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“Brilliant afternoon - great food and service”

The Beautiful South
Ranked #1 of 173 Restaurants in Enfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: James Greer (chef/proprietor) started his career at Killybegs catering college in County Donegal which enabled him to enter some of Europe’s most prestigious kitchens. To mention a few; Robert Carriers, Hilton Park Lane, London’s Governor House, Hilton Zurich and the Black Forest’s Gasthof Zum Lowen. Whilst working as Head Chef at the Royal Lancaster Hotel that he met his wife Moira, who was positioned in the banqueting department alongside acclaimed caterer Faye Schneider. In 1998 they achieved their dream of opening their own restaurant, the Beautiful South. “Over the last 15 years I have developed and adapted the menus to show off my passion for cooking and would now describe the food as modern French with a British influence. I prefer to use seasonal produce in the dishes and menus that I create. I select local suppliers whenever possible, allowing me to get the freshest products ingredients delivered daily. We create and cook all our dishes in the restaurant which also includes a fantastic selection of desserts. We also have experience of banqueting in major London hotels and are able to cater and offer help with organising any special events such as Conferences, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs etc.”
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great restaurant and one deserving of its reputation as the best in Enfield. We came for my Grandad's birthday and were treated very well throughout - even having a happy birthday cake and song brought out at the end! The food was very good and reasonably priced - the baby chicken with stuffing and the lamb shank got particularly good reviews.

To top it all off the chef brought out complimentary hot cross bun ice cream which was amazing... the restaurant is worth a visit for that alone!

A great place with great food and great service - definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been visiting Beautiful South for around 20 years, and I can honestly say Moira (front of house) and James (chef) and their team have never failed to deliver. The welcome is warm and friendly, and the food is superb. If you're looking for a great evening out or a traditional Sunday roast you'll be delighted. In addition, they now have some speciality nights, like the budget conscious (but no less excellent) Burger night, or the occasional live music evening with a set menu.

We've just been for an Easter Sunday lunch and were delighted to round the meal off with a complimentary 'Hot Cross Bun' ice cream which tasted fabulous. Not sure how the team did it, but it certainly tasted like a hot cross bun!

I'd add that as someone who tends toward the veggie end of the spectrum (though I do enjoy the occasional steak) there are always vegetarian options available, and they are as good as the rest of the menu - you never feel like you've been short-changed just because you're not having meat or fish. Add in fresh bread that's made on the premises rather than bought in, a wine list that covers all the bases without going on for pages and - thankfully - background music that remains in the background, and you have a recipe (no pun intended) for a great restaurant.

Thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is superb and the staff are very efficient, competent and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and the wonderful atmosphere!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food cooked to perfection! Staff very attentive and very welcoming. A grand dining experience, choice of food on the menu was great. Highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food so much soul and creativity put into dishes
Chef came out and was fantastic
We love the service and food

Thank Elaine L
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