Without exception, the restaurants in Chipping Campden are all set in historically and architecturally interesting buildings both in and around the town. On top of this, their chefs each have a personal unique speciality that they carefully serve individually crafted dishes to gourmets from throughout the world with tastes that bring them back to Chipping Campden time and time again.
The quality and variety of available good tastes and beautiful outdoor dining are simply mind-blowing and in most cases, you may not only be eating in a historic Cotswold building full of its own individual character but just as likely to be in a beautiful garden with the colourful rays of the setting sun illuminating you and your table with a full moon completing a wonderful setting for your meal.
Between them, the restaurants in Chipping Campden can offer Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean or just plain English menus, all prepared and cooked to perfection. The vast majority of ingredients will be from locally grown or exceptional traditional sources.
To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise that you book at least a day or two in advance because of any lingering Covid based restrictions and knock-ons (many opening hours have been reduced and they are closed on some days of the week). In the vast majority of cases, you will also be able to order your desired meal as a delicious takeaway.
The Cotswold House is accessible via its drive from The Square to a ramped access into the Lounge Dining Room and the hotel’s Bistro.
The Red Lion Tavern is accessible from Sheep Street via its car park/garden.
The Noel Arms – go through the archway to the car park and as you turn and go back towards the archway you will find a ramped access on your left.
Three Ways House Hotel – accessible via its drive/car park and ramped access.
Dormy House Hotel – accessible from the side car park and access path.
If you are looking for a restaurant in Chipping Campden, then the above is a relatively small selection and many others will offer you a very good meal with a wide variety of dining spaces. Eating out in Chipping Campden couldn’t be easier with such a wide variety of restaurants to choose from.
Cotswold House Hotel and Spa
There can be no better place to start your tour of the restaurants in Chipping Campden than at Cotswold House Hotel on the top side of the town’s square. This award-winning hotel occupies a charming Grade II listed Regency townhouse, complete with a tranquil spa, relaxed bistro and the beautiful Lounge, a versatile space available for morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, or as a place to enjoy their menu. It is wheelchair accessible via its drive off The Square and then via an access ramp into the building.
The Head Chef is Dave Watts, who originally trained under Raymond Blanc for eight years at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Those years were a long time to stay but equally, it was always changing and that was the exciting thing because the change in the food that he saw was so different from anywhere else you’d see. But the most valuable thing he learned was to respect both the staff and suppliers he has by working together to get the best product that he can.
He moved to Cotswold House in 2011. His philosophy is that you get what you deserve by producing it consistently, not just having a focus on one single thing. For Cotswold House he really wants it to be the best hotel in the area and to have its name stamped across the UK.
His ethos is to use locally sourced sustainable seasonal produce with great textures and flavours. He does not regard himself as a molecular gastronomist but uses little bits here and there to give a bit of contrast and textures to certain dishes. Cotswold House also has an excellent wine list and at times offers wine tasting sessions throughout the year.
Dave’s ‘rustic neat’ dishes reflect his interest in Japanese cuisine and its natural quality. An example would be his smoked eel, roasted beetroot, horseradish and oat and lemon sole with pearl barley and lemon. It’s no surprise that Cotswold House receives excellent diner reviews and is one of the many country classics in Chipping Campden.
The current menu includes:
Seared fillet of trout- puy lentils, chorizo, greens, smoked red pepper sauce
Glazed duck breast – fine beans, potato dauphinoise, onion puree, juniper berry jus
Supreme corn fed chicken – fondant potato, roast shallot, oyster mushroom, sherry ginger jus
Fillet steak – blanched cavolo nero, triple cooked chips, grilled tomato, peppercorn sauce
Sweets – baked lemon cheesecake, warm apple strudel, pear & almond tart, warm dark chocolate fondant, sticky toffee pudding, ice creams, cheeses.
Lunch is served 12-3 pm, 7 days a week. Dinner is served 6-9 pm, 7 days a week.
Well behaved dogs are welcome, please respect other diners by keeping them off the furniture and taking them out if they’re yapping.
Afternoon Tea Experience With a View
At Cotswold House, there is nothing better to accentuate an afternoon tea experience than a scenic landscape. Nestled in the heart of the Chipping Campden, in a prime location for picturesque views of the Cotswold limestone and the surrounding countryside. It’s a special afternoon tea treat for all[.
Tel: 01386 840330
Noel Arms Hotel
The picturesque Noel Arms Hotel offers you a great restaurant in Chipping Campden with an innovative locally-sourced menu put together by a talented kitchen team in one of the oldest Cotswold inns that are steeped in history, having been part of the Campden landscape since the 1700s.
Sri Lanka born Head Chef Indunil Sanchi has been at the Noel Arms Hotel for over nine years and have started cooking at the age of just 17, has plenty of experience. With a menu that mixes brassiere, bar and café style cooking, it is his award-winning curries that he is most famous for in becoming a regular award winner over the years.
