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Jun 17, 2011 05:28 PM

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.

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  1. 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!

    1. 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.

      1. 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

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        1. re: Big_Jon

          Good to know Lumiiere is still good, I think we ate there just before it was sold. IMO more enjoyable (although food not as good as) than Le Champignon Sauvage which has the reputation as the best in the area (2 Michelin stars)

        2. There's a restaurant in Chipping Campden called Michael's Mediterranean

          Excellent food and service. Hope you have a lovely stay.

          1. 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.