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US$32 - US$87
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first chance to go out for a while, having previously had excellent meals at the Tudor Room, we booked the Estate Grill as the Tudor Room is not open on Tuesdays. A lovely setting, with an open log fire, the welcome was...great. Valentino introduced himself as our sommelier and we ordered a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée, as I work in the English wine industry, I engaged in conversation about the wine. He offered advice on wines to pair with our food, we asked for something light in alcohol, preferably under 12.5% Abv, so far so good, we settled on a bottle of Chablis Domaine Colombier, it was opened at the table and I was offered a taste. The wine was overtly cork tainted, I immediately informed Valentino, who shook his head and started sniffing the cork, I said it’s tainted, he seemed to struggle to accept this, even when I offered my glass to smell and he poured himself a glass to try. I had to firmly insist, it’s a fact of life with bottles of wine closed with cork and asked for a replacement which was eventually brought, this was a much better bottle of wine which we accepted. The garlic prawn starter was poorly presented and rather bland apart from chilli heat, something acceptable in a basic pub, not a boutique hotel restaurant. I had halibut, which likewise was ok, but rather tasteless. My partner had the pork collar, which was bland and tasteless. We finished with a selection of cheese, all of which were bland and poor quality. I saw the vin de Constance as a suggestion to complement the cheese, one of which was a Compte, so I asked if I could have a Jurancon dessert wine, Valentino said he’d get the bigger wine list, which we had not been told of earlier, but before I could read the new wine list, a glass of Vin De Constance was placed in front of me by another waiter who seemed pretty clueless. We didn’t want to make a fuss, so finished off our meal. All in all, given the cost of a meal for 2 at over £200, this was a disappointment. To summarise, a beautiful setting in an historic building, let down by poorly trained staff and very basic quality food.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 October 2021

I went with my family last Saturday for dinner. Food was amazing and the staff very friendly! I will go again!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 August 2021 via mobile

We were sited quickly asked where we would like to sit and was overall given a warm welcome, the food was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble for the staff

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

My girlfriend and I visited as a celebration. We were greeted with welcoming staff and the highest quality of service. Including a very helpful waiter, Valentino. We would highly recommend visiting as there is high quality food, matched with drinks, accompanied by the highest quality...of service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at the estate grill restaurant served by Valentino who was wonderful! The food was unbelievably good and Valentino’s recommendation of the dark chocolate mousse for dessert was perfect! Would highly recommend. Perhaps the restaurant could have some gentle background music,...but we really can’t fault our experience here overall - thank you!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2021

Went for my Dad's 90th and really enjoyed the food and service. The lamb I had was amazing perfectly cooked and my Dad's cake was great even if I had not saved space for it.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021

Having previously dined at the Tudor rooms we decided to book at the Estate Grill for the first post Covid family lunch. It was not the luxury experience we had read about from this 4 star hotel. First the table was set for 3 adults...& child not 4 adults & child although correctly confirmed on the phone by the waitress. Waited almost an hour for the starter with nobody apologising for the wait until it was almost over. Two conferences on at the same time, but surely this was planned for? Another long wait for the main course too meant we had to pass on dessert. A shame because the food itself was very nice, especially the asparagus starter and they brought my young son a little dessert which was a nice touch. Not sure we'd return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

Wonderful space, great service and tasty food , all of the highest order. In time of covid, the Great Fosters team have utilised their beautiful spaces, cleverly and importantly for us, it felt incredibly safe. The food here is always superb, today the Pea Soup...was exceptionally tasty, great fresh flavour, while the sauce with the chicken breast was a real winner. I doubled up on the burger and that was very satisfying, slight adjustments are a pleasure for Manfred and the team here. It's an incredible building and we've eaten here on many occasions and have yet to be dissapointed. All our servers were helpful and delightful.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

Fantastic Black Forest Gateaux for our son’s 10th birthday. Delivered in perfect condition. Wish we hadn’t finished it - it was lovely!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

Met friends for lunch there yesterday. The hotel looks stunning as you drive in, the restaurant is pleasant with it's high beamed ceiling but there it ends. The menu is just dull and ordinary, burgers, fish and chips, not a thing to take your interest...and top prices charged. We could have been in our local pub where we would have considered the food uninteresting but acceptable. My bream was on top of plain potatoes, cabbage and tomatoes. The lemon tart dessert could have come from M&S. They were just plates of food, no presentation, not a sauce, not a coulis, nothing a chef could have 'created'. Come on Great Fosters - up your game.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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SarahWilson2016
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Response from GreatFosters1931 | Property representative |
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Response from GreatFosters1931 | Property representative |
We do not have a dress code and gentlemen certainly don't need to wear a tie. We look forward to welcoming you.
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The Estate Grill & Terrace is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5