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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
Dining Eat Luxury Resort food hors d oeuvre cuisine asian food meat

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

Exquisite!
CTH4

Came for Sunday lunch with friends and had the 6 course Les Saveurs de Manoir menu. What a gastrointestinal treat that was. All so perfectly cooked and presented, with great service making this a truly memorable experience. I would thoroughly recommend Le Manoir for those who enjoy their food and don’t mind paying for the best.

Not up to the high expectations.
railwaymen

The hotel is lovely and the porter and reception staff very welcoming. Lovely room and grounds. There were no tea making facilities in the room, so that required room service with a high charge when all we wanted was a cup of tea.
The restaurant was over air conditioned on the first night, with rather detracted from what should (for the price and reputation) have been luxury. Some courses were lovely, but others very disappointing. Don't go for the Dover sole, the overpower it with a strong turkey sauce!
Generally I would say that they have too high opinion of themselves. There are much better luxury hotels.

Exquisite!
wimblemum

We had the most wonderful time here. From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, the service is exceptional. Our dinner was unbelievably good and there is an excellent choice of wine. An absolute treat!