My 70th Birthday lunch for the family. Excellent all round every time we have visited. Every one left happy.
Everything was absolutely Faultless ! And I highly recommend Hambleton Hall
The drive to dine at Hambleton Hall was well worth it and the food more than exceeded our expectations. It is easy to see why it has held its Michelin star for so long.
I went for our 10yr wedding anniversary. From the start to finish it was absolutely excellent. I can't stress enough how the staff go the extra mile to look after us.
Very tasty and beautifully presented food. Perfect ambience in the dining room and on the sun terrace for coffee and treats. We have dined here previously and will do again.
Our lunch was for the school reunion of friends who hadn't met for some time. One guest was late in arriving and so the Luncheon was delayed by 40 minutes. However, the staff were very patient with the party's delay in starting the lunch which did not fail to disappoint. The food, surroundings and ambiance of Hambleton Hall is exquisite. Thank you.
We chose Hambleton Hall to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary as a couple. All the staff were super attentive and helpful - they gave us a really warm and individual welcome. The food was excellent, as expected. The Hall and the surroundings added to the wonderful ambience.
It was a perfect way to celebrate a freind’s birthday. We sipped cocktails on the terrace of the most beautiful house while we deliberated- what to chose from the most interesting selection of dishes on the menu. The waiter was happy to custom make a non alcoholic drink for my friend , it was beautifully presented and delicious. The waiters and waitresses were friendly but professional, service was unobtrusive and smooth. We had a three course lunch with extra little tastes along the way. Highlights for me were trying smoked eel , an Iberico pork main course and a very impressive choice of desserts but we all thought the Hambleton Orange was amazing. We had our coffee and delicious petit fours back out on the terrace and gazed out across the gardens to most incredible views of Rutland Water. The whole experience surpassed our expectations .
We had the Lunch menu for less, delicious food but sadly we had the same choice of 2 main courses that we had had on our previous visit back in March-
For a special occasion especially when the weather is good this is a superb place to be and eat. Sitting out on the terrace for pre eat drinks sets the tone for a great experience.
The prices preclude this from being anything other than a special occasion to look forward to.
Excellent throughout. Service at a level rarely experienced today. Will certainly go again
This is a regular visit at least once or twice a year on birthdays ands it’s always wonderful! We love the peaceful lounge and glorious garden and the service is superb. We had the special lunch menu which is excellent value and exceedingly well cooked. Canapés first, a light feta salad, the beautiful rich belly pork, a super light raspberry soufflé and decadent sweets with the coffee. Absolutely recommend for a top quality, relaxing lunch out!
We went for lunch at Hambleton Hall for my sister’s 60th birthday. She was made to feel
very special from the moment we arrived. She was given a personalised menu to keep and a birthday cake with our coffee. We all chose from the “Lunch for Less “ menu ( the name doesn’t give the food justice) as all the courses were superb and cooked to perfection.
The raspberry soufflé in particular was absolutely gorgeous and worked well with raspberry sorbet.
We could not fault the staff and were very attentive ....they certainly made my sister’s day.
We visit 2 or 3 times a year and it's always worth the hour's drive.
Food is always excellent, as is the service.
When the weather is good the verandah provides a beautiful view over the reservoir.
Hambleton hall was the perfect venue for a special birthday celebration. The food was flawlessly presented and flavours exquisitely combined for a memorable culinary experience. The service was impeccable and the venue breathtakingly scenic. It will break the bank, but I cannot fault the special experience gifted by such artfully prepared food, enjoyed in such beautiful surrounds. We will be back, as soon as we've saved up!
We got married hear in 2007 and rated Hambleton Hall very highly then. It has not changed at all the service, just excellent, and the food was superb.
We will recommend Hambleton Hall to all our friends.
They provide an excellent service for birthdays and anniversaries.
From the moment of arrival we were treated as cared for customers. Nothing was too much trouble. Every member of staff was friendly, genuine and sincere. The food was outstanding and delicious. Beautiful presentation and the most intense flavours. Out of this world!
Treated my mum to a lovely birthday lunch, would definitely return.
