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The Tudor Room at Great Fosters

Stroude Road, EGHAM, TW20 9UR

Great Fosters doesn't look like it's changed in a great many years: the Grade I listed manor house, dating back to the 16th century when it was built as a hunting lodge, is magnificently well preserved, with original features abounding both inside and out. But there has been a good deal of change lately in the dining department, with the former Oak Room restaurant transformed into a more casual, modern British eatery called The Estate Grill (see entry), and a new restaurant created in what was a private dining room. With just 24 covers, The Tudor Room is an intimate and elegant space decorated luxuriously with red silk on the walls, comfortable sofas pulled up at white linen-clad tables, and dominated by a giant 17th-century tapestry. With just a small number of guests to cater for, new chef Shane Hughes has the freedom to fully exercise his creativity and immense technical skills in two tasting menus - a four-course and an eight-course - while the dedicated front-of-house team deliver a pleasingly personal style of service (the very capable sommelier will sort you out with a perfectly matched flight of wines should you wish). Much of the produce used in the kitchen comes from the estate, including vegetables and herbs, along with Gloucestershire old spot pigs and Longhorn cattle. An early course of pressed foie gras and artichoke with a light-as-air beetroot mousse, a purée of Cox's apple and pommes soufflé is a wonderful combination of flavours, textures and colours, while cod fillet marinated in sea salt, slowly cooked in clarified butter, with saffron and haddock brandade, lemon cream and brioche croûtons is a beautiful dish both in the eating and the presentation. Excellent tortellini of spiced beef shin are paired up with Cardigan Bay lobster, garden vegetables and Madeira emulsion in an imaginative take on the surf and turf theme, and it could all end on a fun note with 'The Asian Forest' - lemongrass marshmallow, lime leaf pannacotta, green tea meringue, coconut cream and galangal ice cream.

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Tel: 01784 433822
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Open/closed

Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: 2 wks Jan, 2 wks Aug
Days closed for lunch: Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Nik Chappell
Number of seats: 24
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

3 Course lunch from: £29.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
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A30 (Bagshot to Staines) right at lights by Wheatsheaf pub into Christchurch Rd. Straight on at rdbt (pass 2 shop parades on right). Left at lights into Stroude Rd. Hotel 0.75m on right
Nearest station: Egham

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