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Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

AA Notable Wine List 2016-17
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Ambitious country-house cooking in a rococo stately home

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Within 90 acres of parkland in the Vale of Aylesbury, Hartwell House is a majestic property with enough pomp to have served as home to an exiled claimant to the French throne (Louis XVIII, no less). Seafood normally crops up among well-constructed starters - perhaps pan-fried fillet of red mullet with chorizo and cannellini bean cassoulet and creamed leeks. Everything looks good on the plate and flavours are nicely handled. Main-course slowly-braised ox cheek bourguignon with Savoy cabbage, winter vegetables, delmonico potatoes and braising juices, is a real seasonal warmer, while the estate's orchard and hives are behind apple mousse with honeycomb, apple jelly and cinnamon ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: 31 December
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 1.45
  • Dinner served from: 7.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.45

Chef

  • Chef: Daniel Richardson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 11
  • Wines over £30: 325
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from30
  • 3-course dinner from43
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 56
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 36
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 56
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 36

Getting here

2m SW of Aylesbury on A418 (Oxford road)

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Haddenham and Thame Parkway
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