Review on Juniper Bar & Restaurant, Cotswolds88 Hotel
Juniper Bar & Restaurant, formerly the Eighty Eight room is an award winning restaurant set in the Cotswolds88 Hotel located in the Gloucestershire village of Painswick. High-fashion hotelier Marchella de Angelis has applied her talents to this stately Palladian-style rectory the Cotswolds88 (formerly the Painswick Hotel) and has transformed it into an über-fashionable boutique destination. Outside, the building still shows off its pillars, pediments and classical grey-stone symmetry, but the interior has funky design features, bespoke wallpaper (which can be bought from the in-house shop) and photographs by David Hiscock and Leigh Bowery.
At the helm of the restaurant is talented Head Chef Lee Scott who serves up a contemporary menu with a focus on local and organic ingredients. Using the highest quality and freshest ingredients you might open your account with a starter of a mosaic of Cotswolds chicken, smoked ham hock and Landes foie gras, piccalilli and cepe flavoured brioche or seared hand dived king scallops with smoked eel, apple gel, fresh truffle, celeriac purée and truffle vinaigrette. Inventive mains follow offering an enticing mix of flavours with loin of roe deer wrapped in pancetta, braised red cabbage, salsify and beetroot, pommes boulangere, venison jus with Willy Wonkas chocolate or maybe fillet of North Atlantic cod, crispy salt cod brandade, textures of artichoke, homemade sultanas, gremolata, roast chicken jus. Proceedings conclude in style with desserts like peanut butter parfait with cherry jam, bitter chocolate sorbet, roast banana and toasted marshmallow or the 88 apple pie mousse with green apple sorbet, crispy apple, shortbread crumble and fresh blackberry. There is an excellent international wine list to complement the dishes.
Juniper Bar & Restaurant, Cotswolds88 Hotel is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Modern British / French
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express