Harden's survey result
Niall Keating put this Cotswold manor house (which, the history books tell us, was originally named ‘Twatley Manor’) ever-more firmly on the culinary map in October 2019, when it became one of 23 restaurants in the country with two Michelin Stars. All survey feedback on his eclectically inspired twelve-course tasting menu rates it between “very good” and “outstanding”, and this beautiful spot is a “great place for a romantic weekend away”.
“Highly inventive, faultlessly executed, flavour-packed fusion cooking” with French, Japanese and Korean influences – Niall Keating has fully justified his appointment at the age of 26 to succeed Martin Bruge in the kitchen of this “beautiful golden stone Cotswold manor house”. For diners, there’s a real thrill in witnessing “a chef still developing his style, with some magical surprises adding up to a wonderful experience”.
“A new chef has brought new ideas” – many of them imported from Japan and Korea – to this luxurious hotel dining room, where the star turn is the “real indulgence” of its 12-course tasting menu, which won very solid (if not absolutely stellar) ratings this year. Martin Bruge – who departed in December 2016 – had been at the stoves for 13 years and won it two MIchelin Stars, and youngster 26-year-old Niall Keating, his successor will doubtless breathe a sigh of relief that in October 2017 he achieved one of the tyre men’s gongs after less than a year at the stoves.
A luxe hotel dining room where “Martin Burge is now showcasing three tasting menus each evening, of which you can mix and match”; fans say that “the food has never been as good as it is now” – and that it’s “worth every penny for the whole experience” (just make sure that you “leave yourself plenty of time”).
Easton Grey, SN16 0RB
|Thursday||7 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑1 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑1 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||7 pm‑10 pm|