Paris House

4.5
1027 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. 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 1027 People Are Saying
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KathrynB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out after lockdown I couldn't have felt safer and the food was to die for thank you Paris House a very special afternoon I will be back!
Kathy

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MikeP
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants the food and service are always excellent and the chefs create an adventure for the pallet.

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PaulaG
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit.
Staff were accommodating, the food was delicious and definitely an experience.
Looking forward to the restaurant re-opening

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CliveG
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great lunch in a great location.

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Jason
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a fabulous venue and restaurant. Location gorgeous. The service was top notch, friendly without being overpowering. The sommelier was great, informative, down to earth and not patronising.
My only negative is that some guests believe that just because this a "high end" venue they can be snobbish and conceited. We had an instance over a mobile phone conversation that we needed to take in an emergency. However, the staff handled it perfectly. Definitely recommended.

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SimonP
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was not good enough for this price bracket.
Welcoming was not on point. It was like the attention was not on us. Jackets were not collected of us on arrival, Tables were to close together and felt like a Gastropub experience. Female waiter was reeling off the the dishes as if it was a generation game, no passion to the food just get through the list of what was on the plate. 3 of the courses tasted wrong. Very bitter taste from a salad garnish that overwhelmed the other delicate flavors, another dish overwhelming with cumin rather than tones and the mint flavor in another dish was like eating raw mint leaves. Grape seeds in the muscatel grape for both of us.
I had to ask for our wine to be topped up. glass was left for 10 mins empty and then after i complained it was kept topped up.
Ironically, the only thing i said wow! to was the bread and mar-mite butter. Everything else was alright. in my opinion for this money, everything should be WOW!

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rv2har
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Paris House for a special birthday celebration before the lockdown occurred. We hadn't visited for a number of years but weren't disappointed to find that the quality of food, wine and service was as excellent as we'd previously remembered. Howie, the Sommelier, was so full of knowledge about the wines that were paired with the food, and took time to explain about them and share his passion for wine. If you are looking for a special place to visit for a delicious and unique food then this is the place to go. It isn't cheap, but is very exclusive. We would highly recommend.

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NevilleT
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

In my past experience at other venues this was not the best for the cost and having to pay extra for a second pot of tea leaves me a bit disappointed my wife who loves going to different afternoon teas also was displeased as it was her birthday it was a bit of a let down

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christinen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We have visited Paris House previously and always been impressed by the service. We were disappointed to see that they have now changed the bar/lounge area to just more tables which means there is now no where for drinks before you are seated at your table or to have coffee afterwards. This really does take away from the experience.

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AlisterH
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Paris house before, but it’s been quite a while, so I thought it was time to go again. The restaurant had been refurbished since I last went, and has been done very tastefully. The service was prompt, polite and helpful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We didn’t go for the taster menu, but as we plan on going again later this month, we decided we’d have it then. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience, and the restaurant deserves top marks.

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EvonW
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite. A Wonderful fusion of flavours.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a 6 course tasting menu for lunch as a birthday celebration. The service, ambience and food were excellent. The food was so tasty and beautifully presented.

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KathrynJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, lovely atmosphere staff amazing.

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marym
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Paris House for our anniversary. The restaurant is a beautiful building in lovely grounds and has a very relaxing and cozy atmosphere. We had the 8 course taster menu and the food was amazing. The way they paired different foods together made each dish a surprise. My favorite was the scallops and the pigeon. The staff were knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. To top it off my Partner proposed outside in the garden so we'll definitely come back again.

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PhilP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Venue is lively and as ever staff were brilliant. Whilst I excellent food prices match. It’s not a cheap experience! #firstworldproblem

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Amps
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty average for a £400 meal. Service was so, so. Wine sommelier was pretty good, but just didn’t wow me. Food was good but again for £400 it should be. No compliants but was looking for an extra sparkle.

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RebeccaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round! The setting is gorgeous. A really good quality fine dining experience. Our sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable without being pretentious. The rest of the staff were all very attentive. The food was fabulous. We had the vegan tasting course and were very impressed.

