Review on Royal Crescent Hotel, The Dower House
Royal Crescent is arguably Britain's finest Georgian terrace and a masterpiece of European architecture: perfect, in fact, for this dreamily elegant, refined and overtly luxurious hotel. After a serious refurbishment, the restaurant in the grey-stone Dower House at the back of the hotel has taken on a new identity – although the views over the leafy secluded gardens are unchanged.
Splendid works of art, distinctive fabrics, mink and light olive colour schemes set the tone in the dining room, which is bathed in natural light from big windows. Seasonality rules on the menu: during the winter months, why not try roast sea bass, fennel purée, saffron and Ricard sauce or venison with baby spinach, wild mushrooms and crisp celeriac. In spring, visitors can expect other delights including a sauté of rabbit with spiced carrot and raisin dressing, quail tart with creamed leeks and braised Puy lentils or roast sea bass with smoked eel tortellini, salsify purée and watercress foam.
To conclude, there's also a seasonal twist to desserts like rhubarb crumble soufflé with Mascarpone smoothie or hot chocolate fondant with walnuts and blood orange. The expertly managed cellar complements the menus and provides ample choice for both the casual diner and the true connoisseur of fine wines.
Royal Crescent Hotel, The Dower House is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.30 - 11.00am
Lunch: 1.30 - 4.30pm Afternoon Tea
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express