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Michelin Star Restaurants in Wiltshire

Posted on 27th August 2016

If you are a lover of local produce and fine food and drink, then Wiltshire is an ideal holiday destination.

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The abundant countryside keeps the award-winning local restaurants, friendly farmers’ markets and quaint cafes and tea rooms well stocked with the very best seasonal produce.

While enjoying a Hideaways Wiltshire cottage holiday, you can take a culinary tour of the county and enjoy the many tastes. When looking for some of the finest meals in Wiltshire, here are the Michelin-starred establishments you should try:

The Dining Room at Whatley Manor – 2 stars

‘The Dining Room’ is the award-winning restaurant at the Whatley Manor Hotel, Malmsbury, and the only Wiltshire restaurant with two Michelin stars. Serving dinner Wednesday through to Sunday, this is the perfect place to book an evening meal if you are celebrating a special occasion or taking a romantic cottage holiday.

The extensive menu is overseen by award-winning chef Martin Burge and the impeccable wine list is chosen by expert sommelier Andrea Domenicucci. A very popular choice is the superb tasting menu – a 7-course dinner with expertly matched wines. Early booking is essential for this immensely popular evening meal.

Booking details here.

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn – 1 star

This gourmet restaurant is well-renowned locally and across the country as being one of the very best restaurants in Marlborough. With an ever-growing list of awards and achievements, including a Michelin star 7 years running, AA rosettes 9 years running and a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence award, The Harrow at Little Bedwyn is a must-visit during your Wiltshire cottage holiday.

They feature set menus with delicious choices in their 5-course Set Lunch, a 6-course Tasting Menu, and the extravagant 8-course Gourmet Menu. They also offer an 8-course Gourmet Menu especially for vegetarians.

The Red Lion Freehouse – 1 star

The Red Lion Freehouse is a charming country pub in Pewsey, Wiltshire. Ever-popular with locals and foodies from all across the UK, many flock to the Red Lion Freehouse to sample the delicious menu filled with traditional pub classics and modern delights. Famous favourites on the menu include the ‘Wiltshire rib of beef steak for two’ and the amazing ‘Baked Alaska’. If you’re looking to dine out from your luxury Wiltshire cottage and eat somewhere informal that still offers superb dining, then head to the Red Lion.

The Park Restaurant – 1 star

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This restaurant is within the Lucknam Park Hotel in Chippenham, Wiltshire. It offers a luxurious dining experience. As you arrive, a mile-long, tree-lined drive leads you to an exquisite hall. It is a beautiful space to enjoy cocktails before heading into the grand restaurant to dine from either The Park Restaurant’s al la carte or gourmet menu. Head Chef Hywel Jones uses only the finest seasonal ingredients and local produce and has won a number of awards for his innovative cuisine.

pea risotto

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The Bybrook at Manor House Hotel & Golf Club – 1 star

This Rob Potter-led restaurant has a reputation for creating culinary magic using local ingredients. The restaurant has its own garden for fresh vegetables, as well as resident pigs and chickens. They offer a la carte service and tasting menus as well. Potter has experience working in a number of other Michelin-starred restaurants. He has worked at The Bay Tree in Birmingham, The Royal Oak Paley Street in Maidenhead, and nearby Lucknam Park. The Bybrook also boasts a trained sommelier who can help you pair the finest wines with your dinner selections.


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The Northey Arms

The Northey Arms has a modern design but still has a Wiltshire country feel. The Corsham eatery has received Michelin stars in the past and continues to offer great local game and produce in innovative ways. One of the favourite dishes is the monkfish tails with sauerkraut. It also has great steaks, fish, burgers and more. Executive chef Chris Alderson has helped create a great culinary atmosphere. They offer breakfast, lunch, a children’s menu, and have a well-stocked bar.

Having Sunday Roast Beef lunch after a nice day out in bath xxx

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Jacks @ Hartham Park

Also in Corsham, this restaurant is located in an 18th-century Georgian mansion. Jacks @ Hartham Park features former Michelin star winner Chef Jamie Hirst. His dishes feature classics with a Mediterranean twist, including a risotto of chorizo with rocket and shaved parmesan. There are fine seafood dishes as well as traditional Sunday lunch.

Main course #harthampark

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