The George Hotel Oak Panelled Restaurant
The George Hotel Oak Panelled Restaurant

The George Hotel Oak Panelled Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.georgehotelofstamford.com/index.php/food-and-drink/oak-panelled-restaurant
  • Phone: 01780750750
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily: 12:00pm to 2:30pm, 7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Dress Code: Jacket And Tie Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A word from The George Hotel Oak Panelled Restaurant
A magnificent oak-panelled space is the fine dining setting at The George Hotel of Stamford, one of England's greatest coaching inns. A mix of regular locals and hotel guests can always be found relaxing at bare oak tables beneath an eye-catching hand-painted ceiling. In summer, or on mild nights, they like to sit outside under the heated canopy in the ivy-clad courtyard. Open for grand lunches and dinner, the George Hotel Restaurant serves traditional yet imaginative English dishes, specialising in seafood. Lighter daytime dishes such as Dover sole are superseded at night with heartier meals such as rack of lamb with a herb crust and redcurrant jelly, and roast English beef carved at the table on a silver trolley. Accompanied by traditional trimmings, of course.

A jacket and tie is required for gentlemen when dining in the Oak Panelled Restaurant, jeans and sportswear are not permitted.
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The George Hotel Oak Panelled Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambience4.7
    Value4.2
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (30)sunday lunch (17)business meals (15)fit for foodies (14)afternoon tea (12)romance (11)outdoor eating (10)brunch (9)disabled access (5)group bookings (2)outstanding value (2)child friendly (2)good vegetarian options (1)Show More
  • frank
    frank
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    We had an altogether wonderful and memorable experience and would not hesitate to return for another special occasion. A truly memorable event!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to relax and unwind.
    DJL1946LOVELY
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Good old fashioned service and great surroundings,for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th Birthday Lunch - Wow!!!!!
    Moorish
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    On arrival was warmly greeted at The George, Stamford. Arrived early enough to enjoy pre - drinks in one of the bars which gave us time to peruse the menu at our leisure. Good selection of options available from the lunch time menu in the panelled restaurant. Waiters/waitresses all very attentive to our very need - even had a visit from the owner who enquired as to our satisfaction and entered into some light-hearted banter. our party was across the age range from 21 to 86 all of whom were 'well impressed' with the premises as a whole and the restaurant and staff in particular. Will definitely be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • burghleyite
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We have dined at the George many times over the past 30 years. However this year was exceptional, the staff were great and worked as a team, helping to create a smashing atmosphere for diners. The result, a great meal, a wonderful evening, well done everyone.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good atmosphere and setting
    birdfair2014
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Hi, The George Hotel has a wonderful setting, nice gardens and courtyard and a reasonable menu selection of good quality food based on a British food theme. We were in the oak panelled room, which was busy but tables were well spaced. A birthday celebration at the long table was on going, so this did increase the normal noise level one would expect but it was still pleasant. The food was very good, filling and it would be a struggle to manage 3 courses. We were satisfied with the main. Only criticism we could have was it took a bit longer than expected to be served. However, it was busy and we were not in a rush. Overall, I would recommend the George highly as a place for a special lunch or dinner, if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at the George Hotel. Service was attentive, food was delicious and reasonably priced considering the quality.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Fine dining, service and a smile!
    RogerOver
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were met at reception with a very warm greeting and from then on it set the tone for the excellent attentive and friendly service we had all evening. Taken through to the bar for pre drinks. Provided with delicious pre starter canapés and olives. When we were ready we were shown through to the Oak panelled dining room which is fabulous. Table setting spot on. As the natural light faded the room gave over to the softer warm candle light. All of our 3 courses were cooked, presented and tasted superbly. Choice of cheeses were over tempting and went down well with the ordered ports. Delightful chocolates accompanied the coffee and finished the evening perfectly. We want to return soon. Well done to all the front of house, chef and his team.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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  • A beautiful day out!
