Hambleton Hall

4.9
141 reviews
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£41 and over
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English
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Worth the Drive
At Hambleton Hall, we offer exceptional wining and dining in our award winning restaurant. Michelin star Chef, Aaron Patterson and his highly skilled team use only the best local produce and the dishes have a strong seasonal bias producing quite brilliant, assured cooking. The wine list is a joy coupled with the unparalleled sommeliership of Dominique Baduel who will recommend the perfect choice of wine to compliment your meal. Dining with us is sophistication in the true sense of the word, with something terrific for everyone.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
English
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00; 18:45 - 21:30
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Phone number
01572 756991
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Aaron Patterson
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Private Party Facilities
From six to sixty there are a number of options in our elegant dining rooms. We are delighted to furnish guests requirements be it a birthday lunch, anniversary dinner, small wedding or any other gathering you had in mind. Our experienced team work with you to discuss food, wines, drinks together with budgets and finer details to make the most memorable occasion.
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Private Party Contact
Graeme Matheson - Restaurant Director: 01572 756991
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Catering
Michelin star dining and service
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Area
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Parking Details
Just a short walk from the house is ample parking. Alternatively we are more than happy to park guest cars arriving at the front door.
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Special Events & Promotions
Please see our website www.hambletonhall.com for further details
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on 15 July 2018

A visit to Hambleton Hall is always a special occasion because the setting and the staff create a comfortable ambience for all circumstances. We enjoyed a relaxed Sunday lunch; the fine weather permitting full appreciation of the lovely views from the terrace over the pristine gardens and across Rutland Water. The 3-course menu was short and clear, but the quality of ingredients, preparation, presentation and service transformed the starter, Sunday roast and dessert into memorable taste experiences. The suggested wine pairings complemented the food ideally. We look forward as much to our next meal there as we have to those enjoyed over the past 30 years.

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Outstanding as usual.
I would always recommend going with the Somelier's wine choice !

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Great experience, felt like we was the only ones there. Smooth operation, out of this world food and dancing taste buds.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

A really delicious lunch in a fantastic setting. The lemon soufflé with sorrel sorbet was particularly wonderful.

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Absolutely amazing food, finished a good weekend away with friends and made it perfect

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

It was our 40th wedding anniversary and having visited many restaurants to celebrate other important occasions, this without doubt surpassed them all. It started with a small, but nonetheless important comment included in our menus, congratulating us on our anniversary.

The service was exemplary and attentive, but not overly so. They were not only very knowledgeable about their food and wines, as you might expect, but also about the history of building and surrounding area. The ambience was warm and welcoming and we enjoyed the stunning location overlooking Rutland Water.

Finally the food; not quite sure how I can best describe what was a fantastic meal, for quality, taste and service. We didn't have to ask for our wine to be served when it was needed as it was kept away cooling from the table. We were not rushed nor having to wait between courses. I simply cannot fault anything. Regarding the price, we believe it to be more than fair, it is what one would expect for such fine food, ambience and service and if you are looking for a venue that delivers on all these then Hambleton Hall is well worth a visit, without, that is, getting too stressed and fixated about the bill!

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

What a fabulous lunch. Highlights were the Rhubarb soufflé with rhubarb sorbet; impeccable service and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely return and stay over next time!

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

My 70th Birthday lunch for the family. Excellent all round every time we have visited. Every one left happy.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Everything was absolutely Faultless ! And I highly recommend Hambleton Hall

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

thoroughly enjoyable

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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 .

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

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-

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Excellent throughout. Service at a level rarely experienced today. Will certainly go again

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 30 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We had been recommended to Hambleton Hall by very discerning friends and so chose to go for the first time on our wedding anniversary. We were greeted accordingly, seated and enjoyed our drinks before being called to our table. The menu was both traditional and imaginative and the quality of the dishes as well as their presentation was worthy of a Michelin star. For the main course I had an excellent duck cooked to perfection while Gill had the turbot, again done to perfection. Needless to say we enjoyed our desserts and coffee and chocolates after. A most enjoyable luncheon experience, one we will be sure to repeat.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Treated my mum to a lovely birthday lunch, would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

The gluten free bread was not good.Main portion is small.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Service was amazing everything to details. Food best I’ve eaten. Could not faulty anything. Perfect from start to finish. Will be back

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Had an amazing time celebrating my partners birthday, perfect for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

What an amazing meal, everything superbly presented and sumptuous. Would definitely recommend booking for a special occasion, well worth the money.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Wonderful service, great food and a lovely environment. Loved everything about it.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

We loved the atmosphere and were seriously
Impressed by the amazing food!
Wendy and Sharon

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Hambleton Hall can be relied on to deliver an exceptionally good lunch with new taste combinations on each visit and some unusual ingredients.

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