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“Not great!”
Review of Grey’s Brasserie

Grey’s Brasserie
Price range: $37 - $73
Cuisines: French, Swiss, British
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A vibrant brasserie, serving wholesome classics using the finest ingredients. Open 7 days a week and great Sunday Roasts too.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The dining room is apalling - tons of over ornate pine, very 70s/pseudo Swiss - reminds me of a tawdry restaurant just off Leicester Square circa. 1971. The room is incongruous within the context of fine Cotswold buildings

Food is a mixed bag...a starter of egg, pancetta and lambs lettuce was awful - sloppy egg spooned over a plate of lettuce with shreds of pancetta - a poorly conceived dish. A duck terrine was Ok but served straight from the fridge which put paid to any flavour. Beef was good served with a poor cauliflower cheese, boiled carrots and a fondant potato (why?)...roast is one of those things that shouldn't be messed with too much - good roast potatoes would go much better than 'cheffy' fondants. Yorkshires were average.
Sweets were a mixed bag - Choc tart= good deep, bitter chocolate filling, very poor pastry and nice accompaniments. A deconstructed Lemon Meringue was another ill conceived idea - a really high quality traditional LM would beat it hands down rather than all this foamy, gloopy , s nonsense with shards of meringue served in a glass.
Service is good. You can get a really good Sunday lunch in many places within 20 miles of here that would leave this standing and save you money -.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Arriving for a midweek lunch in the recent heatwave we were delighted to find the dining room had migrated entirely to the terrace.Obviously the staff either have great confidence in the forecast or can move indoors at short notice.
At arrival the greeting is quiet and efficient , the staff are clearly both well trained and used to working as a team.
We chose the set lunch which was well balanced and suited to the hot weather.A chilled tomato soup was a good alternative to dragons breath gazpacho.A pea and cucumber foamed rissotto followed and raspberry creme brulee completed a meal for a summer day.Other choices included Salmon .Excellent home baked (3) breads .A good range of wines by the glass, the Pays D'Oc Rose was subtle , a reminder of what rose should be.Stunning value at £19 for 2 courses or £24 for 3 courses.
TOP TIP 1 :Visit mid week lunch time for super value and uncrowded.
TOP TIP 2 :Arrive early and enjoy the garden and linger outside over coffee.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I attended Le Mazot as something of a last minute treat for ourselves. We were able to continue enjoying the glorious British summer heatwave by sitting in the terrace under a large sun shade.

The service was attentive and informative and we were able to discuss our choices with the waiter/waitress who helped us make our decision.

As we have come to expect from the kitchen, the food was outstanding, well presented and cooked perfectly. Any meal that leaves you wishing you could just keep on eating has to be a good one !!

The terrace overlooks/is part of a small kitchen garden that was growing, among other ingredients, fresh rhubarb !!

After our meal we walked around the gardens and they are nothing but superb and look as though they have come straight out of the Chelsea Flower show !! Another site/experience not to be missed.

We will be returning soon and have already recommended Le Mazot to all of our friends.

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Thank JohnathonBrock
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had dinner here on Saturday. We received a warm welcome on arrival as if we were old friends. The food and service was really good and just what we have come to expect from the Relais and Chateau brand. Thank you.

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Thank Glynis G
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had lunch in Le Mazot on Sunday and it was a perfect occasion. The weather was kind enough to allow us to sit outside on the terrace for pre-lunch drinks. The staff were very attentive and made us feel extremely welcome.

As we were enjoying our drinks, a helicopter landed in the grounds and five young men joined us on the Terrace.

We were shown to our table by a window with beautiful views and had the most delicious lunch.

We cannot speak too highly of Whatley Manor and will certainly visit again - perhaps trying The Dining Room next time.

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Thank Anne T
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