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Summary

£135
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Victorian manor house (with 15 bedrooms) is one of the grand dames of the Midlands hospitality scene, although – under proprietors the Hills, who have owned it since 1986 – it is in the middle of repositioning itself not just as a hotel, but as a provider of ‘immersive staycation experiences’ as ‘a spiritual home for the food lover’. There’s a new sibling to Peel’s (see Smoke), a new trendy bakery in the grounds, and new suites opening in 2022. Peel’s itself occupies a wood panelled chamber and is still the main culinary event, where chef Darren Meacham produces a six-course tasting menu, matched with (sometimes funky natural) wine pairings. On all reports, “celebrating a special occasion at Peel’s is itself a truly special experience”.

Summary

£109
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Hill family’s classy restaurant-with-rooms, nestled in the Birmingham ’burbs, continues to win solid marks – if on limited feedback – for its refined and original food (spanning afternoon tea and tasting menus, best sampled in their intimate tasting room). Bonus points for their regular drinks tasting evenings (“first and last time I’ll try orange wine but it was a great opportunity to experience something very different!”)

Summary

£109
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Hill family’s classy restaurant-with-rooms, nestled in the Birmingham ’burbs, continues to win solid marks – if on limited feedback – for its refined and original food (spanning afternoon tea and tasting menus, best sampled in their intimate tasting room). Bonus points for their regular drinks tasting evenings (“first and last time I’ll try orange wine but it was a great opportunity to experience something very different!”)

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Afternoon tea is much-recommended at this “fabulous oasis of excellence” – the Hill family’s stately restaurant with rooms, set in 45 acres on the outskirts of Birmingham. Still less feedback than we would like – but all very positive – on dining here, with options including a four-course or seven-course set menu.

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Owner's description

Food and drink is at the centre of what we do, with Michelin starred, four AA rosette Peel’s restaurant running as the living heart of the building. We take you off the beaten track with our seasonal, hand crafted, and local products and produce.

Head Chef Rob Palmer creates simple dishes using seasonal produce, often picked from the Manor’s own kitchen gardens, cooked using modern techniques. His aim is not to alienate his guests by presenting them with something unrecognisable on a plate. Instead he looks to the seasons and to our Victorian roots to present utterly English menus.

Peel’s restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner reservations from 7pm-9pm.

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 110.00 Dinner only 5
Menu2 150.00 Dinner only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

8, 60
No dress code
12

Peel's Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Peel's Restaurant in B92, Hampton-in-Arden by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Peel's restaurant.
Graham K
After a drink in the small cosy bar, dinner...
Reviewed 7 months, 15 days ago

"After a drink in the small cosy bar, dinner was served in the large, atmospheric, beautiful, partially wood panelled dining room. Service was polite but pleasingly friendly and helpful. After two highly enjoyable little appetisers, one a delicious chicken parfait and the other a tiny cheesy bite and the serving of some tasty, crusty sourdough with Ampersand butter and beef fat, two excellent vegetable-based (one carrot and the other beetroot) dishes were served and then a wonderful dish of Longhorn beef brisket from Herefordshire - richly flavoured and highly delicious - was accompanied by mushroom and truffle. There followed an amusingly presented dish of crab and lime - part of it balanced on a crab’s shell - and then grand theatre as a whole roast Merrifield Farm duck was presented to the table, accompanied by a piece of robustly flavoured duck sausage, before being returned to the kitchen for carving. Served with celeriac and cranberry ketchup this dish was immaculate, the duck cooked to perfection, the ketchup nicely balancing the wonderful richness of it all. Two tasty desserts were served - the first a little tartlet of enjoyable crispy pastry containing well cooked rhubarb, a little covering sheet of rhubarb jelly and Ampersand buttermilk ice cream. The flavour of both the rhubarb and buttermilk did not come through quite as much as might have been hoped for. The final dessert which combined the flavours of coffee and chocolate was pleasing. The whole experience of dining on such very fine food in the splendid atmosphere of this beautiful old manor house makes this one of the most memorable meals to be had in the West Midlands region. An exceptional dining experience."

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Hampton Manor, Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton-in-Arden, B92 0EN
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday6 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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