Hauser & Wirth is a pioneering world-class art gallery and multi-purpose arts centre situated on the historic site of Durslade Farm. Roth Bar & Grill plays an integral part in the Hauser & Wirth Somerset experience combining gastronomy with contemporary art. Steve & Jules Horrell regularly collaborate with artists exhibiting at the gallery to design unique dishes and cocktails, inspired by the exhibition. In February 2016, Roth Bar & Grill provided an Indian feast weekend to celebrate the opening of Subodh Gupta’s solo exhibition ‘Invisible Reality’. The event celebrated Gupta’s passion for cooking and entertaining.
The restaurant, designed by the project’s architect, Luis Laplace, has at its core a site-specific bar created by long-term friends and artists, Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth. The specially commissioned bar is a tribute to Björn’s late father and is comprised of scavenged materials – a central motif throughout Dieter Roth’s work. Inspired by the history of Durslade Farm, Björn and Oddur Roth used a mix of agricultural and found objects on site and areas surrounding Bruton.
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. Works on show in the dining room include Rodney Graham’s lightbox ‘Dinner Break (Salisbury Steak)’. The outdoor terrace and surrounding grounds at Durslade Farm feature changing sculptures all year round for you to enjoy alongside your culinary experience.
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