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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Sunday Lunch
1. Sunday Lunch
"We had a family lunch here, and the service was impeccable"
Coopper29
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2. Enjoy our Tasting Menu
2. Enjoy our Tasting Menu
"The restaurant was to die for. The food and the staff were fantastic"
Baggiesguy
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3. Something for Everyone
3. Something for Everyone
" my wife had the lobster curry which was superb."
A1sportingspeakers
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About
The Dining Room at Chewton Glen, is a truly cosmopolitan and quintessentially English restaurant. Offering a nexus of beautiful conservatories, intimate dining spaces and a stunning open wine room. The Dining Room is as formal or relaxed as the mood takes you. An open format grill menu has been care-fully created for you to enjoy old Chewton Glen favourites as well as innovative creations from our present kitchen brigade. All intelligently cooked - from amazing ingredients in season -then simply and effortlessly presented.
PRICE RANGE
US$43 - US$171
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pre booked the 55 a head verve clicquot experience afternoon tea. Arrived on a sunny day expecting to be sat outside, only to be placed in a stuffy room with no view of the garden. Waited 15 minutes to be asked by the very under...staffed staff if we would like a tea. Waited a further 15 for the drinks to arrive and sandwiches, that we sent back as they were dry, hard and beginning to curl. Service then disappeared, with the exception of the evening team receiving a team brief in full view of the customers. At no time was the champagne cocktail experience I pre booked even mentioned. Why didn’t I mention it? The whole event was a surprise 20th wedding anniversary outing and the last thing I wanted was to lower the event even further. Did I complain later, yes and having not received a reply 8 days later I am writing this review.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a meal for two in The Dining Room in June 2021 and given the hotels 5 star reputation, and prices to match, but we were very disappointed. The main issue is that staff were not attentive, our bread was forgotten, we were constantly...trying to catch the waiters eye to order drinks, our drinks arrived at different times and we had to flag someone down to ask for the bill. What is especially disappointing is that Tripadvisor is awash with recent feedback about poor levels of service throughout the hotel and this has not been addressed. With regard to the food we especially enjoyed the soufflé starter however overall the food was nothing special and definately not worth the £200 price tag. We won't be returning.More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food wasn't five star have had better in my local pub sent in my review of experience expected them to reply but obviously too embarrassed to reply.this was by far the worst lunch we have had at a hotel we had expected to have a...great day but totally ruined by bad service poor quality food would not recommend too anybody . would not return even if it was free.More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First posh nosh post lockdown and it missed on many levels. Atmosphere lacking, but few guests so maybe not their fault. Request to open window as it was like a greenhouse in the conservatory was done with minimal grace. My food was good, but the...fillet on the bone was a big disappointment in taste - well-cooked, just not the meat you’d hope for a nearly £50. The food is good in general (apart from the stated miss), but at the prices charged it needs to be exceptional - it wasn’t. Maybe we were expecting too much, maybe post lockdown teething issues, but I don’t think that’s really an excuse. The waitress and waiter were delightful. It’s a shame; we were really looking forward to it and it didn’t meet our expectations. We will be back to try again, but not in a rush.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have regularly enjoyed dining at this restaurant and went on Monday for a treat to celebrate re-opening at a trusted venue. Unfortunately although the atmosphere remains good the food and service was barely adequate. Service was friendly but poorly trained and informed; breaking every...type of service etiquette and then even spilling food, wine, dropping cutlery to failing to have read menu and unaware of what was unavailable. Food was barely adequate with the fondly remembered Dover Sole £49 now being served rubbery, through being over cooked or even not fresh, and cool. Atmosphere was still good though small spiders repeatedly dropping from ceiling was unwelcome as was the dirty cutlery. Overall a very disappointing reopening and, for the first time in forty years, find myself drawn to warn others not to place their trust in this hotel maintaining standards. Have some sympathy that staffing a reopening must be challenging but this does not mean quality should drop to below that of a casual café. Feedback has also been offered directly to the hotel and I am very willing to help support them in any attempt to restore their standards.More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Chewton Glen's dining room Sunday evening. The service was very good - not too speedy but the right pace for a relaxing dinner. The sommelier was very knowledgable. I had a vegetarian thai curry with coconut rice, which was excellent. My...husband had the Sunday beef roast dinner, which was likewise really good. Considering this is their first week back for months, I thought they did a nice job.