Penventon Park Hotel - The Restaurant
Explore a worldly menu where gourmet dishes contrast with authentic Asian influences and modern classics. Or why not savour the perfect steak, or seafood from our signature wood-charcoal oven.
With a range of flexible menu options including light snacks served 24/7, a choice of traditional afternoon teas, or full à la carte, our experienced team relish in ensuring every moment and mouthful is truly delightful.
Lovely Sunday lunch, attentive staff and a very fair price. My only comment would be that the room was abit cold.
This is my third visit and it never disappoints. Fantastic decor and a quiet restaurant.
Birthday complementary bubbly, good food and excellent service.
Excellent meal and Restaurant service, but lacking service prior to entering the restaurant The man who greeted us as we arrived, was polite, but did not offer to take our coats until i asked him to. We enjoyed a pre-meal drink in the bar lounge, but no one appeared to present us with menus, or tell us our table was ready, as when we have previously been. It appears that meals can now be eaten in the bar lounges, this does not look good, and spoils the atmosphere of the Penventon that we used to be so fond of.
We had a lovely meal served by friendly conscientious waitresses.. would have just preferred my bread warm with my soup..
We will return soon and happy to recommend...thank you
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The food was fresh and displayed well. We had the 'afternoon tea'.
The area was pleasant, my only criticism is that it appeared to be on the corridor where people went to their rooms, but it wasn't too busy.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
I think it was very good value.
Amazing service fantastic food, amazing place to eat love it here.
Excellent as usual. Thank you Penventon
Good selection, well presented. Quick, friendly, attentive courteous service.
Welcoming, pleasant dining room
Lovely place. We went for High Tea and they were very accommodating to our party which had a wheelchair user. Food was delicious and Maggie our host very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again.
I can not
Praise the level
Of service enough. Thank you so much
Always a pleasure to dine at the Penventon...good food & attentive staff
A great place to spend an evening. Fantastic atmosphere and great food.
I love the ambiance of this hotel, it is like stepping back in time.
The people could not have been more helpful and immediately on our arrival we were wished happy anniversary and given a complimentary glass of Prosecco, a lovely touch.
Love the food. Great staff.
A lovely meal as always just disappointed this time as the kitchen had run out of red cabbage and mashed Swede and carrot. We probably should have booked an earlier slot. Otherwise a lovely afternoon at a fabulous hotel.
What a super Sunday lunch ! Fabulous roast beef and a glass of red wine for £13.95...can't beat that !
Friends get together and birthday. All good as usual
Absolutely amazing service food was lush and was treated like a princess cant fault the staff they were impeccable
Beautiful hotel and food amazing. Shame they ran out of custard for our crumbles.
Excellent. Maggie andher team always give us first class service. Thank you.
Really enjoyed our visit to Penventon hotel, Dinner was nicely presented, though we thought perhaps a bit more vegetables would have been nice, as the ones we had were perfectly cooked,
This was our third visit for Sunday lunch. The roast was excellent and good value in such pleasant surroundings and with very attentive service. I have only marked the food down as the creme caramel dessert was curdled and not as good as usual.
The noise level was good which is very important to us although I must say the restaurant wasn't crowded. We ate early. No pianist this time.
The restaurant manager remembered us from previous visits (in a good way) which was appreciated.
Lovely atmosphere, comfortable lounge.
The afternoon tea has changed unfortunately. The quality seemed to have deteriorated since we last visited in May.
lovely setting, service was good, shame about the food, had the set menu of catch of the day, sea bream ,cooked ok but bland no seasoning,served with new potatoes, again no flavour,hard with raw broccoli, nob butter,being a chef would not serve that. had mrs ps tirimusu.oh dear enough said.
I couldn't fault the staff who were exceptionally polite and attentive, the restaurant was lovely and the menu was good with a nice selection at reasonable prices.
Unfortunately on my visit the food didn't quite live up to the rest of the elements in the restaurant. The chicken dish I had tasted good, however the chicken was dry and although there was a delicious sauce on the dish, there simply wasn't enough sauce to make up for the dry chicken.
