RestaurantsBuckinghamshireWoburnMK17

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As of January 2022, Paris House is only offering a 6-course tasting menu.

survey result

Summary

£107
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s always a joy to go to this stunning restaurant in beautiful surroundings” – a gorgeous-looking, mock-Tudor, timber building (built in France originally in 1878), in the grounds of Woburn Abbey. There’s nothing but praise for Phil Fanning’s very accomplished cuisine, showcased in a six-course taster menu, and likewise the “unfussy” service. (“It can only be a matter of time before Michelin wake up and give them their star back!”)

Summary

£93
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful deer park surroundings” provide an “exceptional setting” for this well-known destination, in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, which occupies a picture-book, Tudor building (“what could be more romantic than a glass of Champagne on the terrace before a lovely meal here!”). Phil Fanning’s “genius” cuisine is presented either from an à la carte menu or the eight-course tasting menu (six courses at lunch).

Summary

£93
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful deer park surroundings” provide an “exceptional setting” for this well-known destination, in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, which occupies a picture-book, Tudor building (“what could be more romantic than a glass of Champagne on the terrace before a lovely meal here!”). Phil Fanning’s “genius” cuisine is presented either from an à la carte menu or the eight-course tasting menu (six courses at lunch).

Summary

£111
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A beautiful restaurant in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, with a big sweeping drive” – this well-known old Tudor building was revamped in spring 2017 and “the makeover has improved the dining room immensely: the cold old decor is now light and bright…” matching standards generally, with “superb food from Phil Fanning’s brigade”. How long will Michelin make him wait before giving him his star back?

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Owner's description

Paris House was originally built in 1878 as part of The Paris International Exhibition called ‘The Streets of Nations’ and located on the Rue des Nations (next to the Quai d’Orsay) in Paris. It was boarded on each side by 28 pavillions representing 28 countries.

The house, designed by Gilbert Redgrave and built by William Cubitt & Son, was based on the Renaissance half-timbered architecture of the Cheshire region of England and was erected in prefabricated sections of the Tudor style and pegged together. The 9th Duke of Bedford  fell in love with the building, had it dismantled, shipped piece by piece to its current home and rebuilt in the stunning grounds of Woburn Abbey.

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 Always available 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu
Yes
14, 38
No trainers
38
Yes

The chef

Phil Fanning is Chef and owner of Paris House Restaurant. Commanding a respected standingamongst his peers and critics, Phil is known for innovative and creative use of Japanese ingredientsand cooking techniques to deliver exceptional British tasting menus. His style is distinctlycontemporary, without falling into the trap of being modern for the sake of being modern. Hetempers his classical French roots with far-reaching ingredients and an eye for theatrical mischief.

Each seasonal menu is expertly crafted to produce a high impact and sensational dining adventure.The seasonality and quality of ingredients Phil uses are at the heart of everything he creates at Paris House. His ingenious use of refined Japanese cooking techniques is pivotal in getting the best out of each ingredient and achieving maximum flavour in every dish. Whilst these on-trend Japanese techniques are used to great affect the resulting menu is unmistakably British.

With previous positions at Danesfield House, The Vanilla Pod & L’Ortolan, Phil was appointed Head Chef at Paris House under Alan Murchison in 2010 and was awarded a Michelin star and the Acorn Award within 10 months. He went on to buy the restaurant with his wife, Claire, in 2013.

Private dining

PRIVATE DINING

Whether hosting an intimate family celebration or corporate function, enjoy an exceptional private dining experience at Paris House.

Choose from two beautiful dining rooms for 8 to 14 people, nestled in the stunning grounds of theWoburn Estate deer park. Tailor your experience with bespoke seasonal private dining menus or leave it entirely up to us and opt for one of our current tasting menus.

Or opt for our Chef’s Table – watch the team in action from the comfort of our iconic Chef’s Table set in the heart of the Paris House kitchen. You’ll watch a service in full flow, taking in the sights,sounds and smells of a busy professional kitchen. Dishes will be presented and explained to you by the chefs who made them and you’ll have unlimited opportunity to ask questions to our friendly team.

Paris House is also available for Exclusive Use – perfect for occasions when hosting private parties, weddings and events. You and your guests can enjoy all the facilities, including the main dining room and terrace – for parties of up to 36 people. 

Paris House Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Paris House Restaurant in MK17, Woburn by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Paris House restaurant.
Nick F
Of course the wonderful setting, but the fo...
Reviewed 16 days ago

"Of course the wonderful setting, but the food more than surpassed this. A set 6-course (more than) tasting menu - each course exceptional with complex assemblies of often more than 10 components - however all complementing each other. Highlights - the coronation crab, sea bass with tomatoes, chorizo, mussel & black olive ragu with sea herbs and the brûléed cream of pandan, Alfonso mango, coconut & lime. Interesting wine list that concentrates on non-French terroirs (although starting at around £45/bottle with what I calculate to be a 300% markup over retail). A thoroughly professional and delightful lunch. "

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David S
We have been dining here for many years. Ev...
Reviewed 3 months, 25 days ago

"We have been dining here for many years. Everything is perfect and we can find no fault. Their ability to refresh the menu every season and somehow surpass what they achieved last time is remarkable. We recently ate in a 3 Michelin starred restaurant in Dubai and whilst this was fantastic, Paris House is better by EVERY measure and I highly recommend visiting. Unless you are a multi millionaire it’s not the place to visit every week, so we reserve it for special occasions- birthdays, anniversaries and an additional Christmas treat and “rationing” our visits adds to the special nature of the overall offering. We hope to be dining at Paris House for many many more years"

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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm

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