Pythouse Kitchen Garden

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At PKG we are committed to a straightforward idea. We work in the footsteps of those that have gardened here for centuries, using simple principles and inherent techniques to put wonderful ingredients on an ever-changing menu.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

First visit. Lovely setting. Table booked for 8 but only laid for 7. Food excellent but service very slow. Quite quick when asked for the bill. Loos need upgrading...........1 They were awful and obviously not cleaned regularly!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect stop for a Client lunch

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

On a surprisingly sunny day in September it was a real pleasure to sit out in the garden and eat good quality food with a nice glass of wine. It really is a beautiful place and the outdoor cooking added something else to make it very special. We will make sure we spend more time there from now on!

LM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely setting for a special reunion and we enjoyed a walk round the impressive garden beforehand. The site and smell of the barbecue on the way in had our mouths watering! All the staff were polite and welcoming and the food certainly did not disappoint! We will be back!

MC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous luncheon at Pythouse Kitchen Garden. The food was sublime as always and it’s so lovely to follow with a walk around the amazing gardens. Looking forward to our next visit.

SS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place for lunch. Food fantastic and beautifully presented. We will be back.

MM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance.. Sadly service was disappointing. I believe they had been let down by a member of staff.

JW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Was a beautiful setting and very unique decor. However we waited an hour and 20 minutes for our main course, when it did arrive it was cold and had to be sent back. The waiting staff were very apologetic and took money off our bill. I would still visit again in the hope of a better experience as it is a lovely venue.

DB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were generally pleased with our first visit and enjoyed the ambience of a country kitchen. Very good service, customer care and a wide ranging menu. The downside was that three of us changed our preferred main course as the beef was apparently a little tough following an observation from another guest. My wife changed her choice to the chicken choice but found the chicken breast somewhat dry. I had the pork belly, which was outstanding!

Our two lady guests were not taken by the trip to the ladies room a) with little lighting along the route (the same for the trip back to the car on departure) and b) not the best of facilities in our travels. Not sure how this would work min winter.

However, we will return again. Thank you to the very nice and caring lady who looked after our table.

N
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our second time dining at the garden and we will be back again! The food is fresh and nicely cooked and good portions too! We have eaten inside twice but the outside dining looks great for a larger party or family. Our only small complaint was we had to wait quite a long time for our puddings as you were very busy, plus the mozzarella wasn’t on the starter but arrived later with an apology!

G
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal in beautiful setting. Have been many times before and will go again!

KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like very much that you are dog friendly and eating in the marquee was excellent with my puppy.
The waiter was charming helpful and friendly but the service was a little slow. There seemed to be a long wait between courses.

SH
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely setting. Some of the chairs are very uncomfortable and I had to swap mine. One of our puddings was disappointing

MW
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

My husband and I took our 6 year old granddaughter and elderly mother for lunch on Monday. The food seemed to all be smoked, even the salad dressing- just too much. My granddaughter and I are vegetarian and not fond of the the oft offered goats cheese, so had limited options. The service was very poor, not enough team on, and all very distracted, we had to ask for everything at least 4 times, even simple things like bread or water. It was unbearably hot inside, and we were kindly allowed to move outside and have our desserts- which took 45 minutes to come, but were excellent. The location is idyllic and as keen veg growers, we all loved the concept of cooking what’s ready in the garden. My husband and I will certainly come again, knowing what to expect food wise, and hopefully the service will be less chaotic.

JM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional location, food and service. Will definitely be repeating the delightful experience!

J
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always look forward to going to Pythouse for a meal, cannot wait to take the family there! Our dog Daisy loves to come along too.

MH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding food and really impressed with the kitchen garden. Service wasn't overly friendly and it became very noisy as the evening went on

AD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An unusual menu infused with the garden. My chicken and bacon garden salad was delicious, as was my friend's mackerel. Lovely atmosphere and walking through the flower and vegetable garden afterwards really magical. Went on a week day. Loved it.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ein unerwartet perfekter Abend.

Danke für das Gesamterlebnis. Jederzeit wieder

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BP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 friend Loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and the venue was Devine. Food quite highly priced but understand that we were paying for fresh and quality. We will definitely return for special occasion meals and celebrations.

AA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening, beautiful setting (even in the rain!), delicious food, friendly bright service and great ambience.