I ordered the white chocolate and berry cheesecake for pudding. This was a real letdown as the cheesecake itself was more of a blancmange/jelly consistency rather than a creamy cheesecake and had no flavour whatsoever. I love puddings and I ended up leaving some as it just wasn't a nice experience to eat it. The sorbet with the cheese cake was however delicious!
They may have been having an off day or a different chef, but I definitely had high hopes for the food based on the rest of the hotel experience and was disappointed by what I was served.
We have been dining at the Penventon Hotel for many years and witnessed many changes during this time, both with regard to the management team, staff and varying menus. The food is never disappointing and of a high standard, sometimes service can be a little on the slow side, but the staff are always very polite and friendly. One negative point however is that the lunch menu has now become quite small and limited and this is probably reflected in the restaurant being very quiet most lunch-times. When my husband and I dined there this week, there was only one table of four in the restaurant with us which didn't bode well with regards to the ambience. May be the management team need to look into lunch-time special 'offers' as they had a few years ago, which, for regular diners, would make dining there more interesting.
Great restaurant and delicious food. The staff are always polite and friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. Highly recommend the restaurant. We were hoping to order the vegetarian Sunday roast but were too slow, so if you want a vegetarian meal the staff are more than happy to take a pre order over the telephone before you visit
Regular customers to this superb establishment run as always with that personal touch so lacking in other hotels
Superb, friendly service giving extremely good value for money. The food was excellent with large amount of choice and the food and drink were very reasonably priced for a 4star hotel. The waiting staff were attentive but not over bearing. All in all an excellent experience.
Yes this is a very good experience and wrth a trip.do it now
Excellent food, service and venue. Knowledgeable staff on drinks (bar) good service in the restaurant (although a little surprised to have someone serving food with long red false nails) Food and wine excellent. Most enjoyable evening.
Service was quick and friendly. The surroundings very pleasant and the food good value.
My wife and I stayed at the hotel for two nights, we had both breakfast and an evening meal in the restaurant. Even though there was a wedding at the hotel the food was amazing, came out fast and the presentation was great.
Had a lovely Sunday lunch, good value for money, only down side service was a little slow,but all very polite and helpful
I booked at this restaurant for father's day and was very impressed with the staff from the minute we walked through the door. My husband didn't get his steak cooked the way he had requested and was told it would be a while until it would be ready. With all other dinners on the table and obviously wanting to eat together we asked for a roast instead. This came out very quickly with extra vegetables and we were told it would be taken off the bill for the inconvienence. The staff were very attentive and we will definitely be returning!
Helpful staff and lovely ambience in a town that's seen better days. Excellent cream tea and sandwiches with lots of delicious scones and cakes beautifully served. A table was set in a dark corner, but the staff willingly moved the crockery to a very nice old table with luxurious settees and an attractive view out of a large window. Thank you for a most enjoyable tea Penventon!
Such an amazing hotel,restaurant. Staff were all so friendly and so very helpful. The food was totally yummy. Would recommend to everyone. You must try. Thank you so much
The hotel has a lovely ambiance feel to it and we visited the hotel for Sunday dinner.
The service was good and the staff were friendly. However, the quality of the food sadly is simply not as good as it used to be.
My wife and I both had the Sunday carvery opting for beef and pork. In fairness, the meat was tasty and the portion size was very reasonable. However, the roast potatoes were not freshly cooked or remotely crispy and all of the vegetables had simply been reheated having that awful luke warm microwave texture to them. The carrots and parsnips had completely dried shrivelled edges to them and the cauliflower cheese was tasteless, watery and had an odd grey colour to it which had been flashed under the grill and the florets were burnt.
We have persevered with the food for approximately the last 18mths purely because we have been visiting the penventon for over 20 years and always loved it. Sadly this has now been the last 3rd or 4th meal and it has become obvious there has been a change of chefs/cooks and staff and the standard of food for this rosette rated hotel is simply well below the standard expected. I hope that this review is not dismissed as it it an honest reflection of the food quality. I hope that it this is addressed and changes are made to get it back to the standard that once was in the near future.
Kindest Regards Damian and Lisa
Dinner was bland, only 1 thing on menu for vegi. Breakfast even more bland. Wouldnt recommend going here. Disappointing