Lords of the Manor Restaurants

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Modern European
Lords of the Manor is renowned as a gourmet dining destination offering an exquisite menu subtly influenced by French cuisine. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced and come from producers in nearby villages.

We truly hope that you will enjoy your dining experience with us.
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GT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous building in a tranquil setting, lovely birthday lunc( for my wife.

P
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Okay food but could of been better. Need more choice for vegetarians as well.

j
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. It was beautiful. I took a star off for ambience as it was a touch on the old fashioned traditional dining for me, ie a bit quiet and formal. But really high class in terms of venue, food and service. Prices are fully in line or even a shade over London which I felt was a little much but not enough to spoil the evening.

DL
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Except for the setting and ambiance, the restaurant about average for its price. Hence the three stars out of five.

H
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning experience, from start to finish the service was out of this world thank you so much, the chicken for the main course was with out doubt the best bit of chicken I’ve ever eaten:0)

GR
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of the most delicious dining experiences we have ever enjoyed. The chef, Charles Smith, is truly a cuisine genius. Everyone of the courses in the tasting menu was a trbute to his creativity and subtle mixture of ingredients. We could not believe his sophistication at the age of 29 and we wish him a wonderful future career.

Separately I’d like to address the initial welcome and bar experience which was not pleasant. When you enter the front door there is no apparent reception area; there is no one to greet or guide you. No one asked for our name or what kind of dinner reservation we had made. We stumbled around a few narrow hallways guided by sounds of conversation until we found the bar.

The solo bartender was harried and overwhelmed and bar seating area completely filled. We were told to walk down the hall to another lounge where we enjoyed our cocktails. This was shared with another couple who were dressed in sloppy jeans and tshirts while we were attired in jackets for the men and dresses for the ladies.

This initial lack of welcome and hospitality typified both times we have eaten at LOM in 2017 and 2019. We would recommend that the 2 different dining experiences be separated physically from the beginning of the evening starting with the greeting, bar drinks, and continuing through dinner. The disconnect in hospitality and service should be easily addressed and improved.

NW
London
81 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stunning food. Amazing and friendly chef. Service needs to be more precise to get full marks

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible, Luke warm and tasteless. The service was slow and graceless. The ambience was stuffy and stultifying. The decor was tired and dated. It was like stepping back into the worst of the 1980s pretentious and pompous. Ludicrously priced. I have had better food in several local pubs. To be avoided.

JH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine pairings were brilliant and generous.

OT
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service and bar good.


Food good but not exceptional.


Dining room was poor.

RM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening, excellent food and first class service. Best meal I’ve had in a long time! Thanks

BM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and venue. Worth the drive. Everything was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is Cotswolds perfect. Service is very professional.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday Birthday Birthday Birthday

JC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and wait staff was excellent. The hotel was lovely. The only negative was the loud group of 4 sitting in the center of the restaurant. I apse t the acoustics aren’t the best.

U
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arrival for drinks to ending dinner 3 hours later it was all wonderful. Our 5th time here in 25 years. Probably won’t be back but have super memories. Thanks.

RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband for lunch for his birthday and had a great time. The food was delicious and the waiting staff were lovely, couldn't fault it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Expensive but the food was excellent and the surroundings are beautiful

C
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great experience. The building and the estate are stunning - when the weather is good it is a must to wander in the estate and back gardens. The décor of the restaurant itself is refined, if a bit understated - at least there is no faux-pas there.

The food is undoubtedly worth a Michelin star - I wasn't expecting something so refined and so good, to be honest. I was very impressed and same for my girlfriend. The photos speak for themselves, both the presentation and the taste of the food were outstanding. We had the week-end lunch menu, which changes very often. I started with an impressively square veal carpaccio then had a truffle and aged parmesan risotto ad then the dessert (cannot remember how it's called but very good as well). The risotto was marvellous: even without the truffle the aged parmesan and more common mushrooms would have made it excellent, but of course with the truffle it was even better.
The sommelier was also very appreciated, advising very interesting wine such as a Portuguese red for me. Wines were priced fairly for a place like this.

The 3-courses was priced around £38 (+10 extra for the truffle risotto) - which is a great value for what you get. Of course with an aperitif (champagne) and a few glasses of wine you end up around £120 or £130£ for two, but I don't regret it at all. And if you are more reasonable on the extras it stays reasonably priced. Again the menu itself is very good value for money, I'd advise anyone, with or without experience of high-end restaurants, to give it a go.

The staff even went the extra mile: I forgot my hat there and couldn't come back before going back to London, so they sent it back to my home, very nicely packaged and protected. Both during and after the meal, staff was both friendly and professional - a great mix!

Should I really specify that if I ever go back to the area I'll make sure I'll stop by?

NY
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Beautiful setting in small Cotswolds town. Service impeccable. Food outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. The atmosphere may have been a bit lacking. Maybe some subtle back ground music could be a good idea?

Y
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and wine list. Front of house pleasant but service a little sluggish. We felt it could have been a little slicker without rushing. Just the wrong side of a good balance.

