This blissful escape rests on the banks of the River Severn and the restored canal, making it a tranquil location, complete with luxurious four-AA-gold-star rooms. The Wharf also boasts an AA-rosette-awarded restaurant, so is a fine choice if you're looking to dine on exquisite fare after a day at the races. Each dish is beautifully crafted to entice your appetite, and the phenomenal presentation will leave a lasting impression long after the food has left your plate. Equally pleasing to the eye is the decor - large windows allow light to flood in, lending the restaurant a modern, bright feel.
The morning and afternoon tearoom offers an array of tea, coffee and scrumptious cakes; the imaginative lunch menu bursts with exciting flavours; and the evening selection is equally delicious.
Plump for the tasting menu and you'll be treated to the likes of scallops with carrot and sultana salsa, pear puree and carrot crisp, Herefordshire fillet of beef with Port reduction, lemon and gin sorbet and an assiette of seasonal desserts. A vegetarian tasting menu is also available. If you've gathered a group, perhaps book 'tapas on the terrace', a sociable dining option comprising a selection of delectable tapas dishes alongside stunning views of Over Basin and the canal, which are afforded from The Wharf's terrace. Evening menus, light bites and lunches are all of the same impeccable quality and the dessert list will really get your mouth watering, especially when paired with one of the recommended Port or dessert wines.
With its enviable location and a riverside terrace that is perfect for a relaxed drink, The Wharf House was practically made for wedding receptions and celebrations (call to find out more). For truly accommodating service in a delightful setting, look no further than this superb riverside retreat.
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Over, Nr. Gloucester, GL2 8DB (view on map)
Mon-Sun 10am-9pm (booking advised) (breakfast by arrangement)