TO celebrate British Food Fortnight – which runs from September 19 to October 4 – we have put together a list of great places to enjoy delicious cuisine in the Stroud area this weekend.
The fortnight is a celebration of food and the health benefits and pleasures of eating quality, fresh, seasonal and regional produce.
1. BIRCH, Union Street, Stroud
Sunday roast (collection or delivery) Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Eat in available too.
Tuck into roast beef, pork loin with crackling or lemon chicken with roast potatoes, onions and carrots, cauliflower cheese, root vegetable mash, green beans, stuffing and Yorkshire pudding plus gravy of course – yum!
Vegetarian or vegan option is spanakopita – caramelised onion, feta, spinach and cumin filo parcel with with roast potatoes, onions and carrots, cauliflower cheese, root vegetable mash, green beans, stuffing and Yorkshire pudding,veggie gravy.
Collection £12 per person, £7 children.
Gooey chocolate pudding with vanilla custard and raspberry
Panna cotta with rhubarb compote
Lemon curd and pistachio Pavlova
Vegan pear and stem ginger crumble available also.
Pre order only, full details on the BIRCH Facebook page.
2. Sorrento, Russell Street, Stroud
A firm favourite for Stroudies with a penchant for Italian cuisine.
Open from noon to 3pm and then from 5pm in the evening.
Book a table online at sorrentostroud.co.uk, call 01453 766632 or see their Facebook page.
Strict Covid guidelines in place.
Take away and delivery service also available.
3. Non Solo Pasta, Five Valleys Shopping Centre, King Street, Stroud
Family run business, Non Solo Pasta, opened their Italian street food stall at Stroud’s indoor market just over two months ago.
Every dish is freshly homemade and unique with a special creation for every event. Some of the best sellers include arancini, frittatine di pasta, pizza, lasagne, tiramisù and Italian biscotti.
Open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday.
For more information, see their Facebook page.
4. The Canteen, Days Mill, Nailsworth
The Canteen in Nailsworth is an independently run, award-winning, fun and quirky cafe which prides itself on using local produce and creating delicious goods for their breakfast, brunch and lunch menus.
Open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and from 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
Visit their Facebook page at bit.ly/2S1OntH
5. William’s Foodhall, 3 Fountain Street, Nailsworth
This multi-award-winning seafood restaurant, fishmonger, delicatessen and caterer is a renowned favourite located in the heart of Nailsworth.
Alongside a 64-cover new restaurant sits a new fish counter displaying an outstanding range of fresh seafood, delivered daily from Scotland and the South West coastline. The adjacent delicatessen offers a large selection of chef-prepared meals, cheeses, charcuterie and terrines as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.
Open from 9am to 4pm, and then 6pm until 10pm on Saturday.
Book a table online at williamsfoodhall.co.uk/fishmarket/ or call 01453 832240.
6. The Vine Tree Inn, Randwick near Stroud
Set on the side of a hill in the picturesque village of Randwick, the Vine Tree offers a mouth-watering menu.
The pub’s lunch menu includes glazed ham, tomato, free range egg and chunky chips (£9.95), beer battered haddock fillet with tartar sauce, minted peas & chunky chips (£11.50) and more.
Included on the evening menu is Stroud ale battered fish of the day with fresh tartar sauce, mushy peas and chunky chips (£11.95), rare breed mangalica pork chop with wild mushroom red wine sauce (£16.95), butter chicken curry, black sesame seed rice rice and poppadoms, mango chutney £13.95) and more.
Open from 12am to 10pm on Saturday and from 12am to 6pm on Sunday.
For more information, visit thevinetreerandwick.co.uk/menu/evening-menu/
7. Tomari-Gi, Five Valleys Shopping Centre, King Street, Stroud
Like Non Solo Pasta, Japanese soul food company Tomari-Gi have also opened a stall at Stroud’s popular indoor market.
Tomari-Gi has built up a great reputation for its delicious ramen, fried chick-en, gyoza, kimchi and katsu curry and now customers can click and collect their delicious food from the new location in the market.
For more information on Tomari-Gi or to order go to bit.ly/2Gb70Zu
8. The Crown Inn, High Street, Minchinhampton
The Crown in Minchinhampton offers glorious traditional pub food, including delicious Sunday roasts, with locally reared, prime cuts of meat, incredible Yorkshires and lashings of gravy.
Photo by @chia_rose_hirsty (Instagram)
Also soak up the last of the September sun while enjoying fabulous Belgian beer and mussels.
The pub is also open for takeaway from Wednesday to Saturday.
It is open from 12am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Visit thecrown-minchinhampton.com for more information.
9, The Bell Inn, Bell Lane, Selsley near Stroud
Tuck into dishes like this beautiful plate of roasted chalk stream rainbow trout with tenderstem broccoli and flaked almonds at the Bell Inn at Selsley.
Throughout September, the Bell is offering a set menu for lunchtimes, Monday to Friday, two courses for £15, three for £19. Please check latest menu before booking.
Call 01453 753801, go to thebellinnselsley.com or see their Facebook page.
10. The Warren Food Trailer, Five Valleys Shopping Centre, Stroud
Finally, if you’re in town and fancy a quick bite and great coffee head to the Warren Food Trailer for a delicious toastie or baked potato – perfect as the temperature drops.