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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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Adventurous British food with no holds barred

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

A stone-built village inn not far from Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit is the very model of an updated country hostelry. Its stripped-back interior has been given a light makeover, with pale beams and abstract artworks abounding, and Scandinavian-style woodblock furniture at the outdoor tables. A central feature of the dining room is the framed schedule of charges dating from when the place marked a tollgate, and there's an open kitchen to permit views of Tim Allen's team at their creative business. What better than to start with a bouquet of spring vegetables from the kitchen garden, served with a buttermilk and pea-juice cocktail, but the home-made black pudding is hard to resist too, when it comes with Agen prunes, curried pickled onion purée, and a slow-cooked pheasant egg. Main dishes might team monkfish with chicken wings in an emulsion of wild garlic and lovage, or offer rump and fricassée of veal with confit onion, truffle curd and baby capers. This is technically and formally adventurous British food with no holds barred, through to a fragrant dessert of lime buttermilk and matching meringues with minted frozen curd and cucumber granita, or perhaps a simple array of uncommonly intense sorbets – passionfruit, blackberry, pear and more.

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Opening hours

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

Chef

  • Chef: Tim Allen

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 32
  • Wines over £30: 117
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Starter from 13
  • Main course from20
  • Dessert from6
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Facilities

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16

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