Acres of picturesque green hills and manicured parkland provide an exceptional backdrop for Donnington Valley Hotel and its flagship dining establishment, WinePress Restaurant. For guests arriving here, the frenetic hustle and bustle of modern life swiftly melts away, leaving behind undisturbed charm and effortless elegance.
Donnington’s dining spaces and bar are relaxed yet sophisticated, and service succeeds in being simultaneously attentive and unobtrusive, allowing meticulously sourced seasonal produce and the chefs’ skills to speak for themselves. Menus at the award-winning WinePress showcase good, honest food prepared to an impeccable standard. The à la carte menu, designed by award-winning chef Darren Booker-Wilson, places emphasis on sharing dishes and small plates that can be enjoyed by the whole table. Darren’s penchant for hearty home-cooking is reflected in the ‘home from home’ selection, featuring British staples such gourmet burgers, bangers and mash, and fish and chips. Appropriately, the restaurant’s menus are paired with equally enticing dessert offerings. Think exquisitely crafted sweets such as Champagne and strawberry iced parfait. For those craving something a little less sweet for their dessert, a delicious selection of five cheeses makes for the perfect finish.
Donnington’s collection of over 400 wines is unsurprisingly world-class. Waiting staff are poised to help guests select a bottle from the cellar or provide recommendations for pairings by the glass – of which there are 40 to choose from.