Whatley Manor leads the way for Wiltshire in Good Food Guide

THREE Wiltshire eateries and two in nearby Frome have been named among the very best places to eat in the UK.

The cafes and restaurants have been added to the 2020 Good Food Guide.

Alongside the finest dining establishments in the country, the Good Food Guide, owned by Waitrose & Partners, celebrates quality eateries in areas across the country.

The entries are:

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1. The Bunch of Grapes in Silver Street, Bradford on Avon

The Bunch of Grapes says it ‘offers great food and drink in a friendly relaxed atmosphere’. Head Chef/ Proprietor Tony Casey has worked in various establishments in and around Bath or Bristol. It offers a two-course lunch for £19.50 and three courses for £22.50.

It also has a seven-course tasting menu for £55 with dishes including dressed white crab, duck breast and creme brulee.

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2. Whatley Manor near Malmesbury

This country hotel restaurant comes complete with a Michelin star. Its Dining Room restaurant is led by executive chef Niall Keating.

If offers a top-end tasting ‘gastronomic menu’ at £120. A flight of wines to go with it range from £75 to £210.

There is also a brasserie where mains include lamb shoulder, confit gurnard and organic chicken breast.

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3. The Methuen Arms, High Street, Corsham

The Methuen Arms serves what it describes as ‘simple, seasonal, ingredient-led food with proud British roots and Italian influences’.

Mains on the A La Carte include chicken-glazed hake, mushroon arancini and wild boar.

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4. Bistro Lotte, Catherine Street, Frome

On its website,it says: “Frome’s fabulous French establishment at the top of Catherine Street combines a casual ground floor bistro & café with 10 beautiful en-suite guest bedrooms.

Its lunch menu includes croque monsieur, steak frites, moules frites, along with galettes and crepes.

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5. The Garden Cafe, Stony Street, Frome

This organic cafe serves everything from breakfasts and toasties to tapas and cake.

Mains include cashew nut and bean patties, flan of the day and pie of the day. Tapas includes hummus, focaccia and dolmades

This is Wiltshire


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