survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Dining at this National Trust-owned Jacobean/Georgian mansion “has always been a very nice experience” based on tail-coated waiters and that inimitably English stately-home touch. “A reasonably priced lunch makes it a good meeting place for a small group”, too, even if the food is a little staid for some tastes – as is the decor (“they gotta liven this place up!”).

Summary

£83
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fantastic location with old-fashioned silver service” – this Grade I-listed Jacobean/Georgian mansion is the perfect place to experience stately-home hospitality, complete with waiters in tailcoats. The food may “not be quite up to the mark for the price”, but all feedback is basically upbeat, with no harsh critiques for the dining room’s standards. Now leased to the National Trust and celebrating its 30th anniversary as a grand spa hotel, Hartwell hosted exiled King Louis XVIII after the French Revolution.

Summary

£83
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fantastic location with old-fashioned silver service” – this Grade I-listed Jacobean/Georgian mansion is the perfect place to experience stately-home hospitality, complete with waiters in tailcoats. The food may “not be quite up to the mark for the price”, but all feedback is basically upbeat, with no harsh critiques for the dining room’s standards. Now leased to the National Trust and celebrating its 30th anniversary as a grand spa hotel, Hartwell hosted exiled King Louis XVIII after the French Revolution.

Summary

£83
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Dinner is served by waiters in tailcoats at this Grade I-listed Jacobean and Georgian stately home, leased by the National Trust and operated as a grand spa hotel. The food may not always be a match for the magnificent Rococo interiors (or the prices!), but fans particularly tip it for lunch or afternoon tea.

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Restaurant details

Portions
18, 30
No jeans
70
6+

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £30.00 £38.00
Dinner £58.00 £71.00
SundayLunch   £43.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £42.00
Filter Coffee £6.90
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP17 8NR
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday8 am‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday8 am‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday8 am‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday8 am‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday8 am‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday8 am‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm

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