Paris House

4.8
1052 reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Set in 22 acres of stunning parkland Paris House is located on the Duke of Bedford's Estate in Woburn. Paris House blends modern culinary techniques with traditional foods to create a 6 course tasting menu. Paris House was originally built in 1878 in Paris. At the end of the 19th Century the timber framed building was dismantled and shipped piece by piece to its current home in the stunning grounds of Woburn Park. In January 2014 Paris House was bought by the businesses’ award winning Executive Chef Phil Fanning. The restaurant is managed as a family business by Fanning and his wife Claire.
The restaurant’s tasting menus are based around dishes constructed with natural flavour combinations using the best seasonal produce available. Each menu has been carefully created to showcase the ingredients and provide you with a memorable dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1052 People Are Saying
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IanG
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience; from sitting on the terrace with cocktails watching the deer to the taster menu at our table.

It was impressive to find that there was both a large amount of space between tables and very attentive staff.

The wine pairings with the menu was superb and it was a joy learning about the wines and why they were paired.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening with friends to celebrate a special birthday. Every course of the taster menu was beautiful, tasty, a real work of art. Adaptations for a shellfish allergy were just as good as everything else. The wine pairing isn’t cheap but certainly finishes the experience. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and had a nice rapport. Only thing I thought was the handmade chocolates, as an extra were expensive on top of the price of the menu, champagne and coffees.

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JaneJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, attentive but not oppressive service, great sommelier explanations, pleasant surroundings - many years since we last came v pleased. Good veggie option on tasting menu too

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience once again, summer tasting menu spot on 👍😊

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DeborahF
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent evening at Paris House. The food and pairing wines were amazing. Would definitely recommend the experience.

M
vipMinn
Devon
33 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply devine

HB
HayleyB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special afternoon lunch treat. Superb and interesting taster menu and service outstanding with knowledgeable staff.

KJ
KJqss
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible dining experience. Definitely recommend it.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly excellent. One veggie tasting menu, one meaty. My veggie version was clearly prepared with as much care and attention as the standard one, which does not always happen.
Very nice little fresh cooked savoury beignets served while we ordered, plus freshly baked bread and wonderful Marmite butter, and we chose one wine pairing to share, which our waiter seemed to think was perfectly acceptable. The paired wines were exactly the same for both menus.
It was nice to have items we would not normally eat at home -Banana blossom? Carpaccio of pigeon?
I loved the little touches which were not mentioned on the menu, for example fantastic rice noodles, home made, with the artichoke and hamachi courses. Probably, though it sounds dull, the beetroot carpaccio was my favourite, thanks to its dressing and presentation.
Maybe the two puddings were a bit much, possibly swapping one for a small cheese plate would be good, as opposed to needing to order a full plate. Maybe this was possible, I did not think to ask.
We had been given a Paris House gift token by friends and they could not have chosen anything more enjoyable. Nice friendly waiters, beautiful views, excellent food. Thank you!

SC
SueC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food and Wine were outstanding. The decor is tired and needs a refresh. The team were knowledgeable and courteous but lacked a little engagement and warmth. Overall and for the food alone worth a visit but save up!

LH
LeeH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Paris House to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Exceptional venue for a special occasion and the setting in the grounds is beautiful, the food and wine was amazing as were the people serving us. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening - thank you so much

JA
JeanetteA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely evening in a beautiful location.

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Peter
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent location, well presented dining room. The tasting menu (the only option at the time) was very good. All the courses were very tasty and quite innovative, if anything the last course was a little heavy for me and detracted from the rest of the meal.

Definitely a place to visit again.

IM
IanM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A sumptuous experience of excellent food and top notch levels of service from the staff. The tasting menu may have elements that don’t meet everyone’s taste, but overall the food is exceptional in both taste and presentation. The staff achieve that fine balance between professionalism, information and an ability to develop a rapport with the diners. The setting is unique and builds anticipation from the moment you leave the main road. The restaurant provides ample space for table separation, but if the main lights were dimmed we would benefited from the candle on the table in creating a more intimate feel at our table.

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IanR
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Generally, it was incredibly good, but one disappointment was they took away the menu for the 6-course discovery menu before we ate. The problem was, because of the Covid Masks it was exceedingly difficult to understand the waiter's descriptions of the food hence some of the discovery was missed.

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DaleM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set in a really beautiful location. The food was absolutely delicious & the staff were amazing with their knowledge and etiquette. They couldn’t do enough!! Will be going back for the winter menu- highly recommend!!!

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LisaP
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were amazing and very knowledgeable. Great location.

Was not keen on the pigeon on the rosemary skewer, quite chewy, and I was a fan of the popping candy in the desert, but everything else was amazing. Thankyou.

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Cutchi
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great celebration lunch.
Food and wine excellent.
Staff friendly and efficient.

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ChrisW
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have eaten here, and I am a big fan of the tasting menu approach with paired wines. 7 courses including an optional cheese course. The setting was also superb.

