At the heart of Hauser & Wirth Somerset is onsite restaurant the Roth Bar & Grill. Combining gastronomy with contemporary art, the restaurant is a vibrant, informal and convivial eating-place serving honest, simple and seasonal food.
The especially commissioned site-specific bar, created by long-term gallery friends and artists, Bjorn and Oddur Roth (the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth) is a tribute to Bjorn Roth’s late father and is comprised of scavenged materials – a central motif throughout Dieter Roth’s work. The bar is a focal point of the restaurant, serving organic coffee, bespoke cocktails using home infused spirits, and local beers and ciders. It truly comes alive on Friday evenings, staying open until midnight with an ever-changing programme of live performances, special guest DJs and musicians.
The dining room is adorned with an intimate and highly personal salon style hang of works based on the intertwining theme of food, cooking, animals and the countryside, incorporating Hauser & Wirth’s family of artists alongside works from the private collection of Iwan and Manuela Wirth.
The Roth Bar & Grill host monthly events, including a series of Uncut butchery and Unhooked fishing courses, guest chef dinners, BBQ feasts and seasonal dinners. Please click here to check availability and book tickets: Roth Bar & Grill Events
Beyond the gallery, Durslade is a working farm – the livestock raised here include Oxford Sandy & Black pigs, Lleyn sheep and Hereford, Aberdeen Angus and Waygu cattle, all of which are served onsite in the Roth Bar & Grill. The chefs are committed to using ethical British produce; they work closely with Durslade’s farmer, gamekeeper and gardener to ensure that the majority of the ingredients offered on the menu are sourced locally. Fish and shellfish is caught responsibly and delivered daily from the South coast.
At the entrance to the gallery is the kitchen garden with two herb beds curated by renowned herbalist Jekka McVikar. The kitchen garden provides the Roth Bar & Grill with culinary herbs, edible flowers and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
The Roth Bar & Grill has a custom made salt room lined with over 500 hand-cut Himalayan salt bricks, highly valued for their purity. All the meat is exposed to this traditional dry ageing process, where the beef is hung for up to 60 days.
Roth Bar & Grill is open Tuesday – Sunday
Coffee from 9 am
Breakfast from 10 am
Midweek lunch served until 3 pm
Weekend lunch served until 3.30 pm
Afternoon Tea from 2 pm – 4 pm
Friday & Saturday dinner from 6 pm
Closed on Mondays except for Bank Holidays when we are open 10 am – 5 pm
Advanced booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
For reservations, either book online or call: +44 1749 81 4700
The restaurant, terrace and garden are also available for private hire at other times.
Roth Bar & Grill Private Hire