About Bourton on the Water
Often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, Bourton on the Water is a quintessentially English village nestled in the heart of the Cotswold Hills. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, quaint architecture, stone bridges and rolling green meadows, the village is a postcard-perfect destination.
As well as the natural beauty and historic charm, Bourton on the Water has a range of attractions including the Cotswold Motoring Museum, the Model Village and Birdland Park and Gardens.
If you are visiting the village and are looking for restaurants in Bourton on the Water, this guide is for you!
The Bourton on the Water restaurants are ranked in no particular order, and it is not an exhaustive list.
The Rose Tree Restaurant
The Rose Tree is a cosy grade II listed cottage on the River Windrush with a river-facing garden. With a specific Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Lunch menu, The Rose Tree offers good, honest home-cooked food; everything you would expect and hope for from a traditional English restaurant.
The L’anatra Italian Kitchen is the Chester House Hotel restaurant, offering rustic authentic Italian cooking. It is the ideal place for delicious pizzas, pastas, steak and fish. L’anatra has a breakfast, tapas, evening, Italian classics and takeaway menu.
The Croft Restaurant
Located on the River Windrush, The Croft specialise in delivering a refined seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Not many menus features cod and chips as well as poke bowls, but The Croft’s does and it is all the better for it.
Smiths is the place in Bourton on the Water for burgers, milkshakes and sundaes. As well as the standard selection of burgers, expect to find more adventorous options such as the Triple B featuring blueberry BBQ sauce. Most burgers have the option to double up the patty, which you will find hard to resist.
Overlooking the old Mill Bridge, Bourtanical primarily offers lighter bites such as sandwiches and cakes, so is a popular lunch spot.
Green and Pleasant
Green and Pleasant, as the name suggests, is a vegan restaurant offering a thoroughly pleasant selection of dairy and meat-free snacks, cream teas and cakes.
Bourton on the Water FAQs
If you enjoy tranquil walks through traditional British natural beauty and history, Bourton on the Water is definitely worth a visit.
Bourton on the Water is known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ thanks to the historic stone bridges that cross the Windrush River.
There are plenty of activities and attractions in and around Bourton on the Water, including but not limited to:
- Cotswold Motoring Museum
- Hawkstone Brewery
- The Model Village
Bourton on the Water has two large pay and display car parks open all year round. They can be found at GL54 2EN or GL54 2BN.