BEING one of the gems of the Cotswolds, Broadway sets the bar high when it comes to food. And the Broadway Hotel didn’t disappoint.

Away from the bustling but cosy bar, the restaurant was a quiet haven and oozed sophistication. I expected the food to be highly priced, but was pleasantly surprised with what I found.

Making a choice from the menu was really hard as everything sounded so appetising.

I finally went for the king prawn, chorizo and squid salad with chilli aoili and garlic crostini (£8.50) to start.

I’m a big seafood fan so this really appealed to me. The chorizo complemented the squid really well, which can be quite bland at times.

My dining companion chose the pan fried woodpigeon with puy lentils, crispy bacon and baby onions, (£6.50) another great choice. Neither of us had ever tried woodpigeon but we were both game... and it was delicious.

Our waiting staff were very attentive and came straight over when we sat down. I did feel slightly rushed to order and we didn’t have to wait long for each course.

For my main, I ordered pheasant breast stuffed with redcurrant mousse, dauphinoise potato and red cabbage (£16.75).

Every part of the dish was delicious. It was a shame I could not eat it all and had to enlist the help of my fellow diner.

It was a generous serving with plenty of pheasant which was wrapped in bacon.

My companion ordered fillet of plaice stuffed with a salmon mousse, curly kale and sautéed potatoes (£16.50). It was presented very delicately on the plate and went down a treat.

After my two delicious and generous courses I was pretty full, but after a break I decided to go for the rich chocolate tart with clotted cream and raspberries (£6.50).

It was everything a chocolate tart should be, sweet and rich and I managed to eat it all along with my coffee.

It is a bit more pricey than your average chain restaurant – the bill came to around £71, including a bottle of wine – I think it was worth every penny.



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