Review on The Talbot
Dating back to 1453, the creeper-clad Talbot in Ripley has welcomed many famous guests during its long life (Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton apparently dropped anchor here) and the venue is currently enjoying a new lease of life following a one million pound renovation by Bespoke Hotels. The stunning new restaurant with its impressive copper ceiling and glass conservatory overlooks the garden.
Taking the reins of the kitchen is the highly esteemed Martin Blunos, who previously held two Michelin stars in his restaurant Lettonie, which was initially located in Bristol before moving to Bath. The kitchen deals in modern dishes using impeccable ingredients with starters such as calamari á la romana with sauce tartare or a salad of beetroot and goat's cheese with walnut dressing. Main courses feature roast venison au poivre noir, braised red cabbage and raisin sec á la Armagnac or fillet of seabass á la Sicilienne and fennel salad.
The Talbot is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 9.30am (8.00 - 10.00am Sat-Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sat-Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Mon-Thu (9.30pm Fri-Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card