Comedy Night At The Ethicurean! Plus our Full Feast Evenings.

Why does food have to be sh*t* at comedy nights? -Amy ‘potty mouth’ Howerska.

This ones a bit of an experiment to be honest. But lovely comedy and lovely food shall be rustled effortlessly up on Wednesday 17th June 2015. 6.45pm at The Ethicurean.

Tickets £22 to include comedy acts & our legendary Burger. (optional half time puddings too).

Your host Cerys Nelms will introduce Amy Howerksa, a Polish Irish Catholic Jew, born and raised in Wales. A diversity box ticking wet dream (she is also heavily persecuted) and Headline act Mr Nick Doody who has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill’s request.

Fill your laughing tanks with a Hereford Simmental cross beef burger, Oggleshield cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, shiitake mushroom ketchup & brioche bun with Slaw ferment & roast garlic mayo to dip your chips in.

If you’ve still room in the interval there’s the optional extra of one of our splendid puddings. (Orders taken in advance).

Smash some cocktails if you must:
The Gardeners Old Fashioned. Hotter than Don Draper. Winner of the Young British Foodie of the Year 2013.

Burnt oak, 3 Year Somerset Cider Brandy, Bitters, toffee apple cake syrup, Vanilla tincture, Chipotle tincture.

Join us for this experiment, if it works, we shall certainly be booking more comedy.


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The Full Feast Evenings. Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday Nights.

In celebration of our bounteous walled garden and the wild land that surrounds us we have started our Full Feast Evenings.

Join us for a set menu of five courses, of the best our garden has to offer. Rejoice in the beautiful views, excellent drinks list & relaxed but attentive service.

All dietary requirements catered to within the booking process. 01934 863 713

Bookatable on-line Here.

Thanks to Bookends & Bin Ends Blog and their recent review of our restaurant.


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Stop in by on our new evening offerings.

Come down of an evening for pre-dinner cocktails and dusky fading sun.

Tuesday Burger night, Wednesday Rarebit & Cider Sessions. Thursday to Saturday nights are our Full menu Feasts where we celebrate the bounty of the walled garden and it’s surrounds. Our newly launched Collector Vermouth is making for a mighty fine pre dinner warmer. We are all looking forward to catching up with you.

Cheers x


The Collector Vermouth

Now Open Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings Too!

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Good tide all.

We are pleased to announce that we have a couple of new nights on the cards. Mid-week evening openings for pre dinner cocktails, music and excellent food. To celebrate our local support, Tuesday nights we are launching a burger night and every Wednesday will be The Ethicurean Rarebit & cider sessions. Welcome to all we say, sociable, low key and laughs a plenty.

So, on to the Burger Night. We haven’t gone completely crazy, we just wanted to make a burger that would put Tuesday night on the map, given that as far as we know, there isn’t a Mendip venue that has perfected this classic. Our kitchen team have risen to the challenge and been in full development for this one. From all the positive sounds coming from the taste tests we’ve heard of late it would appear that their attention to detail has produced a burger well worth a detour, or well worth ambling up the lane to get at. Our cocktail pairings (Imbibe 2015 UK Cocktail Innovator) will of course elevate this night to tidily exuberance. Enjoy all of this in front of our roaring log burner.

Hereford Simmental cross beef burger, Welsh Rarebit cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, shiitake mushroom ketchup & brioche bun. Sides of slaw ferment and a roast garlic mayo to dip your chips in.

The Gardeners Old Fashioned. Hotter than Don Draper. Winner of the Young British Foodie of the Year 2013.

Burnt oak, 3 Year Somerset Cider Brandy, Bitters, toffee apple cake syrup, Vanilla tincture, Chipotle tincture.

Wednesday Rabbit & Cider Sessions.

To celebrate our first year of cider production, Wednesdays will be offer night. Our legendary Welsh rarebit and a pint of our own cider for not very many pennies. Alongside our rough scrumpy we’ve also produced an elegant sparkling ‘keeved’ cider that were itching for feedback on. Our pudding menu will be as classic as ever. The beauty will be in the simplicity. You can bring your own spit and sawdust to this one… if you must.

Thanks to @BristolTweats for paying us a visit and this timely Welsh Rabbit based quote from the weekend:

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St Valentines Day 14th February 2015

‘Tis that time, once a year, perhaps, whether we like it or not, we are thinking of snuggling down in a beautiful and cosy restaurant setting with our loved ones.

Not confined to couples old or new we are welcoming all to dinner on a cold February evening, log fire lit, pre dinner cocktails shaken & taxis booked for the inevitable.

This year this annual spectacle falls on a Saturday so you’ll need to be quick to book with us.

Cherished love from The Ethicurean Family.

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Fermentation class at The Ethicurean February 5th.

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Of course, another course, a hands on demonstration of ferment making with an enjoyable light meal of wild fermented foods pioneered at the restaurant too. You could go home empowered with new found bubbling food fermentation knowledge. It brings us great pleasure to announce further dates available on the 5th and 19th of February.

Places are limited, however armed with the simple knowledge of this ancient art the culinary fermentation possibilities will be limitless to you. Book soon lovelies. 01934 863713

We are fascinated by the culture of our local area and the wild pro-biotic cultures that live upon all of the produce we grow and eat. Our Wild Ferment master class provides an in-depth hands on opportunity to learn the processes we use in our restaurant kitchen. The techniques we use are ancient.

‘In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy’ – William Blake.

Class One: Understanding Fermented Foods. 7-10pm Thursday 5th February. £80 per guest.

In this course, learn, explore, make and taste foods which have been preserved by the process of fermentation. Our head chef and cookery school tutor will explain why so many of our favourite foods are produced in this way and the key techniques to doing this at home. Come and discover how simple it is to make nutritious, pro biotic food for you and your family.

The class outlined-

– What is fermentation?

-Fermented vegetable slaw making tutorial.

-Brine fermentation.

-Making Kvass & pro biotic drinks.

-Kefir Milk demonstration.

Each master class attendee will take home their very own air-locked Le Parfait (worth £15) containing a kilo of freshly fermenting vegetable slaw.The evening ends with a relaxed and seasonal fermented supper, with the opportunity for further discussion and questions.

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