Sunday, 9 November 2014

Ethicurean | Barley Wood Walled Garden | Somerset

Last month we visited the beautiful Barley Wood kitchen garden, it's half an hour drive outside of Bristol towards the mendip hills. The garden is stunning but it's the restaurant that's really made a name for itself over the past few years. Known for seasonal fresh simple dishes using produce grown on site the chefs have launched their own cookbook full of great recipes and ideas, we've tried a few at home but we couldn't wait to sample the real thing. The resturant is in a beautiful orangery overlooking the working kitchen garden and far reaching 360 views of Somerset. Managing a productive plot of this size is most definitely a labour of love, you can see lots of work goes in behind the scenes and although there wasn't too much in season at this time of year, I've seen enough to know I have to go back during May/June when it's in full swing. 

The meal itself was deliciously wholesome and unpretentious. The menu lived up to every expectation; it was fresh, seasonal and simple food well cooked and presented. We ordered the homemade sourdough, be warned it's extremely moreish! 

Here are some of our pics, if you haven't been before go and explore this lovely place! 

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