All the restaurants listed in this blog use fresh ingredients sourced from local producers where possible. Many venues have lovely outdoor areas for summer dining and cosy interiors with roaring log fires in the winter months.
Whichever restaurant you choose, it’s advisable to book in advance. Please note that these are just our personal choices – and all details are correct at the time of writing. Of course, there are many more fine restaurants in the Cotswolds than we have space to include here. When dining out in this region, there really is something to suit everyone and the settings are superb.
The menu at the Potting Shed is varied – with plenty of vegetarian options.
Nibbles include Lynwood sourdough bread with estate farm butter and green cortija olives. Starters range from twice baked Double Gloucester Souffle to Black Pudding Scoth Egg and Courgette Salad with feta, honey and pine nuts.
Mains include the Potting Shed Burger and a delicious Halloumi burger with lemon and chilli relish – and a whole range of meat and fish options – including the traditional beer battered fish and chips with minted peas. To finish, if you have space, there’s a fabulous selection of desserts and cheese.
You will find The Potting Shed Pub on The Street in Crudwell, SN16 9EW. Telephone 01666 577833.
Nestled in the heart of the pretty town of Northleach, the Wheatsheaf is a historic inn, which is a delightful blend of period charm and contemporary style with original beams, exposed brickwork, stripped wooden flooring and industrial style lighting.
This inn is home to a beautiful beer garden, where outside dining is possible on warm days. In winter, you can relax in front of roaring fires whilst perusing a menu which showcases the best the British countryside can offer.
Whether you’re looking for a family meal, a romantic evening, a Sunday roast, private dining or a Christmas menu, you’ll find it at the Wheatsheaf Inn.
The Wheatsheaf Inn can be found on West End, Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3EZ. Telephone 01451 860244.
The award-winning Dining Room, set within the beautiful Whatley Manor hotel and surrounded by 12 acres of peaceful gardens, has two Michelin stars.
It has recently been awarded the Michelin Green Star, a new award which recognises sustainable gastronomy.
If you’re living or visiting the Cotswolds and searching for a venue for a special event, this is the perfect place. The Dining Room menu is priced at £175 per person (as of the time of writing in November 2023).
There’s a 12-course tasting menu and an excellent selection of wine flights, chosen by the Sommelier to accompany The Dining Room experience – these range from £95 per person for the Journey Wine Pairing to £265 per person for Prestige Wine Pairing.
Your dining experience starts 30 minutes before you dine, giving you time to enjoy an aperitif in the Drawing Room. The Dining Room can be booked for dinner, Thursday to Sunday from 6 pm to 8.30 pm and pre-booking is essential.
You can find the Dining Room at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa in Easton Grey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN15 0RB. Telephone 01666 822888.
Set on Cheltenham’s Clarence Parade, this elegant restaurant, led by a husband-and-wife team – chef Jon and general manager, Helen is Cheltenham’s latest recipient of a Michelin star.
With a restaurant focused on the best British produce, Lumiere opened in January 2009 and has already received the accolade of the AA Restaurant of the Year and 2AA rosettes and is regularly listed amongst the Top 20 Restaurants of the UK by Hardens and Trip Advisor.
Four, six and eight-course meals are available for Friday or Saturday lunch. Telephone 01242 222200.
Located just off the High Street in the heart of Broadway, Russell’s Fish & Chips prides itself on serving only the finest fish.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and doesn’t take table bookings – you can choose to eat in the restaurant or to take away.
There is a good selection of non-fish options including battered halloumi cheese and home-made pies, including vegetarian options.
Everything gets fried in the region’s award-winning Cotswold Gold rapeseed oil, made from local crops – which is healthier than most traditional oils.
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