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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%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (18 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (4 reviews)
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Gluten Free Options
Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Restaurant's Favourite
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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Hartwell House the service is excellent, with very helpful staff. It has wonderful settings in the house and superb gardens to enjoy, The dining rooms are splendid and the food each time we visit has been beautiful. It will be a...More

Thank Barrie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hartwell House is a very impressive building, well maintained and in a beautiful setting The atmosphere is very formal, staff are pleasant and correct but lack warmth. There is a distinct feeling that people come here for the ambience rather than the cuisine . This...More

Thank Herbert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful experience, staff could not have done any more to make it such a special day. Food was excellent and plentiful. Breakfast was excellent with lots of choices.

Thank gillyc33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hartwell House is a beautiful location and a great place to spend an evening, having a meal. It would be wrong to criticise the service as it was first class. The food is high end french (haut cuisine) and you either love it not and,...More

Thank 16SteveL1516
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I received an afternoon tea for two as a gift - the decor of the house and the service was really nice. The qualify of the sandwiches weren't as extravagant as the treats! We ordered two G&T's (Sipsmith) and upon leaving had a bill of...More

Thank Kimmygirlrocks123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous house and grounds but a disappointing tea and poor service. A few sandwiches, 2 teeny tiny scones each - which were nice - and a few mediocre teeny tiny cakes. The service was practically non existent once the tea had been served; there...More

Thank brushy2017
MACJohnson, General Manager at Hartwell House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are really sorry if this reviewer did not enjoy their visit to Hartwell House, and care very much that every visit by every guest should be enjoyable. We are unsure when this visit took place, as we have no record of the comments shared...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At one level, this restaurant ticks many boxes. Location, room, view are all first rate. However, nice as all that is, the food at a restaurant needs to be equally good, sadly, for us, this was not the case. We live locally and know the...More

1  Thank Roger D
MACJohnson, General Manager at Hartwell House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank the reviewer for their reviews regarding their stay on this section and the hotel section of Trip Advisor, as written below:- "Old fashioned comfort" We took a mid week break here, and felt relaxed almost as soon as we entered. We had a...More

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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