the Wild Rabbit
Kingham, Chipping Norton, OX7 6YA
Tel. 01608 658 389
Food type: Modern British
Website: the Wild Rabbit
The first meal of my birthday road trip took us to the village of Kingham where we were booked to stay and dine at the Wild Rabbit. I had thankfully made the booking way back in September before the announcement of the Michelin Guide 2017, where unsurprisingly, they were awarded a star. Since the award of the star, both the restaurant and the accommodation have been fully booked until January. The chef here is Tim Allen who was previously at Launceston Place which used to be a favourite of my wife when he was cooking there for 4 years.
Tim recognised us when we arrived to check in and offered to whip up a tasting menu for us so we could try a wide variety of his dishes. There is no tasting menu available at the moment as Tim informs me, he is still recruiting people to complete his kitchen team. However, I am sure that this will materialise at some point in the future once more staff are in place. At the moment, there is just an a la carte menu available. Starters are £12 – £13.50, Mains £20 – £32 and Desserts £7. There is no lunch menu available although there is a bar snacks menu which feature smaller dishes.