The Grange Restaurant & Gift Shop

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British

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Casual
Afternoon Tea
If you wish to make a same-day booking, please email bookings@hearingdogs.org.uk or call us on 01844 873500.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People opened The Grange in Spring 2018, designed with accessibility and acoustics in mind, as well as being family and dog-friendly.

The Grange offers a wide menu of healthy and delicious food and drinks, all freshly prepared by our team and inspired by the season.

Guests can sit-back and enjoy breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea available throughout the week, stop by for a refreshing coffee and pastry, or linger over a Sunday roast – all at affordable prices.

We want all our customers to arrive feeling welcome and leave feeling happy, whether they visit the Restaurant to enjoy our mouth-watering menu, drop in to our Gift Shop, pay a visit to The Hearing Hub, or pop by for a refreshing drink and a walk with their dog in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.

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PB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, whether it's a Full English Breakfast or a Sunday roast as was the case for this visit. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Most are volunteers and do a wonderful job. Very dog friendly with a lovely shop.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear Phillip Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal at The Grange Restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times as it is a lovely place and hard to believe that all staff other than the kitchen are volunteers! They do a marvelous job and the cafe is great for kids and dogs too and has been specially designed to be quiet and serene with sound deadening clouds hanging from the ceiling in the beautiful building it is situated in. Portions are huge so go hungry!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Aileen! What a lovely review and recommendation. You're quite right, our front of house staff are mostly volunteers who generously give up their time for the charity - and yes, they all do a marvellous job! We are hearing-friendly, dog-friendly and children-friendly too - it's kind of you to spread the word and I do hope we will be welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Rachel, on behalf of the team

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CH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great breakfast choices from full English to Avocado +++. Went for lunch but too early so filled up on a great breakfast.

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Responded 2 days ago

I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your unexpected brunch at The Grange Restaurant! As you'll now know, we serve breakfast from 9-12pm, lunch from 12-2pm (or 3pm on a Sunday) and Afternoon Tea from 2-3.45pm, closing at 4pm each day. I hope you'll be back again soon to try our delicious lunch menu, or perhaps treat yourself to a Classic, Sparkling or G&T Afternoon Tea! Many thanks for taking the time to review and recommend us. Kindest regards Rachel

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H
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, as much as i used to love the Grange i really feel it has gone down hill. the prices have gone up, but the portions shrunk significantly. Although the food was fine, i left feeling ripped off. I had the waffles with yogurt fruit and nuts, which has halved in size for a pound more. My sister ont he other hand had avocado on toast with extra feta option on gluten free toast. This was £7.75 for the original and an extra £2.50 for Feta.... it arrived, and was one slice of shop bought gluten free bread with a bit of avocado, one poached egg and a tiny sprinkling of feta. For over £10 we actually laughed at the portion. It all tasted fine, but unfortunately this time they have lost a customer in us. A real shame as the concept, ambiance , venue etc is really great. But the prices dont seem to stack up anymore.

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Responded on 10 January 2020

I'm so sorry to read your review, which I have shared with the team. We want every customer to enjoy their experience at The Grange, and it's upsetting to hear an unhappy review. We adjusted prices and portion sizes slightly in 2018 to reduce the waste on plates and also ensure we covered our costs. Chef is looking into what happened during your visit, as it's not a complaint that we have had before, and I will be in touch separately to make amends. Thank you for taking time to feed back to us.

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SE
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We booked for lunch, when returning some Christmas cards from our Cards for Goods Causes shop. Was very pleasantly surprised by this no frills restaurant. Staff were very friendly and helpful finding us a table away from the sun streaming in the windows into my friends eyes. Food was well cooked and tasty - if I had any criticism it was that there could have been more gravy to mop up the mashed potatoes with. But the meal was substantial so we had no room for any pudding.

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Responded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review and recommendation. I'm so pleased you both enjoyed your lunch - do please tell our front of house volunteers if you have any comments about your meal and the chef would be very happy to help, for example with more gravy. What a shame that you had no room for puddings - the almond, date and chocolate bread & butter pudding is simply heavenly! Balancing meal sizes between generosity and avoiding waste is quite a challenge, so do please come back again soon!

