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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD



Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

At Belmond Le Manoir we have created a world of culinary delight. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best quality ingredients.

The two-acre 100% organic garden supplies 90 types of vegetables and 70 varieties of herbs, to the restaurant during the late spring, summer and autumn. Each dish uses the freshest seasonal produce, enlivened with classic French-flair. The hotel received two Michelin stars in 1984, the year of its opening, and, remarkably, has held them ever since.

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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Ten Perfect Restaurants for Wine Lovers by Andy Lynes

"Raymond Blanc’s world famous restaurant and hotel offers one of the great gastronomic experiences in the country, so it’s fitting that there’s a cellar of 1,000 bins to compliment the likes of wild Cornish brill, scallop, Oscietra caviar, cucumber and wasabi beurre blanc."

The Top Ten Destinations for the Business Incentive by Alex Blyth

"When French-born chef Raymond Blanc opened Le Manoir in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside way back in 1984 it was a wake-up call to British cooking. It remains one of the country's leading restaurants, notable for the two-acre garden which supplies many of the herbs and vegetables used in the kitchen. Your team can spend a morning working with Monsieur Blanc and his chefs, learning new techniques, and preparing a lunch which you all then enjoy in the restaurant."

Information on Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons , Church Road , Great Milton

Average Cost: £420.00 (three course dinner for two including 1 bottle of house wine, 1 bottle of mineral water and coffee)
Timings: Open: Daily 12:00-14:30, 19:00-22:00    
General Info: Seating Capacity: 100
Private Dining: Yes
Accommodation:  Number of Rooms: 32
Room Prices from: £460
Wheel Chair Access:  Yes
Accreditation: Michelin 2 Stars, AA 5 Rosettes, Good Food Guide 8/10
Local Directions: From the M40 exit junction 7 sign posted Thame & Wallingford. Turn left at the junction onto the A329 and continue for 2 miles. Turn right at the sign for Le Manoir which is located 200 yards down on the right.

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Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Judith HCustomer visited Dec 2016

If you want a truly 'out of this world' experience then book here. The staff were what made this place so different. they were so professional, polite, cheerful and pampered us constantly making sure we were happy.The food was the best I have ever tasted (we had the 7 course taster menu and could not find fault with anything) the breakfast the next day was also totally unique and special in not only its presentation but its flavours. Everything about the place was so different from normal hotels and the whole experience will stay with us forever.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Andrew CCustomer visited Dec 2016

I decided to treat my wife to lunch for her 65th birthday. We were warmly greeted and shown to the lounge to have drinks and canapés. Both of these were delicious. Almost as soon as we had finished our gin and tonics we were whisked to the dining room where the menus were explained to us along with the wine flight. Then the food started arriving. Everything we ate was not only delicious but beautifully presented. After lunch we retired to the lounge for a specialty cocktail and then coffee with petit fours.
The whole experience was way above expectations and the team made the experience feel, although expensive, good value for money.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Glen BCustomer visited Dec 2016

I love this place. We often go back. The food is outstanding, the service superb the grounds are magnificent. Highly recommend visiting there it's outstanding. Totally relaxing and one really feels at home from the moment you arrive to your departure.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Cliff OCustomer visited Aug 2016

Loved the whole experience. We did the dinner bed and breakfast experience and were not disappointed. Food exceptional. Staff superb and we felt comfortable and at ease to enjoy the surroundings and food. Gorgeous kitchen garden worth a visit alone. Hope to come again


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Sam NCustomer visited Aug 2016

Brought my son as a special treat.

Love this place - what really makes it is the service. We had amazing weather, lovely to sit in the garden while placing our order.

We didn't think we could manage the wine "flight" - 4 x 125ml glasses, too much for me! - but we started with a glass of the Stopham Pinot Blanc from the flight and it was glorious.

I loved the food, particularly the gazpacho. If you are happy to eat off the set menu it is surprisingly good value - but being picky, they accommodated some changes for us.

Will absolutely come here again, when the occasion warrants.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Tallulah -Customer visited Aug 2016

We enjoyed a fantastic 5 course lunch for my husband's 40th birthday. It was a beautiful sunny day which really made the whole experience even more special. We sat outside before lunch to enjoy a drink and look through the menu. The service was exemplary and the lunch itself was excellent. After lunch, we sat back outside to enjoy a coffee before taking a walk round the grounds. Yes, it was the most expensive lunch that I have ever had and I was a little shocked at £15 for a glass of Pimms however the venue, food and customer service certainly exceeded our expectations. We would love to visit again in the future for another special occasion.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Donna CCustomer visited Sep 2016

We had an amazing a la Carte meal during our recent stay. The food, service, ambience was a truly fabulous experience!


