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Following the departure of Andrew Scott in January, and his replacement Nick Bennett in October, Restaurant 56 has been repurposed as a venue mostly for afternoon tea, food events and weddings. See also Magnolia, which is now the main food offering for the hotel.

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“A real culinary treat” is in store for diners at this elegant Georgian venue on the edge of the Cotswolds. “Chef Andrew Scott and his team have a great understanding of combining flavours; the taster menus are a genuine experience and the wine list has some excellent options”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.


You can choose from a variety of set menus (from a two-course option, to a nine-course option) at this elegant dining room within the Georgian home that’s the centrepiece of this rural hotel. Limited feedback on Andrew Scott’s and Nick Bennett’s cuisine, but such as there is says it’s “exceptional”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Restaurant 56 is a fine dining restaurant situated in the Georgian Grade II listed building alongside Sudbury House.

With Andrew Scott appointed as Executive Head Chef and Nick Bennett, a Master Chef 2015 finalist our aim is to ensure you have a truly unique experience from beginning to end, with modern,elegant and diverse British dishes on tasting menus with hints of nostalgia using new and classic techniques. The core focus of Restaurant 56 is flavour.

Coupled with excellent wine flights and an extensive wine list, we hope you will enjoy your experience in our small, intimate and friendly restaurant.

Recent achievements include 3 AA Rosettes and Oxfordshire Gastromic Restaurant of theyear in both 2015 and 2016.




Traditional European menu

Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

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The chef


Andrew Scott has spent his entire career in Michelin-starred kitchens, training initially at Mallory Court, Lords of the Manor and L’Enclume . Moving onto the Curlew restaurant in East Sussex, where he gained a Michelin star in the 2014 Michelin Guide.

A brand new project came calling in 2014, which was Sudbury House in Faringdon Oxfordshire. This exciting project included the opening of Restaurant 56 in February 2014 followed by the full refurbishment of Magnolia Brasserie in 2015.

Andrew hopes to replicate and build on his previous success and food style that has seen him achieve so much.



Private dining

The Regency room offers you and your guests your very own private dining room for up to 12 guests.

For larger parties, the Main Dining Room is available for exclusive use of the restaurant and can accommodate up to 30 guests for seated events.

The Team will help you on menu selection and wine pairings to craft a truly memorable event for any occasion.

Sudbury House, 56 London Street, Faringdon, SN7 7AA
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-4 pm
Tuesday12 pm-4 pm
Wednesday12 pm-4 pm
Thursday12 pm-4 pm
Friday12 pm-4 pm
Saturday12 pm-4 pm
Sunday12 pm-4 pm

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