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“What a wonderful place and he food was a "wow" at every mouthfull”

Chapel House Restaurant with Rooms
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Ranked #9 of 52 Restaurants in Atherstone
Price range: US$33 - US$53
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Award-winning elegant restaurant with romantic ambience: candlelight, linen napkins, soft music, overlooking pretty garden. Special occasions our speciality. Stay overnight in 5-star rooms.
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We started by having an aperitif in the beautiful walled garden,with the relaxing sound of water, and the view of roses and English flowers, what a beginning it turned out to be. We were then shown into the elegant dining room, absolutely lovely with linen napkins and perfectly polished glassware, a candle stick on the table and very quiet background music.
The amuse- bouche was as its title, it sure amuse my taste buds! I chose the scallops in brioche...so lovely, the scallops were done to perfection, for my main course chose the loin on lamb....wow..this was so, so tender! Perfect vegetables to accompany it with and the most superb minty gravy.
For desert we chose the "caged peach" a gorgeously poached peach in a spun sugar "cage" served with the finest local made ice cream.
This was accompanied by a very reasonably priced wine which was excellent , but it needs to be known that the wine list has some of he worlds finest on its list...I have never seen a restaurant in my locality have such an amazing list and also of brandies. port and even fine cigars.
Many diners retired to the lovely lounge for coffee and their chosen "night cap"..so very, very civilized.
We will certainly be going back as there were so many other lovely sounding dishes on the menu we would love to taste.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Chapel House Restaurant and hotel is set in an impressive Georgian House off the lovely market Square in Atherstone.We booked for dinner on Saturday evening and on arrival were shown outside to the beautiful high walled court yard garden for pre dinner drinks.A charming peaceful outdoor setting,there were ducks waddling around, magnificent roses along the borders of the lawn and a fountain providing a gentle trickling of water to add to the relaxing atmosphere. We were able to kick back, relaxed and chill whist reviewing the menu and wine list,enjoying the fabulous garden on a glorious summers evening.

The wine list was extensive with a huge cellar listing ranging from inexpensive, affordable quality bottles to well known top notch brands that wine buffs would really appreciate. The after dinner Port, Cognac, Whisky and Cigar menu was also absolutely superb.

We were escorted to our table in the dinning room,a large Georgian drawing room of the main house with high ceiling ,open candle lit fireplace and magnificent Georgian floor to ceiling double doors and windows at one end overlooking the garden.The tables were set with white linen table cloths and napkins with polished glassware and weighted candles and cruets.The ambiance and atmosphere was welcoming, cosy and convivial.

The menu had a great selection covering all the bases and we had great difficulty choosing which of the selections to go for as everything looked appetising and was personally cooked to order by the Patron Chef Richard. We opted for the scallops on brioche and the Portobello mushroom with goats cheese wrapped in bacon for starters and were not disappointed ! The loin of lamb followed accompanied by gratin potatoes and fresh vegetables with a minted port gravy washed down with a superb bottle of Malbec.It beautifully presented and cooked to perfection with the freshest of ingredients.The Caged Peach with caramel sauce on a scoop of locally hand made vanilla ice cream was absolutely amazing and topped off an absolutely delicious first class dinner.The Chef Patron recommended the Caged Peach and brought it personally to our table after preparing the dish.It is very rare such a top class Chef appears to diners in this day and age but it was an absolute pleasure to thank him personally for such a great dinner.

We absolutely enjoyed every minute of the Regal setting and superb cuisine. This restaurant deserves its 5 Star rating and the English Heritage rosette and should also, in our view, have been awarded a Michelin star long before now. We rated Church House restaurant as Excellent and would highly recommend the atmosphere and dinning experience.It is certainly, in our opinion, the best restaurant in the area and worth traveling from further afield and staying over. If you enjoy and appreciate very fine dinning in a Regal setting, you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back.

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1  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Booked afternoon tea for 10 ladies as a belated celebration. Started by sipping something sparkling in the lovely garden entertained by the new ducklings, nothing was rushed and too much trouble. Sat down to an immaculate table. Lots of tea , sandwiches, savoury and sweet tarts and scrummy scones. Tea was finished with a choice of large cakes. Food was fresh and good quality. We all enjoyed a relaxed afternoon, lots of merriment and really good value for money. Would thoroughly recommend

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

It was our very first visit to Chapel House; and it was wonderful.
The staff were very welcoming, the lounge and restaurant were very comfortable. and the menu had plenty of choices.
The food was all cooked fresh to order and was absolutely delicious. My wife fish main course was unbelievable (I sampled a bit), and my fillet steak was perfect. The desserts were impressive and the coffee was delicious.
Chapel house is (reassuringly) pricey, but good value. I've paid a lot more for a lot less elsewhere.
Will most definitely be going back.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I couldn't quite make this place out. the building is gorgeous, with a lovely garden, but the decor didn't quite come together. Best described as being rather like the home of an elderly aunt from the country who last decorated in the 80's when she had a bit of dosh. Ditto the menu, it was terribly dated (more on that later). Sevice was friendly and we were left in the 'lounge for just long enough to choose a drink and then decide on what we fancied from the menu. We were taken through to the dining room when the started was ready. Asparagus amuse bouche should ot have been served, it was boiling hot, over creamed and a horrid sludge colour. To treat asparagus in such a manor is a sin! Bread rolls were those part baked petit pan things. Starter of scallops salad with walnut and pears was an abomination. Scallops ok, slightly under but I'd rather that than over, but with the pear and walnuts they were hideous, particularly when they came into contact with an orange and balsamic sauce. yuck! The steak was perfectly cooked, although it had been fried in a pan not qquite hot enough so whilst being rare in the middle, there was none of the delicious caramelisation that a good steak has. Burnt rosti should not really have been served, and there were some other veg I can't remember. Creme caramel was amazing. Really, really good. The prices were reasonable but I wouldn't go back.

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