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by John TCustomer visited Sep 2016

I've eaten here many times with family and taking clients for lunch. Every time the food and the class of service is second to none. Even when you are unsure of something and you need advice they are at your service and pleased to help.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Mark WCustomer visited Sep 2016

To my great surprise I was able too get a late booking for Sunday lunch for my wife & I this was our third visit here & without a shadow of a doubt it's the best place I've ever eaten !!!!!! Not only the food but the whole dining experience from start to finish the service again the best I've ever had anywhere the staff are superb I can't give it enough praise it's not cheap but the cost is more than justified this is one place where I'd say too any one put it on the top of your to do list !!!!!


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Andrew SCustomer visited Sep 2016

Arguably the finest restaurant in Oxfordshire and one of the best in the UK.
Mere words are useless to convey the incredible flavours, textures and sheer visual art of the incredible dining experience that awaits you.
I cannot wait to be back!


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Dennis FCustomer visited Sep 2016

My wife and I thought to try lunch rather than dinner (we attended once before for dinner), it was our wedding anniversary so we wanted something "special". We opted for the "taster menu" which did not disappoint and was certainly sufficient for the time of day - good value at £82 each as the quality was second to none. The wine was very good but stretched our budget a little (the range starts at £55/bottle) but for that "special" occasion then why not. The staff were very professional AND genuinely friendly with the wine waiter being very knowledgeable and helpful. The day we visited was sunny and warm so we retired the the gardens after lunch for tea and more wine - the gardens are beautiful and show the wide variety of fresh produce grown "on site". From start to finish we were there over four hours and spent less than £300 for a day to remember (Heston Blumenthal and his guest were also dining in the garden which was nice - that's how good the quality is!). TIP - there is valet parking so make sure your car is reasonably clean and tidy!


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Hayley SCustomer visited Sep 2016

Fantastic and awesome experience. Fine dining at its best. Lovely ambience and attentive staff. Nothing is too much trouble. 2 Michelin stars site 1985 and still has them. Exquisite!


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Russ DCustomer visited Sep 2016

Amazing place and food and wine. The service is amazing. Beautiful grounds. This really is a fantastic experience.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Glyn -Customer visited Sep 2016

We expected the best and were not disappointed. This beautiful restaurant/building/grounds are graced by superb food and attentive, happy and unstuffy service


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Nicky OCustomer visited Oct 2016

Naturally an amazing French-influenced menu made for difficult choosing. We settled on the 5 course tasting menu wishing with every mouthful that the dish wouldn't end. The restaurant will cater for all allergies and all portions were generous in size. Dinner was washed down with an excellent Ruinart and Margaux selected by the sommelier, making the meal an unforgettable experience.

The team are one big family who are dedicated to making your experience memorable. We had a small problem on our first visit in the lounge and once we made it known management went above and beyond to rectify the issue including a call from the GM. The restaurant team are just flawless and masterful, they are the top of the industry and I think they will remain there for a very long time.

Raymond Blanc has created an Eden in the heart of England. I am in awe of this place and its culinary artistry.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Wayne -Customer visited Oct 2016

This is the second time I have dined here and it did not disappoint. It was my father in laws 70th birthday.

We were greeted at the entrance by the excellent staff and escorted to the lounge for champagne and pre-lunch drinks. The waiter and sommelier were informative as ever and could not do anymore for you. They really make you feel special here.

After relaxing and being made to feel extremely welcome, we were led to our table which was the same table as we dined at previously.

The starters, the mains and the deserts were French cuisine at its best. The artistry on display is quite something with the food looking and tasting stunning. The wine was also perfectly matched with the main courses we ordered. Not that I know too much about it……

After desert, the waiter emerged with a surprise special desert (with candle) for my father-in-law singing happy birthday. The entire restaurant joined in which was nice.

This restaurant really is something attending to every detail that a perfect restaurant should be like.

Even the gardens are beautiful. In the summer, you can just sit outside with a glass of wine and enjoy the view.

Surely 3 Michelin Stars....


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Michael BCustomer visited Oct 2016

Our second visit this year to Le Manoir; this time with family celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were taken aback by the whole experience. The grounds are stunning, the service flawless and the food and presentation exceptional. Taster menu was the obvious choice - inventive with wonderful flavours and textures. Just as good as our first visit.

Without doubt, this is our favourite restaurant.

Really nothing more to say. Simply sublime !


