What We Do
Based at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Roth Bar & Grill combines gastronomy with contemporary art and is a vibrant, informal and convivial eating-place, serving honest, simple and seasonal food. The restaurant, led by husband and wife team Steve and Jules Horrell, works closely with local farmers, gamekeepers and gardeners, to use ethical British produce with a focus on sustainability.
We are situated in the old cowshed of Durslade Farm. The stalls have been repurposed to retain much of their original character and architectural detail, including exposed segments of the stone wall and roof trusses. At the restaurant’s core is a site-specific bar, created by long-term friends of Hauser & Wirth, 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.
The restaurant interior combines an open kitchen with a wood fired grill & spit, while the walls are adorned with an intimate and highly personal, salon-style array of works that intertwine the themes of food, animals and the countryside. The works featured incorporate many Hauser & Wirth artists alongside works from the private collection of Iwan and Manuela Wirth. Works on show in the dining area range from Henry Moore’s drawing of lobster claws to Rodney Graham’s lightbox ‘Dinner Break (Salisbury Steak)’.