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André Garrett at Cliveden

Cliveden Estate, TAPLOW, SL6 0JF

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English mansions don't come much more stately than Cliveden, where luxury and style are guaranteed following a sixteen-month major refurbishment that has transformed the public spaces, suites and bedrooms and restored the house to its former glory. The dining goes on in the former Terrace Dining Room, with its sparkly crystal chandeliers, velour banquettes, silk drapes and views over parterre gardens to the Thames. André Garrett has taken to this luxurious setting like a duck to water, using razor-sharp technique to deliver exquisitely presented contemporary country-house dishes fashioned from ingredients of remarkable quality. The results are served up via a carte or eight-course tasting menu (there's an impressive veggie version too) if the whole table is up for that option, plus a weekday lunchtime market menu that constitutes very good value indeed considering the high-toned setting. Choosing from the carte, you might consider butter-poached lobster matched with grilled leeks, the bittersweet tang of Seville orange and a luxuriant champagne sabayon to be an appropriately decadent starter. Next might be venison saddle partnered by a boulangère-style treatment of braised shoulder, pickled red cabbage, puréed quince and cardamom, or a sexed-up take on classic Dover sole Véronique, the fish served with verjus butter sauce, salted grapes, grilled lettuce and chicken juices. To conclude, desserts seduce with a lush pavé of Valrhona's superb Araguani dark chocolate paired with aerated milk chocolate, Beaujolais syrup and thyme ice cream. The wine list is suitably oligarchic, with excellent advice on hand from the sommelier if required.

Further information

Tel: 01628 668561
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British, French
Chef: André Garrett
Number of seats: 78
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

3 Course lunch from: £32.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
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M4 junct 7, A4 towards Maidenhead, 1.5m, onto B476 towards Taplow, 2.5m, hotel on left
Nearest station: Taplow

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