VISIT OUR WELLNESS CAFE
The Orchard Bar is located in the Bamford Wellness Spa on Daylesford Farm.
Our Wellness Café offers our spa guests a seasonal menu devised with optimal well-being in mind. Using seasonal and organic ingredients from Daylesford Farm, our in-house chefs have created a daily menu with a focus on wholegrain, fresh, locally sourced and seasonal foods.
The seasonal offerings at our Orchard Bar reflect the spirit of holistic wellness that we strive to emulate throughout every element of our spas – nourishment for mind, body and spirit. The thoughtful design of our newly extended wellness destination in the Cotswolds takes inspiration directly from the four natural elements: earth, air, fire and water. Whilst these elements all unite in the bright and open environment, it is undoubtedly the earth element that has seeded inspiration for the Orchard Bar’s bountiful menu.
ROOTED IN THE EARTH
Respect for the soil and the landbase from which we source our food was front of mind for in-house chef Dominique Park, as was her personal passion for cooking that was nurtured through her chef training. Born and raised in South Korea, her love for cooking emerged after eating a vegetarian diet for 2 years, at which point she enrolled in a vegetarian cooking school.
‘Cooking was a means of survival for me in the beginning, but then I fell in love with it,’ Dominique tells us. ‘It was here that I learned to appreciate seasonal produce and to understand the network of producers, farmers and gardeners who we rely on for our food. The training programmes were very much in line with the organic, seasonal, well-being focused style of cooking that we offer here in the Orchard Bar.’
Following a successful 7 years working in the finest London restaurants, Dominique has relocated to the Cotswolds to lead the team at our wellness café. ‘The starting point for the menu was to showcase the taste of organically grown food at its finest,’ says Dominique. We are connected to the earth through what we eat; situated at the heart of Daylesford Farm, there is hardly any distance travelled from farm to kitchen to plate. ‘Not only is it economically and ecologically better to source food for the café locally, but the produce tends to be much more nutritious and tastier when it has just been picked.’
The all-encompassing menu offers cold-pressed juices, homemade smoothies, organic wine, hot and cold breakfast and lunch. The food is freshly made by hand using seasonally available produce. We asked the team to share some of their favourite dishes from the menu with us...
FOR BREAKFAST: Overnight coconut Bircher muesli, blueberry yoghurt, Daylesford spiced plums.
FOR LUNCH: Poached Legbar eggs, Severn & Wye smoked salmon and smashed avocado on Daylesford bakery sourdough toast.
FOR LATER: Spicy chicken with Asian raw slaw, Daylesford kimchi and a zesty tamari dressing.
Overnight Oats in natural yoghurt or turmeric kefir, with fresh berries, mixed dried fruits and nuts
Green Buckwheat wrap filled with sweet potatoes, fresh ewe’s curd and sprouts
The all-encompassing menu offers an extensive selection of hot and cold drinks including cold-pressed juices, smoothies and organic wine; a hot and cold breakfast menu; plus, a lunch menu. The food is freshly made by hand in the kitchen by Dominique and her team using seasonally available produce. We asked Dominique to share some of her favourite dishes from the menu with us…