L
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went to celebrate his birthday and it really felt like a celebration. Great staff and loved the service. The food was really delicious. We had the tasting menu and were wowed by the scallops (new addition apparently), the venison and the malted tart which was sublime.
Service very friendly yet professional.
Only slight note is that the dining room could do with a little music especially when earlier in the evening when it isn’t so busy as it can feel slightly flat but other that that wonderful & we will return.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service with a pleasant surrounding. A little pricey in my opinion for what it was but I would still recommend to anyone. Staff were brilliant.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Literally the best meal we have ever had. We've been fortunate to enjoy many great dining experiences. This is the top. Every course was exceptional - beautiful combination of flavours, textures, etc. Would strong recommend anyone try it.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing service. This is exactly what we were looking for. A Michelin restaurant that lives up to all expectations.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Loved it all, vino was excellent x

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The location of Lords of the Manor is lovely, and we had high hopes for the evening, which was to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
We started with drinks and canapés in the pleasant lounge area. The canapés were delicious, but the non alcoholic drink was uninspired.
After choosing the tasting menu and wine we were ushered to our table, where we then sat for some time with nothing happening. Although in no rush, it did seem strange to move us from the comfort of the lounge to the dining room to watch others being served.
The food was very good, especially the fish course, and I enjoyed the wine served with each course. It would have been over indulgent of me, but I would have liked to try the cheese course, but this was not offered.
Overall, the Lords of the Manor is a nice Cotswolds country house, serving nice food in rather dated surroundings. However it is a little over priced for what it is.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Very stale ambience, tired decor. Food was good but nothing special. Had been phoned to check whether we were still coming and in the course of this conversation I was asked what the special occasion was. On hearing it was our wedding anniversary the reply was "Oh lovely. There will be a special surprise for you." The anniversary was not even mentioned let alone a special surprise given. I have telephoned the hotel directly and I am promised a response by Sunday. It is Monday now and no response so far. Draw your own conclusions.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meal of our lives. Everything was wonderful including the simple things like butter were amazing. The smoked butter was great, but the normal butter was truly amazing. It tasted like lobster claw meat. My wife doesn't love lamb and I don't really like fennel. However both ingredients were featured on our menu and both were brilliantly prepared. I happily finished the fennel and my wife finished her lamb. I would recommend Lord of the Manor to anyone visiting the Cotswolds.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Lunch, amazing service, beautiful venue. And afternoon cream tea was also wonderful.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Quite a limited menu but in terms of quality was absolutely supberb. Staff were attentive & knowledgeable. Was a bit quiet in terms of atmosphere but was a Monday night ( have struggled to get a table at the weekends). Fabulous setting . Well worth a visit

SM
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal, with wonderful staff, in a magical part of England. Delicious food cooked by a masterful chef,.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and a fantastic location

JF
London
23 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food at my boyfriend's birthday lunch was very disappointing, particularly for a Michelin star restaurant. The waiters were efficient but many were generally too "pushy". We were asked if we wanted to have our canapes at least four times in less than an hour after we asked if we could enjoy the view of the garden and finish having tea. The grounds were beautiful but the dining room looked tired and faded, and rather unwelcoming. Disappointing food and experience. The beauty of the grounds is the only reason to visit sadly.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This booking was our 1 year anniversary, we got married last year and celebrated our wedding staying for 2 nights at LOTM...I hadn't mentioned in this booking but was disappointed that they didn't have a system to match the booking, especially as this is our 4th time at the hotel. Service is mixed - sometimes too much and sometimes nothing! The food was FABULOUS! The best I think we've eaten...and the chef swapped out the salmon course for turbot, which was very much appreciated and delicious. We took coffee in the drawing room and when it came to leave, I couldn't find any staff, and had to go to reception who thought I wanted to just pay for 3 cups of tea - she had no idea who I was.... We finished our bottle of wine just before the main course of beef and my husband wanted to order a glass of red, but by the time the waiter came back to say all drinks menus were in use (??!), the main course had already arrived and we'd started eating....so we didn't bother! It's the small details that make the experience and whilst LOTM is a fantastic location, and the food is delicious and worth the money, the small details around service and experience just let it down a little and mark down the scoring...which is a shame!

y
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience2

No atmosphere in restaurant, very silent ambiance. Some music is desperately needed. Head of staff berating the other staff in front of clients.

LB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food, fantastic service, beautiful venue. Everything you would expect from a Michelin star restaurant.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food well cooked, beautifully presented. Attentive service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic lunch, value for money for quality food. Service was perfect!

C
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was probably to 1 star standard but with tasting menu portions for the a la carte menu - and certainly not good value for the price. The service was of the typically French 'superior' style which could be somewhat intimidating to some people. The restaurant was half full (on a Wednesday night) which led to a lack of atmosphere and courses being served too fast. We had the feeling that they wanted us out of there as quickly as possible and we, for our part, didn't particularly feel the need to linger, either in the restaurant or in the lounge after.
We were given 'tasters' to help us decide on which 'wine by the glass' we wanted - but this gesture was offset by the noticeably small measures when we received our glasses at the table (2 ladies on the next table, quite rightly, complained about the measures of the after dinner brandies they were give)
All in all, not one of our better Country House Michelin star meals. It seems that this place is living on past reputations and not going about redeeming itself in the right way. That criticism can also be levelled at the hotel in general.