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The Dovecote Restaurant
We offer a set menu for lunch, an a la carte dinner menu every evening, a daily dinner special served Monday to Friday and our excellent traditional Sunday luncheon. Vegetables are included in our prices and we do not add service charge to your bills. A well-stocked cellar provides superb wine to accompany your meal.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Champagne Afternoon Tea
to include a glass of Gardet Demi-sec champagne
Beef Bavette Steak
(served pink) fried hen's egg, match stick potatoes, homemade brown sauce
peaches, parma ham, ricotta cheese
Everything excellent food very good very pleasant,background music trumpets does not suit your ambience.
The afternoon tea is lovely. Various sandwiches with individual fillings which were great and then fresh baked scones with lashings of clotted cream and gorgeous raspberry jam. Followed by small cakes each different and yummy. We had sparkling wine to make it a bit more special but even just the traditional tea gives a sense of occasion.
very enjoyable afternoon they had everything perfect in theses trying times
Celebrating my mums 70th Birthday.
Food and service were both excellent.
Afternoon tea and the service received was beautiful. Will definitely be back very soon.
Excellent Sunday Lunch, lovely food, excellent service from gracious staff
Lovely restaurant and good old fashioned customer service, nice hotel feel. Staff were great, really attentive and the manager went the extra mile with my son getting him a drink for his Teddy
Fabulous food, superb service. Friendly attentive staff and exquisite ambience, love, love, love this place.
We had a lovely time on Friday. I rated lower in a couple but this is solely down to the current situation and no reflection on yourselves. We felt very safe. Our waitress was excellent and wouldn’t of believed it was her first day. Very professional as was everyone and we will certainly return.
Vouchers given for our wedding last year for champagne afternoon tea, this was delicious, good service from the staff and presentation and taste of the food was excellent
We all really enjoyed it. The food was the best we have had here in years - top marks thank you
We came for champagne breakfast for our wedding anniversary and it was absolutely beautiful. The food was outstanding, staff were lovely & very welcoming & the restaurant was exquisite. Will definitely be coming back soon. The champagne was also delicious I could have drank a bottle
Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea. Food and service first class .
Second visit for Sunday Lunch very good food and service.
We have visited The Dovecote for many years mainly for Sunday lunch and very much enjoyed it. However our recent visit was a disappointment.
Firstly, the menu was restricted compared to what we are used to and secondly the roast sirloin was most peculiar. Whether it had been pot boiled or sous vide it had the consistency of such and tasted odd.
Whilst we appreciate that due to COVID things are different we did have a meal there just after reopening in a July which I commented on being excellent. As the price has also increased we won’t be in such a hurry to return until we hear more positive comments from others.
We couldn’t fault anything from the service to the quality of food. Thank you
Special afternoon tea. Wonderful champagne in Covid friendly setting.
The complete package was marvellous and so friendly will definitely be back
The champagne breakfast was faultless as usual
Lovely food, my son had the vegan menu which was really good. Service was perfect and it was a great ambience. Perfect for a family brunch to celebrate a birthday. Would definitely recommend.
Classy as usual, with exceptional service ..........
Morley Hayes was not very welcoming, had to wait outside in the cold. They will not let you in before the time of your booking. Should have been informed in advance of this. I booked for lunch and this was confirmed on your website with sample lunch menu. However we were given a menu for a Champagne Breakfast on arrival and when I queried this your website was blamed. Obviously we had the option to leave but no alternative was available. We had been looking forward to our lunch for months so were very disappointed. We have been going to Morley Hayes for lunch for years and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was good quality but I don’t normally eat breakfast at lunchtime. There were very few members of staff in attendance and as we were waiting to pay there were 6 people waiting outside trying to get in. We explained to these customers the procedure and they had to wait in the doorway whilst we walked through the group to exit. No social distancing there then. Very poorly thought through especially as there is a waiting area inside and a sign asking you to wait here to be seated but the staff won’t let you and ask you to wait outside in the rain and cold instead.
The food choice from the Menu was good and the food we were served and ate excellent in taste and quality of presentation.
All served in an unhurried pace at our convenience. We will certainly be going again some time soon.
Excellent afternoon tea and very enjoyable. The service was exceptional.
Gorgeous food as always , and lovely relaxing atmosphere
Received gift voucher for champagne breakfast. Social distancing and covid measures extremely good, staff lovely and breakfast was delicious. Such a lovely experience. Highly recommended. Will definitely visit again
Morley Hayes is one of my favourite places to eat.
We’ve been dining here for years and the food is always good.
This was our first visit since lockdown and overall impressed with the controls in place.
One big negative though was being asked to wait outside (In the rain) until our table was ready. They did supply a chair for my 86 year old mum when I pointed out that she shouldn’t be expected to stand, but even so not a great customer experience.
There are additional tables in the former reception area and left us with the impression that extra tables are seen as more important than customers.
As always the food and service was excellent, we had a little wait to order our food but one of the young ladies serving us was new, she did very well.
We weren't sure how long we were allowed the table for but didn't feel rushed.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
The food is always 'top notch ', the menu choices were very good, the food beautifully cooked.
Morley Hayes is always our 'go to' place for celebrations.
You are guaranteed a special time when you dine here. The food is fantastic and the service second to none and the venue is lovely. We always enjoy going.
It had been pouring with rain, so the outdoor seating area was closed and we sat indoors where our starters/bbq/desserts were served. The staff, food and ambience are excellent here. The sides with the main meal were most enjoyable and tasty.
Excellent leisurely breakfast. Staff and food wonderful as usual.
We had the champagne breakfast as it was a wedding gift. What a lovely experience would highly recommend.
My only fault was being pregnant I unfortunately couldn't have the champagne and my husband was driving, it would be nice to be offered an alternative non alcoholic drink!!
Lovely food and great service. Staff always welcoming and friendly 😀
Afternoon tea treat for my daughter and myself. Charming waiting staff. Scrumptious afternoon tea. Were able to bring some of the goodies home.
Excellent as usual,staff could not have been more attentive and the food was good
Lovely champagne breakfast, excellent safety measures in place. Would definitely recommend
Excellent food and staff. Unfortunately we were in an overspill area which is usually a conference room. There was only a couple of tables in use despite the main are being full so it was distinctly lacking in ambience sadly.
Really lovely afternoon tea in gorgeous surroundings. The staff were great. Definitely recommend
The Dovecote Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 784 OpenTable diners.
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