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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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Thrilling contemporary cooking in one of UK’s top hotels

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The original 19th-century mansion has been extended over the years, but it’s still the heart and soul of the place, and it is where you’ll find Matt Worswick at The Latymer, one of the UK’s most compelling contemporary restaurants. It’s a genteel and luxurious space with panelled walls and rich fabrics. In this formal and elegant setting comes food of diverting modernity, with contemporary cooking techniques showcased on five- or seven-course tasting menus. The very best seasonal produce finds its way to the table and everything looks just beautiful as it is set gently before you. An opener of just-poached Colchester oyster brings a lovely taste of the sea, with lightly pickled apple providing contrast. Playfulness with temperature brings a delicate cold celeriac rémoulade with a warm truffle concealed in its depths. Next up, a beautiful cep risotto offers different levels of mushroomy earthiness, a brilliant contrast to the rémoulade. Following that, tender breast of Goosnargh duck with duck liver is a perfectly balanced dish. Matt Worswick never lets the fabulous produce get lost along the way, which is true right up to desserts such as a delicate vanilla and blackberry bavarois. The wine list is a global tour de force.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2 weeks January
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for lunch: Wednesday to Friday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Matt Worswick

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines over £30: 300
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 46
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M3 junction 3, through Bagshot, left onto A30. 0.5 miles on right.

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