Ston Easton Park’s new Head Chef Ashley Lewis has worked in kitchens across England, Wales, and France and is heavily influenced by the French style of cooking. Here he reveals his favourite places to eat around Bristol…


Ashley Lewis

Image - Head Chef Ashley Lewis


I enjoy the intimacy and privacy of the restaurant. The menu is freshly prepared and it’s clear to see the passion the chef puts into his food. It never fails to deliver. 


Image - Casamia

The Ox 

The relaxed style of this restaurant is great. The fish and vegetarian dishes are creative and tasty. This is perfect for an intimate dinner. Great service. My girlfriend and I love this place. 

The OX

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Côte Brasserie, Clifton Village 

The atmosphere here is always buzzing. We had a party here and all enjoyed the food, the service was polite and fast. A Mediterranean menu with lots of flavour. 

The Sorrel - Ston Easton Park Hotel 

Exclusive and private with a relaxed atmosphere, the staff are attentive without being intrusive. The team hand pick fruit and vegetables from Ston Easton Park’s own Victorian kitchen gardens, combining them with ingredients from local Somerset suppliers to create fresh, locally-sourced menus. New Head Chef, Ashley Lewis is passionate about showcasing menus with French themes and part-Asian influences with modernised techniques and plating. The revival of the seven course taster menu is bursting with flavours. 

About Ston Easton Park

Ston Easton Park is a luxury country house hotel in Somerset, about a 40-minute drive from Bristol. Set in 36 acres of beautiful parkland, inside the magnificent 18th century Palladian mansion house you’ll find original antique furniture, sparkling chandeliers and lavish fabrics and a homely atmosphere. The hotel’s Georgian oak-panelled Sorrell Restaurant, is open every day to non-residents and hotel guests and has just welcomed a new Head Chef, Ashley Lewis. Ashley works closely with local suppliers and the hotel’s garden team, sourcing almost 60% of the fresh produce used in the menus from the hotel’s own gardens.

Ston Easton

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Michelin star restaurant Casamia, brings you a dining experience that is truly seasonal. Not only the delicious tasting menu but the very décor of this intimate restaurant change throughout the year.

The Ox Bristol
The Ox Corn Street steak

The Ox is a bastion of simple, top notch, British fayre. Situated in the heart of the Old City, you’ll find a menu packed with the choicest cuts of prime steak and tasty, meaty morsels.