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There are multiple spots in the Cotswolds serving food that showcases the best of British cuisine, all in settings as luxurious or traditional as the dishes themselves – here are a few that deserve a place on your ‘must-try’ list:
Despite the French chef, cuisine and name, the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is a quintessentially English dining experience. Renowned chef Raymond Blanc's two-Michelin-starred restaurant is in a magnificent Cotswold stone manor surrounded by gardens that feed the menu, ensuring you'll savour not only delicious cuisine, but local produce too.
Le Champignon Sauvage has been a foodie forerunner in the spa town of Cheltenham for nearly 30 years, and takes many of its menu’s ingredients from the surrounding countryside of the Cotswolds. Acclaimed by British food critics, the restaurant would make the perfect award-winning addition to your trip to the Cotswolds.
Try your hand at cooking up traditional British dishes with a twist at Daylesford, a chic, sustainable farm and cookery school set in 2,350 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside. It’s had a pop-up restaurant on the rooftop of Selfridges in London and celebrities including Kate Moss buy groceries at its shop. At Daylesford HQ you can join a course, enjoy The Wild Rabbit restaurant or make the most of your time - and the cuisine - and book in to stay for a few nights.
Scones, jam and clotted cream made in a Michelin-starred kitchen – food moments don’t get much more memorable than afternoon tea, and what better place to take it than at Lords of the Manor in the Cotswolds. Enjoy it out on the lawn in the summer or by a roaring fire when it’s chilly.
Foodies with a sweet tooth will love an evening at The Pudding Club. Sitting on communal tables with other guests, you’ll enjoy a main dish before digging into a scrumptious selection of seven traditional British desserts, all compered by a ‘Pudding Master’. Together, you’ll have the chance to hash out each of the pudding’s merits before voting for your favourite, all in a relaxed and fun environment.
Located in a historic Palladian house, The Painswick is an elegantly stylish boutique hotel featuring fine cuisine presided over by Head Chef Jamie McCallum, a former alumni of British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes’ Rhodes 24. Savour tapas-style dining at The Hearth, discover mouth-watering British dishes at The Painswick Restaurant, or indulge that sweet tooth again with afternoon tea.