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£49 -- 'MasterChef' Winner: 5-Course Dinner for 2, Reg £102

Sold out - This deal was published 10 Oct, 2012 and sold out 22 Oct, 2012.
By Travelzoo Staff
Mat Follas won the 2009 series of "MasterChef" and went on to open The Wild Garlic in Beaminster, a venue described by The Michelin Guide 2013 as a "pretty" and "rustic". The food is also recommended by The Good Food Guide 2013 and the venue has holds two AA Rosettes for excellence.

Why we love it

  • A 5-course tasting menu for two at The Wild Garlic in Beaminster for £49
  • The restaurant is owned by former "MasterChef" winner Mat Follas, who is also the head chef
  • Save 52% on the usual price of £102
  • This critically-acclaimed venue holds two AA Rosettes for excellence
  • "This was one of the most pleasing meals I've eaten in years" -- The Guardian
  • Set within a rustic 16th century tollhouse -- a venue described as "sensational" by The Daily Telegraph


Oct. 11, 2012 - March 29, 2013


The Wild Garlic
4 The Square
Beaminster, DT8 3AS
(See Map)
Tel: 01308 861446

What's included

  • See what all the fuss is about with a 5-course tasting-menu dinner for two, with a glass of prosecco each, for £49 instead of the usual £102.
  • The menu changes depending on seasonal availability, but guests will be served five courses, including dishes such as pesto popcorn, ham hock terrine, smoked confit duck leg and chocolate brownie. Each person will also get a glass of prosecco.
  • The AA Restaurant Guide 2013 notes the "smartly rustic setting of rough-hewn solid oak tables on wooden floors" in The Wild Garlic restaurant, which was originally a 16th century tollhouse.

The small print

This voucher is valid for a 5-course tasting-menu dinner for two, with a glass of prosecco each. Valid for lunch or dinner, Wednesday-Friday and on Saturday (for lunch only), from 24 October-29 March, 2013. Excludes 26 December, 2012 and 2-5 January, 2013. Note: There are a limited number of vouchers available with this offer and the deal sale may therefore end before the stated expiry date. See below for full terms and conditions.

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£49   £102
52% off | 749 bought
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The Wild Garlic
81% Enjoyed The Wild Garlic
81% (190 ratings)
Sold out at
20:00 GMT on Oct. 22

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81% Enjoyed The Wild Garlic
(190 ratings)
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Mat was very knowledgeable and my husband I enjoyed the area that we walked around. We found it very interesting and informative.

01 October 2013 Kate United Kingdom

I bought the voucher as a present for my partner who is slightly interested in foraging and has a high interest in cooking I dont know whether I misunderstood the deal but I thought it to be foraging and then cooking what was foraged for lunch however it was just lunch provided. This meant that a couple of the courses were made up of ingredients my partner does not eat as no questions were asked prior as to like/dislikes nor were choices available. Additionally when I booked the location was only a few miles away however due to the closure of both businesses owned close by it meant a change of venue and an hours drive to get there. The weather was awful for the day booked but nothing was said about changing the day if the weather was too bad and as the walking was for about 3 hours I think this should be made clear as I certainly wouldnt have purchased it and it would help others to wear the correct footwear etc

30 September 2013 Saunders United Kingdom

Mat was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed the foraging experience itself.

The organisation seemed a bit haphazard, we were tod to turn up at 9.30am and Mat didn't turn up until 10.15. Our main problem was the main course and dessert. The main course of beetroot and apple pearl barley risotto was just not nice and all the guests on our table didn't eat much of it. The dessert was described as a white chocolate mousse but it was far too heavy and rich. The waiting staff did not comment on the leftover food which is a shame as they could have turned round the situation.

24 September 2013 Lisa United Kingdom

The whole experience

24 September 2013 dan United Kingdom

Informative walk in beautiful countryside. Trying different plants, seeds, etc and picking up tips and ideas

Found the lunch a bit on the 'stodgy' side with pastry used for starter and dessert.

23 September 2013 Dawn United Kingdom
4 The Square
Beaminster, DT8 3AS
Tel: 01308 861446

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