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to the Chewton Glen many times over the years it is now very disappointing. You now have to sit in a the middle part of the dining area where there are no views to look at, the sandwiches have cheaper fillings, beef now...replaced with cheese and cucumber! A tiny slice of brioche with coronation chicken on top, this used to be like a mini bun 3 times the size. Salmon sandwich was so thin and not even cut straight. Also they are a lot thinner than they used to be and we had to ask for tea refills and extra sandwiches,almost as if they don’t want you to have refills any more. You never used to have to ask for extras they used to ask if you wanted more and would bring it out quickly. Not worth the money or the service charge. Avoid if you want a window seat as that’s not going to happen, had we’d known we wouldn’t have gone, needless to say we won’t be again. For £18 you can order finger sandwiches from Waitrose that are stuffed full of filling, they would have been better off getting the food from there and serving it. Chewton Glen..up you game if your reading this.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel and restaurant has had an excellent reputation over many years. We stayed 2 nights at the hotel and had 2 dinner and 2 breakfast visits.. Whilst the food was reasonably good it was nothing special, the oysters were very good as was the...saddle of lamb which was well sauced. I had the halibut on the second night which was nicely cooked but the sauce was lacking in taste somewhat. The desserts we had both nights the chocolate cremeux and honeycomb parfait were nice enough but nothing exceptional. The main problem we had was the service. Hopefully this was just a post lockdown r hiccough, but it was almost Fawlty Towers in its ineptitude. Waiting 40 minutes between starter and main course, side dishes being forgotten, breakfast orders being mixed up, coffee orders taking forever, it was total shambles. We were clearly not the only people unhappy we noticed food being sent back at both dinner and breakfast and five other guests complaining about something. I overhead another guest complaining to a manager in the lounge that he had been coming to the hotel for 25 years and had never had such appalling service. Whilst the hotel , reception staff and rooms were still very good the restaurant is seriously deficient, the prices charged , especially the 12.5% for service c do not reflect the service which is far below comparable restaurants. We'd love to return because the hotel is so lovely but will not be doing so until we are convinced the service has greatly improved.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes , well I’ve been for afternoon tea here many times before . We’ve sat in the lounge and the conservatory and the garden .But no longer I’m afraid , if you are a local .you gat put in a room with obscure windows ,...so you can no longer see the gardens or the ambiance of the place . The conservatory is empty and only used for very rich guest . We had 6 small finger sandwiches between us .4 scones and a small pot of cream . The coffee and tea was fine but if we wanted a second cup we had to ask for another pot . Lovely staff .So if you want to see the hotel and gardens I suggest you win the lottery .More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for a champagne afternoon tea as our first treat coming out of lockdown. I had eggshell in my egg and cress sandwich and my wife had a hard lump in her salmon and horseradish sandwich. We were offered more sandwiches but had to...wait for ages for them to arrive. Ordered more hot water for our tea which once again took an inordinate amount of time to come. We then asked for fresh tea as our original pots had become stewed. They never arrived! This all came in at just under £120 for two of us, only slightly less than we have dined for at The Jetty including aperitifs and an excellent two course meal with wine. The decor in the dining room was frankly tired. The waiters were pleasant but the service poor. We will not visit again despite it being local to us as this is our second disappointing visit - the last to The Kitchen restaurant which was mediocre standard at an inflated price.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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No dress code. We had lunch today (very average!) and both wore jeans. It is smart casual rather than formal. The setting is certainly not formal so no need to dress up.
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The Dining Room at Chewton Glen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4