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Colette's

The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
+44 1923 296015
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
“petit fours” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
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11 - 20 of 193 reviews

Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to Colettes for some time and my husband had never been. The atmosphere was warm and the staff friendly, however, the food was not great. I had the tomato starter which was covered in a frozen basil granita so you had to...More

Thank felicity1977
Reviewed June 30, 2017

This really is an exceptional restaurant. The food is perfect in very way; even a boring carrot is brought to life! I've seldom had meat cooked to perfection (as good as La Tour in Paris - well almost!). The service is first class, the decor...More

Thank paul G
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Thank you for such a glowing review. I'm so pleased that your visit to Colette's exceeded your expectations. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards Guest Relations

Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times over the years and found it to be a tad presumptuous but this time was the best yet. Very nice menu, well presented and tasty dishes efficiently served by good humoured staff with a smile. The house wine is...More

Thank TonyPKL
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your meal at Colette's, I'm pleased to hear that you found the experience most pleasurable. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Guest Relations

Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with two good friends. Very small and unappealing menu Staff extremely stiff Service minimal Terrible attention to detail Wine list almost non-existent Staff don't know their wines properly Waited a long time to be offered any bread Lack of knowledge on...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Good good, decor ok, menu very limited, staff and service mixed, price high That's about the extent of it. Would I go back? Probably not, as there are too many good restaurants out there who actually want your custom and make your experience special. The...More

Thank Burtos01
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at Colette's. I am sorry to hear that the service was mixed and that the waiter wasn't very friendly but am pleased that you voiced your concerns on the night and your bill...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Service exemplary, food flavoursome and solid wine list. Would have liked more choice but what we had was divine. Awesome cheese board. Well done Colette's.

Thank Clare F
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thank you for reviewing your recent meal at Colette's. I am delighted to hear that you thought the food was divine. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Gust Relations

Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Described and priced as fine dining, but the reality is far from. The food was very bland and uninspired. This restaurant let's down a very good hotel. If you do this you will feel robbed, don't do it!More

Thank Mike B
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinner booking at Colette's, I'm glad that you liked the hotel. I am disappointed that you felt the food was bland and uninspiring and I will feedback your comments to our Chefs as...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

The hotel and grounds are beautiful. But for £225 (food 150) for 2, Collette's was not the 'fine dining' experience we were expecting. The food was lazy, lacking in flavour and if compared to a lot of London venues in the same price range, falls...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Grove. I am disappointed to read that you felt that the food was lacking in flavour and did not live up to your expectations. I will feedback your comments to...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

ok this place is trying to be fine dining but is missing the mark. even the decors not much we ordered drinks and two were wrong. ( wrong beer and pear bellini instead of peach) one of our party had a fish allergy which was...More

Thank Peter M
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at Colette's Restaurant. I am glad to hear that we dealt with the fish allergy well. I am concerned to read that the service wasn't up to our usual standard and I will...More

Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

It was very good experience. Food were really good and staffs were helpful. They made us happy birthday letters for the last dish. Highly recommend!More

Thank beckymsc
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Colette's - our fine dinning restaurant. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that you liked your birthday surprise. We hope to welcome you back again soon....More

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Lifeisforlivin
February 2, 2017|
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Response from TheGroveHotel | Property representative |
Hi, It is smart attire however it is relaxed fine-dining, so we want you to feel comfortable also. Thanks
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hoddy60
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Response from 529DebbieL | Reviewed this property |
Very! Glass of champagne was £18
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$50 - $70
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Chandler's Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 296015
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Description
The Grove is a lavish, Elizabethan country house hote located just 40 minutes from London that used to be the historical home for the Earls of Clarendon. Tucked away inside this splendid setting is the discreet and elegant Colette's restaurant, which is renowned for its three AA rosette worthy cuisine by rising star Head Chef Russell Bateman and award-winning wine list. With views over Charlotte's Vale, the 18th century dining room at Colette's ��� which was described by the hotel's architect Martin Hulbert as "groovy-grand" - has been restored with chic table settings, contemporary artworks and an understated vanilla and coffee colour scheme. Popular with chic city-dwellers and fashionable foreigners, Colette's has a modern European menu, and the restaurant regularly hosts wine evenings themed on iconic wine regions.
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