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Gravetye Manor

4.4
4.4
179 Reviews
£41 and over
British

From unhurried classical dining in our atmospheric wood panelled restaurant to leisurely lunches in the garden, from traditional Afternoon Teas to our very reasonable Daily menu – we hope to delight and enchant with our food regardless of the occasion. We are incredibly fortunate to have a one acre walled kitchen garden, which during the summer months provides 95% of all fruit and vegetables we use in the kitchen, assuring you of the very freshest ingredients.

"We have an exceptionally talented team in the kitchen who are very keen to keep ingredients as fresh and local as possible. Dishes will change as often as is practical and will offer something new to try regardless of how often our guests dine with us. I look forward to inviting you into our restaurant at an exciting time to try, what I firmly believe to be, some of the most honest and delicious food in food in the area." Executive Chef – Rupert Gleadow

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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    All Day Menu also available 10.00am-10.00pm

    Our A La Carte and Table D'Hote Menus are available every day of the week for both lunch and dinner except for Sunday and Bank Holiday lunchtimes where a special Sunday Lunch Table D'Hote Menu applies.

  • Phone number

    01342 810567

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive Chef

    Rupert Gleadow

  • Private party facilities

    In over five decades Gravetye Manor has established a renowned and excellent reputation to be the venue of choice for life’s celebrations and special occasions. It is our constant aim and our great pride to ensure that all events are executed with impeccable service and delicious food.

  • Private party contact

    Celine Jorgensen: 01342 810567

  • Area

    Turners Hill

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 179 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. t

    tagmanjon

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2013

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    I had the best meal this year during the week at Gravetye. What they served on Sunday was pub food, in fact my parents cooked me a much better roast last Sunday. Disappointing as I'd like to see them get their michelin star back. Person ahead of me paying said the same thing, I decided not to make a fuss. Bill was wrong and then when we refused another bottle of sparkling water they dumped tap water into our glasses before they were finished.

  2. F

    Flic

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was last at romantic Gravetye as a wide-eyed 16 year old, several decades ago: it was the first place I'd been where the orange juice for my Campari was squeezed on the spot. Standards of attention today are as high: an attentive and charming brigade was at pains to see that everyone's experience was flawless. The tasting menu was extremely well balanced and the sommelier's wine flight gave outstanding choices. The bill hurt - but then I wasn't expecting otherwise and could have chosen the bon marche lunch menu.

  3. FB

    FBailey

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2013

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Beautiful setting and a very cosy location. The roaring fire as you come in was very welcoming against the cold outdoors. A lovely 16th C British home with character and friendly staff. I would go again

  4. JP

    JohnnyP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I booked my business partner and I in for an extra special Friday night of extravagance which consisted of the tasting menu, champagne (I wouldn't recommend the house champagne), cocktails, wine flights and brandies. We were met in the car park by a friendly face who was only too happy to help direct and assist in any matter. The cocktails in the drawing room were an unneccesary extra which allowed my business partner to talk turkey as I enjoyed lounging around with lavish cocktails. The pairing of wine with the tasting dishes was quite superb. Like all tasting menus, some courses exceeded others but overall it was a majestic night of sky-high servitude and sensory scrumminess.

  5. D

    Danny

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This a lovely restaurant...set in a beautiful house with beautiful gardens. The staff were cheerful and very helpful and courteous. The food was delicious and the menu different. Unfortunately it was raining the day we were there..so we couldn't look around the gardens...eventhough the restaurant provided Umbrellas and Wellies..!!

  6. TN

    TN8Guy

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I was looking for something special for our silver anniversary. Gravetye Manor ticked all the boxes. We started with drinks in the sitting room, then the main dining room for dinner. The food was fantastic. We both had the tasting menu. 7 delightful courses, with wine to accompany the food. We finished the evening with coffee in the sitting room. Sometimes the simple things get your attention, like the olives with our drinks which were fantastic. The staff were very knowledgeable with the food, and the service was excellent. We've already recommended Gravetye to our friends, and are planning a Christmas dinner

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We spent our honeymoon at Gravetye 30 years ago. We have been coming back over the years to soak up it's splendor. Our last visit for lunch did not disappoint. It is important to go an hour early to walk in the magnificent gardens and take an aperitif in the garden or in front of the fire before your meal. There is really know place like Gravetye,

  8. DP

    DavidP

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Another lovely afternoon at the Gravetye. The set lunch was excellent and reasonable value. Beetroot definitely Flavour of the Month ! Friendly, attentive service, as always. A little quiet in the restaurant, but probably not surprising on a Monday afternoon. And the sun came out as well - beautiful location.

