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“Great food, and service”

WinePress at the Donnington Valley Hotel
Ranked #58 of 191 Restaurants in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $92 - $92
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Surrounded by glorious hills and stunning parkland, Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is a natural blend of charm and elegance with uncompromising quality and countryside views. Donnington Valley's award-winning WinePress Restaurant offers an intimate yet informal atmosphere where guests can enjoy superb dishes complemented by wine from an excellent cellar.
Bristol, England
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great food, and service”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very nice restaurant. We ate here two nights in a row (stay and eat deal). Both times we ate of the set menu that was included. All four of us found something we liked on the menu, which shows it was pretty varied. On the first evening we had a sommelier and he matched some lovely wines to each course. On the second night, even though he wasn't supposed to be matching wines, he helped us choose some wine. Very nice chap. The other waiters were also fantastic. There when you needed them, and not buzzing around when you didn't. The food was also excellent.

Visited March 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Superb service & Atmosphere”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We had dinner for 3 on a Friday evening here and found the food, service and setting to be really beautiful. The menu was very well-balanced and appealing - we had partridge, calves liver and steak for our main courses and all were sensational. The sommelier was most helpful and personable and his recommendation proved spot-on. The service was faultless. I had a wonderful white chocolate cheesecake while the others had the cheeseboard and chocolate pot - all excellent. A small point, but one I find important - the dining chairs were comfortable! The napery as well as the food was beautifully presented and every member of the young team worked seamlessly together to provide a truly relaxed and enjoyable dining experience. Thankyou all for a lovely evening!

  • Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely place to visit...”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

The whole experience was amazing!

Staff were incredibly polite and helpful. The rooms were warm, clean and immaculate. Well stocked with tea, biscuits, water and all the necessary products.

The food and restaurant is top notch, can not fault Donnington Valley in anyway!

  • Visited February 2013
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Well i got married at this gorgeous hotel last year and it was the best day of our lifes thanks to the wonderful staff at the Donnington Valley Hotel who all made our day the best. Every thing went perfect and even though it was raining outside it was perfect inside and we still got photos outside with breaks of rain.
This is a wonderful place for all occasions so anyone that hasnt been should be booking now. If your planning a wedding do it here.
Thankyou to all the staff who helped on our wedding day and made it as wonderful as it was.
Highly Recommended :)

  • Visited July 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The staff went the extra mile with every step they took”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

A short but sweet one night stay at the donnington for valentines night was what we hoped and more, the reception team were efficient and friendly and a very welcoming sian booked us through into our room. The room was spacious and extremely clean, views over the golf course and nearby fields added colour and life. The hotel was silent at night and our sleep undisturbed even though i understand they had a function running late into the night. Room service was prompt and the night porter brought us two excellent chicken salads, beds comfortable, bathroom high quality and breakfast gave us a solid start to the day! Jaspal who we assume is the restaurant manager was charming and remembered our names as well as our preferences and a young night manager made herself a stand out by looking after us and being highly attentive. The donnington is our home from home and a certainly a place to put your trust in

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