Hawthorns Hotel, Bar and Restaurant
The food at Hawthorns surpasses expectations. Simon Sturt, head chef and proprietor at the Hawthorns, cast his net far and wide when seeking inspiration for the type of cuisine he wanted to serve in the restaurant. The result is a world-spanning menu that features plenty of bold - and frankly brilliant - choices. There's an authentic Caribbean surprise with the jerked shrimp, a nutty Indonesian option in the beef satay, and a distinctly British dish in the braised lamb, which comes with hearty root vegetables and rich rosemary gravy. Simon adds the simplest of tweaks to each dish, so this way the Hawthorns' cuisine is given an identity of its own. It's quite apt, given Glastonbury's festival heritage, that the Hawthorns Restaurant well and truly rocked our socks off. The food is beautifully prepared, the hotel's location is at the heart of the town, and the atmosphere is always lively. By offering diners a range of delicacies from around the globe, Simon and his team have created something unique and memorable. Out of this world.