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Hartwell House

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Oxford Road, Hartwell HP17 8NR, England
+44 1296 747444
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Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Hartwell House for 3 days and ate in the restaurant on both nights. On each occasion the food was of a very high quality with the lovely touches one expects from a high quality dining experience. The choice was pretty varied with a good range of options for all tastes and the wine list was extensive;... More 

Thank Simon M
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,512 reviews
967 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had not been for a few years and wanted to try again. The House is impressive and the grounds look to be too. The hotel had passed on the message in advance regarding dietary restrictions so wait staff were aware. Service was excellent throughout - being pleasant and attentive After the amuse bouche we started with the excellent crab dish... More 

Thank David G
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321 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Beautiful house and grounds. Lovely afternoon tea with all the trimmings. Very tasty sandwiches, cakes and scones and a choice a lovely teas and coffees. But beware as it also costs also £38 per head!

Thank paulspod
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We had dinner and breakfast as paying hotel guests. We enjoyed both and found staff polite and attentive on both occasions. Food was very good and we never felt rushed.

Thank ant_manc
1 review
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful estate but the rooms are extremely old fashioned and not very fresh-looking. I'm sure it was all luxurious in the 80s but now it just needs a complete refurbishment. Dinner was the biggest disappointment with high ambitions but in the end just an example of English boring food that tries to be something else

Thank Helena S
MACJohnson, General Manager at Hartwell House, responded to this review

Merlin Waterson, architectural historian and author on heritage subjects recently wrote, “Hartwell is very different from most fashionable, luxury hotels. As a guest, it feels as though one is visiting a beautifully maintained private house which reveals its history in scores of subtle ways, through the architecture of different periods, the decoration and the pictures, many of which are relevant... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Had 3 courses dinner and was good , freshly cooked bread rolls was the best, fish a bit over cooked and dry only down side.overall one of the best place to eat in aylesbury

Thank Claudio C
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

My wife and I went to lunch there today 07/02 absolutely wonderful lunch definitely upmarket but worth every penny. This is the third time we have visited for lunch and twice for afternoon tea, not the sort of place you would visit every week but worth waiting for the right occasions.

Thank David W
Haddenham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

My husband and I were given lunch at Hartwell House as a present, and we didn't know what to expect. The food was well crafted, the menu thoughtfully put together with either a choice of courses, or a set menu. It was beautifully presented, totally delicious, and something a bit special. The service was excellent from the staff - very... More 

Thank MrsCDavies
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 28, 2017

We were a party of four friends meeting for a Lunch at Hartwell House this week. We were wanting to choose a main course from the slightly more expensive Chefs menu on the right hand side of the folder we were offered. The waiter did not think this was possible but said he would ask. An under manager arrived and... More 

1 Thank pandcgregory
MACJohnson, General Manager at Hartwell House, responded to this review

Hartwell House offers two menus at luncheon Monday to Saturday: our standard Bill of Fare provides a choice of four dishes per course, 2 courses at £25.00 and 3 courses priced at £32.00, excluding coffee and chocolates. Sunday luncheon is avaialble: two courses £28.00, three Courses £36.00. Hartwell House’s new five course ‘Celebration’ set luncheon menu is priced at £35.00... More 

Oxford, England
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402 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

The car park was quite full when we arrived. I was pleased to see the hill down to the hotel had been gritted. You can drop people off at the door. Upon arrival we were ushered through the Great Hall into a lovely lounge overlooking the gardens. We were immediately offered drinks which arrived promptly with nibbles and olives, shortly... More 

1 Thank Amanda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxford Road, Hartwell HP17 8NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury Vale  >  Hartwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 747444
  • This restaurant is at Hartwell House

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?