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 Yate, all of which have at least a 4-star rating on Tripadvisor.

Fine dining restaurants within a one-hour drive of Yate

Tudor Farmhouse Restaurant

Gazette Series: Tudor Farmhouse Restaurant (Tripadvisor)Tudor Farmhouse Restaurant (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: High Street, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, Clearwell, GL16 8JS

One reviewer wrote: “Perfectly balanced dishes with optional wine pairings. All local ingredients. Staff are wonderful and chefs versatile. We had a last minute allergen addition and they whipped up an allergen free dessert on the spot. Outstanding”

Another said: “What a lovely little restaurant. My partner was given a voucher for dinner for his birthday earlier in the year and this was the first opportunity we had to use it and boy was it worth it! Food was absolutely amazing, tasty and wonderfully presented. The staff were attentive but left us to enjoy our food in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The whole place just had such a lovely feel to it and the garden gave me garden envy that's for sure. A real little gem that we will definitely return with friends to with it being just down the road.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.

Thornbury Castle

Gazette Series: Thornbury Castle (Tripadvisor)Thornbury Castle (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 4/5

Location: Thornbury Castle, Castle Street, Thornbury, BS35 1HH

One reviewer wrote: “We went to Thornbury Castel last night for our anniversary. The setting is spectacular, even better since the recent refurbishment. The service and welcome was excellent - drinks and canapes in the lounge by the fire while they take your food order, then into the dining room for dinner. We had the tasting menu and my husband had the wine flight. The food was excellent. We went back to the longe for coffee and chocolates.
“Highly recommeneded. I've been coming here since the 1990s and this is the best it has ever been.”

Another said: “Lovely 7 or 8 course meal, beautifully presented, tasty dishes, with various flowers and herbs from their own garden. Variety of dishes including, meats, fish and veg.”

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Bybrook Restaurant - Manor House Hotel

Gazette Series: Bybrook Restaurant - Manor House Hotel (Tripadvisor)Bybrook Restaurant - Manor House Hotel (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: Castle Combe, SN14 7HR

One reviewer wrote: “We took an unexpected opportunity to stay at The Manor House and have Saturday dinner at the Bybrook. From start to finish, the team were excellent. We felt comfortable and pampered from the moment we arrived. The tasting menu with accompanying wines exceeded our expectations at every course - beautiful dishes, exciting new tastes and all explained very well by Emilian, Krisztian and their team.”

Another said: “Fine food, service, and atmosphere for Sunday brunch in a very beautiful hotel in a lovely Castle Combe town. We came in by chance and did not regret. "Recommended!”

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Gazette Series: Ronnies (Tripadvisor)Ronnies (Tripadvisor)

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 11 St. Mary Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AB

One reviewer wrote: “We booked by telephone and said that one of our party would require Gluten free.
“When we arrived one copy of the menu had all the gluten free options highlighted. A very good start.
“It was lunch time so it was the "grazing menu" with many choices to pick from. The wine menu also had much to choose from -I tried three different reds and liked all of them. "Between the four of us we had various dishes all of which met with approval.
“My favourite was the risotto. A great lunch.”

Another said: “Visited for our wedding anniversary whilst on a weekend break. What a find! "Six course tasting menu with wine flight was absolutely amazing. Catered for my wife with coeliac disease perfectly. Fantastic food, outstanding service and fabulous ambience. "Highly recommended would give more than 5 stars if I could. Thank you for an awesome evening.”

Book via Tripadvisor here.