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“Fab Meal”
Review of Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic
Ranked #5 of 27 Restaurants in Nailsworth
Price range: US$1 - US$72
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Family run restaurant and Cotswold foodie destination thanks to chef-patron Matthew Beardshall's playful and inventive cooking. Menu's showcase the wonderful, seasonal produce from the surrounding Five Valleys, with a strong focus on sustainability. The dining room is refreshingly contemporary and regular diners love the Seasonal changing six course tasting menu with beautifully matched wines. For a more laid back experience try the restaurant's Tapas bar, serving a selection of classic and contemporary Tapas dishes and cocktails. Complete the experience with a stay in one of three boutique bedrooms above.
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fab Meal”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

First visit, we had the taster menu, my that chef can cook. All food was cooked to perfection and presentation was perfect. Staff explained the ingredients for each course, and were attentive. Small criticisms the lager and white wine were not chilled enough for our liking, the overall meal time was 3 hours, far too long between courses, after all the portions were small as expected, it was the taster menu. We arrived at 7pm as booked, there were only us two in the restaurant so got our first course straight away, over the evening there were only 11 diners including us(9 of which had the taster menu) so we could not understand the big waits between courses, easily to resolve though, won't put us off going again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Meal”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We had the 6 course taster menu, also with a voucher. We thoroughly enjoyed all the courses. The food was beautifully present, with a full explanation of all the ingredients. The service was impeccable, maybe because it was lunch time and very quiet. We would certainly go again, especially with a voucher, a bit pricy otherwise.

  • Visited April 2014
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Berkeley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“A feast of sensual pleasures”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The first time I visited the Wild Garlic I must admit I found it rather pretentious - but was tempted back by their six-course taster menu. Happily, this second experience did not disappoint in any way. The flavours of the food were exquisite and each dish was beautifully presented. I also went with the recommended wines with the taster menu that added considerably to the dining experience. The wines were delicious and broadened my repertoire of tasty-wines-to-try-again. The service and the ambience matched the quality of the food and wine. The Wild Garlic isn't cheap but for such a feast of sensual pleasures, you get what you pay for!

  • Visited January 2014
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192 reviews
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“Delicious food but service a little slow”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Perfectly cooked food, presented attractively with clever touches. We dined from the a la carte menu which has just four choices for each course but choosing was still hard. Unlike many of the reviewers, we didn't consider the wait for food to arrive to be long but were surprised how long we were left we with the main and dessert menus to choose.

Almost everyone else in the room seemed to be enjoying the taster menu and seeing their food go past, we wondered if we had chosen correctly - maybe next time?

Visited April 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Very average”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Had the 6 course taster menu was really looking forward to it as had been told it was amazing and I have to report it was all pretty dull! There was no course that stood out, the ingredients were pretty standard and it all seemed very unimaginative. There were very pretentious names for extremely dull courses, we were definitely not blown away. We had the travelzoo voucher so was essentially half price however I think it wasn't worth the full price. I would try it again on a voucher as I have heard it is amazing but I would hesitate to pay full price. Nice atmosphere and the service was friendly but could of been a bit more attentive.

  • Visited April 2014
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