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Colette's

The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
+44 1923 296015
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
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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

1  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

1  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

Reviewed March 21, 2017

This restaurant offers excellent food, professionally prepared with a standard of service which was memorable in a good way.

1  Thank Occasionaldiner5
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent meal at Colette's restaurant. I am delighted to read that you thought that both the quality of food and service were excellent. We hope to see you again soo. Kind regards Guest Relations

Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Whilst the menu was interesting, Collette's was practically empty. We visited on a Friday night & only two other tables were booked. It therefore felt flat with no atmosphere which was so disappointing. Service was extremely attentive but felt 'stuffy' compared to other fine dining...More

Thank 529DebbieL
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Had some drinks here, all very good, walked the grounds. Kept very very well! excellent service, will come again

Thank MrJ20132013
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2017

Thank you for your great review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and got time to stroll around the grounds. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Guest Relations

Reviewed February 28, 2017

We dined at Colette's while staying at the Grove for my birthday weekend. The dining experience was by far the best I have had anywhere and although the price was a bit steep, I thought it was value for the money. You need to take...More

Thank HazelBagel
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Colette's - our fine dining restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Guest Relations

Reviewed February 23, 2017

I’ll start with saying that if you are a foodie, DO NOT ENTER Colette’s at The Grove. We have given this place a go a few times over the years, each time feeling it should have been better, given the beautiful surroundings. There is a...More

1  Thank eRecruitSmart
Reviewed February 22, 2017

You want the experience off fine dining? Well look no further. My wife and I had Saturday night dinner here and boy was it an experience. Being our 16th year wedding anniversary we wanted to make it special and different, and it sure did meet...More

Thank Freddy23450
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Em E
November 27, 2017|
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Response from Em E | Reviewed this property |
If you scroll through other reviews , you will see we were not the only ones that had bad meals there and were given the will tell chef" treatment..and looking at the reviews it seems for a "fine Dining " and charge... 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
August 4, 2015|
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Response from Em E | Reviewed this property |
Dont bother, its highly priced and not all that.
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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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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