  9. JB

    JohnB

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2013

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The Gravetye was always my favourite restaurant, which is why we go often and why we even buy vouchers as presents for our family, but on our last meal, despite the expert attendance of the head waiter Gavin, there was a problem. The ambiance was the usual comfortable welcoming lounge with a crackling log fire, the service was its usual perfect attention without being fawning, the food was well presented and perfectly cooked, but my a la carte starter of king scallops struggled to puff themselves up to be anything better than queens and therefore disappointing, especially as the price suggested something more majestic

  10. SA

    SarahA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good evening. Lovely people and great food.

  11. M

    Mike

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For garden lovers and those who enjoy great food in a country house setting a day trip to Gravetye is an experience to be savored. We had stayed overnight many years ago and always wanted to return. This time as we had rented a flat in London we took the Gatwick Express and rented a car and drove to Gravetye. After touring the gardens which are even more spectacular than we remembered we enjoyed a glass of wine while ordering lunch. Lunch was superb-both food and service. Then we settled down to coffee in one of the elegant drawing rooms. Don't plan on doing much else on a day trip to Gravetye as touring the gardens, lunch and post lunch relaxation will fill your day.

  12. JB

    JellyBean

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    A special occasion place, wonderful for celebrating a birthday or anniversary (as we were). I would only go to for a special treat because it is expensive. Staff were friendly. Sommelier suggested English sparkling wine 'Bluebell' pre-dinner (no prosecco by the glass) and it was excellent. Three course a la carte dinner, beautifully presented, few carbs (good) and tasted sublime. A formal dining experience; wine poured for us, taken away from the table between replenishment of glasses. We were convinced that there was some wine left and asked 'have we finished it?' and were told that we had... hmmmm not so sure about that. Next time we'll ask for the wine bottle to be left on the table so that we can pour it ourselves.

  13. Z

    Zomba

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful experience. To celebrate an 18th and 21st Gravetye Manor is certainly the place to go. The service was outstanding, I dislike ostentation and grandeur for grandeur sake; this was certainly none of that. It was excellent food which complimented the walled gardens so well. The staff could not have been more accommodating and made it a superb memory. The head waiter has a gift of making one feel very at ease and welcome. For someone so young, this is certainly a talent that is exceptional (keep him!) Thank you all. Thank you to you all at GM (magic gardens!)

  14. MA

    MgtA

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place to have a Sunday Lunch with my English Aunt! Beautiful location with a wonderful English gardin.

  15. H

    Helen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Divine location, wonderful garden, and very helpful staff. A great dining experience.

  16. C

    Colin

    Kent

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A restaurant/hotel in an outstanding location with excellent food. A real treat for garden lovers, an ideal location for a special occasion.

  17. S

    Sandie

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fine dining experience in beautiful surroundings whilst at the same time leaving diners with the feeling that they have just had lunch/dinner in a good friend's home. We had scallops which were cooked to perfection, followed by halibut so delicate that it melted in the mouth. The apricot soufflé was fluffy and light - everything a soufflé should be. Coffee in the beautiful gardens completed a wonderful meal. The service was excellent; the staff charming and polite. From the moment of arrival and being met by having the car doors opened to the time we left was a relaxing, delightful experience.

  18. VB

    VBol

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our lunch experience was excellent in every way

  19. N

    Nash

    Kent

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great service and food in a beautiful place.

  20. P

    Paperboy

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We arrived to a warm welcome and went straight into William Robinson's beautiful garden. The meal was excellent with no detail falling to chance. Staff were friendly and knowledgable both in the restaurant and the gardens. Pleased about the no-phone calls policy and also the unhurried pace of the meal. Will definitely go back despite the journey- probably to stay over.

  21. h

    hausjac

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had not been here for a very long time and I always remembered it as something special and it certainly did not disappoint this time round. The lunch was superb and the staff exceedingly helpful and friendly. As I was driving I had one glass of the white house wine a Sauvignon Blanc and it was wonderful - in fact I was sorry I couldn't indulge in another glass! We had coffee outside on the terrace and the gardens are truly magical. All in all a great experience and a highly recommended visit.

  22. HS

    HowardSydney

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2013

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Glorious setting - wonderful country drive once London is behind you (allow a good 90 mins from central London). There are no words to describe the beauty of the setting - in the words of Dad's Army "This is what we are fighting for". And the food is outstanding and good value for the exceptional ambience of the hotel and its grounds

  23. p

    potteryhollieman

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Gravetye continues to improve and now impress with the new ownership. The service is very friendly and attentive and the place is a wonderful haven. And then there is the garden now looking full and generous with the stunning kitchen garden which they are proud to tell you about. We go for the fixed price lunch time menu and find it good value.

  24. B

    Beckmassa

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The kitchen is highly skilled and uses vegetables from the extraordinary walled vegetable garden here - worth looking at on its own account. The price of the set meal is attractive and the choice of three options reasonable. However, the wine-list is designed only for the mega-rich - which is a shame. Even modest examples from Chile and the French regions seem to be heading in a totally different direction from the pricing of the set lunch. This seems perverse and self-defeating.

