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Gravetye Manor Restaurant

English Restaurant

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Gravetye Manor Restaurant14.5
lunch • tasting menu • beef • coffee and petit fours

Near East Grinstead Vowels Lane
West Hoathly RH19 4LJ, GB
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  • Photo of Michelin  Guides
    2 years ago
    1 Michelin star.
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  • Photo of c0xytim
    2 months ago
    Stunning situation, beautiful views, lovely ambiance, food to die for !! Brilliant. We went for Sunday Lunch back in April. If you get on their email list you often get sent offers too.
  • Photo of AlanSussex
    2 months ago
    Diners access is a walk via shingle drive, reception room slightly cramped, dinning table leg in way for 2 of party, waiters not 100% focused, too many menus, house wine a tad overpriced, food fair to middling food, at the very top end of one star prices, wouldn't rush back, didn't feel any magic.
  • Photo of Graham J
    2 months ago
    We stayed one night and had afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast. We liked the gardens - wonderfully tranquil and situated in lovely countryside. Our room was (as one would expect) extremely comfortable and all meals were of a high standard in every respect.
  • Photo of J0anna565
    2 months ago
    Gravetye Manor is a place that over the years has been the place we have celebrated special events (Wedding Nights, 21st Birthday and wedding anniversaries). This summer we had a fabulous lunch (in the private dining room for 20 people) for my parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary. Once again we were treated to a beautiful location (stunning gardens), amazing food and a service from all staff that went above and beyond! Truly a lunch to remember! Thank you Gravetye!
  • Photo of wsxtraveller
    3 months ago
    We have eaten lunch here a few times, but treated ourselves to dinner recently with friends. We knew the garden would be looking lovely, which it was in August evening sunshine. Dinner was very special. The food was beautifully cooked and none of us found fault with anything. A nice touch is that there is no extra charge for the excellent cheese platter as a dessert choice, which consisted of all English cheeses plus one Irish cheese. The staff were friendly and attentive and the ambience in the small dining room was just right. We shall have to save up and come again.
  • Photo of Charison
    3 months ago
    We had a family lunch here yesterday. We had exclusive use of the bar and a private dining room and the service was first class. The lunch was beautifully presented and was delicious and we had cake and coffee back in the bar. In all, we were here for six hours and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The garden is a delight to wander through and the views are lovely. The building is late Tudor and is a typical English Manor House.
  • Photo of Loriners
    3 months ago
    What a wonderful birthday lunch I shared with my family here. The surroundings are very elegant and the gardens are beautiful. The service is impeccable - I've seldom experienced better. From the moment you arrive and are greeted on the steps to the moment you say farewell, you could not be better looked after. The food is first rate and is equal to the best you might expect in London. For a lunch to remember I would certainly choose Gravetye Manor.
  • Photo of roy m
    3 months ago
    Not Much! I have reviewed it before when I had a private room for my Birthday.However, today was just superb. The weather was perfect,the Garden was looking at its best,and the food was exceptional.I will not describe all the delicious things the four of us ate,but I have to mention the Lemon Verbena sorbet,which was one of the most extraordinary and exquisite things I have ever eaten.The wine list is extensive and very good,and the staff are just as they should be,with a special mention of the Bar-man,who,when I could not buy a cigar,gave me one of his own cigarettes.Amazing attention ! We visited the veg garden after Lunch and had a chat with the Gardener,who was informative and charming.I cannot wait to go back.
  • Photo of alisa g
    3 months ago
    Wonderful attentive service from pleasant staff. Beautifully maintained gardens where we sat for pre lunch drink, served with a selection of almonds and olives. We had the 3 course lunch menu. The slow cooked duck egg, which was unfortunately undercooked for both of us, otherwise good, we then had a beautifully cooked and presented hake and to finish a pineapple dessert. We took coffee in the lounge which was very relaxing.
  • Photo of cinemajim
    3 months ago
    It is a wonderful visit experience. superb food, superb service - but the surroundings are a bit old and dark. Overall everything was superb - if you have the money [and you will need a lot!] give it a try!
  • Photo of AUSTIN l
    3 months ago
    Blown away by the garden and setting... The staff were professional, unstuffy,?friendly and well informed... creating a relaxed atmosphere and putting us at ease. The tasting menu for the night was nothing short of sensational! Three of us cook... two of us semi professionally... so we know what goes into sourcing wonderfully fresh, top quality ingredients. The presentations and quantities were perfect. Beautiful colours, amazing sauces but above all else superb flavours... without being overdone! The wine flight was supplemented admirably and with attention by the well informed young sommelier. The room was full with a good buzz for a Monday evening. For what is offered the prices seemed very reasonable. One of the best meals we have had anywhere! And although it is long way back up to Richmond and Millgate House... we will be back! Many times I suspect! Superb! THANKYOU
  • Photo of Richard H
    3 months ago
    As expected the hotel and staff were excellent even down to the personnel greeting at the entrance. Lovely meal and great to walk around the kitchen garden afterwards. You get what you pay for so save up for that something special
  • Photo of peterangela_drummond
