The Old Passage, perched at the tip of Severn Estuary, has a bright, light airy dining space with French doors, windows and an outdoor terrace with spectacular views across the Forest of Dean and River Severn. This two-AA-rosette-awarded restaurant’s menu celebrates simple seafood and changes seasonally to make the most of what’s available. Stop by for breakfast for everything from scrambled eggs to the ultimate breakfast of Champagne and lobster. If you’re having dinner, share fritto misto – crispy oysters, deep-fried squid, spiced crab and lobster – while you decide on your dishes. If you really can’t choose, try the six-course tasting menu. Otherwise, the seared scallops with poached rhubarb, black pudding and chervil yoghurt, and pan-fried stone bass with purple sprouting broccoli, bacon and almonds, plus artichoke purée and red wine sauce, are highly delicious. Consistent food, top service and a pleasant atmosphere are the essential ingredients for this successful eatery.