Sierra Mar, Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California, USA
Road trips are not something we Londoner's manage too often. The driving, the inability to embrace freedom (in the form of a glass of wine whenever you feel), the need to eat unidentified animals covered in burger wrap and marked as beef... So, let me introduce the ultimate road trip stop off.
And in case the view isn't quite enough for you, how about a tasting menu of light, fresh flavour; how about the infinity pool overhanging the cliff; how about the Sonoma and Napa grapes swishing in your wine glass? For an absurdly reasonable US$45 you can dine with a hint of the sea in the background and on your plate. Highway One, I hope we meet again soon.
Tasters - 8
Scenery - 11
Originality - 7
Service - 8.5
Napa grapes - 9