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Summary

£88
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This fancy Cotswold gastropub is popular with the Chipping Norton set, being owned by Lady Bamford, the driving force of Daylesford Organic (who supply much of the produce). Chef Sam Bowser’s food elicited very solid marks this year, despite the occasional critic who feels it’s “overpriced, even for those of us used to London mark-ups”. Best way to do it? “Go for a country walk before or after and grab a room for the night”.

Summary

£88
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “great food and amazing service” are everything you would expect at this deluxe Cotswolds gastropub handy for the Chipping Norton set and owned by Lady Bamford, chatelaine of Daylesford Organic (which supplies much of the produce) and hostess of BoJo’s post-prime ministerial wedding bash. It all comes, of course, “at a fairly significant price”. Sam Bowser, the latest chef to head the kitchen, did a stint as the Bamfords’ private chef a few years back.

Summary

£73
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Lady Bamford is taking over the Cotswolds” – including with this magazine-ready, toff-tastic inn, where the Daylesford Organic links “show in the quality of the ingredients”. Chefs have come and gone – current incumbent Nathan Eades is ex-of Simpsons Restaurant in Birmingham – and by most accounts he’s zipping along nicely, with “good food” to match the atmosphere.

Summary

£70
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This country pub-turned-“high-end restaurant” with rooms is part of Lady Bamford’s Daylesford project in the Cotswolds, so making it a handy local for the Chipping Norton set – “all the people you see in Notting Hill and Holland park during the week!”. The kitchen has lost some of its culinary zip since the departure two years ago of chef Tim Allen, while his successor, Alyn Williams of Mayfair’s esteemed Westbury Hotel, lasted less than a year as chef-patron. Feedback last year is dominated by comment on “hyped” and “forgettable” meals while even supporters say it is “very good, but not the best, and we paid an eye-watering price”.

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Church St, Kingham, OX7 6YA

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No dress code
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The Wild Rabbit Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Wild Rabbit Restaurant in OX7, Kingham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Wild Rabbit restaurant.
david h
Good pub restaurant ...
Reviewed 1 months, 2 days ago

"Good pub restaurant "

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Robert M
This "gastropub" is much more restaurant th...
Reviewed 1 months, 20 days ago

"This "gastropub" is much more restaurant than pub, and with a car park full of Chelsea tractors, it does rather seem like an extension of West London, with prices to match. However, the bar and dining room are nicely done; the service is pleasant; dogs are welcomed in the bar; and the food is very good. We enjoyed the originality of rabbit (of course), crayfish and cabbage, all served cylindrically and hake that was cooked with great precision. Nice puddings too, in sensibly restrained portions."

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Ros H
Lovely experience - great food and good ser...
Reviewed 4 months, 3 days ago

"Lovely experience - great food and good service"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available 6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.50 £28.00 £5.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Church St, Kingham, OX7 6YA
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm

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