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The Stables Restaurant at The Grove

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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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Creative modern cooking in George Stubbs' favourite stables

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The original stable block of the Georgian mansion has been given a modern makeover under its rafters and is now the informal eatery at The Grove. The open-to-view kitchen is equipped with a wood-fired oven and chargrill, but the menu has a lot more going for it than pizzas and steaks. Imaginative starters run from Buffalo mozzarella with truffled grilled artichokes and caper dressing to duck Scotch egg with home-made piccalilli. Seafood gets a good airing, from marinated salmon fillet with aubergine caponata to linguini with dressed white Cornish crab. Walled garden apple tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce is a popular finisher.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Closed for dinner: 31 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Andrew Parkinson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 11
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M25 junction 19, A411 towards Watford. Hotel on right

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