Review on The Grove, Colette's
In its heyday, this fine mansion was the first choice for an aristocratic weekend out of town, and The Grove has been re-born as a world-class hotel, incorporating a championship golf course, fantasy office development and state-of-the-art spa.
The Grove also boasts three restaurants, with Colette's ranking as the smartest and most prestigious of the bunch. The days of glittering tiaras may be over and it's no longer 'de rigueur' to dress for dinner, but the place still puts on an aristocratic show.
Unashamedly moneyed cooking is the order of the day, with no skimping on the luxuries. Oak-smoked eel with foie gras ganache, Granny Smith apple purée and crisp beetroot is a typically top-end starter, while mains might range from poached Cornish skate with pork cheek, carrot and star anise, pak choi and carrot foam to loin of veal with cauliflower and truffle gratin and a salad of sweetbreads.
To finish, rhubarb crumble cheesecake with rhubarb sorbet is an alternative to lime parfait with mango mousse, pomegranate and baby coriander. The wine list covers just about every name you could think of, although prices are predictably painful.
The Grove, Colette's is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Sun (bank hols only)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express