Distinctive, addictive and unlike anywhere else in the Cotswolds, Hook takes dining at the Fish into new and uncharted waters. The vision of Farncombe Estate culinary director Martin Burge and the result of a £1million investment, the all-new restaurant is a laid-back but luxurious celebration of seafood that combines the sophistication and refinement of Martin’s head-turning gastronomy with the warm and welcoming rusticity that has made the Fish a firm favourite of Cotswolds visitors and residents.
Thanks to Hook, the Fish is at long last able to live up to its name, offering a menu of the finest, freshest responsibly sourced fish, sustainable shellfish and a few timeless classics from the land. Everything is prepared with the gourmet panache you’d expect from a chef with Martin’s credentials, and – with dishes such as griddled octopus, chorizo and white bean served at the table with a little bit of theatrical flair.
The food and the experience may be a few cuts above the usual, but Hannah Lohan’s tactile and naturally inspired interiors ensure the atmosphere is always as cosy and comfortable as an open-fired snug in a country cottage.
With accessible pricing of £30–£40 for three courses, Hook is obsessive about quality but no place for pretension – an authentic and original restaurant delivering culinary excellence for all, and special-occasion dining every meal of the day.
Breakfast – 7am – 10am
Lunch – Monday to Saturday 12 – 2.30pm
Sunday Lunch – 12 – 3pm
Dinner – 6.30pm – 9.30pm