Lunch@Wild Garlic, Nailsworth

Wild Garlic has been on our long list of restaurants to visit for a while now and today we are finally arriving there for lunch. It is one of two restaurants in Nailsworth under chef patron Matthew Beardsall – who has a history of working with two of our food heroes Simon Rogan & Marcus Wareing.

I’m glad to find that they have a decent range of bottled beers and I choose the Muddy Wellies Golden Ale – originally launched by the Royal Agricultural University, it is bright, zesty and full of flavour.

Rock is having the whole grilled Brixham plaice with tomatoes and capers. After some internal debate and a discussion with Faye, who is looking after us, I choose the Old Spot pork, duck & Toulouse sausage cassoulet with white beans, tomato and pieces of garlic bread. The plaice is very good indeed and my cassoulet is an ideal dish for a cold winter day.

We don’t need dessert but I can rarely resist an affogato when one is available and today I don’t bother trying to resist. Here it is served with raisins soaked in Pedro Ximenez and warm, slighty moist biscotti – fabulous.

Overall, really good quality food and great service from Faye. Now we both understand why we had put Wild Garlic on the list in the first place!


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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