the simple truth

There has been a conspicuous lack of blogging activity since our post-Christmas break, but at last we can reveal why. After eight amazing years in the Cotswold town of Fairford, restaurant allium is set to move to a new location later this year.

The Fairford HQ, meanwhile, has been transformed into simply allium. The aim with this ‘British kind of brasserie’ is to give the area a more informal destination, one where crowd-pleasing dishes are delivered with the same precision and behind-the-scenes dedication to ingredient sourcing that made the original restaurant such a hit.

The aim isn’t to re-invent the wheel or muck about with classics for the sake of it. Instead our aim with simply allium is to utilise our technical knowhow and our extensive in-house butchery, charcuterie and baking skills to make each and every recipe as good and flavour-packed as it can be. We’ve spent the last few months picking our winter and spring favourites and then roadtesting and refining them, and response so far from customers suggests it’s been time well spent. You can check out the new simply allium website with more details on the new dishes by clicking here.

And still there’s more. Providing a foretaste of what to expect at the new location, we’re also developing a dedicated ‘pop up’ at the Fairford HQ. At the allium tasting room diners will be able to pre-book for a typically adventurous 12 course menu, with our head chef James Graham personally preparing everything in front of diners from a bespoke kitchen. Serving just 12 diners each evening on Fridays and Saturdays only, availability will be strictly limited. More on these developments very soon.

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