He is known for incorporating locally sourced ingredients with high-quality products to create tantalising dishes that will heighten your taste buds excitement. To find out how you can replicate Indunil’s mouth-watering King Prawn Biryani, go to the Noel Arms website, watch the video and get cooking!
You can dine in the well-appointed restaurant and conservatory with a menu that specialises in great British food (with the occasional international influence) sourced from local producers and superb produce exclusive to the Cotswolds, or you can absorb the atmosphere of the historic Dover’s Bar (named after Dover’s Hill, the site of the famous Cotswold Olimpicks) with and historic walls and cosy fire where even Charles II may have warmed his feet during the English Civil War.
It is more relaxing these days because you can also read the papers over a steaming cappuccino, latte, espresso, an infusion tea or a mug of hot chocolate, and at the same time treat yourself to a selection of irresistible pastries, biscuits, and many homemade cakes. In the summer you can take your coffee onto the sunny terrace and just unwind.
Indian curries include:
Green pea and cashew nut
His own Chef’s special curry from the Far East
Sizzling Cotswold beef in hoisin sauce, steamed rice and prawn crackers
Award-winning Sri Lankan black lamb
Ceylon style yellow seafood, monkfish, king prawn and baby squid – another award winner.
The chicory, pear, Double Gloucester cheese salad with walnuts, fine beans, rocket, fennel, white onion, cashew nuts and cider dressing is a wonderful starter on any day of the year.
You can also enjoy a traditional bubble and squeak topped with a poached egg, wild mushrooms, spinach and parsley sauce; Cotswold garden sausage & mash with buttered greens and shallot sauce, Cotswold ale battered haddock and rare breed Cotswold steaks. It receives excellent diner reviews and a great local Indian takeaway service.
Every last Thursday of the month, from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
12 pm to 3 pm and 6.30 pm to 9:00 pm daily.
Tel 01386 840317
The Red Lion Tavern
The Red Lion Tavern offers a restaurant in Chipping Campden based on the ancient coaching inn, steeped in history and character. It is the quintessential traditional Cotswold inn, with its mellow stone, flagstone floors and old beams, plus a wonderful courtyard and outdoor eating/drinking area. It is one of a fine collection of country pubs in the local area.
In addition to its excellent traditional Cotswold Sunday Fare that deserves an award, it is also the Home of Scoff Kitchen, where they cook up some amazing taste bud treats, massive burgers and unbelievable steaks. Scoff is simple vegan cooking for those who love their food, is exactly that, whether you’re a new vegan or just interested in plant-based cooking or maybe you fancy a few more meatless meals.
To them, it is important to understand where their food comes from and the journey it takes from farm to fork. They ensure their meat is sourced from free-range Cotswold County livestock and direct from the farmer where possible.
A typical Sunday menu includes:
Roast rib of beef, braised ox cheek, sliced roast beef and the usual trimmings.
Slow roast belly of pork, etc.
Braised lamb shoulder, etc.
Vegetarian roast dinner served with red onion & rosemary vegetarian sausages, etc.
The Christmas menu includes:
Starters – maple-roasted parsnip soup with truffle oil & sourdough; smoked duck breast & pear salad with caramelised walnuts; king prawn, crayfish & brown shrimp cocktail with brandy Marie Rose & wholemeal bread.
Mains – roast turkey breast, braised turkey thigh with pigs in blankets, sausage stuffing, roasted roots and potatoes; pan-fried halibut with brown shrimp & garlic white wine sauce served with lime & fennel crushed new potatoes & crispy kale; wild mushroom & chestnut wellington served with rosemary roasted new potatoes, sprouts, swede mash & Madeira gravy; slow-braised venison shank served with horseradish mash, buttered kale, roasted beetroot & parsnips with Bordeaux sauce.
Tel: 01386 84076
Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant
Offering excellent service, this is a must for any foodie or Greek food lover looking for an award-winning restaurant in Chipping Campden. Chef and Restaurateur Michael Alexiou bought Woolmarket House which dates from circa 1720 featuring two magnificent inglenook fireplaces and transformed it into the charming and unique restaurant it is today.
This little bit of Cyprus in the Cotswolds has been extremely popular over the years and to avoid disappointment you have to book a month or more in advance. You can dine in relaxed surroundings with the warm ambience of open fires in the winter or on the pretty terrace in the summer.
It offers traditional Greek cuisine, complemented by modern, Mediterranean dishes. From an array of Mezze dishes, fresh fish, seafood and seasonal daily specials, to the renowned “Marathona” fillet steaks; all ingredients are locally-sourced where possible.
