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Feasting at Wilderness Part 2: Sunday Lunch at Hix


Live music in the centre of the banqueting tent while we ate our Hix Sunday lunch

Back once more to Wilderness and the memory of one of the most fun and delicious Sunday lunches that I have had in a while. The scene is the Banqueting Tent once more, and the chef this time, Mark Hix. Solid English cooking, more live music, the sun, and a hangover that I needed to work my way out of. Standard for a festival, isn’t it? This was medicinal, and a reminder that I need to revisit his restaurants in London again (and try the ones that I have not yet been to).

The food served was bright and vibrant, and how I love to eat. Big platters shared in the centre of the table and lots of everything. And who doesn’t love a roast chicken on a Sunday? The whipped broad beans were a revelation, but everything was good. As with the Polpo feast the night before this was generous and big. Wilderness know how to do food at a festival, I will be back next year.


Evesham Radishes with Mayonnaise and Celery Salt

Moyallon Pork Crackling with Bramley Apple Sauce

Moyallon Pork Crackling with Bramley Apple Sauce


De Beauvoir Smoked Salmon – Hix cure – with Corrigan’s Soda Bread


Jellied Ham Hock with Picalilli


Whipped Broad Beans with Grilled Flatbread


Tramshed Chicken with Baked Garlic Sauce


Fruits of the Forest Eton Mess

This post follows on from my first Wilderness post: Feasting at Wilderness Part 1: St John Breakfasts, Moro Afternoons & Polpo’s Venetian Banquet

With thanks to Wilderness who invited me to attend the festival 




  1. Goose says

    Very nice, good pictures. I do like Mark Hix. I was surprised by a few of C&B s reviews on Hix establishments (not good ones). I have said before your reviews seem to be more trustworthy.His tour of Britain book is an amazing source book. Many amazing ingredients and their stories. Proof that we have the best produce around us.
    All of those dishes look stunning, as you would expect from Mr Hix.

    • Hallo! To be fair I have not been to that many Hix restaurants so I am not in a position to comment on Chris’s reviews but I did really enjoy this banquet. It was superb. I love his style of food and cooking :)

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