RestaurantsBerkshireTaplowSL6

Harden's says

André Garrett is no longer resident chef here, having moved to London's Corinithia in January 2019. The new head chef Paul O'Neill, a Roux Scholar who worked alongside André Garrett for 14 months.

survey result

Summary

£92
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

After the departure of André Garrett as executive head chef from this landmark destination in October 2018 (for London’s Corinthia Hotel), former head chef Paul O’Neill was promoted to take his place. This “beautiful” property has received up-and-down feedback over the years, and variability was also evident in last year’s reports: numerous “wonderful” meals are described, but there are also experiences of “slow service” and food that’s “overly grand but underwhelmingly prepared… especially at these prices!” The most consistent hit is afternoon tea in the grand hall – “exceptional” (not least “the world’s best scones”).

Summary

£92
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

After the departure of André Garrett as executive head chef from this landmark destination in October 2018 (for London’s Corinthia Hotel), former head chef Paul O’Neill was promoted to take his place. This “beautiful” property has received up-and-down feedback over the years, and variability was also evident in this year’s reports: numerous “wonderful” meals are described, but there are also experiences of “slow service” and food that’s “overly grand but underwhelmingly prepared… especially at these prices!” The most consistent hit is afternoon tea in the grand hall – “exceptional” (not least “the world’s best scones”).

Summary

£92
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great experience, especially if you’re flying in by helicopter…”. The stunning dining room of the scandal-drenched former Astor country pile, where Christine Keeler met defence minister John Profumo in 1961, makes a “sublime setting” for “fantastic food”. “The tasting menu dishes are all very good”“perhaps not outstanding at this price” – but generally thought to be “worth it”. In October 2018, chef André Garrett announced that he was leaving the restaurant to join London’s Corinthia hotel.

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Owner's description

In October 2021, Chris Hannon joined Cliveden House as Executive Head Chef, continuing the culinary journey of his predecessors André Garrett and Paul O’Neill. Having worked as Chef de Partie of the 3 Michelin star fine dining restaurant, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, and as Head Chef of La Jabotiere, Charente Maritime, France a 70-seat fine dining restaurant and 140-seat brasserie, Chris Hannon’s most recent position was as the Head Chef of the 350-seat contemporary British restaurant, Aqua Shard, London.

 The three red rosettes Cliveden Dining Room has since its inception received numerous awards and accolades. Famous for its modern British dishes, fastidious preparation, and immaculate finishes that shine through in each exquisitely crafted creation. An exquisite array of plant-based dishes sits comfortably with fish and meat alternatives all-embracing a love of locally sourced and fresh produce, which means that the three-course à la carte and seven-course tasting menus are governed by English ingredients and guided by the seasons.  Chris Hannon also oversees the kitchen and menu at The Astor Grill, the second restaurant at Cliveden House that is housed in the former stable block and opened in April 2016.In October 2021, Chris Hannon joined Cliveden House as Executive Head Chef, continuing the culinary journey of his predecessors André Garrett and Paul O’Neill. Having worked as Chef de Partie of the 3 Michelin star fine dining restaurant, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, and as Head Chef of La Jabotiere, Charente Maritime, France a 70-seat fine dining restaurant and 140-seat brasserie, Chris Hannon’s most recent position was as the Head Chef of the 350-seat contemporary British restaurant, Aqua Shard, London.

 

The three red rosettes Cliveden Dining Room has since its inception received numerous awards and accolades. Famous for its modern British dishes, fastidious preparation, and immaculate finishes that shine through in each exquisitely crafted creation. An exquisite array of plant-based dishes sits comfortably with fish and meat alternatives all-embracing a love of locally sourced and fresh produce, which means that the three-course à la carte and seven-course tasting menus are governed by English ingredients and guided by the seasons.  Chris Hannon also oversees the kitchen and menu at The Astor Grill, the second restaurant at Cliveden House that is housed in the former stable block and opened in April 2016.

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 145.00 Dinner only 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£24.00 £36.00 £6.00 £15.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu,Portions
60
No trainers
68
Yes

The chef

Christopher Hannon joined Cliveden House in October 2021 and has an impressive career track record working in some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the UK and overseas, including Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester; La Jabotiere, Charente Maritime, France; Chapter One in Kent and he has spent the last three years as the Head Chef of the 350 seated contemporary British restaurant, Aqua Shard in London.

 Combining classic flavours and modern techniques with imaginative use of ingredients, Hannon admires the classic French of Ducasse and Reblochon, and the northern Spanish chefs and their creativity with restaurants like Mugaritz and Arzak, who also inspire his creativity and desire to introduce dishes to Cliveden that are as original as possible.

Private dining

 

 Dine in unrivalled exclusivity. The party history of the house makes us the perfect spot for an intimate celebration over fine food and wine. 

For over 200 years, the elite have entertained at Cliveden. Join the likes of Chaplin, Churchill, Lennon and Lawrence in hosting your own spectacular private dining affair in our elegant and opulent private rooms. 

There are private dining arrangements to suit your numbers or occasion perfectly. Plan something superb at Cliveden.

The Dining Room at Cliveden Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Dining Room at Cliveden Restaurant in SL6, Taplow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Dining Room at Cliveden restaurant.
Jane G
Food is expensive , it is good but not spec...
Reviewed 5 months, 22 days ago

"Food is expensive , it is good but not spectacular. However I guess you're paying for the beautiful surroundings , linen on the table & the excellent cheese board where you can have as many cheeses as you like. Souffles are good, the cheese souffle starter & the beetroot souffle dessert were both cooked to perfection."

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Majid D
Fillet steak cooked medium rare was extreme...
Reviewed 9 months, 23 days ago

"Fillet steak cooked medium rare was extremely good with a compliment of vegetables with chervil and chicken sauce as well as red wine and java pepper jus. Most enjoyable. "

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Cliveden Rd, Taplow, SL6 0JF
Opening hours
Monday7 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday7 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday7 pm‑10 pm
Thursday7 pm‑10 pm
Friday7 pm‑10 pm
Saturday7 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12:15 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm

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