Review on Barnsley House, The Potager Restaurant
Once the home of horticultural doyenne Rosemary Verey, Barnsley House is a delightful seventeenth-century Cotswold manor with spectacular, unmissable gardens that not only enchant visitors but also provide the kitchen with fresh seasonal produce.
The house itself has been impressively refurbished to provide guests with all manner of up-to-the-minute facilities and comforts (including a spa). Chef Graham Grafton earned his spurs at several top addresses in the capital before re-locating to Gloucestershire and he gives indigenous ingredients a distinct Italian spin. Vincigrassi Maceratese (an eighteenth-century baked pasta dish not unlike a luxurious lasagne) is a fixture on the menu, although most other dishes vary from day to day.
Italy looms large in - say - bresaola with goats' cheese, gnocchi with broad beans and pesto, and duck legs 'agro dolce' with tortino potatoes and Mozzarella. Other dishes such as langoustine gratin and tournedos Rossini represent the European mainstream, and desserts bring on everything from a trio of chocolate mousse to semifreddo of white chocolate and almonds. Italy and France share most of the honours on the well-spread wine list.
Barnsley House, The Potager Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Modern British / Italian
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.30 - 10.00am (8.00 - 10.30am Sat-Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm weekends)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm (10.00pm weekends)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card