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What We Love

  • Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best Grounds
  • The rate includes buffet breakfast
  • Dining at the two-Michelin-star restaurant is an experience not to be missed
  • Guided tours of the kitchen gardens, orchards and extensive grounds
  • The wine cellar, stocked with 1000+ bottles, plus the knowledgeable sommelier to guide you through them
  • Rooms bursting with original artwork and furniture collected on Raymond Blanc’s travels
  • A glass of pre-supper bubbly in the intimate Champagne bar

What To Know

  • Dining is expensive: The seven-course tasting menu is approximately $235 per person, excluding wine
  • Some suites won’t appeal to minimalists
  • The inner dining room is very formal; opt for the outer conservatory with garden views for a slightly lighter atmosphere
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Overview

The Review

With immaculate lawns, orchards and a two-acre kitchen garden, the grounds surrounding Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons certainly whet the appetite, and a visit to this grand 15th-century country pad is all about the food.

Helmed by top French chef Raymond Blanc, the on-site restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars soon after opening, in 1985, and has retained them ever since. Best described as modern French, dishes are inspired by the seasons, and the six-course seasonal menu is a particular highlight.

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I checked into a suite where everything from the lampshades to the four-poster bed was dazzling white. The overall effect was sensational, though I did think twice about ordering a glass of red wine, opting instead for a more stain-friendly glass of champagne, which I sipped in the suite’s private garden.

A tour of the hotel by the enthusiastic French chef himself revealed suite after inspiring suite. Particularly fabulous are Lemongrass, a one-bedroom suite with bamboo-lined walls, lime green silks and a sexy bathroom, and pretty Bluebell, a superior room perfect for Francophiles with its Toile de Jouey wallpaper.

How to Get There

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Church Road
Great Milton, OX44 7PD United Kingdom

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 2580 Reviews
World class
Reviewed 5 days ago

Been waiting to visit le manoir for years and my wife's birthday was the perfect time. Superb setting, excellent staff and food was stunning. Sure it's not cheap but this is Raymond Blanc and worth every penny. The attention to detail from being greeted when we arrived in the car park to a bag of goodies on our departure was faultless

A dream place for people who love the countryside and good food! Visit the Manoir you will love it!!
Reviewed 5 days ago

My deepest congratulations to Raymond Blanc, what a pleasure to be in his hotel.
The Manoir is exquisite, the bedroom so English !!!delightful, perfect, perfect!!
The garden so well maintained with gorgeous art pieces around.
Since the first moment you access the hotel you will feel protagonist of an English movie! Love the breakfast, the food, the bathroom perfume!!
Go to this place is a must do in your life!!!!
( in advance ..,sorry for the weather.... British weather!!!)

Exquisite food, brilliant service and a wonderful setting- but be prepared for the cost!
Reviewed 6 days ago

We joined family members for a celebratory birthday dinner, and it was a wonderful evening. We had the tasting menu, and it was a delight; every course was just perfect! We also had a lovely stroll around the beautifully designed gardens, which are definitely worth visiting while you're there.
Service throughout the evening was professional, friendly and attentive, and the ambience in the restaurant was relaxed and pleasant.
The only drawback to the whole experience was the cost, which even by the standards of fine-dining establishments is on the high side, in our view. With a pre-dinner drink, the tasting menu and a share of the more modest wines on offer, our bill for two came to just over £550; an awful lot for one meal, albeit one of high quality.

Birthday present
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a complete surprise having flown from Belfast and not knowing until we turned into the driveway.
The service is exceptional and very naturally friendly.
Our room was amazing with every comfort - the bed was so comfortable.
I've reviewed the restaurant separately - also 5 stars!

The best!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived in the car park and were met by the staff, the stay here was utterly wonderful.
The hotel and gardens are breathtakingly lovely. Attention to detail, to make you feel special, is second to none.
We stayed in Hollyhock. A beautiful room, provided with fresh fruit, a decanter of Madeira and a half bottle of champagne. A large bathroom with divinely scented soaps and a little bag for you to take them home, so they aren’t wasted. All the other toiletries are highest quality and sustainably produced.
Excellent kitchen garden. Needless to say the food is utterly delicious. The best vegetarian breakfast I have ever eaten.
Dinner was not just good to eat, but a delight on the eye too.
A wonderful experience.