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."
Innovative and wonderful food!
Still the same stunning setting but not quite what it used to be and more expensive. Service pleasant but lacked professionalism expected in this price bracket. Food is hit and miss when it used to be all hits....IMHO.
An amazing setting and awesome concept. Parts of the journey where excellent however some parts felt quite simple for the price.
Quite simply the best meal out my wife and I have ever had. Vegetables have never tested so good! Superb service. Highly recommended!
Fabulous! Excellent!! Superb!!! Gladly visit again and have already recommended The Ethicurean to friends and colleagues :-)
Great restaurant. We went for dinner with elderly parents. We all loved it.
We found the staff and ambience excellent. We eat out often in many places with similar menus we found this food a bit bland really lacking in flavour especially the parsnip dish and the put lentils. We didn’t like tepid food hot or cold but tepid was unpleasant. The beef was dry.
We booked to Ethicurean for a birthday celebration and I can safely say it is without doubt one of the most inspiring restaurant experiences I've had in a long time. We made the decision to arrive a couple hours early to catch the Spring evening sun in the vegetable-lined garden before it set. This turned out to be really special with such stunning views ahead and basically nobody else around other than the chef picking the fresh ingredients for the coming evening, the chatter of Robbins flittering around us and the casual chinking of ice cubes in our cocktails. The staff were very welcoming, personable and happy to let us enjoy and experience the restaurant when they were busy preparing for the evening. Little things like that mean a lot - adding to an already humbling experience without even tasting the food yet. We sat to eat in the warm atmosphere of the glasshouse which is really well lit with feature walls that compliment the essence of nature and wellbeing you can't help but be relaxed by. The menu might seem obscure at first but once you realise why, you totally appreciate the concept behind the whole restaurant: to take you on a journey through food inspired by the garden and in honour of the food gardens produce. The dishes are small but packed with layers of flavour that you have to remind yourself what you're eating! Luckily they leave the menu behind which I thought was a nice touch (when usually menus are taken away). Just when you think you've tested perfection, the next dish comes and raises the food bar to the next level of tasty green wonder! I can't count how many times we both said "This is SO GOOD!" We contemplated adding some meat dishes but found at the end it would not not have necessary for the variety and balance of what is served. If you're dubious about a restaurant that focuses on vegetables, then I would seriously dare to challenge your opinion after eating here. For me personally, what you experience at the Ethicurean isn't just a restaurant experience for your sense of taste, it's an experience for all of your senses - connected by the marvels of nature found in the garden and all things green.
EXCELLENT SERVICE BUT EXPENSIVE
First visit and absolutely loved it. As a vegetarian it's always great to dine somewhere that truly appreciates vegetables, cooking them with imagination and creating truly delicious food. Will definitely be back :-)
I love this place! The menu for lunch is perfect - prioritising the vegetables worked wonderfully well, with excellent 'sides' of lovely brisket and fish . The cooking was absolutely on point, and the cauliflower magnificent.
A very special birthday lunch - both mother and daughter vegetarian. The flavours and presentation of each dish jumped of the plates and literally sang to us. We'll be back!
Really enjoyable afternoon. Gorgeous setting - food was delicious and creative. Staff were very helpful - look forward to going back.
This was one of the best lunches we’ve ever had. The setting is beautiful even on a dreary weather day in March. Drinks were excellent, service is friendly and helpful. The food is outstanding, we came a long way to eat here and were not disappointed. Really excited to return in a different season to experience a different but no doubt superb menu.
A lovely combination of flavours and textures. Can't wait to try the other seasons.
The new menu format is interesting but unfortunately not well thought out in terms of a couple of details. The main thing we had an issue with was how warm the food stays. The ceramic plates that were on the table when we arrived were freezing cold to touch as it was a cold Sunday in March. This meant the tapas/sharing style food got cold quickly. Equally the cast iron pots and other small plates the main food came out on was luke warm so all our main course food was cold within 5 mins of it arriving. When we asked about this we were told the brand new kitchen doesnt have room for plate warming. Also we had mackeral to start but again we had to keep our plates and cutlery from starters for the main course and we had duck, brisket and vegetables for main - was a bit odd. I've visited you guys many times and the food has been incredible - it was always a mystery plate of meat, fish or veg that was always delicious and every detail was nailed and perfect. This new format is interesting, but not quite as special and mixed in with cold food, we left a bit disappointed this time. I think I would have to think carefully about the menu and general outdoor temps before visiting again and spending a fair amount of dosh on a trip to the Ethicurean.
The setting is wonderful. I really like the focus on vegetables. But I found the idea of having a whole vegetable a tad weird ( you can opt for half) as the main meal. I only had half a cauliflower which was delicious but my friend had a whole cabbage (plus some other stuff) and couldn’t eat it all, not because she was full but that a whole cabbage is a fair amount of one taste to get through.
Had a fantastic lunch, looking forward to coming back and trying your other menus with the season changes.
Superb food in a fabulous setting with wonderful staff. A treat worth experiencing.
Absolutely gorgeous location, the new menu is inventive and forward thinking, such beautifully prepared and delicious food. Highly recommend!
Loved the menu and had another great experience. The Ethicurean website needs some attention, trying to use it on a phone is painful