Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead, RH19 4LJ
Nestled in the stunning Sussex countryside is Gravetye Manor – a spectacular hotel that needs to be seen to be believed. This delightful historic hotel is set in 1000 acres of tranquil English countryside, just 30 miles from central London. Boasting 17 luxurious bedrooms, Gravetye is the perfect venue for an extra-special weekend getaway. Created by William Robinson in 1885, the garden is truly a work of horticultural art and is now considered one of the most important historical gardens in England. Talented executive chef George Blogg creates outstanding seasonal menus for the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, The Dining Room. The newly renovated restaurant opened in 2018 and now holds a reputation as one of the country’s finest eating establishments. George’s passion for food is evident in every dish he presents and every single ingredient used has either been grown in the kitchen garden or sourced from a trusted, local supplier. The light, airy and spacious dining room boasts an ethereal quality, and the floor-to-ceiling views of the beautiful garden will simply take your breath away – you’ll feel as though you’re dining in your very own secret oasis away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Dining Room has a menu for every occasion, including Sunday lunch and seasonal lunch and dinner menus. To experience The Dining Room at its very best, opt for the lunchtime or evening tasting menu; the chefs interact with diners and talk through each dish and the philosophy behind their cooking. A sample menu may include exciting and enticing dishes such as pork cheek with wild mushrooms, confit egg yolk with fresh seasonal vegetables, turbot with shellfish and seaweed, vension with blackberries, and raspberry soufflé. If you’re celebrating a truly special occasion, why not book one of the two private dining rooms? Both wood-panelled rooms with garden views add a touch of grandeur to any event. For a truly magical dining experience, a visit to The Dining Room at Gravetye Manor should be at the top of your list.