Review on Cotswold House Hotel, The Dining Room
A gold-standard location overlooking the market square in one of the Cotswolds' classiest towns, this delightfully preserved wool merchant's residence is one of the joys of the region. In recent years it has been splendidly improved and updated, with dazzling accommodation and facilities, plus one of the finest gardens in the neighbourhood.
Their fine dining restaurant has re-opened after being closed for two years, a sophisticated room with its elegant arched French windows. Heading the kitchen is Dave Watts who earned his culinary stripes working under Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons and more recently at the well regarded Hurst House in Wales. Watts delivers a concise repertoire of stylish presented and attractive modern dishes based around sound local seasonal ingredients.
Diners can choose 3, 4 or 5 courses from the dishes on the menu in any combination. The results are appealing ideas like herring, new season garlic, purple sprouting broccoli and soy nuts, followed by a main course of Spring lamb, white asparagus, grellot onion and roasting juices or Cornish turbot, peas, broad beans, lettuce and brown shrimp butter. Round things off with rice pudding, vanilla, rhubarb and ginger or maybe the chocolate, pistachio and sorrel. The menu is accompanied by a carefully chosen wine list to complement the dishes.
More casual meals can be eaten in the convivial atmosphere of the all day dining restaurant The Cotswolds Grill. The contemporary venue with its sweeping bar is open for coffee, a light lunch, traditional afternoon tea, cocktails or a three course meal.
Cotswold House Hotel, The Dining Room is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.45 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express