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“Continuing high standards” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Tudor Room

The Tudor Room
Great Fosters | Stroude Road, Egham TW20 0UR, England
+44 1784 433822
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Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Egham
Price range: $93 - $117
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Special occasions
Description: Welcome to The Tudor Room at Great Fosters. Set in a lavishly decorated dining room, boasting silk lined walls and a dominant seventeenth century tapestry The Tudor Room will offer the intimacy of just twenty four covers. The Tudor Room at Great Fosters offers a series of tasting menus with intense flavours that change seasonally. The Tudor Room opens for lunch from 12 noon until 2pm Tuesday - Friday and for dinner from 7pm until 9.30Pm Tuesday - Friday. On Saturday evenings it opens from 6.30Pm until 9.30Pm. The Tudor Room at Great Fosters demonstrates our passion for simple cookery with intense flavours. Produce is hand selected to ensure the best products from the finest suppliers, many of whom we have long standing relationships with. The new kitchen garden at Great Fosters also plays a major part in providing fresh, organic ingredients for the menu. Many of our vegetables and salad ingredients including aubergines, beetroot, lettuce, tomatoes, squash, onions, courgettes and fennel to name just a few are grown on our estate and picked daily. Head Chef Nik Chappell changes his menus according to the seasons
London, United Kingdom
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“Continuing high standards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our second visit to this excellent restaurant, the first time was for lunch and I was driving as Sue had dislocated her shoulder, this time Sue was driving so I decided on the wine flight along with the tasting menu.

The rooms remains cosy and not crowded, we could talk to the adjacent table and did a couple of times but not so close as we were listening into their conversation.

The highlight last time was the bread but this time the food. Very good pert ion control with some very inventive dished well presented and well cooked.

The standouts were the rabbit and the beef for very different reasons. The rabbit and foie gras balloting, verjus, with raisin and pistachio was smooth, full of flavour, but subtle in the flavour and texture combinations available on the plate. The Sirlion, smoked shin of beef with onion, turnip and liquorice was the complete opposite, one wonders where the chefs come up with these combinations and how they get it so right. Beef and liquorice is not a combination that springs easily to the mind and having overcome that hurdle getting the right flavour of beef is critical. This is a plate that stands up and smacks you in the mouth, strong strong flavours that simple work.

Not that this should be considered to be denigrating to the other dishes the cheese dish is an absolute gem, Truffled Tamworth, a delightful pan fired crumpet, finished with honey and quince, simple a delight. The Seared scallop, pine braised pig cheek with apple suffered only that it was between the rabbit and the beef, the cheek was cooked to perfection.

And the wine flight you ask, brilliant, not stinting on the portions matching extremely well to the dishes and again with a few German discoveries including a Riesling that was truly astonishing.

The service was excellent from the moment we walked or should I say dodged through the front door to the tea and coffee that saw us back out the door.

Again go there now the first of the stars cannot be far away and then getting a table will become an issue.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GreatFosters1931, Hotel Manager Cathy Nolan at The Tudor Room, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative and detailed review on your visit to The Tudor Room.

I was delighted to read that you both enjoyed your second visit and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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“Aiming for the stars...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great Fosters had for many years provided a beautiful historical venue with distinctly average food. Thankfully that has changed dramatically, thanks to the last two head chefs who have brought great cooking with a modern and refined touch. The lunch tasting menu in the Tudor Room was well balanced, deeply flavoured and beautifully cooked and presented. One of the party didn't eat meat; this was no problem and replacement dishes were provided without fuss. Service was impeccable. If a Michelin star is the target, you are getting there, in my opinion.....

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GreatFosters1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at The Tudor Room, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for posting a review on your recent visit to The Tudor Room for lunch. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your lunch and will be sharing your comments with the team. I do hope that there will be an opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future.
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“Heavenly taster menu in a beautiful room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

I dined at The Tudor Room with my husband and the entire experience from booking, arrival and being seated was first class.

We arrived 45 minutes early to take advantage of the sunny weather and walk in the lovely gardens (late spring or summer would be amazing). We then had a glass of champagne in one of the relaxing lounges with a fireside seat. We were then collected by a member of the Tudor Room team to take us to our table.

The restaurant setting is intimate and cosy and you have enough space around you to talk with your fellow diners without being overheard. The food was perfectly presented, great variety of tastes and enough to feel satisfied but not overly full.

Alpert Sahin the manager was super and helped me with my wine selection to complement a superb meal and dessert.

The entire team were friendly and attentive and will have a lasting memory.

I highly recommend this dining experience.

Visited February 2014
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GreatFosters1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at The Tudor Room, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent visit to The Tudor Room. I was delighted to read that you so enjoyed your lunch and hope that we will have an opportunity to welcome you back.
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“Very pleasing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Very pleased with the tasting lunch. Lovely staff - very helpful and friendly. Would love to come back in the warmer weather to enjoy the gardens

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GreatFosters1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at The Tudor Room, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you for posting a review about your recent lunch in The Tudor Room at Great Fosters. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back when the weather is (hopefully) a little warmer.
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“Gastronomic Gorgeousness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I took my husband here for our anniversary and had the tasting menu with the flight of wines. The wine pairing really was fantastic. Be prepared, it is expensive but it is a real experience and the service from Alper was second to none. It's also a beautiful room to dine in. A very special evening.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GreatFosters1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at The Tudor Room, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed celebrating your husband's birthday with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
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