    SophieF08
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Highly recommended. You must book for Sunday lunch as the food and service is perfect for special occasions, expensive but definitely worth it! We had lunch and a walk round Stamford and then went back to find the garden jam packed with people having afternoon tea with a man playing the piano in the background! Beautiful gardens too.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • England at its best
    dev025
    Dined on 26/5/2014
    I have been going to The George for nearly 40 years and it never fails to impress. The staff are attentive, well trained and cheerful, the food is excellent and the breakfast is the best I have ever had. Anyone wanting the experience the quintessential English coaching hotel must try The George. They won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Lovely Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    Our evening at The George was superb, a real treat. Service was excellent with attention to detail and the food was superb. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Perfect anniversary
    Sarah21
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    The George was the perfect treat for our anniversary. The food is somewhat pricey but for special occasions it is definitely worth it. Outstanding attentive service from start to finish. Certainly wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening
    Solefamily
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Was very impressed by our evening meal at the George. Staff very pleasant, efficient and excellent at judging just the right moment to come to the table. Every item of food which we had was excellent in every respect. A very good wine list. Thank you to all concerned.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I had a meal
    Janet
    Dined on 12/3/2014
    My husband and I had a meal together in the restaurant to celebrate his 65th Birthday and we had a really superb evening. Food and service can not be faulted the entire evening was very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, brunch, outdoor eating, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Kabers
    Dined on 26/2/2014
    My wife and I went to the Oak Panelled Restaurant for a lunch to celebrate my 72nd birthday. Ambience was excellent and the food and service faultless. A little pricy but one gets what one pays for.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, afternoon tea
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  • Birhday treat
    paul23
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    we went to The George again for my birthday treat. the large rib of beef, very much on the bone is fantastic. This is so good i do not have anything else for main course. i had oysters which were super and some nice wine choices. Overall really enjoyable and the oak panelled room is a delight to be in, very old world but with modern service and food. I'd be pleased to return when i can, i think this is my 3rd visit. Great! Paul G
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midweek lunch for 3
    triman
    Dined on 19/2/2014
    Our first visit and we were bowled over by the high standard of the food and service. The Lunch menu was comprehensive. The marks for 'ambiance' were withheld solely due to the lack of diners and the 'value' ditto as this Restaurant is not cheap but still good value.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, special occasions, child friendly, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A warm and friendly welcome
    HSS500
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    A regular visitor and never disappointed. Always a warm and friendly welcome and the ambiance in both the Oak Panelled Restaurant which is more formal and the Garden Restaurant which is casual dining are both perfectly suited to cater as the mood takes you. The service is excellent and I would recommend the wine waiter in helping you select something from suitable to exquisite to complement your choice from a sumptuous menu and wine list as I have yet to be disappointed. During the Summer months tables are available outdoors in the Court Yard which has a wonderful atmosphere and again I would thoroughly recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    AP25
    Dined on 27/1/2014
    I took a couple of colleagues here for dinner and it was fantastic. Great wine, great service, fantastic food ( save room for dessert if you can - delicious). Really would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post Christmas Blues Lunch
    schnucks
    Dined on 28/12/2013
    After a family Christmas my partner and I decided to have some time for ourselves so in the pouring rain and wind made our way to Stamford. After a chilly pre lunch walk around town The George gave us a warm welcome, the open log fire and friendly staff were just the tonic. The food was delicious, the service faultless.10.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    portland
    Dined on 21/12/2013
    Met up with friends for my birthday lunch in the George Oak Room restaurant. We had a lovely meal, staff very helpful, one of our party had a dietary requirement which was catered for. The Christmas decorations were first class.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choose The George Hotel in Stamford
    Byegone
    Dined on 16/12/2013
    As soon as you see the fantastic view from outside the hotel, you know the inside has to be spectacular. When you enter the lobby you can see a referene to the 'Ye olde worlde' hotel of 200 years ago. The atmosphere and ambiance is matched by the staff and service that's second to none, and the food is truely amazing. From a starter to the main meal the selection is wide and varied, and the sweet trolly is mouth watering. I have been coming to The Gorge Hotel since 1984, for business, birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions, a unique dining experience that will bring you back time after time.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Again....!
    Harry
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Another fabulous dining experience at The George. The roast beef - even better than last time.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Treat
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 16/11/2013
    As ever, The George Hotel Oak Panelled Restaurant lived up to its well deserved reputation. It never fails to deliver the excellent quality of good food and outstanding service. A great place to visit for that special celebration.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My parents always meet us
    keever
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    My parents always meet us here as it's the only place we can gaurenteee they will be happy at. Birthdays, sunday lunch even Christmas day we have had here many times and we never have had a problem. I wish there were more places closer by like this.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good English foood..
