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“Blissful Dining Experience!”
Review of Off Grid Gourmet

Off Grid Gourmet
Ranked #16 of 35 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye
Price range: US$38 - US$45
Description: Back for 2018 in a wind and solar powered cabin at Walkers Cottage Camping with views over the Wye Valley. I cook over charcoal and wood and, in a wood and solar powered convection oven. A relaxed and informal family style dinner / feast around a big table, either book the whole place or come and share a meal with others. Menus created on the day using the best local ingredients. Booking essential. Bring your own booze. £35 a head, £30 for vegetarians or vegans.
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Description: Back for 2018 in a wind and solar powered cabin at Walkers Cottage Camping with views over the Wye Valley. I cook over charcoal and wood and, in a wood and solar powered convection oven. A relaxed and informal family style dinner / feast around a big table, either book the whole place or come and share a meal with others. Menus created on the day using the best local ingredients. Booking essential. Bring your own booze. £35 a head, £30 for vegetarians or vegans.
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Together with friends we spoilt ourselves to Off Grid Gourmet after a day canoeing on the river Wye. It was the best culinary experience we had for a very long time.

The food was beautifully presented, delicious, fresh, tasty, only local produce. The talented chef/host Hugh Sawyer was so welcoming and friendly. Everything was simply cooked and prepared with passion and love in a gorgeous location.
We would definitely come back next year. Thank you so much, Hugh!!!

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Thank Cle0patra007
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

As a relatively last minute idea for a birthday meal I had the bright idea to contact Hugh to see if he was cooking on Wednesday evening, he quickly emailed back and said he hadn't promoted the date but would happily oblige and cater for our party exclusively, he took the group details and requirements (a few fussy eaters!), put together timing, menu and price and we were set... it was too easy!! When we arrived the table was laid beautifully, the greeting was warm and friendly and the smells coming from the kitchen were divine. Supper was fresh, seasonal and extremely moreish. Interacting with Hugh and discussing the food as well as other topics while he was prepping was great, he is just the best host... really relaxed and versatile. The setting is divine too, over looking the Wye Valley on a quiet property called Walkers Cottage that also offers eco-camping and glamping, chickens roam free and the honesty camping shop selling fire-wood, homemade jams and chutneys and free range eggs is just gorgeous. If you live nearby or are visiting Hay you MUST go here, it's a gem. Thanks Hugh, you enabled a very busy little family who rarely sit and relax together to have a few hours of peace and a change of scenery and to just be together, it was great and deserving of many more than 5 stars.

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1  Thank Clare F
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Having planned a break near Hay-On-Wye I was keen to find somewhere different & interesting to eat. I chose the Off Grid Gourmet as thankfully it didn't offer the same fayre that most other restaurants & pubs provide.
The food was imaginatively & skilfully put together by Hugh & each course was delicious & balanced to compliment one another.
Sharing your table & meal with strangers may sound alien to some but it is a lovely way to dine as the conversation soon flows & it's a great way to pick up tips & recommendations from your fellow diners.
It was a perfect summers evening with which to enjoy the peaceful location of the Off Grid Gourmet.
I have no hesitation in recommending anyone to try it.

2  Thank maff222
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had a dinner (14 of us) for my partner Lloyd 50th birthday last night at Off Grid Gourmet. It was the best culinary experience I had for a very long time. The food was absolutely amazing, delicious, fresh, tasty, only local produce.... The location so beautiful, and the owner/chef/host Hugh was wonderful, friendly and such a talented chef. We are looking forward to come back next year. Thank you so much!!!

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Thank Maisie69
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A group of us had a fantastic time here for a friend's 50th. The food was superb and the venue beautiful. Hugh was an amazing and extremely tolerant host.

Thank Melbobjon
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