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Laura Ashley The Manor

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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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Country-house dining and Laura Ashley styling

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The Laura Ashley empire includes this 16th-century manor house restyled in plenty of contemporary beige. Setting off the mullioned windows in the Cavendish dining room, it makes for a cheering ambience in which to eat some well-considered country-house cooking. Purées abound, apple for the ham knuckle terrine, and the expected cauliflower for scallops in a lively currant and peppercorn dressing. Main courses explore the possibilities of gentle slow cooking for braised beef with glazed baby onions, mushrooms and creamy mash, or potato-crusted sea bass with Brussels sprouts and pea purée. Finish with the sensational trifle, a treat all the way from its crushed amaretti topping to its cherry compôte foundation.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Monday, Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Stephanie Malvoisin

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 11
  • Wines over £30: 33
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Starter from 6
  • Main course from12
  • Dessert from6
  • 2-course lunch from22
  • 3-course lunch from25
  • 2-course dinner from20
  • 3-course dinner from25
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

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

Facilities

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40

Getting here

From A1 take A411 from Stirling Corner. From M25 either junct 19 or 23

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Nearest train station

Elstree & Borehamwood, Stanmore, High Barnet
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