The food was fantastic - some wonderful flavours and presented very well. Service was also great - the sommelier in particular really knew his stuff. The wines went very well indeed with their paired courses.

Overall, this was a great experience for our wedding anniversary. The bill, though, was eye-watering - nearly £400 for two! Only really doable for a special occasion.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paris House is situated on the Woburn estate and the first thing that greets you are the deer wandering around.
The house itself is a beautiful 'Tudor' style. we were greeted by a member of staff upon arrival and shown straight to our table.
From then on nothing is too much trouble.
Each of the 'tasting' dishes are explained in detail and the food is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend Paris House enough.
We will be going back to sample their Autumn Tasting menu.

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davem
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a great evening to celebrate our 36th Anniversary.

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vipSteveR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again a wonderful meal with fabulously friendly service in a beautiful setting - what more can you say!

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Theena
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb meal in a delightful and stylish setting. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing and it did not disappoint. The pigeon course was not to our taste, but that is simply because we do not like it. An amazing choice of wines, served by one of the most knowledgeable Sommeliers I have met. I do have one quibble, though: given the considerable cost, to charge £2 for each handmade chocolate at the end of the meal both seemed mean and out of place. Will definitely return when the next seasonal menu is launched in the autumn.

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, very attentive, friendly service and lovely ambience. One of the best meals we have ever had and we will certainly be returning.

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SuzanneP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both myself and Nicholas had a very enjoyable afternoon yesterday. The food was exceptional with so many tastes, textures, flavours and aromas. The wine sommelier was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic over the wine flight and menu, but also made the meal most enjoyable. Thank you to all of the staff at Paris House.

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Northampton
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paris House is a wonderful dining experience. This is my second visit and I took my mum as a surprise. The tasting menu was wonderful with great tasting seasonal food, beautifully displayed and eaten over a relaxed 2.5hrs. The staff are welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. A dining experience worth having

PC
PeterC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My last meal out was at Paris House in November 2019, wonderful to return and just as good as ever.

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AndreaH
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was perfect, absolutely delicious.

The service not so perfect. The sommelier appeared very knowledgeable, however left a full glass of wine in our bottle, which we found when we had finished our meal, a real shame at £64 a bottle!

We had to ask for hot milk for our coffees three times, the table wasn't cleared of glasses as often as I would like to see in a Michelin starred restaurant.

The Paris House is a real treat though and I would not let a few poor moments spoil such a fabulous meal.

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vipHoppityskip
Essex
43 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Road trip
Set in stunning grounds with the grandest entrance from the road, you enter the restaurant and taken straight to my table.
Plenty of room between tables and thankfully not too much noise.
Water then delicious mocktails, mango based.
Nibbles then fabulous amuse bouche drink.
Starter of crab, then unusually beef before tuna. Lamb and then a sensational nectarine pallet cleanser then a millionaires tart.
Beautifully presented food with great flavours, only criticism would be jalapeño is a very strong flavour (that lingers) that maybe is a bit much for a taster meal?
Staff are very polite friendly and helpful.
Toilets were very clean.
A great setting for a lovely restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the whole experience. The location, food and warm reception from the staff were all exceptional. Having such a small number of covers means that service does not need to be compromised.

The cooking is creative, tasty and beautifully presented.

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mottsterMK
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful experience for our anniversary. Attentive but not intrusive service. We were not rushed but not waiting around for ages. The food was beautifully presented, tasted delicious and was just the right portion size. Not our normal budget at £80 a head without drinks but well worth it for a treat.

PM
PeterM
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was superb. The staff very attentive and knowledgeable. Definately recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place! Amazing food. Lovely ambience. Great staff.

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vipSara
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Venue is stunning and the meal starts of promising but falls flat at mains and desserts. At the end the waiter tried to upsell us on chocolates which was shocking and disappointing for what is a classy establishment. It was odd to have lots of different wait staff. I was expecting more for £80 a head.

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Leaver2
London
28 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent lunch with friends in a great location. Tasting menu was delicious. It was a hot day and a bit more ventilation would have been good.

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Foodie
London
24 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely tasting menu of the highest quality and great choice of matched wines. The setting on a lovely summers afternoon is outstanding with roaming deer.
Service from the waiters and their knowledge was excellent.
So my only issues are 2 things.
Firstly as a Michelin Star restaurant set the table and dont leave knives and forks on the side- no other similar restaurant does that- get back post covid to full service.
Secondly being forced to only chose from a tasting menu means I wont go back too often. Be nice just to have a full starter and main course and wine but you cant.

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AprilR
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Howie was so entertaining and informative. Fabulous menu!

NP
NigelP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable visit. What is not to like. Particularly like the way that the staff interact with their guests.

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Howie was extremely helpful with his knowledge of wine snd the history or the building. Everyone was very polite and clear explanations of each course was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate landmark birthday

FAQs

Paris House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01525 290692.

Paris House is rated 4.8 stars by 1052 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.