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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Owens/Modern Cuisine/Tewkesbury

Staying in Tewskesbury at the Premier Inn, we needed somewhere to eat, that catered for a fussyVegetarian. The obvious choice would have been the Brewers Fayre attached to the Premier Inn, but the Veggie choices were appauling so an alternative needed to be found.

We wandered into the main street of Tewkesbury and found a charming little Restaurant called Owens on Church Street.

Loads of parking just across the road in the Abbey car park.

We took a chance and walked in, there was a wine-tasting event going on, but we were told if we popped back in half an hour we could eat. So we went for a drink elsewhere and returned 30 mins later.

Full of 'olde worlde' charm with dark wooden beams, white paint and wooden floors. Wooden tables and rustic minimal deco. Beautiful and clean, and the staff were very friendly.

The menu changes constantly, there was one Veggie option as a main when we visited but it suited me, you might want to phone and check when booking.

A jug of water was placed on the table without us asking - a lovely touch. The wine list was very good with plenty of options.

As a starter I had ....
Roasted Beetroot Caponata & Grilled Goats Cheese Toast.

It was delicious, beautiful deep red beetroot and cabbage mix, slightly sweet with a creamy tasty goats cheese melting on top.

Hubby had home-made bread, as he is not a fan of "Posh Food" and likes things rather plain. The bread was served with real butter.

My choice for main was...
Sweet Potato & Coconut Polenta, Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas & Peppers with Chilli.

I asked for no peppers, but unfortunately it came with them, but they were easy enough to pick off, and the waitress was extremely apologetic when she realised and admitted it was her fault as she forgot to tell the Chef.
Otherwise it was very very yummy, perhaps a little too much polenta as it was quite rich, more broccoli in it's place would have been nice, but that's just a personal thing. The taste was divine.

My Hubby asked for Steak with Garlic Butter, which was on the menu displayed in the window, but was not part of the wine tasting dinner that night, but they happily cooked it for him, and he enjoyed it very much. Perfectly cooked apparently.

The main courses were brought to the table by the Chef himself, and he didn't have to ask who ordered what either. He went round the tables asking diners if the food was ok. A nice touch.

No room for pudding unfortunately, but they looked nice on their way past our table to other diners.

The toilets were immaculately clean with some wonderful touches, like posh handwash and a basket of paper towels. It is little touches like this that give you confidence in an eatery.
Pity we do not live closer, but if we are in the area again we will definately be back.

The bill was £39 not including a tip. For 1 starter, 2 mains, 1 wine and 1 soft drink.

Here is the website for you.

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