Although it’s not February yet, bookings at restaurants often fill up as Valentine’s Day approaches.

Deciding exactly where to go for food can be a difficult task since there’s so many restaurants to choose from.

If you’re looking to enjoy a meal on the day either with a loved one or friends, we have you covered.

So whether you’re celebrating or not, here’s some of the top-rated restaurants with fine dining within a one-hour drive of Stroud, all of which have at least a 4-star rating on Tripadvisor.

Fine dining restaurants within a one-hour drive of Stroud

The Painswick Restaurant

Stroud News and Journal: The Painswick Restaurant (Tripadvisor)The Painswick Restaurant (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 4/5

Location: Kemps Lane, Painswick, GL6 6YB

One reviewer wrote: “Thoroughly enjoyed dinner and breakfast here. It wasn't cheap but it was worth every penny. A place for a special occasion or a romantic treat.”

Another said: “Wonderful food, beef wellington literally melted in your mouth. Staff were so friendly and always there when you needed them. Would definitely go back”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

The Conservatory

Stroud News and Journal: The Conservatory (Tripadvisor)The Conservatory (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 4/5

Location: Calcot & Spa, Tetbury, GL8 8YJ

One reviewer wrote: “A warm and friendly welcome followed by a truly lovely meal, super service, a memorable evening, Big thanks to all staff involved.”

Another said: “booked for as we know a delicious meal in the beautiful conservatory and as always very fresh tasty food the service is first class polite and friendly would highly recommend”

Book via Tripadvisor here.


Stroud News and Journal: Wilder (Tripadvisor)Wilder (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Location: Market Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0BX

One reviewer wrote: “Our first visit here and I can guarantee we will be back again and again. Absolutely amazing food, excellent service and knowledgeable staff. We had the most superb evening and the accompanying wine flight was just perfect. Very very highly recommend”

Another said: “We visited as a couple for a celebratory meal. Every course was delicious and the accompanying wine was very well matched. Each course was described as it arrived and the wine choices and flavours explained. Staff very friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. We were given a menu at the end of the meal as a reminder of all the exceptional food. Would definitely recommend.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

Gloucester Studio

Stroud News and Journal: Gloucester Studio (Tripadvisor)Gloucester Studio (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Location: 183 Linden Road, Gloucester, GL1 5DU

One reviewer wrote: “We have visited Gloucester studio for lunch and what concert of beautiful flavours it was! Gathered around the fire we have had a pleasure to test new tandoor oven where Katherine prepared chicken and lamb kebabs. Served with coconut curry cabbage, mango chutneys and freshly baked naan bread.
“Shed is just beautiful spot to be with your friends and family and experience something new.
"We will definitely be back for more.”

Another said: “Spent a truly memorable evening with friends enjoying fabulous food prepared by Kathryn using the five “fires”. The setting is lovely and the food was excellent - all paired with terrific wines. Really unforgettable.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.