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Chocolate fondant pudding at the Thornbury Castle restaurant in Gloucestershire

Thornbury Castle restaurant

Relax and enjoy a taste of history in our dining room or down in the dungeons

Let our attentive waiting staff take care of your evening, serving a delectable range of traditional fare or more contemporary cuisine with an international flavour. Pick up the wine menu, and our expert sommelier can help you select exclusive vintages from our cellars or the finest of New World wines.

Candelabrum and wine at Thornbury Castle
Seasonal dish at a restaurant near Bristol

For hundreds of years, the kitchen garden has provided much of the food used at Thornbury Castle, and under the enthusiastic skills of head gardener and groundskeeper Daniel and his team, the vegetables, edible flowers and seasonal fruit used by our chefs are just about as fresh and flavoursome as you can get.

Dessert in the Thornbury Castle Gloucestershire restaurant
Afternoon tea at Thornbury Castle Hotel
Dessert platter in the Thornbury Castle Hotel restaurant

History is as infused in the kitchens as it is in the entire castle: Thornbury has a dazzling food heritage, particularly since the ‘70s, where it became the place for international stars such as Sophia Loren and Laurence Olivier to wine and dine in salubrious style. Senior Waiter Pepe Gomes Rivas, now aged 68, tells great tales of the extravagant parties and visiting celebrities, in an era when patron chef Kenneth Bell became the first chef outside of France to earn a Michelin star.

You can be sure to get the best wine and food advice from our Food and Beverage Manager Gary Ayres, who has a passion for customer service, wine and food. Add to that one amazing team of discreet yet attentive waiting staff, and you get a truly high-class dining experience.

**Please note that dining in the dungeon is suitable for parties between six and eight people with a minimum spend on drinks/wines of £300.

**Please note we do only welcome children of the age of 8 and over at Thornbury Castle. 

Dungeon dining room and part of the Thornbury Castle restaurant

Festive Season

Step back in time into our Tudor castle and enjoy traditional festive dining with our three-course menu.

Available throughout December.

Three course Christmas lunch: £27.00 per person

Parties over 22 people

Why not have your Christmas office party or family lunch with us? For parties of 22 and over we have the Barons Sitting room or the Tudor Hall.

Three-course lunch: £25.00 per person.

Call our Events team to reserve your lunch.