Tuesday- Thursday 11:00-23:00
Friday & Saturday 10:00-23:00
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Ethicurean
Welcome back to the Ethicurean restaurant, bar and kitchen. We’re reopening our doors with an exciting reinvention of our menu. Still guided by the seasons, our menu is led by the natural cycle of our garden, using ingredients that are always at their peak.
Celebrating the richness of the local soil, we pay tribute to the wonders of the plant kingdom, so from start to sweet end, the vegetable takes centre stage. And for those who crave pasture reared meat & sustainable seafood, we create dishes that perfectly compliment the vegetable led menu.
To ensure peak deliciousness, we’ve divided our year into 5 distinct seasons, each of which reflects what's best at that time of the year.
February is the season of ‘scarcity’, a time for imagination and creativity. April heralds the season of ‘growth’, when the garden begins to reveal itself for the coming year. We taste the joys of ‘fruiting’ in June, whilst ‘harvest’ starts to show its riches some time in September (weather depending). The ‘festive’ season begins in November and comes to a close with our annual January Wassail.
For those who’ve been our guests previously, welcome back. And for those who are new to the Ethicurean, we look forward to meeting you.
" The Ethicurean restaurant is set in the enchanting Barley Wood Walled Garden, a perfectly restored Victorian kitchen garden, bursting with fertile life. But far from your usual garden cafe fare, gardener Mark Cox sends his produce to the restaurant in the delightfully scuffed former glasshouse to be made by the team into some of the most delicious, innovative, vegetable-focused cuisine in the land."
We loved the food but thought that the size of the small plate or starters as suggested by the waitress were very small for the price. Same issue with the main meat and fish add on. We wouldn’t expect a huge portion but the amount given was rather on the small side. As it was all so delicious, we were left wanting more. Also the wine we ordered definitely had small bits of cork floating in it and yet we asked the waitress several times to check it but she said it was because it was unfiltered. My son in law didn’t want to make a scene as it was my daughters 30th birthday lunch and the restaurant was full. However it did leave us feeling slightly disappointed after paying out so much for a special meal.
the new menu was exciting but we found the portions small and the pricing higher than before the changes. We loved the emphasis on vegetables and fermented foods. We would prefer to see more organic ingredients especially meat and wild fish.
Delicious food in a wonderful setting.
Great atmosphere, great food. Menu is really interesting, but had to be explained. Ie double starter small plates.
Beautiful place in a wonderful setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here.
Excellent lunch in beautiful surroundings. Warm welcome and friendly, unrushed service. Ordered a selection of small plates and sides to share. Everything we ate was delicious and interesting. As the menu is inspired by the seasons we will definitely be back in the spring. Highly recommended.
Lovely cooking but after eating the small veg plates as starters , we were over vegged at the main course, despite everything being delicious - £ 6 for a small dish of lentils is a bit greedy. The sour dough was fantastic as was the coffee and to be fair all of the cooking, but a bill of £72 for two, only 2 small glasses of wine was I think overpriced.
Lovely food and great view of the gardens
Great night. Food and service fantastic. Would like to see some better lighting from the lower car park !!
We really enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend. Great food and very welcoming, easy going atmosphere. We’re planning on coming back following your refit.
really, really disappointed can no longer bring dogs along. one of our very favourite local hang outs, but will dramatically reduce the numnber of times we come as we usually hike over, have lunch and then return. very sad indeed.
Everything was wonderful! I first visited about eight (??) years ago, and it was an absolute joy to be back and to see how you’ve grown and changed as a business. Highlights for our group were the duck course and the truffle polenta bite at the start. Incredible!
Fantastic food, gorgeous wine, lovely setting although the walk from the car park could do with a little more lighting in the dark. Restaurant was a little cold even though it was mild winter temperature outside. The food was utterly gorgeous though.
Beautiful restaurant, loved the food, atmosphere, setting, walled garden and generally everything about it!
Excellent lunch time menu. Attentive service. Highly recommended.
Wonderful food, lovely staff, glorious setting and thanks for allowing us to have our dog under the table for one last time.
My second visit, even better than the first. Superb food and absolutely wonderful service. Worth every penny. Only minor criticism, you could use some lighting frim the car park to the resturaunt
Definitely lived up to my expectations.
We booked a family lunch. The walled garden was lovely to stroll around even in December, and the restaurant was cosy and warm. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The food was perfect. We had mains and dessserts. Am so looking forward to a return visit
We had a delicious festive menu lunch. The flavours were incredible and we can't wait to visit again during the spring to taste the gardens spring time offerings! Many thanks
Exceptional in every way - food, service, staff. The flavours were to die for. The staff were very accommodating, particularly in blocking out the sun with napkins! Speed of service was good, we did not feel we waited a long time to receive either our main course or our dessert. We had duck and cod - both lovely. And for dessert we had the pear and almond cake and the toffee apple pudding - both were wonderful. In fact we are going to try out your recipe for the Pear and Almond cake ourselves! It was a lovely lunch for us six ladies!
Perfect for a special occasion! Gorgeous food and we’ll have to come back during daylight hours to enjoy the views..
We love coming here. The food, the place and its atmosphere delights all your senses. It is magical whatever time of year. The Ethicurean never disappoints.
Love the way the menu changes, no two visits have ever been the same. Always worth visiting what ever the weather & time of year, I like the way I’m taken back to my childhood regarding the kitchen garden, my dad would of loved it here.
We visited for the first time to celebrate my husbands birthday with 2 friends. We all greatly enjoyed our dining experience. We were not rushed, the setting was lovely, excellent food and friendly efficient service.