Only a short drive from the more renowned Cotswolds market towns of Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Camden and Broadway, Lower Slaughter's Manor is a stunning old building that's been given a sympathetic, but contemporary update.
Sixteen58 Restaurant is nestled in what was the old Chapel. Whilst being just the right amount of posh, the intimate banquettes give the restaurant a relaxed feel. It is the type of place you can happily waste an afternoon feeling thoroughly spoilt.
Who can say no to a slap-up dinner in the heart of the Cotswolds? With the arrival of head chef Jamie Raftery, who trained under Michael Caines, Lower Slaughter Manor promises to be a new foodie destination so book soon to avoid the crowds.
A selection of dishes are on offer at the fraction of their usual price as part of a seasonal lunchtime offer. Produce is fresh and, where possible, sourced locally.
To start, we picked crab linguine or an artistically-arranged goat's cheese mousse. Main courses included locally farmed lamb and a rich butternut squash risotto and the dessert choices would tempt even the strictest dieter. Everything was presented beautifully and Sixteen58 was grand without being stuffy.
Peruse the extensive wine list at your leisure from a comfy seat in the hotel's library or pick a classic cocktail. Even designated drivers can choose a tempting non-alcoholic tipple – we happily tasted the peach fizz.
The beautifully-tended gardens. Sip and stare outside at the manicured lawns or, if you can brave it, take a stroll. The hotel's 19 rooms are also worth a peek – especially the super-swanky garden suites.
Seasonal lunch in the Cotswolds is £30 per person and includes three courses and a glass of sommelier's choice wine and coffee. Available Monday – Saturday until 28th February.
Lower Slaughter Manor, Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, GL54 2HP. 01451 820456, lowerslaughter.co.uk
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