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Inside some of the best restaurants in the cotswolds

If you’re looking for a dining experience to remember, take a look at our collection of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds.

The Cotswolds are an idyllic destination, home to honey-hued cottages and charming scenery. Nestled amongst the quintessential English countryside, you’ll find an array of award-winning restaurants providing locally sourced dishes and welcoming atmospheres.

From charming country pubs to Michelin-starred restaurants, here are 9 of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds…

1. The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

Outside view of the Wild Rabbit in Kingham

A modern pub, set in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit provides a welcoming atmosphere and high-quality, locally sourced food. The restaurant is located in the popular village of Kingham and is delightfully understated. A home away from home, The Wild Rabbit boasts rustic decor and plenty of light and airy spaces for you and your family to enjoy.

Address: The Wild Rabbit, Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YA

Telephone: 01608 658389

2. The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach

The Wheatsheaf Inn

Nestled within the Cotswold town of Northleach, The Wheatsheaf Inn is home to a beautiful beer garden and one of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds. Picture roaring fires, wisteria-clad walls and a seasonal menu showcasing the very best of the British countryside.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a Sunday roast with the family or a romantic meal for two, The Wheatsheaf is everything you expect a country pub in the Cotswolds to be.

Address: The Wheatsheaf Inn, West End, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3EZ

Telephone: 01451 860244

3. The Lamb Inn, Burford

The Lamb Inn, Burford

Burford is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds and is home to The Lamb Inn, a wonderfully quaint restaurant boasting a homely atmosphere. With an open fire and relaxing ambience, The Lamb Inn is a popular spot and one of our favourite restaurants in the Cotswolds.

Choose between the cosy bar area or the intimate restaurant, both serving delicious locally sourced meals for you to enjoy after a day exploring the Cotswolds.

Address: The Lamb Inn, Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LR

Telephone: 01993 823155

4. Lumiere, Cheltenham

Fine dining meal in the cotswolds

Located in the stunning spa town of Cheltenham, Lumiere is a 3AA Rosette Award-winning dining experience. A relaxing and welcoming dining room awaits, offering a choice between a 6 course and 8 course Tasting Menu. Lumiere is owned by Somerset born chef, Jon Howe and provides a memorable dining experience for all.

Address: Lumiere, Clarence Parade, Cheltenham, GL50 3PA

Telephone: 01242 222200

5. The Ox Barn at Thyme, Near Lechlade

Pasta bowl at fine-dining cheltenham restaurant

To complete our list of best restaurants in the Cotswolds we have The Ox Barn at Thyme, a spacious contemporary restaurant, located in Lechlade. Named after the 19th-century oxen house in which it is housed, The Ox Barn uses seasonal ingredients within its impressive Charvet open kitchen.

Enjoy flavour-packed dishes whilst appreciating the extensive beams, soaring arches and original Cotswold stone rubble walls of this delightful barn conversion.

Address: Thyme, Southrop Manor Estate, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NX

Telephone: 01367 850174

6. The Dining Room At Whatley Manor, Malmesbury

Outside of The Whatley Manor House in Cheltenham

Boasting two Michelin stars, The Dining Room is nestled within a beautiful manor-house hotel, surrounded by 12 acres of idyllic English gardens. The attention to detail of head chef, Niall Keating, is exceptional and can be fully appreciated from the 12-course tasting menu.

This award-winning restaurant, located in Malmesbury, has recently been the recipient of the Michelin Green Star; a new award from Michelin for recognising Sustainable Gastronomy.

Address: Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Easton Grey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0RB

Telephone: 01666 822888

7. Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham

Simple white plate at Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham

Situated within the historic spa town of Cheltenham, Le Champignon Sauvage is the ideal place to relax after a day exploring the delightful Cotswolds. The talented David Everitt-Matthias has been a chef here since 1987.

The food is breathtaking, with the menu changing seasonally and great care is taken to source the finest local ingredients. Enjoy an intimate dining experience at the Le Champignon Sauvage.

Address: Le Champignon Sauvage, Suffolk Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AQ

Telephone: 01242 573449

8. The Atrium at Lords Of The Manor, Upper Slaughter

Woman walking dog outside of The Atrium in Upper Slaughter

An intimate dining room within one of the Cotswolds’ most famous hotels, The Atrium offers an impeccable tasting menu and fine dining experience. Head Chef, Charles Smith, has a passion for sourcing the best producers and creating culinary masterpieces.

This 3 AA Rosette, Good Food Guide listed restaurant is a must if visiting Upper Slaughter – just be sure to book well in advance!

Address: The Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, GL54 2JD

Telephone: 01451 820243

9. The Conservatory at Calcot Manor, Tetbury

Food served at The Conservatory, Tetbury

A foodies favourite, the Conservatory is a popular Cotswolds restaurant, due to its stunning setting and mouth-watering menu. Full of natural light and surrounded by delightful grounds, The Conservatory can be found in Tetbury and offers a range of delightful dishes.

From a la carte dining to afternoon tea, there is something for everyone’s tastebuds – not forgetting The Conservatory’s extensive wine list.

Address: Calcot & Spa, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YJ

Telephone: 01666 890 391

Our list of best restaurants in the Cotswolds provides the perfect mix of fine-dining and rustic country charm to experience during your relaxing getaway. Check out our fantastic range of holiday cottages in the Cotswolds and start planning your foodie getaway today.

Image Credits: Bill Boaden (CC BY-SA 2.0), Colin Smith (CC BY-SA 2.0), Pam Fray (CC BY-SA 2.0), pgbailey (CC BY 2.0), Peter Burian (CC BY-SA 4.0)