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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 2494 Reviews
Great hotel, great staff, great food
Reviewed 1 week ago

From arrival to departure every thing was done to precision

Beautiful room, lovely grounds, amazing food

But I think the shining stars are the staff, so welcoming, so attentive, friendly and very professional

I would advise anyone to visit

Well done

Amazing time
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity of going with some friends to this amazing Restarant and this also included going to the local church as well. The staff were friendly professional and knowledgeable about all the courses. If you have the chance to experiance this finable place you have to . Not just for the food but for the whole experiance.

Superb experience
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my wife's special birthday. The whole experience was brilliant. We arrived an hour early and had a stroll in the garden. Sat in a lounge for gin and tonic whilst selecting the meal, had the 7 course taster menu. Food and service were breathtaking. The staff were very helpful and friendly and made us feel very special. It wasnt cheap but worth it for the whole package. Go at least once you deserve it!

An oasis of relaxation and comfort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our one-night stay at the Manoir aux Quat’Saisons surpassed our expectations.
Those not used to a luxury lifestyle might feel a little overwhelmed initially, but we soon got used to it, and by the end of the stay we felt comfortable and relaxed. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated, and the staff were impeccable throughout – charming, attentive but not excessively so, and highly skilled in their respective roles. But the food is the thing. At dinner, each course was delicious and of the highest quality cooking, and perfectly matched by the superb selection of wines, expertly recommended by the knowledgeable sommelier.
The Manoir aux Quat’Saisons can’t be recommended highly enough; it is an oasis of relaxation and comfort.

Jan and Trevor’s Review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one evening at the hotel and enjoyed dinner in the restaurant.Our junior suite was excellent and the attention from the staff was second to none.We also enjoyed a superb 7 course dinner.
Although we knew it in advance the only negative was the level of pricing especially for wine and drinks.A second mortgage in advance would help.
You expect to pay well for excellence but perhaps Le Manoir is just a bit over the top.