The Dial House Hotel

The Dial House Hotel

British

0.5 miles
High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2AN
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At the heart of picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water is the truly stunning and historic Dial House Hotel and Restaurant. We arrived to a warm welcome and were promptly served drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres in the charming lounge, allowing us to peruse the à la carte menu in comfort. It was immediately clear that this superb menu, with its plethora of intriguing courses, showcases the talents of chef Paul Nicholson and his team in the art of fine dining.

Once seated within the intimate dining room, we were delighted by a wonderful amuse bouche of silky smooth cauliflower velouté dressed with cep oil and delicately flavoured by sautéed garlic. My starter of Cotswold chicken with black summer truffle, chicory and fresh peas looked stunning and tasted just as divine, and the complex flavours of my partner's Portland crab with apple and sorrel were very much enjoyed too. Our main courses were equally as exquisite - my arancini served with a buttered spinach reduction had a unique combination of textures, whilst the Cotswold beef came poached and roasted, retaining a yielding tenderness and delicacy of flavour that was complemented beautifully by a black truffle sauce. Having been wowed by the standard of cooking throughout, it was no surprise that the most delightful of desserts followed - wild strawberry parfait with elderflower sorbet and a tangy fresh mint gel, and refreshing soft lime souffl é served with bitter-sweet chocolate sorbet.

Each course reflected the skill of the staff and the benefits of using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Our meal proved that, whether you visit for a five course tasting menu or an afternoon tea in the walled garden, the quality of food service here will be incredibly high.

To truly appreciate The Dial House, it's well worth staying the night in one of the hotel's 14 individually decorated bedrooms and making it a base from which to explore the Cotswolds
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Open: Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-4pm (afternoon tea), 7pm-9pm (dinner)

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