F
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was really looking forward to eating lunch here but found it overpriced and not good value for money. The burger was overcooked (almost black around edges) and dry, for £17.50 not good. Ordered a small portion of peas which initially came up on the bill as 3.95, only after querying the server admitted that was way too much and dropped it to 2.95. The dessert (a "garden mess") at £7.50 was overpriced too, very small portion with hardly any fruit, mostly cream. Only way I'd recommend is going for just tea and cake so as to enjoy the garden and lovely views, which were beautiful, even on a rainy day.

c
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good here. Seasonal, local and well thought out. Staff always friendly. We return often and recommend it highly.

JT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An unusual dining experience. Most enjoyable. Highly recommendable.

VB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

ALWAYS A JOY...JOYOUS DRIVE, JOYOUS FOOD, JOYOUS GARDENS AND JOYOUS PEOPLE.

DW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, tasteful decoration, confident friendly staff, delicious food beautifully presented. A real treat to dine here.

AB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food amazing surroundings and great service

LD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

There were a lot of flies inside
They need more toilet facilities
Great that it’s dog friendly though and excellent service

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend only if you can sit in the garden. They were very kind in accommodating our larger group than originally booked, but then the service was not great. The food was slow to come out, and we received little service, having to ask for everything. The hostess was eager to help but not the rest of the staff. Underwhelming.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly staff as always. First time for breakfast and menu and prices were good. Garden looked amazing.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Our first visit was exceptional which is why we returned for our special celebration. Unfortunately, we were disappointed as a couple of the choices were no longer available - the starter was not as described in the Menu - profuse apologies were offered. The Champagne was not available as there was a problem with the Chiller Cabinet. The Wine we wanted was not available. The Brandy we ordered was not available but the substitute was acceptable. All in all we were disappointed as our celebratory visit was based on our first experience. However, the service by the staff and the quality of the food we did have was exemplorary.

CD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

I love this place - it’s in such a fantastic setting and the surroundings are so pretty. This is the first time I have been on a Sunday though and I was slightly disappointed. The service wasn’t really up to scratch and the food was just ok. The vegetarian option was particularly disappointing - it was just a sea of black beans with a few chargrilled vegetables on top. Everyone in our group said that their food was nice but not great. Beware of the Kitchen Garden Mess on the dessert menu - it was delicious but was served in an earthenware plant pot (very cute) but had no plate or saucer underneath and so I and the table became covered in juice from the berries leaking through the hole in the bottom!

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful location, relaxed ambience. Delicious food cooked outdoors. Attentive service. A really enjoyable Sunday lunch.

SS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Normally excellent but had a supper evening on and we found the lunch menu not nearly as good as normal. This would not put us off as usually excellent.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

What a beautiful setting. It was a shame that the view is blocked by huge plants outside the window. The food looked amazing but being picky there were a few things which made it taste only ok.

The bread was soft but dense with streaks of flour through the middle - not quite sliced bread but not far off. I expected natural bread (eg sourdough) if all the fruit and veg are grown on site.

The bread came with tiny bit of butter so we had to request more. They cleared it away without asking when my starter was finished even though we still had bread to eat.

My starter was a goat curd cigar, which had clearly been prepared in advance because the ‘cigar’ was not crisp - quite stale in-fact. The beetroot with it was nice.

My open beef sandwich was, disappointingly, on the bread too. So I just had the beef (which was very good). The bread was also plastered in mustard which was totally overpowering. My husband had a burger which looked very good so I had total food envy with my very disappointing main meal.

The rosemary chips were tiny bits of chips (you know where it’s all bits and hardly any ‘chip’) which were slightly soggy and quite tasteless. I couldn’t taste the rosemary.

We decided against dessert given the rest of the food and had a coffee in the garden.

It’s such a shame the food doesn’t quite hit the spot because I think they would be busy every day of the week if they got it right, as the position is so beautiful.

PD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch meal. Excellent all around. Friendly, unpretentious, professional and in beautiful surroundings. Very good food, prepared to high standard at reasonable prices. Great selection and good wine (and other drinks) options. No negatives. Strongly recommend.

G
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pythouse is on my list for my summer visitors. It has that special ambience and it never fails to disappoint

SB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great food and our waitress was amazing. Thank you

JL
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely delicious Sunday lunch "from the fire" sitting overlooking the beautiful gardens. We all chose different options and all thoroughly enjoyed our choices - particularly liked the roasted carrots and beetroot as an accompaniment. The service was excellent - efficient but discreet. We appreciated the dogs being brought a bowl of water. Will definitely be coming again.

LB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A remarkable evening, blown away by how pretty the restaurant was with lights strung across the ceiling and flowers everywhere. The garden was beautiful. Sat outside initially but moved inside due to over friendly wasps. Ambience inside was lively and energetic. Service was very attentive. Food was delicious! Definitely visiting again soon.

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