Fabulous as always, love the new metal straws! Hambleton Hall is always my go to place for a special occasion. The service and food are always impeccable.
The gluten free bread was not good.Main portion is small.
Service was amazing everything to details. Food best I’ve eaten. Could not faulty anything. Perfect from start to finish. Will be back
Had an amazing time celebrating my partners birthday, perfect for a special occasion.
Fabulous fine dining - lunch for less though is not really as the title suggests... as £11.50 for a Gordon’s and tonic is a bit steep! But good amazing and so was the service- for a special event - very nice.... although we did joke by saying at 52 we were the youngest by 20 years!!
This is our favourite place to celebrate birthdays or any special occasion or just lunch together. Everything about the experience is excellent, everyone works to achieve the highest standard but without being oppressive and the setting is wonderful.
What an amazing meal, everything superbly presented and sumptuous. Would definitely recommend booking for a special occasion, well worth the money.
We went last Sunday and had a lovely lunch - the sun had finally come out and we had a window seat. The menu had great options and the food that came was aesthetically pleasing as well as full of flavour - it was a shame there was a rogue hair in my main but the manager did apologise profusely and deduct something from the bill as a gesture of good will.
I've now been to 122 michelin star restaurants and some feedback I would give is, and again this is just down to personal preference and what you deem good manners are the two following things:
1. I have a pet dog and I'm an animal lover, but walking into a Relais & Chateaux venue and being met by 3 huge, panting golden labradors which were lolling on the rugs and resting their heads on the sofas did make me cringe. Animals are lovely but there are going to be a lot of people that aren't fans, are scared of them or simply do not want dog hair / drool / mud on their clothes either by standing in the same room or by sitting on said furniture. It's not a 5* experience.
2. As we were sat in the window with fabulous views, we were also getting the sun fully on us. They also had the radiator under the window on full. We asked to have the radiator turned off and the window open (it was a lovely warm day outside) which the happily did after agreeing that it was too warm. During our main course more diners were seated. Without even asking if it was ok, both windows next to us were shut 'because someone else had asked that they be' - now I understand that it is a balancing act of keeping everyone happy but us being told, not even asked, made us feel very unimportant and undervalued as a customer. It resulted in us both being so hot and uncomfortable that we terminated the meal - we didn't eat a dessert and went to the front desk to pay just so we could cool down. For a michelin establishment, I expected FAR FAR better.
Hambleton Hall is always excellent. The service is perfect and the food is a rung above everywhere I have eaten. It’s not cheap but as a bi-monthly treat, I can make my peace with the bill.
I have been visiting Hambleton Hall for a number of years and it continues it maintain its high standards for service, ambiance and excellent food.
Wonderful service, great food and a lovely environment. Loved everything about it.
We loved the atmosphere and were seriously
Impressed by the amazing food!
Wendy and Sharon
Hambleton Hall can be relied on to deliver an exceptionally good lunch with new taste combinations on each visit and some unusual ingredients.
A first class dining experience and will go again. For a special occasion it meets all the requirements. The food was exquisite
We came to Hambledon Hall for my Birthday lunch. It could not have been better-a warm welcome, champagne in the atmospheric bar and then the most delicious lunch. Each course was faultless, bursting with flavours and and beautifully prerared. Looking forward to our next visit .
As always, Hambleton Hall exceeded our expectations. The service is charming, the food delicious and beautifully presented and the setting is beautiful.
Hambleton Hall is a firm family favourite for celebrating special occasions as the whole experience of being there is delightful.
Excellent as always . Interesting menu with the bonus of Lunch for less if you wish.
Generally nice but certainly didn't get the Michelin star experience. Food was generally nice but the beef was tough and had sinew not removed. They got one of the main course orders wrong and whilst they offered to change it and did discount the bill, that wasn't the point. Lounge for pre-dinner drinks and post dinner coffees was nice. Cobwebs on the ornate picture frames wasn't a good look.
Fantastic all round. Excellent seasonal testing menu.
Superb setting and great food. Would definitely go again and so would our friends.
Perfectly lovely - beautiful setting, relaxed ambiance, very attentive service, fantastic food and wine