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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Intricate contemporary cooking in old weavers' cottages

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome

Appropriately sited on Sheep Street, The Lamb occupies a set of wisteria-festooned former weavers' cottages packed with character and charm. Now a modern country inn, the place has been sensitively converted in a series of stylishly furnished public rooms, warmed by log fires in the cooler months, and with an abundance of original gnarled beams and flagstones to ensure a sense of place. The main dining goes on in the smart restaurant overlooking the garden and courtyard, where the country-chic decor fashions a gently contemporary setting. The skilful team in the kitchen echo the surroundings, taking ideas that have a classic British foundation, then building some contemporary ideas on top of it. A fixed-price carte and tasting menu, plus veggie alternatives, deliver complex constructions, starting with the likes of foie gras parfait, its richness offset by rhubarb, apple and gingerbread purée, followed perhaps by a full-bore plate of beef sirloin, ox cheek, bone marrow and snails with sprout flowers and peppercorn sauce. At the meat-free end of the spectrum, mascarpone, chive and spinach pithivier is matched with crispy rocket and balsamic glaze. Among desserts, 'banana' is another good-looking plate with pannacotta the starring element, alongside honey and almond cake and citrus gel.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 2.30
  • Dinner served from:: 7
  • until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Peter Galeski

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30:: 40
  • Wines over £30:: 60
  • Wines by the glass:: 12

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Children

  • Children welcome

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair:: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats:: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 20
  • Off-site parking available:: The Bay Tree Hotel

Additional information

  • Seats:: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 20

Getting here

Exit A40 into Burford, down hill, take first left into Sheep Street, hotel last on right

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Charlbury
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