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The Ethicurean

Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Ln, Bristol, BS40 5SA

(((() British
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday: 11:00 - 22:00

Beautiful setting. Surprisingly tasty food. Attentive but not overbearing service. Relaxed but special atmosphere. Hard to fault...

Robin Ockleford 22 August 2016
from London

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Proud holder of a Michelin Bib Gourmand and a place in the Michelin Guide, The Ethicurean restaurant in Wrington is a unique restaurant that sources many ingredients from its own garden. Described as ‘almost entirely terrific’ by The Guardian’s Marina O’Loughlin, the food is fresh, ethical and full of rich British and European flavours.

The Ethicurean menu changes daily, but is always packed with creativity and lovingly sourced ingredients. Expect the likes of pigeon breast with sauce bordelaise, roe deer with liquorice-pickled shallot and star anise, or lemon sole with fondant potato and samphire and tartare sauce.

The bar at The Ethicurean restaurant is every bit as innovative. Their own Vermouth is made from English wine, home-made caramel and herbs from their garden, whilst the short European wine list features many organic and bio-dynamic bottles.

Rustic but eccentric, The Ethicurean Bristol is a 6-minute drive from Bristol Airport. The city centre is 25 minutes away.

The Ethicurean

Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Ln, Bristol, BS40 5SA

Contact +44 1934863713
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Customer reviews for The Ethicurean

4.5 (((() (based on 180 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (132)
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  • dinner (106)
  • romantic (73)
  • afternoon tea (53)
  • al fresco (40)
  • trendy (37)
  • child friendly (33)
  • private dining (26)
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  • breakfast (6)
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  • ((((( 11 October 2016 by Leif from London

    Superb!

  • ((((* 12 September 2016 by Rinette & Alexander from Groningen, The Netherlands

    Lovely place with wonderful garden and good food.

  • ((((( 26 August 2016 by Kate Wellings from Bristol

    Wow, what an incredible experience! I've eaten here before, but the 5 course feast is such a wonderful experience. Not only is the location of The Ethicurean stunning (orchards, kitchen walled garden, amazing views of Burrington Combe & the valley) but everything about this place works. Simple decor, amazing service, & the food is simply outstanding. Every dish is prepared with care & the attention to detail & flavour is outstanding. Each dish is described as it is brought to you, every mouthful a sensation. We had a cold tomato soup (stunning), a cucumber salad (so fresh!), mackerel (crispy skin), lamb (melt in the mouth) & amazing apple sponge with cinder toffee.
    Everything is either made/grown onsite or sourced locally.
    I cannot praise or recommend it enough! Worth straying off the beaten track for & perfect for our anniversary dinner.

  • ((((( 22 August 2016 by Robin Ockleford from London

    Beautiful setting. Surprisingly tasty food. Attentive but not overbearing service. Relaxed but special atmosphere. Hard to fault...

  • ((*** 17 August 2016 by Nick Teige from Bristol

    Walked in for lunch with my wife and three children for my 40th birthday. A table of 3 older people immediately asked to move. Obviously awkward for us and the staff didn't make us feel too welcome either. Food okay, but we left after just under an hour having ordered 4 light bites and two starters. We would have left earlier, if the adults' meals had come sooner. Didn't feel like we should stay for dessert even though they looked good. Our kids sat down and ate the food, talked quietly, weren't unruly. Booked it a long time ago and was looking forward to it. Wished we had gone somewhere else, sadly.

  • ((((* 17 August 2016 by Leigh Morgan from Bristol

    Beautiful location and gardens. Food nice, good fish. However I would have liked warning soup had chilli in it, as unable to cope with heat in mouth (lichen planus issues) and suggest it should be clearly marked on menu if included. Also a reservation re sticky toffee pudding - suet?? Haven't been able to stomach this since boarding school.

  • ((((* 16 August 2016 by Tomos Morgan from Cardiff

    Great location and service, and great tasting food. However, for the price, I think the mains could have been bigger as there was a distinct lack of vegetables on the plate with the belly pork.

  • ((((* 15 August 2016 by Lore Windemuth-wolfson from London

    Eating in a beautiful kitchen garden was lovely. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. The plates were pretty. The quality of the cooking was good though not outstanding. The best thing was the non alcoholic Seedlip cocktail. That was outstanding. It tasted like a spiced G&T and you didn't miss the alcohol at all.

  • (((** 13 August 2016 by A Badloe from Bristol

    The setting/ambience was nice but the food underwhelming and service very very slow with long waits between courses, etc. Food very expensive for what it is. The gardens around the restaurant are the best thing about the place! The dinner menu seemed more interesting than the lunch options so perhaps this would have been a better choice.

  • ((((( 11 August 2016 by Andrew Smith from Manchester

    A restaurant tucked away in the rolling countryside, which grows most of the ingredients it uses. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at The Ethicurean, particularly its seductive setting; seasonal ingredients; and imaginative menu. The cocktails were great too - the best Old Fashioned I have tasted.

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