Daniel Clifford Daniel Clifford spent the first 12 years of his career training in some of the best restaurants in the UK and France. Today he is widely regarded as one of the most inventive chefs of his generation. Read more Renowned for his modern British cooking, underpinned by an unmistakably French style, Daniel reinvents British classics using the finest local produce. He was awarded his first Michelin star in 2002 at Midsummer House, followed by his second in 2005. In addition, the restaurant holds five AA Rosettes. In 2014 Midsummer House was voted the Best Fine Dining Establishment in the UK. Daniel won Chef's Chef of the Year at the AA Awards in 2016 and he has twice won BBC’s Great British Menu.