Review on The Dining Room at Chewton Glen
A grand and glorious eighteenth-century mansion, remodelled along Palladian lines, Chewton Glen has it all - from croquet lawns to complementary therapies and spa facilities. Their Dining Room restaurant is spread across a series of interconnection rooms, including a Wine Room and Conservatory with a neutral colour scheme with accents of green.
There is a selection of menus, the a la carte menu is available for lunch and dinner seven days a week, a tasting menu available for dinner, a three course Sunday lunch menu and a very good value set lunch menu. Opening proceedings there might be tempura of monkfish cheeks with Vietnamese salad or crispy spiced duck and fennel cress salad, before poached wild sea trout with samphire and hollandaise or roast rump of spring lamb, rosemary polenta, baby onions and morels. To close the show there are tempting desserts such as Sicilian blood orange cake paired with lemon thyme ice cream or Tahitian vanilla panna-cotta with seasonal berries.
The monumental wine list is a show-stopping selection running to several hundred bins devoted to the top estates in Bordeaux, Burgundy and California - although there is plenty of prime stuff from elsewhere.
Chewton Glen has a more casual dining venue called The Kitchen which also operates as a cookery school.
The Dining Room at Chewton Glen is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Modern British / European
Luke Matthews and Simon Addison
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express