  25. g

    geocat

    Dusseldorf Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2013

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Adequate food but excellent service and outstanding ambiance. Prices quite fair.

  26. G

    Greedyme

    Essex

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2013

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Wonderful setting. Friendly service. Beautiful garden. Excellent Head Gardener tour. Food not as good as I'd hoped. Overall a very lovely day.

  27. F

    Foodie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We first ate at Gravetye Manor in April - we were back less than a month later! From beginning to end, the food was very well prepared, well presented and tasted fabulous. To top it all off, the cheeseboard was a revelation, with the majority of cheeses ones that I hadn't seen before (and all from the UK). It was a great evening and one that we will be repeating soon.

  28. D

    Dindin

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tucked away behind monogrammed gates at the end of a private road is a unique house and gardens of significant interest. Every member of staff was welcoming, accommodating, informative and helpful as required in response to any request. The food was fabulous. The whole experience exceeded my wife's expectations for a special anniversary meal. Must go back on a dry day to have a good look around the grounds

  29. J

    Juneisrich

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    For my wife's 60th birthday this was the place she had decided I should treat her to. We'd previously had afternoon tea at Gravetye and enjoyed it so much that we now had to try dinner there . The staff were superb, they just want you to enjoy the occasion, and the meal itself was outstanding. I don't know whether to highlight the 'Glenarm' salmon or the Irish Beef but have to say for me the Gravetye Lemon Meringue pie takes the prize as best course of the evening.

  30. PT

    PaulyT

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had the 8 course tasting menu with matching wines at £130 per head. The food was really nicely presented, well cooked and complimented at every turn by the wines. I'd say the food was of michelin star quality. For me a couple of courses were really outstanding - the foie gras was excellent, and the fish course, served with a poached egg and granola was a real delight. My wife though the lamb dish was superb and said that the white chocolate, green olive and lemon curd was the best desert she has ever had. Only slight shame was the heat - the small room we were in got very warm indeed - and it could perhaps have done with some very gentle background music to soften the occasional silences.

  31. EJ

    Evo2Jen

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated a friend's 80th with lunch at Gravetye. For both of us it was a truly memorable experience. A "Red Letter Day" on all counts. Superb food, beautifully presented by professional yet friendly staff. The ambience at Gravetye is remarkable. Cannot recommend this place too highly.

  32. S

    Simone

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had dinner with another couple on Sunday evening. We started with drinks in the drawing room, then a stroll in the garden which even in miserable weather looked and felt absolutely lovely. The ambiance in the dining room was very relaxing and the food was fantastic, especially the bread and the meat dishes. Also a big compliment to the staff all round. It was perfect and we will certainly be back.

  33. HH

    HungryHippo

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2013

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Nice staff, good food, amazing gardens. Beautiful spring flowers, sunshine, champagne while we pondered the menu - and coffee, petit four and champagne in the garden after too! We had logistical difficulties so were unavoidably rather late and the staff were very relaxed and accommodating. And when the two separate taxis back to our car failed to turn up the manager drove us herself in the Gravetye Manor 4x4.

  34. DP

    DavidP

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Another lovely Sunday lunch at the Gravetye. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  35. R

    Robb00

    Kent

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2013

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    Ate at the Gravetye for the first time after an absence of several years. Had good memories of the Manor, the service, the menu and the fabulous wine list. We were very disappointed by the limited menu offering, which seemed extremely high priced for some very everyday foods - corn fed chicken on a £40 menu? We chose a la carte, but same over-priced everyday food. The lack of choice and extravagent pricing kills it for me. Wine menu was more limited than previous visits. The service was very good and the manor retains all its charms. Unfortunaely for me it has dropped down my list significantly.

  36. TT

    TsTt

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We went here on a special occasion and the experience made it even more special

  37. j

    janetw

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience - lovely open fires - lovely ambience - gate opening for you, lovely rooms - peaceful

  38. B

    Baywatcher

    Brighton

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From arrival greeting to departure we couldnt have asked for more. The food was superb and beautifully presented and all the staff could not have been more welcoming. This is a very special place and certainly worth a visit for a celebratory occasion.

  39. S

    Stuart

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed the Mother's Day lunch.

  40. JR

    JRWand

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and a very nice atmosphere. Will definitely recommend it to my friends.

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  • Area

    Turners Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    All Day Menu also available 10.00am-10.00pm

    Our A La Carte and Table D'Hote Menus are available every day of the week for both lunch and dinner except for Sunday and Bank Holiday lunchtimes where a special Sunday Lunch Table D'Hote Menu applies.

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Rupert Gleadow

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01342 810567

  • Private party facilities

    In over five decades Gravetye Manor has established a renowned and excellent reputation to be the venue of choice for life’s celebrations and special occasions. It is our constant aim and our great pride to ensure that all events are executed with impeccable service and delicious food.

  • Private party contact

    Celine Jorgensen: 01342 810567

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