Review on The Dining Room at Mallory Court Hotel
It's not hard to understand why Mallory Court ranks high on many a list of favourite country house hotels: pedigree might almost be its middle name, its' a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group of luxury hotels and restaurants.
The tranquil Lutyens-style house stands in ten acres of immaculately landscaped gardens and grounds two miles from Leamington Spa. There are lovely views from the elegant Dining Room, which shows its class with handsome oak panelling and tapestry carpets. Service is courteous to a fault.
The kitchen blends classic technique with modern invention; luxury ingredients are woven into the culinary web and there's a dedication to local and regional produce (Lighthorne lamb might be served with curried lentils and new season's asparagus, for example). Elsewhere, expect to find - say - dressed crab and roasted diver scallop with apple and wasabi sorbet, fillet of John Dory with crevette cannelloni and bisque sauce or breast of Gressingham duck with a pastilla of leg and cinnamon scented jus.
Desserts conclude proceedings with a classy flourish - as in pink praline parfait with marinated English strawberries and crème fraiche or hot chocolate tartlet with banana consommé and chocolate 'cannelloni'. The impressive wine list runs to more than 200 bins, heavily tilted towards France.
A casual Brasserie now operates in the old groundkeeper's lodge close to the hotel: this has its own Art Deco-inspired interior and style, its own chef (Jim Russell) and a less formal menu.
The Dining Room at Mallory Court Hotel is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Modern British / French
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 9.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 1.45pm (last orders) Closed Saturday lunchtime
Dinner: 6.30 - 8.45pm Afternoon Tea served 2.30 – 5.30pm, Mon to Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express