    The food is imaginative,mainly locally sourced,with a large persentige from their own amazing gardens.l would not hesitate in giving the restaurant and food my highest recommendation
  • Photo of snorkinbird
    4 months ago
    We were incredibly lucky to be taken here by our friends the whole visit from start to finish was amazing being greeted by the staff at the front door you are made to feel special why it hasn't a Michelin star I will never know it is most certainly on par the food and wine unbelievable and service second to none. Finish your day off with a stroll round the gardens the walled garden is inspiring
  • Photo of JGT
    4 months ago
    Outstanding - simple as that! It isn't cheap but it is worth every penny on a special occasion. Mum loved it. Gardens outstanding and ambience delightful. A bit of luxury but not over-bearing.
  • Photo of Jamie K
    4 months ago
    We came here for a lunch with friends on a Saturday. It was a special open day for the manor and gardens and there was a tasting menu on offer. THIS IS A GEM!! Fantastic food and first rate service. Michelin star well deserved!! Two of our parties had food allergies and the kitchen went out of their way to be accommodating. The wine selection is what you would expect from a Michelin restaurant and caters for all tastes and budgets. The grounds of the manor are beautiful and you can walk around them admiring the beautiful flowers and tremendous vegetable gardens and orchard. The house itself is gorgeous and full of history. Accommodation can also be booked. Gravetye offer the opportunity of a membership scheme but anyone can book tables for lunch or dinner. We were delighted to join, however, and will be back here often!! Just wonderful!!
  • Photo of Adrian M
    4 months ago
    From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed - we were given a quick tour of the restaurant and gardens and a brief history of the house. Aperitifs in the very comfortable sitting room (we must visit in the winter to benefit from the huge open fire) were followed by a superb and very good value three course lunch in one of the smaller dining rooms. Service was excellent and all the staff seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. We are left asking ourselves why we have not visited before. The only criticism we had was that the beautiful grounds and gardens were not easily visible from the restaurant areas - but we understand that a new restaurant building is planned that will enable diners to enjoy the view. We will definitely be returning and recommending this Sussex jewel to all our friends.
  • Photo of OYP-London
    4 months ago
    The manor is very much out of the way and when you leave the M11 it's still a fair way. The grounds of the manor are beautiful, a mix of manicured and wild, the building is very old and needs a bit of TLC but the internal decoration is impeccable, if you like the old manor type as in Agatha Christie's novels. The staff was very welcoming and immediately put us at ease by directing us to a lounge for drinks whilst we waited for our allotted time. Amuse bouche and menus were provided so that we could choose the food before going into the restaurant. Nice selection of cocktails. The restaurant itself is well appointed and well kept and we were pleased to see that there was actually a good atmosphere in that people were very convivial and you didn't feel that you could hear everyone else's conversation or cutlery banging on plates in absolute silence. So that contributed greatly to the experience. I reckon though we must have been the only ones under the age of 395. People in there looked so old ...you can see it's a manor in the country. We're not used to that in London. Bread and butter were swiftly brought to the table. Nice selection and, even more marvellous, they replenish your stock ad infinitam. You won't see that anywhere else. In other Michelin restaurants, they replenish once then the plate gets whisked away. Starters were nice. I have the crab, great. However the disappointment was the main dish. This was rabbit, which normally has a very distinct flavour. This one however was cooked sous-vide first and (1) I didn't actually recognise it was rabbit with this slightly gelatinous texture and (2) it had absolutely no taste. The gels and various mousses made up for it but it was all a bit strange. Turbot and lobster was great however with a lovely bisque and great pasta. The desserts (soufflé with gooseberry compote and clotted cream ice cream) was divine and the Coriander and Coconut Parfait bergamot sorbet, coconut macaroon and coriander cress was unusual but great and interesting to eat. So all in all a very positive experience if it wasn't for that weird rabbit. A great experience if you choose your dishes well. Raspberries and English Sparkling Wine lemon verbena posset, Ridgeview jelly and fresh raspberries
  • Photo of Cretan_Blue
    4 months ago
    We were given "luncheon vouchers" to Gravetye Manor last christmas and decide to use them to celebrate both our birthdays. This is undoubtedly the most civilised, highest maintained standards and almost overwhelming levels of service restaurant I have ever visited. Everyone should visit Gravetye at least once to see how things really should be done in a perfect world. The "cut above" food is complemented by an outstanding wine list(& a highly competent lady sommelier when we visited). A summertime lunch meant we could have coffee and petit fours outdoors and then have an explore of the huge flower garden plus walled kitchen garden.
  • Photo of martinu
    4 months ago
    We stayed for one night's B&B with evening dinner also booked and included. It was a "dream" experience from check-in to check-out - and we are very critical people! The room was beautifully set-up, free water and juice plus a Nespresso etc. if required. The manor and its setting (gardens) are superb and every member of staff (including the gardeners) seemed to "be on a mission" to make your time there really special. The dinner was quite superb and the breakfast would need a whole review to itself to do it full justice. Just to say, you can basically have anything that you can imagine. We will save up and go again!

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