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Russell's of Broadway

Broadway, Cotswolds, UK


The food is the raison d'être of Russell's - and you soon see why. As we sat outside for an aperitif (champagne and rhubarb cocktail), we were brought out fat olives and paprika-smoked popcorn to accompany our drinks. After the sun set we moved into the attractive dining room (a medley of oak and crisp white linen napkins; some tables are very close together) and sat by the window for dinner.

You can choose from a set menu or go a la carte. Starters range from plum tomato and taleggio cheese tartlet with rocket salad (melt in the mouth) to parma ham with mozzarella and figs to a chicken confit with wild mushroom terrine. Mains were equally hard to choose between: pollock with peas, asparagus and Cornish new potatoes (delicious), pork T-bone with sweet potato puree and butternut squash, panfried organic salmon with salsify and anchovies. We washed our meal down with an extremely nice New Zealand sauvignon blanc (the wine list is impressive), then shared a heavenly sticky toffee pudding with vanilla pod ice cream for dessert.

Despite filling ourselves to the brim, we were still up for a hearty breakfast the next day. Fresh orange juice and croissants with homemade marmalade and jam got us started; we then tucked into big English breakfasts. Homemade museli, yoghurts, fruit salads and porridge were available for more health-conscious guests.

The restaurant is also open for lunch, offering a set and a la carte menu. If you'd prefer something lighter there are several cafes in the village.

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Features include:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Breakfast
  • Walk to restaurants
  • Coffee/tea making
Save to favouritesPrintMailRussell's of BroadwayHoney-coloured buildings glow in the evening sun; the village green is immaculately clipped and dogs are basking on its warmth. This is England at its most glorious, most picturesque - and all we can think is, why don't we live here? The main street stretches up in front and within seconds Russell's appears on the left-hand side. Outside, cushioned garden benches sit under vast white umbrellas and and the flagged patio leads straight into the attractive restaurant. The former showroom of Sir Gordon Russell's furniture, the ground floor is roomy, light and filled with dining tables. Crisp white linens and a well-stocked wine wall set the tone; it's elegant but laid-back and the staff are warm and chatty. Out the back is an alfresco eating area, upstairs are the 7 [r:UK045:rooms]. These, owner Andrew explains, are not the main focus, but they're gorgeous nonetheless. Oak four-poster beds, exposed stone walls, chenille sofas and silk cushions. But don't get too comfy: [i!!dinner] awaits downstairs and it's even better...

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