March 2019: Douglas Balish is moving to The Grove of Narberth on May 1st.
Harden's survey result
“That it’s one of very few Michelin stars in Surrey is a sad state of affairs but this small restaurant within a 17th century manor house could easily sit shoulder to shoulder with any of its neighbouring counties’ abundances!” – so say most reports on this much-accoladed and “most gorgeous” venue, where the cuisine is overseen by Douglas Balish. Top Tip: very “well-presented afternoon tea (take home what you can’t eat)”.
“The setting is superb” at this “attractive Elizabethan manor in lovely gardens” and “you really feel you are being spoilt from the moment you arrive”. “The Tudor Room is their fine dining option” (there is also the more affordable ‘Estate Grill’) and – though it’s “expensive” – “chef, Douglas Balish, does not disappoint... every course is brilliant”. Afternoon tea here is actually its most reported-on feature – it’s relatively “affordable”, “generous and elegant” (complete “with comfy seating and roaring log fire!”)
The Tudor Room, Great Fosters Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Have always enjoyed eating here when we have stayed in this lovely hotel . Food is always of a good standard and we particularly enjoy choosing from the wine list as the sommelier is so entertaining"
"The dining room is very beautiful and the staff were warm, welcoming, friendly and efficient, without any hint of either superiority or obsequiousness. Food is exquisite and wonderfully subtle, leaving those superb tastes and flavour bursts after consumption. A most interesting amuse bouche preceded the lunching experience. Our pigeon starter was marvellous, complemented by a sharp, yet sweet jus. The halibut main was perfectly cooked and again, exhibited a subtlety of flavour which lingered on the palate."
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|