A chic, luxurious 18C property set in 246 acres of grounds plays host to this elegant, intimate restaurant. As you enter, the striking ceiling sculpture is the first thing to catch your eye; it’s named ‘Autumn’ – to match the colours of the room – and comprises copper oak leaves and acorns. The service might be structured but the atmosphere is relaxed, and the large main room has a bright, contemporary look; for the best view ask for a seat in the conservatory, overlooking the manicured gardens.
Chef Adam Smith spent a number of years at The Ritz, before moving to the Devonshire Arms in Yorkshire, which explains both his classical cooking and his love of the countryside. His menus reflect this, with simply cooked, beautifully presented dishes paying the utmost respect to natural British ingredients. Cooking is assured and technically skilled, and dishes display real depth and finesse.- MICHELIN guide inspectors
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