5 Michelin recommended restaurants in North Somerset

The Pony and Trap has held a Michelin Star since 2011 Jon Craig

The Pony and Trap has held a Michelin Star since 2011 Jon Craig - Credit: Archant

Enjoy dining out? Here are 5 of North Somerset’s best restarants, as recommended by the Michelin Guide including one with a coveted star

The Pony & Trap

Knowle Hill, Newtown Chew Magna BS40 8TQ

Tel: 01275 332627

This 200-year-old, character filled pub, has held a Michelin Star since 2011 and in January 2015 was ranked 2nd in the Publican Morning Advertiser’s Top 50 UK Gastropubs. Menu prices range from £25-£50

What the guide says: “Twice-daily menu of extremely fresh, seasonal produce, including locally sourced, hung and smoked meats and fish. Classical cooking with bold flavours”

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103 Upper Bristol Rd. Weston-super-Mare BS22 8ND

Tel: 01934 413428

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Situated in the popular seaside town of Weston this Michelin recommended restaurant serves British traditional food, with menu prices ranging from £18- £38 for A La Carte.

What the guide says: “Carefully prepared classical dishes follow the seasons. It’s more modern inside than the exterior suggests.”

The Cove

Birnbeck Rd Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BX

Tel:01934 418 217

Situated on the promenade, the restaurant overlooks Knightstone island with views of the bay. Menu prices range from £15- £20 and it is also open for breakfast

What the guide says: “Stylish, modern restaurant on the promenade; every table has bay views. Light bites at lunch. More formal dinner menu offers carefully cooked European dishes with modern touches.”

Bird in Hand

17 Weston Rd Long Ashton BS41 9LA

Tel: 01275 395 222

A tiny country pub, with a quirky interior, that serves modern British food with influences from the continent, and where possible produce is sourced locally. Menu prices range from £14-£32

What the guide says: “Simple, super value set price lunch menu; the evening à la carte offers tasty, carefully cooked dishes which let local and foraged ingredients speak for themselves.”

The Ethicurean

Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Ln Wrington BS40 5SA

Tel: 01934 863713

Bringing the outside in this converted glasshouse is situated within a beautiful walled kitchen garden where much of the produce for the restaurant is grown, and rides itself on its environmental principals. It was named Observer Best Ethical Restaurant 2011 & Runner Up 2012/13 and won Best Supporter of Local Produce three consecutive years (2012/13/14) at the Bristol Good Food Awards. Menu prices range from £20-£37.

What the guide says: “It’s rustic, informal and a break from the norm, and strives to be ethical and epicurean. The daily menu uses excellent ingredients - many, fresh from the garden; be sure to try the home-pressed apple juice. Service is friendly and knowledgeable.”

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