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PB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly atmosphere, staff helpful friendly great.

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Responded on 7 January 2020

Dear Pru Thanks so much for your lovely feedback and kind recommendation. We hope to welcome you back to The Grange Restaurant again very soon. kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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IB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, good food, friendly staff and very relaxing atmosphere & I can bring in my pet dog 🐕 Loved it!

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Responded on 7 January 2020

Dear Isabelle Many thanks for sharing your kind review and recommendation - we are delighted you and your dog loved it at The Grange Restaurant. Do come and visit us again soon! Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice location and ambience. Service was a bit slow even tho the place was only half full. Staff chatting behind counter when tables needed ckearing. Food could have been warmer - fishcakes were lacking fish and not well seasoned.
Shop was lovely and staff really helpful.

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Responded on 7 January 2020

Dear Julie Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your visit to The Grange Restaurant. Please accept my sincerest apologies that your experience wasn't at the high standard that we have set ourselves. Rest assured, I will raise your concerns about the service and the fishcakes with the team to find out what happened and to ensure that we maintain the best customer experience in the future. I hope we can make amends should you choose to return another time. Kind regards, Rachel

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MM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a warm welcome at The Grange, we visit quite often sometimes with our three Miniature Schnauzers. They dogs always get a lovely fuss and some biscuits.

I absolutely love the gluten free carrot cake and the coffee is delicious!

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Responded on 17 December 2019

Dear Mary Thank you so much for your fabulous five star review and recommendation. We can't help ourselves when it comes to four-legged friends, it's a delight to welcome you all to The Grange! We are delighted that you keep coming back, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future for more delicious treats. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year With best wishes Rachel on behalf of the team at The Grange

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JW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, pleasant staff (volunteers), courteous, excellent quality food and brilliant surroundings

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Responded on 16 December 2019

Dear Jacqui Very many thanks for your fabulous five stars, kind review and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Grange again very soon. Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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JK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food, interesting menu, friendly staff. order at the counter then served to your table.

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Responded on 9 December 2019

Dear Jane Many thanks for your kind review and recommendation. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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TC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to visit. Volunteers and staff are very friendly, there's a nice atmosphere and the food is delicious.

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Responded on 9 December 2019

Thanks so much for your fabulous 5 stars and recommendation. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal at The Grange and hope to welcome you back again very soon. kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and good to take my bro with Parkinson's
Sound quality fab

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Responded on 9 December 2019

Many thanks for your kind review - we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with your brother and the sound clouds and acoustics worked so well for you both. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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JA
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always even though it was their Xmas market day. You have to book on an open day.
Lovely to see the dogs in training being socialised.
Keep up the good work.

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Responded on 9 December 2019

Many thanks for your kind review - it was a very busy day, wasn't it? I'm so glad you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch, with the buzz Christmas Market taking place across the Hearing Dogs training site. Just for clarity, our 'behind the scenes' tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the restaurant is open all week from 9am-4pm. And yes, you do have to book for the tours which do fill up quickly! We hope to see you again very soon, Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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AS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The festive afternoon tea was delicious and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We had a lovely afternoon.

The Grange Restaurant & Gift Shop
Responded on 9 December 2019

Many thanks for your review and kind recommendation. We are delighted you enjoyed your Festive Afternoon Tea and hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food1service3ambience3

No hot food after 2pm? Booked an early but should stayed the same time for any numbers of people! I

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Responded on 9 December 2019

Dear Jane, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Grange, and for your recommendation. We are a small restaurant which serves food from 9am to 4pm each day, with hot breakfasts available until midday, and lunch available until 2pm (or 3pm on Sundays). After that time, we offer hot drinks, cakes and pastries, as well as our delicious range of Afternoon Teas. You can find our opening hours and meal timings on our website. Kindest regards Rachel, on behalf of the team

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CB
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual the restaurant was an enjoyable place to bring my visitors, as I always do. They all impressed with the ambiance and seeing dogs around and also we were able to stay to have coffee and cake while talking well into the afternoon after finishing our lovely meals which were all of a high standard. The service was very good and the staff dealt with a slight change in numbers re my booking smoothly and efficiently. I had booked for 5 and updated this online and also telephoned to update to 6 but this information had not been passed on. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff on the day. One visitor remarked on the excellent selection of drinks available. Must try the breakfast one day

