Woven by Adam Smith

“Stunning cooking in a majestic location.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

ASCOT, BERKSHIRE

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Surrounded by 240 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland including private polo lawns, Woven by Adam Smith is set within Coworth Park, a Georgian mansion sitting amidst wildflower meadows. It’s a splendid place, all high ceilings and period detail, and a revamp of the restaurant finally put the chef’s name above the door in 2023. Inspired by nature, the dining room is a luxurious space decorated in soothing autumnal shades of apricot and gold, with bespoke art including a fabulous plaster relief of root vegetables. This is quite a theatrical experience; you can see the snacks you’ll be served at the beginning of your meal being prepared as you arrive, and downlights over each black-topped table make sure your attention is fully focused on the food. The seasonal menu is an entrancing experience, where dishes tell a story using top produce and reflect great attention to detail. The staff are seriously great, extremely knowledgeable and offer relaxed, slick service. The creative and contemporary cooking is up there with the very best in the country, with classic techniques and flavours underpinning every dish. The snacks you saw as you arrived are truly delightful mouthfuls to get you in the mood – perhaps a stunning truffle potato tart, prawn custard and caviar or an ingenious take on a classic cheese and ham sandwich. Breads are wonderful, too, and a spring menu might begin with a vibrant dish of super fresh Cornish crab, citrussy kalamansi, crunchy radish and perfectly balanced and aromatic Thai green dressing. A main course of perfectly timed, pink and tender Yorkshire lamb is paired with morel, baby gem and sweetbread. Finally, a signature dessert brings an irresistible and indulgent combination of chocolate, sea salt, crème fraîche and cocoa nibs. The wine list is impressive, with a good range by the glass.

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Woven by Adam Smith
London Road, ASCOT, SL5 7SE

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 66
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 400
  • Wines by the glass: 18
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Berkshire

Berkshire essentially consists of two distinct parts. The western half is predominantly rural, with the Lambourn Downs spilling down to the River Lambourn and the Berkshire Downs to the majestic Thames. The eastern half of Berkshire may be more urban but here, too, there is the opportunity to get out and savour open spaces. Windsor Great Park and Maidenhead Thicket are prime examples. Threading their way through the county are two of the South’s prettiest rivers – the Lambourn and the Pang. Beyond the tranquil tow paths of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Greenham Common’s famous airbase has been transformed to delight walkers of all ages.

Reading and Newbury are the county’s major towns, and the River Kennet flows through them both. Reading is a vibrant, multicultural centre with great shopping and plenty of history. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading prison in the late 19th century, and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol about his experience. Newbury is probably best known for its race course, which opened in 1905, although the first recorded racing at Newbury was a century before that. Famous people born in the county include Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Winlset and Ricky Gervais.

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