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Chris LCustomer visited Oct 2016

Fantastic dining experience! Stunning setting with beautiful gardens so make sure you take time to wonder around them before you dine. Food, service and everything you come to expect from a quality restaurant were spot on. We had the five course menu and everything included was exceptional.
Every member of staff we encountered not only provided brilliant service but were also extremely friendly.
Our high expectations before we visited were definitely met!


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Michelle CCustomer visited Oct 2016

Wow! We were lucky to have gotten reservations for lunch even at 2:15p in the afternoon! Staff was very professional and attentive. The 5 course lunch was elegant and quite proper. To say that everything served would be an understatement! Afterwards, we strolled in the extensive gardens. Such a treat!


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Miriella -Customer visited Oct 2016

This was a treat for my 60th Birthday, for me a once in a lifetime experience and I was not disappointed. The setting is delightful, we arrived a bit later than I would have liked and so were unable to take too long exploring the gardens as the light was fading.

From the moment we arrived the staff were very attentive and welcoming in an unassuming manner. We were shown to the lounge for pre-dinner drinks and canapes, where we were given the menu options for our evening.

We choose the 7 course taster menu with the wine accompaniment . We didn't have to wait very long before we were shown to our table. The ambience and decor in the dining room was lovely.

The menu, Pumpkin & butternut squash soup ... Cornish crab salad ... Free range egg with mushroom tea ... Roasted monkfish ... Roasted Goosnargh duck with warm blackberries ... Exotic fruit ravioli ... Manjari chocolate crumble with raspberry and beetroot sorbet. Five wines to complement the dishes. At each serving the waiter explained the dish and the sommelier explained the wine and how it had been chosen to match the food. All of the dishes were beautifully executed, we had fresh bread offered throughout the early courses, a bread lovers delight. For me the Pumpkin soup, the Duck and the Manjari chocolate crumble were the outstanding courses. From the wines, the Riesling (for plate 1 & 2) and the red dessert wine (plate 6 & 7) were exceptional.

Overall excellent food and service; the staff went that extra mile with felicitations for my birthday from several of them, sadly we didn't stay overnight I've no doubt the hotel is excellent too. This is an establishment that has an eye for detail.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Sarah DCustomer visited Oct 2016

My partner and I work together and have just achieved a milestone in our history and we had wanted to visit Le Manoir for a second time, since lunching there some 8 years ago, when we enjoyed a chat over lunch with Raymond Blanc himself.

We were excited to arrive at Le Manoir and had brought our new camera to photograph the beautiful grounds and heritage vegetable garden. Le Manoir now has a successful gardening team and we walked round the green houses and growing areas reading about the Heritage vegetables and herbs and their plans to grow rare and valuable plants from years past. There were several pumpkins recently harvested in the green house with labels detailing that they had been grown from 150 year old strains of seeds. We established that the pumpkins had been harvested for the soupe de poitron served on the October menu: les saveurs d'octobre, which was seasonally planned: pumpkin and butternut soup; grilled mackerel; poached egg served in watercress sauce; roasted chicken; millionaires shortbread. We hadn't selected the wine menu but other tables enjoyed a different wine for each dish served by a knowledgeable sommelier.

Each and every dish was served in a specialist presentation, with various plates, glasses and side platters to embellish the presentation and to enhance the experience.

Words cannot describe the excellence of the dining experience. We had requested our original table looking over the garden and from the serving of the bread basket with its 8 choices of freshly cooked rolls and breads, we were delighted to be back.

We had selected the 5 course menu and chose an extra course of cheeses, which arrived on its own trolley with French and British cheeses, complemented by home made chutneys and fresh celery.

Our waiter was helpful and very well trained and he explained how different dishes had been cooked. The mackerel and the chicken had been presented in such a delicious and tender presentation with incredible accompanying flavours, garnishes and seasoning.

The pre lunch drinks were served with delicious canapes and the coffees were served with petit fours. We ate every last one, the choices were delectable and yes we hope to return again soon to sample another one of the seasonal menus.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Andrea LCustomer visited Oct 2016

Have been to Le Manoir twice and stayed overnight. The accommodation is excellent the food perfect in every sense as is the service. The setting is is delightful, picture perfect.


Review of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Posted on by Helen ACustomer visited Oct 2016

We had the five course tasting menu for lunch and enjoyed everything. The first course of pumpkin soup was my personal favourite. I also really enjoyed the vegetables served with the venison. Who knew that broccoli could taste so good! It was a mistake to add in a cheese course, not because the cheese wasn't fantastic but because I ate too much and was unable to finish my dessert. My husband opted to have the accompanying wines and pronounced them excellent, especially the Greek dessert wine. The service from every member of staff was faultless. Make sure you have enough time to walk around the beautiful gardens. It was a wonderful experience, expensive but worth it

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