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Hartwell House

Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
+44 1296 747444
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (4 reviews)
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always a treat coming to Hartwell House and once again we had a lovely time. We had drinks and canapés in the drawing room to start and we were taken to the dining room when our starters were ready. We both loved our meals,...More

Thank graciejames2016
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were staying in Hartwell House for 3 days and ate in the restaurant on both nights. On each occasion the food was of a very high quality with the lovely touches one expects from a high quality dining experience. The choice was pretty varied...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Lunch in a Beautiful setting . We were welcomed at the door and from then on made to feel very special. The food was served in a lovely room and the staff was alltentive but not over bearing. The wine came from a local...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Hartwell House when we want to feel special and pampered. It never disappoints. This location is a national treasure. Just being there lifts the spirits. The pre-lunch drinks are accompanied by little snacks which whet the appetite for what is to come....More

Thank 144florence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had lunch there last week in the small dining room with drinks first in another room service every where was fantastic, staff very friendly indeed ,only problems firstly in the big room next door lunch going of for about 50+ people & their food...More

Thank peter k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a fantastic place to stay with all the charm of Downton Abbey! Rooms are spacious and well kitted out. No kettle but tea and coffee can be ordered at no extra charge. The food is pricey and not worth it. Better to go...More

Thank Philbarford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A celebratory dinner at Hartwell House Restaurant. The wine, food and the service were very good, but most of all an excellent company for the evening. A memorable dining experience with friends!

Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hartwell House has a number of dining options, which offers flexibility for separating larger groups from the other guests: - the Soane Restaurant, which is their main dining room and is also used for breakfast; - three private dining rooms (the Octagon Room, the Doric...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Wonderful to visit for lunch, dinner or overnight stay. Set in beautiful parkland. The food and service are extremely good. The staff make you feel very welcome.

Thank Gwenda M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

really lovely restaurant in a quiet setting within a beautiful country house Food excellent & service good Quite expensive but the surroundings make it worth the price

Thank themaddesthatter
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31 March 2016|
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Response from Samia E | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact hotel directly as this is a large group booking and the restaurant gets booked up very quickly. I can assure you the meal will be delicious and the setting wonderful. Take time to stroll in the grounds. Top... More
1 September 2015|
Response from Guy B | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be asking about Silverstone hospitality tents rather than Hartwell House near Aylesbury?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury Vale  >  Aylesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 747444
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  • This restaurant is at Hartwell House
Situated just forty miles north west of London, the house has both Jacobean and Georgian features with outstanding decorative ceilings and panelling, fine paintings and antique furniture in its elegant and spacious rooms.

It has a remarkable history: its most famous resident was Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, for five years from 1809. In 1938 the house and estate were acquired by Ernest Cook, an early hero of the conservation movement. Hartwell House opened as an hotel in July 1989 and this famous stately home thus entered a new phase of its long and distinguished history.

In 2008 Historic House Hotels, and the interests in all its properties, were donated to the National Trust.
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