“Creative tasting experience for just 12 lucky diners” - AA Inspector
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Up on the hill above Broadway, that quintessential Cotswolds honeypot, Dormy House started life as a humble farmhouse in the 17th century but has morphed into a slinky designer retreat with a glossy spa. The place is also a beacon of culinary pleasures, the latest addition being MO, an intimate and interactive dining experience that takes place around a marble-topped counter in a cosy space with a pineapple-themed decor. With just a dozen guests to serve, the chefs can deliver a remarkable level of precision in the seven-course exploration of tastes and textures. Expect technical showmanship and plenty of theatre and fun, starting with scrambled duck egg served in the shell with Jerusalem artichoke foam and grated truffle. Along the way, charcoal-grilled prawns turn up with rich bisque and lemon curd, while tender monkfish comes with black curry sauce and mung beans, and smoked rose veal fillet is matched with maple-glazed salsify and sprouting broccoli. The virtuoso performance ends with a confection of orange, rhubarb and cheesecake.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 12
- On-site parking available
- Dinner served from: 7.30
- Dinner served until: close
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.
Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.
Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.
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