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Responded on 9 December 2019

Dear Carol Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. I'm sorry to hear that your booking change wasn't communicated, possibly due to it being a very busy time for us with our Christmas Market weekend looming - but I'm delighted that you enjoyed your lunch, and it all went smoothly with helpful staff and volunteers. Do come back again soon to try our breakfast menu - I promise, you won't regret it! Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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VR
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of colleges had a lovely time nice atmosphere and good food .We have already said that when we meet in January it will be at The Grange

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Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear Virginia Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch at The Grange Restaurant with your colleagues and very much look forward to seeing you again in January! Kindest regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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JS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, very pleasant surroundings, a very enjoyable experience, will definitely return.

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Responded on 25 November 2019

Dear Jim Thank you so much for your very kind and positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at The Grange and very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest regards Rachel on behalf of the team at The Grange

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l
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Breakfast here and it was delicious the staff are so friendly and we had 3 dogs with us and they couldnt have been made more welcome and given their own dog treats also their is a great field opposite that the dogs could have a good run in
We will definitely be revisiting

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Responded on 25 November 2019

Dear Lesley Thank you so much for your wonderful 5* review. I'm delighted to hear you and your dogs all enjoyed your breakfast at The Grange and we look forward to you all revisiting again soon. kind regards Rachel On behalf of the team at The Grange

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AS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent food, dogs really made welcome and we spent quite a lot in the gift shop! It was our first visit but it definitely won't be our last.

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Responded on 25 November 2019

Dear Astrid What a lovely 5* review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit so much that you'll be back for more! Thank you for supporting us in the Gift Shop too - there are some lovely, original presents which are all very tempting, and you'll be pleased to know that every penny of profit from both the restaurant and the gift shop supports our life-changing work with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Kind regards Rachel on behalf of the team at The Grange

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CL
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely to have somewhere so dog friendly and to know it is such a good cause

ST
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely lunch. Very welcoming. Will definitely be going back.

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Responded on 29 October 2019

Dear Sally Many thanks for taking the time to review The Grange Restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed your lunch and can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The reception we received on arrival was very welcoming.
The restaurant has a lovely warm and friendly feel about it.
The food was excellent very tasty and just the right portion. The choice is very good and looks appetising,

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Responded on 25 October 2019

Dear Angela Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Grange and you found it warm and welcoming - just what we are aiming for! So pleased that we got the food just right for you too. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange Restaurant

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SP
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend out for lunch special treat as she had a birthday in August. Having been ill it took longer for us to celebrate. Excellent service, friendly staff and food 5star. Nice Relaxed atmosphere. Fully Recommended.
Shop has lots of lovely things at various cost.
Will be back for lunch again soon!

The Grange Restaurant & Gift Shop
Responded on 25 October 2019

Dear Sally What a lovely review - thank you! I'm so pleased to hear you and your friend enjoyed your special birthday lunch treat at The Grange Restaurant. Thank you so much for your kind recommendation. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again for lunch soon. Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange Restaurant

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RF
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue. Easy parking with short walk to shop. Very well maintained & clean with really welcoming friendly staff. Great for dog lovers as dogs really are welcome. Perhaps not the best venue if you're in a hurry.

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Responded on 25 October 2019

Dear Ron Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you found your visit welcoming and enjoyed your meal with us. With everything freshly prepared to order with local seasonal ingredients, we aren't as speedy as 'fast food' I'm afraid, but hopefully we more than make up for that in quality and taste! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange Restaurant

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g
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Nothing else to say! Best in area! All good

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Responded on 21 October 2019

Dear Georgina High praise indeed! Thank you so much for your kind five-star review. Come back again soon! Kindest regards Rachel, on behalf of the team

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MM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place. We went there for breakfast. There were many options and everything was very tasty. Great fiendly staff too. We will definitely go again.

