Just tucked away in Well Walk, a very warm welcome awaits you at The White Spoon, which offers a contemporary and relaxed fine dining experience.

Last night, I was invited to a special bloggers’ dinner to sample some of their very tempting dishes and review the experience. The menu has an array of fine dining choices, with the selection on their set menu offering very good value for money at £12 for two courses and £15 for three. Other menu choices represent what I would regard as ‘Cheltenham’ prices, just slightly on the Cosmopolitan inflated side but nevertheless very acceptable.

As a starter, we were offered some fabulous Plant Pot Bread served with absolutely luscious Applewood Smoked Butter, which I could almost have swam in and eaten for starter, main and dessert!

To follow, I opted for the Goats Cheese Ravioli with Pickled Beetroot, which although quite unusual in its presentation, was a nice combination of flavours and the ingredients worked well together. An alternative would have been a very appetising Kelmscott Pork Chop with peas and broad beans.

Goats Cheese Ravioli and Pickled Beetroot

Kelmscott Pork Chop

The sides of the creamiest ever mashed potato and swede were rather quirkily served as an option for seemingly both the ravioli and the pork chop. I couldn’t resist a few spoonfuls and am glad I did. Just lovely- really smooth and tasty.

As dessert, a very pleasant, though not necessarily the prettiest of dishes arrived in the form of Lemon Parfait and Meringue.This was followed by a perfectly brewed cup of English breakfast tea served with petit fours.

Lemon Parfait and Meringue

I have to be honest; I’d never have found The White Spoon had I not asked a helpful passerby. Though to be fair, as I do need an ordnance survey map to find my way out of a paper bag, this is probably more of a reflection on me than the restaurant itself. However, it was a very enjoyable find and hopefully I will be able to find it again in the future and that others will also be able to do so. A top tip for you would be to head up the alleyway that runs up the side of the Boston Tea Party Cafe.

The White Spoon has been nominated for a Cotswold Life Customer Service Award so I’ll be keeping my Lady Janey eye closely on the results of this. The service yesterday was excellent with attention to detail in every aspect and no long waits for courses to arrive. Staff were keen to showcase their impressive menu and ensure that our experience was nothing other than a very comfortable and memorable one.


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