Sir Edwin Lutyens designed and built The Salutation in 1912; following an extensive refurbishment in 2016, this Grade 1 listed boutique hotel and restaurant now boasts 17 individually designed bedrooms and three restaurant spaces, with Shane Hughes (The Connaught, The Landmark, Ynyshir Hall and Thackeray's) at the stoves.
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This two-year-old venture in a Lutyens-designed boutique hotel surrounded by famous gardens builds on its positive start, with Shane Hughes (previously of the Connaught, Whatley Manor and Ynyshir Hall) turning out “outstanding” tasting menus (including, for the brave, a ‘blind’ option) in the Tasting Room overlooking the hi-tech kitchen. Top Tip – “a great choice for afternoon tea, with offerings on a par with Claridges or The Ritz!”.
“A welcome addition to the east Kent dining scene”, the restaurant opened in 2017 following a makeover of this Grade I-listed Lutyens-designed boutique hotel, “famed for its gardens”. First-year ratings for food are excellent, and it seems to be “settling down as a top gastronomic destination after a shaky start”. Chef Shane Hughes (ex-Connaught, Whatley Manor, Ynyshir Hall) offers a range of meal options, including a “delicious and playful afternoon tea” and a ‘blind’ menu served in the Tasting Room.
Boutique hotel in a Grade-I listed stately home which, following a major refurb in 2016, boasts 17 bedrooms and three dining venues including a tearoom, terrace, small plates and à la carte restaurant with a Tasting Room which serves a blind menu. The Faint Room, a drinking den, was set to open in late 2017.
The Salutation Hotel & Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Booked the meal the day before and when we arrived (our first visit to Sandwich) we parked in the car park directly 8n front. We went in and were greeted by reception who took our coats and took us through to the restaurant. The set Sunday lunch menu has around 4 choices per course (but no option on the menu to only have two courses). The amuse Bouche was quite “different” with Parmesan mousse and beetroot, neither of which I actually like, normally, but this was delicious with its unusual wafer too. I had the superb grouse my partner had the crab “sausage” both delicious, the grouse was one of the nicest starters I have had in a long time. Mains were ham for my partner and beef for me. The ham dish was lovely with delicious trimmings. My beef was well cooked the cheek was quite superb the trimmings were unusual and delicious. Only minor disappointments were the quality of the beef, could have been a little better as it was chewy in places and the yorkshire was too crunchy. The lemon and chocolate desserts were both really great. Staff are very attentive and friendly toilets beautiful and clean too Well worth the two hour round trip."
|Wine per bottle||£35.00|
Knightrider St, Sandwich, CT13 9EW
|Monday||12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|