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."
Had wonderful evening - Fabulous service in a beautiful setting - food is delicious and exquisite presentation. Drinks a tad over priced
Absolutely gorgeous food, the staff were lovely. Would have been nice to have more choice of vegan desserts
Completely fab - well done guys! Thanks a million!
Simply fantastic! Easily the best restaurant in the South West, amazing food, impeccable service and a phenomenal & unique atmosphere.
Delicious food. Lovely staff. Relaxed atmosphere
Always a delight.
Excellent service and great food
Excellent food and service, we had a wonderful time
Really lovely meal in an anazing setting! Couldn’t fault anything, we’ll definitely be back.
Really good flavours and combinations done in a unique manner. The dishes were all very interesting and very tasty. The service was great. The starters were awkward to order as we were a table of 4, we followed the recommended amount of starters and when they arrived were very disappointed in the small portion sizes. We'd all have preferred to be able to order just a normal starter each rather than tapas style starters to share. Main course didn't have the portion size issue. We had a mix up with booking times where the restaurant thought we'd booked for earlier than we requested. This was rectified quickly over the phone however. On the whole felt quite expensive considering the starter sizes but it was a really good meal.
Amazing and interesting food. Very friendly staff. Looking forward to coming back again
Starters were nice. Pea thing good, pigeon needed some garnish, duck was a bit misleading, needed some micro herbs or something. Mains, great. Lamb thing was a bit like a dense lamb briquette, quite rich, pork great, cauliflower great, mushroom I’d take off the menu. Dessert great. Fig set cream good, miso tart good. Coffee, need a wider variety of beans. Should put affogato on dessert menu, people would lap that up. Business cards need redesigning, design is good but digital print doesn’t do it any justice. Switch up the fonts. Staff lovely, opportunity to offer wine pairings for each course- would love to see that with local wines. Opportunity to use more local meats, perhaps some braised beef/venison/game meats. Advertise yourselves abroad. Demographic is very much white wealthy locals.....there’s a world or people who would enjoy an authentic British dining experience in a quintessentialy british setting such as this. Good luck.
Lovely atmosphere but would recommend fly spraying ahead of service on a hot day. Service slow but friendly staff. Food and situation of restaurant AMAZING.
Great experience and we loved your obvious passion for food and combining it in new and unusual ways led by the season. I also loved how many delicious drinks you had on offer, from homemade cider to cordials, to cocktails to elderflower champagne. It isn't often that the drinks menu excites me as much as the food, but in your case it definitely did. However it did seem a shame that there weren't any cheaper menu options. The prices are high for what is, in reality, a very small amount of food. Could you also offer some simpler items like a soup and bread, or salad so that people can come and enjoy your place without it having to be a 'big night out' price-wise? I'd visit far more often if you had something I could choose that was simple and good value for money, rather than such sophisticated eating. Also, the music (gentle drum & bass) was kind of out of kilter with the atmosphere!
My taste buds were doing gymnastics for a couple of hours. Delicious, beautiful and unusual food, great service. A real treat!
This restaurant, Oh, it was properly brilliant. Kind, funny, and excitingly delicious. I loved it. I was a bit loved up to begin with...sitting opposite my bearded friend (husband...not dragon) celebrating 23 years of blah blah blah. So maybe it was that after 23years we’ve eaten quite a lot of meals, and like our marriage at times they have held rather few surprises. We chuckled through this lunch, it was a delight. Yes, we were both proper hungry which maybe is always the best sauce. Yes, our kids and idiot dog were somewhere else which reveals a thinking space that is like an actual pause in time itself, and yes the weather was glorious.......I don’t know why I’m trying to find an excuse for it being that good but it really was that good and one of my best moments to remember. Thanks for thinking out of the box x
A fantastic concept in the stunning walled garden. Walking through the garden (both before and after the meal) really sets the tone for the inventive and delicious menu and enhances the whole experience. The staff were friendly, relaxed and helpful. The elderflower 'champagne' made by the team was absolutely delicious and v refreshing on a hot day. Food-wise, altho some portions felt small, others (like the pork) and dessert were generous, and the amount of flavour in dishes also varied from simple to punchy so their suggestion of several dishes shared between a table is wise. Desserts were a highlight so leave room! Overall a fantastic experience (we were celebrating a birthday with a lunch) which we look forward to repeating at different times of year.
We dined with your yesterday to celebrate my dad’s 65th birthday and we had such a lovely time. We enjoyed exploring your gardens and the cider barn before tucking into our delicious lunch. It was a real experience and the service was on point. Thank you so much for a great afternoon. Allex
Fabulous lunch experience, beautiful setting, delicious food and smiling attentive service. Thank you
We had a near perfect unhurried lunch in these spectacular surroundings on a lovely summer day - would definitely recommend the restaurant!
I’ve wanted to visit The Ethicurean for years, after friends recommended it and I’d read various rave reviews. It didn’t disappoint. The location is second to none - the views are sublime. You approach through the well tended gardens ...giving you hints to the produce you could expect on the menu. The welcome was warm and friendly. All staff were well informed to help you decide what to order. The food was imaginative and simply delicious. I did not want to leave and very much hope to come back when I am in the area again.
We were lucky to come on a beautiful summers day when the view and gardens were equally stunning. The food was unusual but very good and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Our meal was excellent - thank you. Our only complaint was that you have farmed Scottish salmon on the menu (apparently not organic), which is unethical and unsustainable - in fact it's one of the most appalling examples of industrial farming in the UK, with very high levels of pollution and serious damage to wildlife. Organic is better, but best is wild caught Pacific salmon from sustainably managed fisheries. See this article: https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/five-things-i-never-eat/ and this one: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/01/is-farming-salmon-bad-for-the-environment thanks Tim
Amazing food! Absolutely stunning views. Very attentive staff. Awesome!!!
The food was absolutely beautiful the range of flavours complemented each other perfectly and we left with very happy tummies.