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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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Cutting-edge food and interior design dazzle

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At a glance

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

Half-hidden in the village of Hampton-in-Arden, which is sternly patrolled by a resident peacock, the Manor was built by Sir Robert Peel's son Frederick in the manner of his own Gothic pile at Drayton. Once you pick your way through the trees, it's quite the stately home, with 45 acres of grounds and a half-panelled dining room named after the original owner. A hand-stitched silk wall design of flowers and colourful birds lends an uplifting note to the scene, and it's worth a momentary gander at the gorgeously intricate plasterwork in the ceiling. With Hampton's own kitchen plots and fine regional produce to conjure with, local lad Rob Palmer does the Manor proud in the way of cutting-edge contemporary culinary dazzle, though that doesn't preclude an absolutely straight serving of new season's asparagus in both colours, garnished with little more than an egg yolk. Then it's off and running with a serving of thinly sliced sea trout with a mousse of the smoked article, dressed with caviar, horseradish cream and compressed cucumber. The much-prized wagyu beef is given the full royal treatment, appearing first as an outrider of shredded cheek meat fried in a crumb coating with truffled mayonnaise, and then slices of the glorious fillet, the vegetable accompaniments of shredded white cabbage and red cabbage purée playing second fiddle, perhaps to the truffled cauliflower cheese. Nitrogen-crisped chocolate mousse might be the texturally fascinating finale, served with hazelnut crémeux and fragments of sweet nutty meringue.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Rob Palmer

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 91
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Tasting menu from: 60
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 26
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 26
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14

Getting here

M42 junction 6 follow signs for A45 (Birmingham). At 1st roundabout, 1st exit onto B4438 (Catherine de Barnes Lane). Left into Shadowbrook Lane

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Birmingham International, Hampton in Arden
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