A taxi ride to the hotel will take about 15 minutes. Great food, wine, accommodation and of course staff. Welcome to your shortlist Great choice! Turn right at the sign for Le Manoir which is located 200 yards down on the right. When you are ready to view just simply click the View Shortlist button or find it in the menu bar. I booked this as a surprise for our 25th wedding anniversary, initially I just booked the restaurant but I was concerned that after such a wonderful meal it would be a let down to stay anywhere else so I then booked an overnight stay.
Luxury accommodation Welcome amenities A half bottle of Champagne Laurent-Perrier Daily English breakfast Daily dinner for two with a choice of any of our menus Priced from £1076 per night based on two guests sharing a room To book please visit the website or contact our reservations team on 01844 278881 or via email reservations. On behalf of Raymond Blanc and the team at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons Dear 238855 Thank you for visiting us on a second occasion for lunch and for taking the time to write such great comments about your visit. Every detail has been subject to the highest level of scrutiny, from the exterior decorations to the internal ambiance, tasteful and elegant, restful and relaxing, nothing is left to chance and the attitude of 'That will do', clearly evidenced from every aspect of our stay 'Just will not do! I took my wife here for her birthday and I can say it is perfect the attention to detail is incredible. The venue is stunning, with amazing gardens and surroundings. They were able to accommodate our request for a birds of prey experience try it you will not be disappointed, Clive and his birds from Wheatley birds of prey along with Harvey was an experience to remember. The most expensive hotel we have ever stayed in.
Nothing is too much trouble the staff are very well trained and clearly enjoy what they do and are very proud of the hotel, the gardens and the food. Every member of staff was an expert in their own area. Tasting each element individually impressed me no end, such fresh and strong flavours but all together the dish was very sharp — almost too sharp. We achieved instant calm as we stepped through an opening in a hedge and heard the expensive whirring of a helicopter coming in to land. The pupils also visit the organic gardens of Le Manoir a sanctuary of biodiversity, where heritage seeds in danger of extinction are stored and grown. The gardens, the sculptures, the room decorations, all had the feel of being individually selected by someone who loved and appreciated the environment.
Visually the dish looked fresh with a vibrant tomato colour and a foam essence on top of the liquid gazpacho. It is, without doubt, one of the finest dining experiences you will encounter. My husband had asked if we could see the kitchens but they had told him by e-mail that it would be unlikely on this Saturday as they were very busy. Chef Jones was gracious enough to stop and chat with us for several minutes. The chef swears by ultra-fresh, organic products, most of which come from his own garden where he grows more than 90 varieties of vegetables and 70 different herbs. The experience was so phenomenal that I would happily pay it all over again. Raymond, Gary and staff get the menu just right.
The whole thing is an experience and if you are a foodie, then you should definitely go. We went for the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. I so want to go back. Rooms: 7 Hotel Chain: Belmond Hotels Children and extra beds Free! Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. The simple reason for this is that Le Manoir demands your full attention in order that you properly savour the full gastronomic impact. The welcome we received - from all the staff - was wonderful and we were guided through the plans for the evening. I would love to return and maybe do a cooking course next time.
The drive from London will take an hour and 10 minutes. Our children came to breakfast with us, there was a lovely buffet plus a la carte menu to choose from. From having our bags taken to checking out we loved every second of our stay here. My husband is diabetic so they went the extra mile to change some sections of the menu to accommodate him, from the canapés to the petits fours. We had wanted to go here for some time and finally decided to do it. As each course was served the waiter gave a detailed explanation of the culinary delights before us.
Our second evening meal was just as sumptuous as the first evening and included jacobs ladder and salt crust baked pigeon. In 1984 the self-taught chef, Raymond Blanc opened the Manoir. It is expensive but worth every penny. We would wholeheartedly endorse that. Before lunch we were treated to a tour of the gardens and grounds which proved to be both informative and extremely interesting.
There are restaurants where you pay a lot of money and feel it wasn't worth it at all. We received two Michelin stars in 1984, the first year of our opening, and, remarkably, have held them ever since. Or reserve Chinoiserie to enjoy a silken slumber among gold-leaf furniture. Do not expect a kids' club, pool or gym though you can book in-room beauty treatments. So, ravioli of wild lobster is served with lemon verbena; confit of duck liver will arrive complemented by spiced cherries and almonds. A nice touch at the end was a little addition to my wife's dessert - an edible plaque saying Happy Anniversary. Special mention to our sommelier Martin from Galway who was fantastic.