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Summary

“In the middle of the lush Wye valley” (“no mobile reception here”), this long acclaimed “foodie gem” regained its star shortly after the arrival of chef/proprietor Chris Harrod in 2013 (and lost ‘The Crown’ from its name shortly after). Fans proclaim the “locally sourced and foraged” cuisine “unique” (“Noma in Britain!”) with the “added benefit of eight comfy rooms to sleep it off”.

£82
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Tucked away in the Monmouthshire countryside”, Chris Harrod’s long-famous inn (he dropped ‘The Crown’ from its name in recent times) is “not the easiest place to find, but worth the effort”. “It’s ordinary-looking from the outside, but evidently older once you get in”, and the food is “superb, with subtle flavours that are utterly delicious”. “Along with its craft ales and fine wines, it’s a perfect bolt-hole after a busy week – pure comfort for the soul!”

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This well-known Wye Valley restaurant-with-rooms inspired mixed feedback this year. To fans it’s nothing short of “the Noma of Wales” with “tasty, subtle, interesting cuisine that’s everything you expect (but don't always get) from a Michelin-starred” venue. Cynics however thought the cooking disappointing (eg “duck too rare for my liking”) and insist that “there has to be a limit to foraging!”

£81
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“As good as ever under new ownership”, this celebrated restaurant-with-rooms, with a “heavenly” location in the Wye Valley, is back with a bang – service still seems to be settling in, but the “intricate and very well balanced” cooking is “stunningly good”.

£79
 ££££
5
Exceptional
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Chris Harrod, chef patron, and his wife Kirsty, manage a stylish restaurant with rooms. Their emphasis is on an experience of excellence throughout. They have already won a clutch of awards, including a Michelin star.

At the Whitebrook, our passion is to deliver flavour, creating new menus using the freshest ingredients. Our superb restaurant service combines with a relaxing ambience, so that our guests have a truly memorable dining experience.

Chris and his team prepare original fine cuisine from locally sourced food flavoured with freshly foraged herbs and plants. We welcome guests to savour a fine luncheon, dinner or tasting menu. To complete the peace and tranquillity of your visit, we offer eight comfortable rooms overlooking the glorious Wye Valley. Four rooms have been recently redesigned to a new standard of contemporary comfort, style and excellence.

Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
9 pm
30
12+ for D
Yes
Whitebrook, NP25 4TX
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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Sunday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm

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