The Grange Restaurant & Gift Shop
Responded on 21 October 2019

What a lovely review - thank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast and can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team

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MD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food in a lovely location with profits donated to a ver worthy cause

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Responded on 14 October 2019

Dear Maria Thanks for your kind review and recommendation. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, decent menu including tasty healthy options, and a fun play tent for kids.

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Responded on 9 October 2019

Dear Ele Thanks so much for the lovely 5* review - I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Grange Restaurant and the kids had a good time in the play dome. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel On behalf of the team at The Grange

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AK
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked afternoon tea for 4 - what a great experience - our first visit but we will be back - very friendly and helpful staff with excellent service and delicious food. This was very good value and would highly recommend a visit.

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Responded on 7 October 2019

Dear Andrew Fantastic! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant, for your lovely words and your kind recommendation. We're delighted that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea with us, and look forward to welcoming you back to The Grange again. And again! Kindest regards Rachel On behalf of the team at The Grange Restaurant

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dog friendly and dog treats
freshly cooked food
nice view free parking
gift shop great service

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Responded on 30 September 2019

Hi Susie Thanks for the lovely five star review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Grange and hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kindest regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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JS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just so lovely. Not my first time but it was for my family who have a dog and felt that even their dog was made welcome. They were so impress at being offered a dog blanket. Thank you.

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Responded on 7 October 2019

Dear Jean Many thanks for your kind review - we're delighted you brought your family along with you this time and so pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves. I hope you picked up a tennis ball or two for the dog on the way out too! We hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards Rachel on behalf of the team at The Grange Restaurant

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JR
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very impressed with the staff. Genuinely polite and attentive - no disinterested teenagers like so many are in the workforce these days.

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Responded on 30 September 2019

Hi Julie I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Grange. We are very lucky to have such a committed team of staff, together with our lovely volunteers who give up their time freely to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. They are critical to the success of our restaurant and wider charity, whilst also enjoying being part of our big, extended 'family'. We all take a great pride in the warm welcome and friendly service we offer to all our guests. Do come back again! Best wishes, Rachel

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GD
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grange restaurant is a very special place to visit: for coffee/tea and cake, or lunch, etcetera. The staff are friendly and helpful. They cater for all dietary requirements.
On sunny days you can sit outside in comfort. The gift shop has high quality items which are great for birthdays/Christmas. It is dog friendly, but you don’t have to have a dog to appreciate all that is on offer. I have introduced many people to the Grange and have discovered they have returned (without me!).

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Responded on 22 September 2019

Dear Gillian Fantastic! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful ambassador and advocate for The Grange Restaurant during our early days - positive recommendations like yours make the world of difference to us as we gradually build awareness and our reputation amongst visitors from near and far. We are so pleased you keep coming back for more - we must be getting it right! With kind regards Rachel On behalf of the team at The Grange

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C
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely recommend The Grange Restaurant to everyone. It is a pleasant place to be and the food and service is first class. They can't do enough for you and there are a lot of volunteers there looking after the serving and waitressing in the Restaurant.

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Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi Cookie Thanks for the very kind recommendation and five star review. Chef and the team of staff and volunteers in the kitchen and front of house will all be delighted with your description of 'first class food and service'! Just what we're aiming for. We hope to welcome you back again, and again! Kind regards Rachel, on behalf of the team at The Grange

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S
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely, sunny morning at The Grange! Brunch was wonderful and the little pot of dog treats for my spaniel was a lovely touch. We took our dog for a walk in the field afterwards it was great. Staff very friendly, can't wait to go back for lunch or afternoon tea!

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Responded on 3 September 2019

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Grange, and can't wait to welcome you back again with your spaniel very soon!

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P
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's a lovely place to visit and the food is interesting and varied. It's not cheap but the ambiance is lovely and the service excellent. Somewhere to come for a special treat.

The Grange Restaurant & Gift Shop
Responded on 3 September 2019

Thanks so much for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Grange, where every penny of profit supports Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's life-changing work. We do try to keep our prices varied and affordable with a range to choose from to suit all sorts of budgets, and you'll find that our Classic Afternoon Tea is very competitively priced and offers a really lovely experience! We hope to welcome you back again for a special treat soon.

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