‘Delightfully different’ Somerset restaurant added to Michelin guide
A Somerset restaurant has been added to the Michelin guide after winning accolades for its Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Queen of Cups, based in Northload Street, Glastonbury won praise, being described as ‘delightfully different’.
That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily been awarded a star – but each month the Michelin guide reveals details of new restaurants to be featured in the guide, ahead of the annual launch event when Michelin Stars, Bib Gourmands and Green Stars are revealed. .
Described as one of Inspectors’ ‘favorite new additions’, the Queen of Cups is said to offer meals for around £20-40 and is run by Ayesha Kalaji who the guide says has gained plenty of experience in a number. from the kitchens of Lonbon before heading to the 17th century inn at Glastonbury.
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The Michelin Guide adds: “It was there that she opened this deliciously different restaurant in a rustic 17th century inn, which offers many seating areas, including a courtyard for sunny days. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean small plates are bursting with color and flavor: pomegranates, couscous, stewed meats, and warm, savory Frena bread with homemade pickles will have you booking your next meal before you even leave. Grab some friends and go for the ‘Queen’s Feast’.”
Reviews on Tripadvisor give it a five out of five star rating. Craigsmum123 said: “We were a party of six, ushered into a beautiful green private room and ate from the shared menu. The staff were absolutely amazing, friendly, informative and made our evening special. The food….let’s say, the chief is a wizard or witch…appropriate for Glastonbury!”
KathyinSurrey added: “Everything on the menu looked delicious and every dish we ordered (8 in total) was absolutely stunning in every way. Beautiful enclosed patio out back. Just blown away by the quality of the food – worthy from Michelin IMHO.”