Harden's survey result
Losing a star in 2018 has done little to dent enthusiasm for Marcus & Kate Ashenford’s “brilliant” gem occupying a beamed ex-tearoom in a pretty Cotswold village. The “reassuringly small menu reflects the fact that everything is cooked to order”, with “utterly delicious” and “interesting” results.
“Well worth a detour” – Marcus & Kate Ashenford’s outfit in a “tiny”, beamed former tea room in this picturesque Cotswold village; the pair make a “lovely team” (him at the pass, her out front), and the “wonderful freshness” and “intense flavours” of the cuisine make for a “special treat”.
Marcus & Kate Ashenford’s “tiny gastronomic haven” in an “intimate” old building (a former tea room) is a classic “husband cooks and wife is front of house” kind of place, and consistently delivers an “unpretentious” yet “fabulous” experience. Service is “friendly and welcoming” and the food is “honest, generous, creative, and stylishly plated” (“even from the reassuringly limited menu, we still found choosing difficult!”)
In a modest former tea-room, Marcus & Kate Ashenford’s highly esteemed venue continues to win acclaim for its “honest, creative and inspired cooking”; “unpretentious” service too – “without the usual Michelin BS”.
5 North Street Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Food remains amazing, but decor now a little tired. The husband and wife team continue to wow with innovative and exciting local produce."
"A perfect meal of impeccable quality. Impossible to ask for more. Kate was attentive, friendly and yet supremely efficient. The chef produced exciting flavours in every dish we chose. Particularly memorable is the mussels cassserole: a tiny pot with mussels, carrot and spring onion pieces cooked in a cider sauce. Exquisite"
"Faultless, carefully crafted, albeit somewhat old school, food prepared by a hugely skilled chef who puts flavour as priority. Why Michelin decided to withdraw Marcus Ashenfordâ€™s Star is a complete mystery. Just confirms my trust in Hardens as the most reliable guide to the best restaurants in the U.K. !!"
5 North St, Winchcombe, GL54 5LH
|Tuesday||7 pm-9 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|