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5 North Street

The Cotswolds
GL54 5LH
Web Addresswww.5northstreetrestaurant.co.uk
Telephone01242 604566
French, Modern European, Vegetarian Recommended
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Member benefits do not apply here. Similar restaurants nearby with a Club Offer are listed below.

Lords of the Manor Hotel Restaurant£15
Charingworth Manor Restaurant£29
The Conservatory Restaurant at Calcot£8
The Painswick Restaurant£7
(Based on two people enjoying 3 courses)

Tuesday 7pm - 9.30pm; Wednesday to Saturday 12noon - 2.30pm and 7pm - 9.30pm and Sunday 12noon - 2.30pm
Marcus 'Gus' Ashenford 
Don’t be fooled by Gus’s low profile. He is a man with a huge talent and a great history. Described by resident Cotswold chef David Everitt-Matthias as ‘an unsung hero’, Gus cooks straight from his heart. He is not a slave to fashionable food and opts for classic dishes where flavour is king. He was inspired as a boy, taking great delight in his mother’s exceptional home-cooked food. A college course in catering led to an apprenticeship at Calcot Manor, in Tetbury, where he met another mentor, Ray Farthing, now of 36 On The Quay. He developed his style in a number of restaurants in the region before going it alone. And the long-term success of Restaurant 5 North Street vindicated his decision to lead his own kitchen. More recently, plaudits have come from the region’s resident two Michelin star chef, Everitt-Matthias, at Le Champignon Sauvage, who adds: ‘He has taken his knowledge and used it to its best advantage by providing a unique take on modern British food’. His great mentor, Michel Roux Snr, holds him in similar esteem: ‘Gus has shown what is possible if you follow your dream’.

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A delightful tiny restaurant with 28 covers in the quiet village of Winchcombe. Known for its outstanding cuisine, this is cosy tradition with bare tables, brown leather chairs and beamed ceilings. Husband-and-wife team Marcus and Kate founded Restaurant 5 North Street in the chocolate box Cotswolds town of Winchcombe. Inspired by such classic restaurants as Shaun Hill's former Merchant House, he created an informal dining room, devoid of pretence and fuss.

Sensational flavours are served in his unstuffy dining room in a variety of menus, from lunch through to a la carte dinner and degustation. Under Gus's expert tutelage, flavours sing. Dishes are presented in forms that are as pretty as a picture, and exceptional contacts with the region's finest producers enable Gus to cook with the seasons, bringing the best of local food and drink to the table. Having learned from great chefs, like Michel Roux Snr, Gus offers cuisine with enormous finesse. Canapes are a riot of flavour, mains are robust and underpinned by starry cooking while dreamy desserts live long in the memory.

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