name (that of the owners' late cat), yet last year this low-key restaurant, run by a husband and wife team, was named Best Restaurant in Britain by Harden's. It's also got a Michelin star, lovely comfy rooms and is set in a gorgeous spot on the banks of the River Teme. What's not to love? Visit mr-underhills.co.uk

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