Michael’s menu contains a wide range of interesting Mediterranean tastes. You can start with Italian Antipasti by sharing a board of cheese, charcuterie, chargrilled vegetables, olives and pickles served with warm pitta. Mezedakia is another sharing platter, this time of houmous, tzatziki, taramosalata, minted broad beans, black eye bean salad, halloumi cheese, dolmadakia, mushrooms in red wine served with warm pitta.
Moussaka – Layers of potato, beef, courgette, aubergine topped with a béchamel sauce served with a seasonal leaf salad. Vegetable Moussaka – Layers of potato, halloumi, feta, courgette, aubergine topped with béchamel sauce served with seasonal leaf salad
For those wanting something a little different, try the Lamb and Mint Burger served in a brioche bun with skinny fries and house salsa; chargrilled Minute Steak with seasonal leaf salad and skinny fries.
For something very special there is the Seafood Mariniere of prawns, calamari, mussels, tomatoes, garlic, basil with white wine and orange zest served with crusty garlic bread.
And to top it all, Filetto Marathon – a rare breed Gloucestershire fillet of beef, fresh herbs, skinny fries and steak garnish.
Of course, no meal can be said to be complete without a good dessert. The duo of Baklava and Kataifi – layers of filo pastry, honey, nuts, orange-scented syrup; Belgian Chocolate Brownie or chocolatey deliciousness served warm with crème Fraiche or ice cream; Affogato vanilla bean ice cream topped with a shot of espresso; Baileys Affogato v vanilla bean ice cream, Baileys, topped with a shot of espresso; Lemon and Elderflower Posset composed of a set Cotswold cream of local elderflowers with Amalfi lemon.
Tel: 01386 840826
Da Luigi Bistro
For those that love Italian cuisine then this is the restaurant in Chipping Campden where they will want to be. A family-run Italian bistro, serving honest food & drinks. Serving sharing antipasti boards, tapas & individual starters, thin-crispy base pizza, pasta & ravioli, weekly fish & meat specials.
What they serve here, in their home, it’s what they like to cook, eat & drink themselves.
This chocolate box timber frame building with wattle and daub infilling is very representative of most of Chipping Campden’s High Street until the late 17th century when they started to re-front most of them in stone.
Tel: 01386 840934
Three Ways House Hotel
Three Ways House is not just a restaurant in Chipping Campden, it is home to the World Famous ‘Pudding Club’ set against the backdrop of the rolling Cotswold Hills and nestled in the quaint honey stoned village of Mickleton,
For those that love old English puddings cooked to perfection, it is not just a must; it is an absolute essential – a night out during your stay with Cotswold Charm that you will remember for all the very best reasons for the rest of your life.
Since 1985 The Pudding Clubs heartfelt mission has been to preserve the Great British Pudding and I can assure you that they have succeeded!!! On Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy a whole evening’s entertainment starting with a glass of Bucks Fizz and a jovial introduction by The Pudding Master.
This is followed by a light main course and then the Parade of Seven Traditional Puddings, with all the noise and ceremony, the aim is to taste them all and then to vote for your favourite pudding of the night over coffee. You have been warned, but you will depart with a certificate in hand!
For the three months of June, July and August they do a combination of 3 hot puddings and 4 cold puddings which include puddings such as Gooseberry Fool, Summer Pudding and Eton Mess. The hot puddings include favourites such as Syrup Sponge, Spotted Dick and Sticky Toffee.
The Pudding Club® can only be booked direct. Please phone to check current availability and to make a booking. Full pre-payment for Pudding Club meetings is required at the time of booking. All pre-payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Call 01386 438429 or email
So that is the puddings sorted, but if you just want an excellent meal on any other day including the festive season, the chefs are up to the task.
The normal run of the mill menus include smoked haddock, mozzarella & spring onion fishcake and smashed avocado & chilli bruschetta starters; mains such as ribeye steak & all the bits and portobello mushroom, red pepper burger with vegan cheese, etc.
The Festive Menu includes beetroot cured salmon gravadlax, celeriac remoulade and rocket amongst the starters. In addition to the traditional turkey, the mains include braised blade of beef with smoked bacon and mushroom sauce, wild mushroom and spinach risotto with parmesan and truffle oil.
On top of this, the Festive puddings include The Pudding Club’s Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, sticky toffee & date pudding with lashings of custard, dark chocolate and orange pave with shortbread.
Dormy House Hotel
Dormy House has been developed from a 17th-century farmhouse to the luxury hotel and fine dining restaurant in Chipping Campden that it is today. It offers an amazing array of dining options and rooms all managed by an excellent team including culinary director Martin Burge who oversees the hotel’s fine dining restaurant MO and Head Chef Ryan Shilton who looks after the Back Garden and the Potting Shed. Dormy House offers lovely interiors with country charm and an extensive wine list.
