Situated just ten minutes walk from Oxford's centre, the Cotswold Lodge is a four-star hotel that houses an exquisite restaurant. The 66a Restaurant blends contemporary and period décor, retaining the original fireplace, high ceilings and bay windows and setting them off with impressive wood, brass fittings, deep carpets and smart upholstery. The menu offers modern interpretations of classic English and Mediterranean cuisine, using fresh ingredients - some of which are from the owner's farm. Why not try the loin of local lamb with roasted Provencal vegetables or queen scallops served with hazelnut and coriander butter? Desserts are equally sumptuous, including vanilla pannacotta with quince compote. At around £27 for a three course meal, this is fine dining at affordable prices.
Soup of the day, Hand Cut Bread £5.25 Warm Camembert, Cranberry Sauce £5.50 Chicken Liver Parfait, Toasted Brioche £5.50 Chicken & Pea Rissotto Starter/Main £5.95/£8.95 Smoked Chicken Ceasar Salad Starter/Main £5.95/£8.95 Seasonal Vegetable Pasta Bake, Morney Sauce, Homemade Garlic Bread £8.95 Salmon Trudi. Salmon Fillet, Pesto Herb Crust, New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables £10.50 Char Grilled Lamb Pieces, Marinated in Tikka Paste, Rice, Mint Yoghurt £10.25 Ploughmans, Oxfordshire Cheddar or Home Cooked Ham £8.25 Beer Battered Hake, Mushy Peas, Hand Cut Chips £10.50 Home Made Burger, Relish, Hand Cut Chips £8.95 Club Sandwich. Chicken, Bacon, Lettuce, Beef Tomato, Hand Cut Chips £8.25 Dish of the day. Please ask for today?s dishes Open sandwiches on White or Granary Bread £6.25 Avocado and crispy bacon Brie and grape Chicken & red onion marmalade Smoked salmon and lime Roast beef with sweet chilli and cucumber strips / horseradish Free range egg mayonnaise Desserts Please ask for today's desserts
Soup of the day with bread roll Galantine of quail, wild mushrooms with black truffle sherry vinegar & shallot dressing Salmon & toasted pine nut boudin, crispy Parma ham & sun blushed tomato coulis Crab & clam risotto with sauce remoulade Smoked duck, pear & walnut salad with grain mustard & honey dressing Croustade filled with fricassee of oyster mushroom tarragon & chestnuts ***** Seared venison, vanilla mashed potatoes, pak choi & juniper berry jus (£4.00 supp) Char-grilled rib eye steak, dauphinoise potato, cassoulet of beans & garlic cream (£3.00 supp) Poached cod in red wine, braised savoy cabbage, smokey bacon, straw potatoes & wine fish sauce Pan fried corn fed chicken with blueberry stuffing, baked thyme infused roast root vegetables & port sauce Sauté guilt head sea bream sauté lemon potatoes, asparagus & chilli mango salsa Roasted vegetable strudel, crushed rosemary potatoes, saffron & pear chutney ***** Coconut pannacotta with star anise poached plums Fig and almond tart with vanilla crème fraiche Chocolate orange terrine & clotted cream Apple and blackberry crumble & white chocolate custard Selection of ice creams & sorbets Local cheeses with fig chutney, celery, grapes & biscuits (£2.00 supp) £22.50