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Hartwell House

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Oxford Road, Hartwell, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
+44 1296 747444
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner and breakfast as paying hotel guests. We enjoyed both and found staff polite and attentive on both occasions. Food was very good and we never felt rushed.

Thank ant_manc
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful estate but the rooms are extremely old fashioned and not very fresh-looking. I'm sure it was all luxurious in the 80s but now it just needs a complete refurbishment. Dinner was the biggest disappointment with high ambitions but in the end just an example of English boring food that tries to be something else

Thank Helena S
MACJohnson, General Manager at Hartwell House, responded to this review

Merlin Waterson, architectural historian and author on heritage subjects recently wrote, “Hartwell is very different from most fashionable, luxury hotels. As a guest, it feels as though one is visiting a beautifully maintained private house which reveals its history in scores of subtle ways, through the architecture of different periods, the decoration and the pictures, many of which are relevant... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had 3 courses dinner and was good , freshly cooked bread rolls was the best, fish a bit over cooked and dry only down side.overall one of the best place to eat in aylesbury

Thank Claudio C
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

My wife and I went to lunch there today 07/02 absolutely wonderful lunch definitely upmarket but worth every penny. This is the third time we have visited for lunch and twice for afternoon tea, not the sort of place you would visit every week but worth waiting for the right occasions.

Thank David W
Haddenham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband and I were given lunch at Hartwell House as a present, and we didn't know what to expect. The food was well crafted, the menu thoughtfully put together with either a choice of courses, or a set menu. It was beautifully presented, totally delicious, and something a bit special. The service was excellent from the staff - very... More 

Thank MrsCDavies
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were a party of four friends meeting for a Lunch at Hartwell House this week. We were wanting to choose a main course from the slightly more expensive Chefs menu on the right hand side of the folder we were offered. The waiter did not think this was possible but said he would ask. An under manager arrived and... More 

1 Thank pandcgregory
MACJohnson, General Manager at Hartwell House, responded to this review

Hartwell House offers two menus at luncheon Monday to Saturday: our standard Bill of Fare provides a choice of four dishes per course, 2 courses at £25.00 and 3 courses priced at £32.00, excluding coffee and chocolates. Sunday luncheon is avaialble: two courses £28.00, three Courses £36.00. Hartwell House’s new five course ‘Celebration’ set luncheon menu is priced at £35.00... More 

Oxford, England
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402 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The car park was quite full when we arrived. I was pleased to see the hill down to the hotel had been gritted. You can drop people off at the door. Upon arrival we were ushered through the Great Hall into a lovely lounge overlooking the gardens. We were immediately offered drinks which arrived promptly with nibbles and olives, shortly... More 

1 Thank Amanda W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting. A promising seat right next to the fire however we visited in January and the room was freezing cold! most of the guests in the room looked like they were shivering! we made the best of it and looked forward to our cream tea. The sandwiches were lovely and fresh but a little bit uninspiring , the... More 

Thank Lesley S
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went to Hartwell House for a celebratory lunch and were really impressed. We were warmly greeted and settled for an aperitif in one of the stunning public rooms, with amazing 18th century ceiling and fireplace, and paintings and glorious furniture to match. Wow! Then we had the Hartwell Experience Lunch - 6 courses, if you count the coffee for... More 

Thank albar67
North Bucks
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140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have eaten at Hartwell House on a number of occasions. It is conveniently located for family get-togerhers and we have had pleasant experiences there in the past. We visited just after New Year and enjoyed the same warm welcome, nibbles in one of the wonderful reception rooms and the same wonderful dining room. However, food was not up to... More 

Thank grumpyguts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxford Road, Hartwell, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury  >  Hartwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 747444
  • This restaurant is at Hartwell House

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?