The Thatch is a Grade I-listed cottage-style restaurant and wine bar with rooms in Bottesford, in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, serving contemporary and traditional dishes with innovative flavour combinations. The characterful building dates back to 1621.
The main restaurant is light and spacious but has lots of nooks and crannies for those wanting a more intimate dining experience. There is a lovely conservatory and a new wine bar offering plenty of choice.
The kitchen uses local produce where possible to create both traditional and more innovative modern dishes. For lunch we enjoyed a delightful white onion and walnut soup, a delicious chilli and garlic chicken sambharo (a chicken and chorizo Caesar-style salad), plus excellent grilled hake with dauphinoise potatoes and asparagus. The cooking was excellent and the service attentive and efficient.
We couldn’t fault this lovely restaurant. There is a large garden for when the sun shines, and plenty of parking. Booking is essential for the restaurant and strongly advised for the wine bar.
By Abby Brennan, Nottinghamshire editor
Photos: The Thatch