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stroppypoppy
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a lovely meal and a lovely evening- the food was fantastic - really imaginative and delicious and generally very well cooked - the seasoning was not quite right in a couple of dishes and there was too much dessicated coconut in one of the desserts - but I accept this is a personal preference. It was expensive though!!

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Foodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must try the non-alcoholic Gin.

We have ordered our own supply for home.

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Cl1986
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food & service.
It is pricey but lots of effort goes into making these dishes.
The only thing disappointing was the lack of atmosphere. All other tables were talking quietly which makes it quite awkward.

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vipBigpoppapump82
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Menu.

5th time, and can confidently say one of the best visits i've done. In particular the sommelier was fantastic.

Its seen a significant price rise and the lack of a 4 glass wine flight. Which definitely pushed the price, also the service at start was bit slow, that saw the rest of the courses rushed to be done for closing at lunch.

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vipTrevor
Buckinghamshire
44 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were perfect. I visit Paris House once or twice a year and this was one of if not the best meal I have had there. 8 course tasting menu with good variety of dishes. The Venison with blackberry etc was my favourite but cod with black garlic also superb. Not cheap but worth it for a top notch meal.

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KC11
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place. Set in beautiful grounds and in a stunning building, the atmosphere is so friendly and relaxed and the food and wine first class. We made the most of it and had the vegetarian and wine tasting menu (8 courses). We loved every second of the experience and will be back for me before long.

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StevenC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly staff.
Very informative about each dish and accompanying wine selections

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 6 course meal with wine to match.

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GaryO
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The standard of cookery was average and was not representative of the price point.

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BenW
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Awesome venue and great staff. Would highly recommend Paris House

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LizM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience. Food interesting and beautifully presented. Staff attentive and well informed. Such a treat.

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JulieM
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing lunch for my husband's birthday with friends. We were looked after so well from beginning to end and the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good time and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from start to finish. Didn’t disappoint. The 6 course tasting menu wasn’t just imaginative and creative, it also tasted fantastic. Wine also top notch. Reassuringly expensive! To top it all off my partner of 7 years proposed to me!! #engaged

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EwelinaW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited two days ago for the first time. The staff and atmosphere was amazing! The food was beautiful presented and tasted so good. Very special and unique place. Would highly recommend! 👌

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GemmaK
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food but the 2 male waiters who first served us were so quiet and mumbling we could barely hear them. They livened up throughout the night but it made the first part of the evening really weird and awkward. I also didn’t like that they didn’t serve the cocktails and wine menu together, as I wanted to look at both but they kept taking one away so I had to ask for them all back again so I could choose. Overall the food was amazing and this is what would draw us back.

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Northampton
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paris House is a wonderful dining experience. The staff are warm and friendly and the atmosphere of this beautiful setting is relaxed and welcoming. A real gastronomic treat and we will definitely visit again

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PrillyB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely building in lovely surroundings, somewhat let down by the interior . Somehow the modern interior doesn’t match up to exterior. Not enough contrast, maybe.

Food was good, flavours excellent as was service, particularly the wine waiter. However, this is not a cheap restaurant and should have come away feeling it was a memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

2 of us dined. Food, drink and everything else was great. Had 8 course tasting menu with wine flight 1 cocktail each to start and coffee afterwards. Bill was £450!
Prices appear to have gone up recently. I ate here in Nov, and it was less than £800 for 4! It just smarts a little! Not sure if I will be coming back...

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AnnetteR
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to our expectations. Delicious food and very attentive/friendly/polite staff. Would have liked a wider choice of meat dishes such as beef, lamb or pork instead of all the game dishes! Needless to say we chose the veggie and fish options which were still delicious. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and would return again. Thank you.

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Rubytour
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been many times. The food is excellent.
This last visit , we felt we had to wait too long before we got anything to eat ( inc. bread) . Once the food started coming it came at timely intervals.

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LeaF
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the money for a special occasion. Beautiful food served in tranquil surroundings by attentive staff.
Would definitely recommend the vegetarian menu!

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JulieW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the food was great and two of us went for the wine pairing as well, which worked brilliantly.
Can’t believe it doesn’t have a Mitchell star!!

FAQs

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

Paris House is rated 4.5 stars by 1027 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.