I couldn't see anything like this in here yet.
I am an addict. I spend approximately half of my disposable income on my addiction. I have wild mood swings when I haven't recently indulged it. I've committed crimes to feed it. I am of course talking about fine dining.
Some recent visits:
The Fat Duck (expected spend - £250 a head)
Just beyond awesome. Hyped to the stratosphere, but rightly so, the tasting menu (and accompanying wines) is out of this world. Hoping to go again later this year but at £250+ a time...
Nobu (expected spend - £50+ but can be cheaper at lunch (~30))
Very good Japanese fare. Main menu is overpriced but there are very good lunchtime deals on chef's boxes (a selection whatever they have lots of, different each time). Reminds me of Japan.
Hawksmoor (expected spend - £50-£70 a head)
Best steak place in London. Go with a friend or two and split a kilo of, say, Porterhouse, cooked to perfection and all the sides are to die for (bone-marrow-battered triple cooked chips for example). Beats the crap out of Gaucho, the second best.
Hakkasan (expected spend - £70+ a head)
Michelin starred london Chinese/Dim Sum place. Was disappointed by the service (turned up 5 mins before booked time, was made to wait 45 mins at bar for table!) and food (above average dim sum but hardly worth several hundred quid)
Astrid y Gaston (expected spend - £30-40 a head)
Visited this on a whim while in Peru last October. Was blown away by the tasting menu which managed to make "10 different kinds of potato" into something magical. Also the guinea-pig confit was amazing. Can understand why it regulary gets ranked in the top restaurants in the world.
Noma at Clairidges (expected spend - £150+ a head)
Noma are putting on a few nights "pop-up" style at Clairidges in London next month. I'm on the waiting list for a table and am SO excited. Noma just won World's best restaurant for the third year running.
Dinner (expected spend - £100+ a head)
Heston Blumenthal's new place in London. Gets great reviews, will be interested to see how it compares to fat duck.
Any other really special places (especially in London / South England) you have been and rate?