    mygoodself
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Good Traditional English food was served to a very high standard, with a magnificent sirloin on the bone roast trolley and other good choices in addition. Champagne by the glass and other wines served elegantly at perfect temperatures. Very popular...difficult to park at lunchtime!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since 31 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambience4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Value3.9
  • The following 56 reviews are from the The George Hotel Oak Panelled Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great atmosphere and excellent food
    Havelock
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    The George in Stamford is an excellent venue for a very good dining experience. The menu is first class and would suit most tastes, with well prepared and presented food. The staff are efficient, smart and friendly. A good hotel for a meal.that is a little bit special.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sunday Lunch
    Peter
    Dined on 22/9/2013
    A memorable meal in celebration of my wife's birthday (recognised also by the restaurant - thank you!). As well as all the usual traditional stuff including a magnificent beef joint carved at the table the menu contained the widest range of temptations. We'd l back.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunned
    Gaz6002
    Dined on 14/9/2013
    We eat out a lot and we also knew The George had a seriously good reputation, but on the night they surpassed even our wildest expectations. The food was exceptional, the service was efficient and friendly yet subtle enough not to intrude, the atmosphere was warm, the chairs comfortable and the drinks served perfectly. I can't imagine how it could get any better, which is saying something since it's been open for so long. Of special note for us was the way the staff gave us every opportunity to take our time. There was no pushing us to rush our food, and they asked a few times whether we'd like a break. That is a big difference between the Michelin Star brigade in the capital and properly good British fare like The George.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My party of 4 were made to
    Excellent
    Dined on 31/8/2013
    My party of 4 were made to feel sepcial the minute we walked into the hotel. We were asked if we would like a drink first or to go straight to the table, we went straight to the table. Everything from the service, staff and food were excellent but what stood out was the amount of staff on hand so you never had to ask for anything. We very much look forward to going again soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way!
    Harry
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    Food & service is second to none! The roast beef is perfection! The surroundings are historic and the oak panelled dining room is a delight to be seated in.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • English Classic
    grahamthefez
    Dined on 18/7/2013
    Traditional high standards maintained in a delightful setting.Attentive service and excellent wine list.Limited choice for non fish eaters. Overall another memorable dining experience at a classic english restaurant.
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    special occasions, outdoor eating
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  • Excellent celebration lunch
    Wrexon
    Dined on 13/7/2013
    Good choice available from walk in menu, well served in a lovely ambiance. Much cooler than out in the courtyard and more special to celebrate an anniversary. No rush, almost French in speed - exactly what was wanted; and all this when they we particularly busy with a wedding as well.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my wife and i enjoyed a first
    jimbob
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    my wife and i enjoyed a first class meal all courses were excellent and the service from all the staff was first also first class, we will be dining here again shortly.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch
    mels
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Lovely quality Sunday lunch for my husband's birthday. Excellent service from the staff. Quite expensive but well worth it for a treat.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Father's Day
    offtheball
    Dined on 16/6/2013
    We were seated promptly and in a friendly manner and all of the staff were courteous, efficient and smartly dressed. The food was lovely and our table well-placed, with a good view of the room...which is impressive. My fillet steak was perfectly cooked, as was my father's duck. The only criticism is the length of time it took to bring us our initial drinks. This is a lovely old building of considerable character and a delight to visit for a special occasion. I have also previously eaten in the garden room and the courtyard, and both are also very enjoyable.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    jang
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We were looked after exceptionally well by all the staff, the menu was varied and interesting and the wine list was extensive. All of our party had the roast beef and everyone agreed it was probably the best roast beef we had ever had!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fabulous
    Keday
    Dined on 31/5/2013
    Wonderful birthday meal, thank you for making the day so special
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    romance, special occasions, outdoor eating, afternoon tea
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  • Birthday dinner
    Boyces
    Dined on 26/5/2013
    Took my wife there for dinner. An altogether excellent experience - ambience, food and service all good. If i had to make one criticism it was that the portions were slightly too generous - especially as we had promised outselves a three-course treat. But that is nit-picking on what was a thoroughly enjoyable and gastronomically memorable evening.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value for money
    Felix
    Dined on 19/5/2013
    Stamford is a small town in Lincolnshire whilst everthing has been excellent the 3 times we have been it is very expensive you are paying city prices
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely venue with good service,
    GoodFoodAMust
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    A lovely venue with good service, but let down by the quality and presentation of the food. Puddings sat on a cart was very old fashioned and seemed entirely inappropriate on a warm day.
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