The Ethicurean

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
British
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Fine dining, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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About The Ethicurean

Just north of the Mendip Hills, near the village of Wrington, sits Barley Wood Walled Garden in which this “completely unique” restaurant has its home. Originally built for Henry Herbert Wills and his family at the turn of the century, the carefully-restored Victorian kitchen garden and orchards make for one of the most tranquil settings one could ever hope to dine in.

The restaurant itself – so named for its whole-hearted commitment both to the wonders of the plant kingdom and the appreciation of, and indulgence in excellent food – is located in two rustic glasshouses, allowing diners to be as close to the natural environment as possible. The Ethicurean offers two tasting menus - a weekend lunch menu of six courses, or a 14 course 'Ethicurean Experience' that guides you through the spoils of the season. About two and a half hours is advised for the former, and four hours for the latter, but that times flies by in this stunning setting. It's no wonder that lunch at The Ethicurean has been fully booked for over a decade.

Whether the quality of the food is down to the connection those preparing and cooking it have with the native land (as is their claim), or simply because the kitchen only uses the very freshest fruit and veg, pasture-reared meat and sustainable seafood, is by the by; what matters is just how delicious those dishes are. From smoky ember-baked beets with green herbs and charred chicory to hake with wheat berry, radish, coriander and whey, and honeyed thyme cake with blackcurrant meringue, plum and cream, every dish on the menu sings with flavour.

Drinks, too, are seasonal, wholesome and alive with experimentation. Non-drinkers have a choice of gut-friendly sips, such as kombuchas, kvasses and kefirs, while those looking for a tipple to complement their meal can choose from the likes of natural, low-intervention wines and cider brewed on-site. Exceptional service and a genuine sense of community make this West Country gem a must-visit.

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Location for The Ethicurean

Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Lane, Bristol, BS40 5SA
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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-15:30
Sun 12:00-18:00
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:00-23:30
Thu 17:00-23:30
Fri 17:00-23:30
Sat 17:00-23:30
Sun Closed

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