Do you have a favorite restaurant in the Cotswolds?
My wife and I will be staying in Chipping Campden for four nights in July, but will range from as far south as Blenheim Palace, and as far north as Stratford-on-Avon. I would love to hear if you have a favorite restaurant in the Cotswolds, and especially if you have a favorite dish at that restaurant. Many thanks in advance.
I haven't been in that area for quite a few years, but a friend has mentioned the following to me:
Upper Slaughter - Lord of the Manor
Chipping Camden - Eight Bells Inn
Enjoy your stay... a wonderful part of England!
I have been to the Old Butcher's in Stow-on-the-Wold several times and it is consistently wonderful. It is upscale casual as opposed to fine dining, but the food is superb. On our recent visit we shared a roasted chicken for two, with foie gras and truffles, that was absolutely incredible. Other places I would highly recommend are 5 North in Winchcombe and the Swan Inn in Swinbrook.
There are a few in Cheltenham, my favoriate being Lumiere, Cheltenham is lovely but its not 'the countryside', I guess it depends if you are looking for rural Cotswolds or if you don't mind heading into town of an evening. As for a favorite dish, I personally would go for the tasting menu.
A great place to look for inspiration is Cotswold Life, they have a website and publish a magazine, all sorts of things in there.
The Cotswolds is a stunning part of Britian, I hope you have a great time!
Clarence Parade, Cheltenham, England GL50 1, GB
St Michael's in Painswick. Small and intimate; old building; solid ingredients prepared with skill; reasonable and interesting wine list; good service. Located across from the church and graveyard.