Now Wytch Wood is closed for the season, we’ve got a bit more time on our hands! So we’re going to be out and about trying places in the local area so that we can recommend them to our guests.
Our first recommendation is one we’ve wanted to try since we saw them picking up prizes at last year’s Bristol and Bath Tourism Awards.
We went today and were not disappointed – It’s the brilliant Queen of Cups restaurant in Glastonbury.
Slightly outside our usual 15-mile radius for suppliers, it’s still under an hour’s drive away and can easily be added to your Somerset itinerary.
A delightful 17th-century Coaching Inn turned modern Middle Eastern restaurant, the Queen of Cups has been picking up a host of awards in recent years. It features ethically sourced local, seasonal ingredients to create exciting, colourful – and delicious Middle Eastern sharing plates.
We went for the Queen’s feast, meat option (the chef’s selection of savoury dishes served tapas-style) – priced at £32.50 per person. You get to try around 2/3rds of the menu and we gobbled everything put in front of us – starting with house pickles, hummus, labneh and fresh bread (fluffy, crispy, incredible).
This was followed up with Lebanese potatoes (so moreish and great with leftover labneh), merguez sausages and grilled nabulsi cheese with black honey and preserved lemon (take a bit of it all together for the perfectly balanced bite).
Finally, the braised beef and fig dish – subtly spiced and delicious. The sharing menu gives you the satisfaction of trying everything – no FOMO! The textures, flavours and presentation combine for a beautifully balanced, expertly spiced, and incredibly satisfying experience.
Sitting by the pass was great as you got to watch the executive chef and co-owner Ayesha Kalaji put the finishing touches to each pretty plate of food. It also made us vow to go back and try the vegan sharing menu!
We spent £80 in total and had two sharing menus, one drink each and a speciality tea each. And were stuffed! The team were friendly, and welcoming and managed to squeeze us in without a booking (oops).
Our advice is: book ahead and go hungry, you won’t be disappointed. Really unique in South Somerset.
We’re closed now until Easter 2024, but you can get your booking in and secure your favourite pitch for next year right now! We look forward to welcoming you next year.