MO is Dormy House’s fine dining restaurant with a very personal and intimate tasting menu created by the Chefs with eight exquisitely prepared courses. The menu is shaped by the season, rapidly adapting to include ingredients as soon as they’re at their best – and not for any longer.
The inventiveness of the Chefs can be seen in this example: bread – seeded sourdough; egg – parmesan custard, confit yolk, white balsamic, black olive; scallop – scallop tartare oyster, cucumber, ice lettuce, finger lime; sweetcorn – sweetcorn, goats yoghurt, truffle; lobster – tortellini, Thai consomme, caramelised lobster, miso parsley butter; pigeon – pigeon, cured foie gras, smoked shallot puree, sherry sauce; cheese – tere de moine, tomme brulee, Sauterne poached apricot, crackers; pineapple – pineapple, basil; chocolate- chocolate, raspberry, tarragon. There is also an exciting vegetarian menu.
If you want a romantic gourmet dinner then The Back Garden is the place for you with a celebration of the finest ingredients from the land on the local doorstep – high-welfare rare-breed meats, veg grown in the hotel’s own gardens and responsibly cultivated grains – all sourced and served in tune with the rhythms of nature.
The 7-course tasting menu starts with Parmesan custard bacon before going on to a sensationally smoked chicken terrine, caramelized wing, leek & burnt onion; duck egg, salted baked celeriac, truffle; tender venison loin, cepe puree, Jerusalem artichoke; tere de moine, tomme brulee, Sauterne poached apricot, crackers; pineapple – pineapple, basil; chocolate – chocolate and praline soufflé. Wow!
The Potting Shed is a place where you can tuck into grazing grub in the Potting Shed with chic farmhouse interiors, cosy corners and roaring fires. The Potting Shed is for the faff-free foodie, where gourmet perfectly intertwines with gastro, to create a laid-back yet memorable dining experience.
Graze for days on our lunch menu from light bites, seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches to our must-try mushroom arancini. In the evening tuck into the classics, from beautifully beer-battered fish and chips to our signature Wagyu burger with layers of double Gloucester, there is something to tickle all taste buds. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the sun terrace section of The Potting Shed
There are rooms for groups, The Tack Room which is located within The Potting Shed accommodates up to 16 guests. It’s available for semi-private hire, for lunches and dinners, seven days a week.
The Sun Terrace is stylish and relaxed and provides the perfect space for a semi-private event of up to 10 guests.
Early booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
Tel: 01386 85272
For those that are prepared to go a bit further, The Cotswolds has earned itself a well-deserved reputation as a foodie destination, not only for the quality of eateries throughout the area but also for the array of produce on offer and beautiful hotels.
You will be sure to find a lovely cafe, pub or restaurant in most of the towns and villages throughout the Cotswolds, and there is a happy sprinkling of Michelin stars too.
Single Gloucester cheese and Gloucester Old Spot pork have been awarded Protected Designation of Origin status. Smart’s has become well-known for making Double Gloucester cheese but there are also a host of small independent cheesemakers, famously including ex-Blur bassist Alex James.
Other local favourites include Tewkesbury mustard, Bibury trout, Stinking Bishop cheese and Hobbs House bread. This high-quality produce can often be found on menus in pubs, restaurants and cafes in the Cotswolds. And now the Cotswolds has its very own spirit – Cotswolds Dry Gin. It’s made at the Cotswolds Distillery and is the first-ever full-scale distillery in the region. Don’t miss the Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky either!
Farmers’ markets take place in most of our towns, as well as some smaller Cotswold villages. Stroud Farmers’ Market has won numerous awards and spills out through the streets of Stroud every Saturday morning. Why not pick up some local produce to make up a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful rural landscapes of the Cotswolds?
Foodies will love the choice of farm shops and specialist shops such as Daylesford Organic near Kingham, William’s Fishmarket & Foodhall in Nailsworth and The Cotswold Cheese Company in Moreton in Marsh.
Cheltenham Food Festival and Tewkesbury Food Festival are becoming bigger and better each year. Both festivals provide a great day out and a chance to sample and buy local food and local ales brewed in the Cotswolds. The Big Feastival is a unique celebration of food and drinks on Alex James’ farm near Kingham, whilst the Wilderness Festival offers long-table banquets overseen by top chefs.
To enjoy a true flavour of the Cotswolds, don’t miss a traditional Cotswold afternoon tea either in a village tearoom or in the grand surroundings of a country hotel. For something stronger, choose a pint of local ale in a traditional country pub. The Gloucestershire Ale Trail highlights some of Cotswold’s individual ales.
If you need further information, don’t forget to visit the Chipping Campden tourist information centre for more details on Chipping Campden including some local Chipping Campden maps. Alternatively, you can enjoy your Cotswold stay at Chipping Campden with a lovely local bottle of wine and enjoy the charming views and visit one of the many Chipping Campden pubs.