Find this restaurant in this elegant country house hotel, set in impressive gardens. The dining room's plush and has well-spaced tables and the kitchen's in the capable hands of Martin Burge - of great experience. So expect an amuse bouche and pre-dessert to awaken your taste buds.
Perhaps find the likes of 'Roast Scallop with Cauliflower Purée', 'Langoustine tails with Ham hock Ravioli'; 'Breast of Anjou Quail with a Pedro Ximénez glaze' or 'Snails, set in a Garlic Mousse' among the starters.
Possibly 'Scottish Girolles Risotto with Peas & Baby Spinach'; 'Smoked Cod with Cockles', 'Venison Loin with a Brandy and Peppercorn Jus'; 'Fillet of Sea Bream with Linguini Pasta & Warm Tomato Dressing' or even 'Stuffed Pig's Trotter with Mash and deep-fried Pig's Ear' among the mains.
Plain eaters and vegetarians are also well catered for; while desserts - such as 'Caramelised Apple Croustade with Vanilla Cassonade'; 'Bitter Chocolate Mousse with Lady Grey Ice Cream' and 'Pistachio Frangipane baked on Raspberry Confiture with Raspberry Sauce & Fresh Raspberries' - maintain the high standard.
There's also a less formal Alpine-style 'brasserie' (open for both lunch and dinner), called 'Le Mazot', which is also excellent and served by the same excellent kitchen.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: Le Mazot ‘brasserie’ only; Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30; set L £19 (2 courses), £24 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Weds-Sun 19.00-22.00; set D £85 (3 courses + canapés, amuse bouche, pre desserts, petit fours & handmade chocolates); Tasting Menu £110
- Seats: 40
- Wine: An impressive wine list , kicks off at around the £30 mark, but 10 by the glass
- Children's portions: No, and no children of under 12 years of age
- Wheelchair access: Yes also lavatory
- Nearest station: Chippenham or Kemble Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L all week, D Mon & Tues
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available