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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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Refined contemporary cooking in Victorian splendour

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Fans of Victoriana will no doubt be intrigued to learn that this handsome country house was once home to the renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Ensconced in glorious gardens, the interiors are restored to their full glory and the cooking is a perfect fit with the contemporary boutique country house mood. Chef Shane Hughes is well versed in modern culinary trends and deploys applies honed techniques to well-sourced materials in a starter of seared hand-dived scallops with a galette of crispy rabbit and mozzarella pointed up with rabbit jelly, cherry tomato and a tarragon and sweet mustard dressing. Main courses deliver neat spins on intuitive combinations, as in a slow-cooked duck leg and spiced honey-glazed breast with carrot purée, bok choi and ginger cream sauce. For pudding, baked American cheesecake rich enough for its own Swiss bank account comes with bourbon-marinated Kentish cherries, peanut butter ice cream and cherry jelly.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 4
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: midnight


  • Chef(s): Shane Hughes

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 93
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Starter from: £12
  • Main course from £25
  • Dessert from: £9
  • Tasting menu from: £55
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 36
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

Follow one-way system to barbican arch and Bell Hotel. Into Upper Strand Street, on the right hand side of the hotel. The Salutation at end of street.

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