our menu changes twice daily
Sittings 12:00-14:30 Tuesday-Sat
Starters and Light bites from £6
A filling Cheddar & Cider Welsh Rabbit (rarebit) & salad. £9
Main courses from £17 to £24
Puddings from £7
Reservations taken up to two months before your visit.
The Full Dinner feasts & Full vegetarian feasts
Sittings from 18:30-20:30 Tues-Sat
A set five-course menu that celebrates our bounteous walled garden and the wild land that surrounds it.
£45 per head. We do offer a 3 course option from the set menu if you would rather at £30 per person.
All dietary requirements are tailored to upon booking on our Full Feasts.
We offer an informal, friendly service and will always answer any detailed questions our guests may have. Our team relish understanding our food and drink offerings.
We cater to Vegetarian & Vegan Diners, please inform us upon booking or prior to visit.
Tea Cake Coffee
Tuesday-Thurs 11-12, 15-17
Friday-Sunday 10-12, 15-17
It's true. Our cakes are stuff of legend and we work with the best tea and coffee producers in Somerset. Our team are barista trained and in it for the love.
Our walls drip with fruit and preservation of them leads to some fascinating jams for scones. We work with the very talented Heavenly Hedgerow Foragers too.
We will always try to serve you outside of lunch and dinner hours, no booking required.
Not everything contains alcohol though...
Soft & non Alcohol
We offer a wide range of in house soft drinks, some fascinating distilled non alcoholic cocktails all in keeping with what's available that season.
We don't source soft drinks from any multinational corporations.
Drinks have been made here for more than a decade. The dessert fruit and cider apple orchard in which we are located has long provided juice, scrumpy and venue for our annual Wassail celebration.
We have decided to carry on in timely fashion. We are re-working and re-imagining the existing traditions of drink making. Our bar is alive with experimentation. Embracing the limitations of nature has, for us, spurred unbounding creativity.
Wines Beers & definitely cider
We took the decision to work with wine makers who's first attention is to the quality of their wines and those that are considered pioneers of sustainable and environmental viticulture.
Our wines start at £22 per bottle.
Beer's in an exciting position again, isn't it? We keep an ever evolving range of bottle and canned beers all produced in the locale.
Our cider's made on site from 50 yards away, you can see the barn from the glasshouse. It's a standard setter but will give you wobbly legs.
Tuesday to Thursday: Open all day from 11:00
Friday to Sunday: Open all day from 10:00
Tea, Coffee & Cake, Lunch & Dinner.
Tuesday to Saturday Evening: The Full Feasts. Five Course Set Menu. Vegetarian option always available.
You can come and drink cocktails with us whenever you like. It brightens up a never drab garden.
All dietary requirements catered to upon booking.
We take on-line reservations via ResDiary for groups up to eight.
Our maximum table size is ten seats.
Please call 01934 863 713 for groups above eight. Calls taken 10-12:00 & 15-18:00
We run a safe and secure pci compliant credit card reservation policy for evenings and weekends to avoid having to take deposits.
Reservations are recommended for all visits, even midweek, due to popularity.
What if we want to go large?
More than a meal? We have hosted events and celebrations of varying scale and to many tailored occasions. We do book outs for any reason you see fit.
Best to give us a call or email and discuss your requirements.
We have many a tailored event under our belt.
We will celebrate with you.
The Ethicurean Restaurant is tucked away in a Victorian walled garden
with expansive views of the Mendip hills, often circled by wakes of buzzards.
01934 863 713 BS40 5SA
Situated 6 minutes via taxi from Bristol Airport.
30 minutes drive from Bristol city centre.
There are some excellent places to stay within a few minutes of our venue.
Open: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00-23:00: Friday & Saturday 10:00-23:00: Sunday 10:00-17:00
The lanes are narrow, take care upon approach as many a deer have jumped through the hedges.
“The Ethicurean Cookbook reflects the growing trend for artisan food and local produce and is truly an inspiration for how we should be sourcing our food and cooking at home over the next few decades.”
“120 unique and exciting recipes, presented season by season, reflect the best of ‘new British’. Most of the produce comes from within just metres of their kitchen.
The recipes are truly mouthwatering and visually stunning: Confit rabbit is paired with lovage breadcrumbs, Cured roe deer with wood sorrel, and foraged nettle soup with young Caerphilly cheese.
The salads are as fresh as a daisy: beetroot carpaccio with honeyed walnuts; ewe’s curd and cucumber salad. And of course British food means pies and puds: pork and juniper pie, milk stout steamed pudding, Eccles cakes with Dorset Blue Vinny & sherry sauce.
The Ethicureans are also known for their cocktails, making their own vermouth to create the perfect Negroni. They produce natural apple juice from the orchard that is home to eighty varieties of apple.
Over 200 stunning photographs by Jason Ingram follow the team and garden through the seasons and day to day in the restaurant and kitchen. Interspersed throughout the book are short sections on food history, traditional British festivals such as the midwinter Wassail festival, specific ingredients and key producers. Also included is inspirational guidance on preserving, smoking, curing and other techniques that make the most of produce and reduce waste.”
Ebury Press Ltd.
Offer your friends or family an Ethicurean experience with our gift vouchers. Treat them to afternoon tea with a lazy amble around the stunning garden or a full five course evening dinner where they'll try the best of the seasons produce cooked with care and attention to flavour. An ideal gift that can be tailored to experience of your or their choosing.
Vouchers are available in intervals of £10.
They can be purchased via our online Gift Pro voucher page and emailed directly to you or your guest.