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Summary

“Well worth a detour” – Marcus & Kate Ashenford’s outfit in a “tiny”, beamed former tea room in this picturesque Cotswold village; the pair make a “lovely team” (him at the pass, her out front), and the “wonderful freshness” and “intense flavours” of the cuisine make for a “special treat”.

£76
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Marcus & Kate Ashenford’s “tiny gastronomic haven” in an “intimate” old building (a former tea room) is a classic “husband cooks and wife is front of house” kind of place, and consistently delivers an “unpretentious” yet “fabulous” experience. Service is “friendly and welcoming” and the food is “honest, generous, creative, and stylishly plated” (“even from the reassuringly limited menu, we still found choosing difficult!”)

£67
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

In a modest former tea-room, Marcus & Kate Ashenford’s highly esteemed venue continues to win acclaim for its “honest, creative and inspired cooking”; “unpretentious” service too – “without the usual Michelin BS”.

£66
Very Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

An “intimate” venture, run by Marcus & Kate Ashenford, which offers “knock-out” food that’s “fully deserving of the (Michelin) acclaim”; the “simple café-style setting”, in a former tea-room, is a tad “provincial” in style for some tastes, but there’s no doubting the “outstanding gastronomy”.

£65
Very Good
Very Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Highchair, Portions
9 pm
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5 North Street Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of 5 North Street Restaurant in GL54, Winchcombe by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of 5 North Street restaurant.
Trevor J
Faultless, carefully crafted, albeit somewh...
Reviewed 5 months, 13 days ago

"Faultless, carefully crafted, albeit somewhat old school, food prepared by a hugely skilled chef who puts flavour as priority. Why Michelin decided to withdraw Marcus Ashenford’s Star is a complete mystery. Just confirms my trust in Hardens as the most reliable guide to the best restaurants in the U.K. !!"

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5 North St, Winchcombe, GL54 5LH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Thursday12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Friday12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Saturday12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Sunday12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 7 pm-9 pm

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