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Ristorante Angiol D’Or (at Via Scutellari, 1, Parma; 011-39-052-128-2632): Start with a bottle of local Lambrusco and torte fritte (puffy bread) with Parma ham.
Ristorante Uva d’Oro (Piazza Mazzini 38, Modena; 011-390-592-3971): This is a good place for lunch when traveling between Parma and Bologna. Modena is the home of balsamic vinegar, so stop off to buy some.
Caminetto d’Oro (via de’Falegnami 4, Bologna; 011-39-051-263-494): Originally a bakery, hence the name, the restaurant is known for pastas and breads made with organic flours.
La Coquerie (Cemetery Road 34200 Marine Sete; 06 47 06 71 38): Where Chef Anne Majourel showcases the best of the Mediterranean in elegant cuisine prepared with finesse and artistic flair.
Côté Mas (Côté Mas D5, Route de Villeveyrac 34530 Montagnac; 0033 4 67 24 36 10): Don’t miss the “seven dishes/seven wines” menu, in which refined plates — like charcuterie-wrapped quail served with pears poached in red wine — are paired with estate wines.
George Inn (High St, Norton St Philip, BA2 7LH; 011-4413-7383-4224): This pub has a front bar area full of character, while the back restaurant affords great countryside views.
Crown Inn (Off the A46 at Dyrham, SN14 8HZ; 011-4412-2589-1166): Crown is a traditional favorite of those driving in on the direct route from London.
The Old Mill (Town Path, Salisbury, SP2 8EU. 011-4417-2232-7517): The Old Mill is a 16th-century pub on the edge of town. It has a picturesque setting next to a mill pond with a great view of the famous Salisbury Cathedral across a meadow.
Black Dog (Salisbury Road, Chilmark SP3 5AH. 011-4417-2271-6344): Visitors will love the garden in summer and the warm fireplace in winter.
Spread Eagle (Stourton BA12 6QE. 011-4417-4784-0587): For a taste of traditional food such as fish and chips, this is the place to go, but it does get busy at peak hours.