Belmond

Oxford, United Kingdom

The ultimate travel curator and connoisseur, Belmond creates exceptional luxury travel experiences worldwide. Raymond Blanc's two Michelin star restaurant and hotel in Great Milton.

Testimonials 7

  • a traveler United Kingdom

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    If you have not got Le Manoir on your bucket list you need to put it on. It is one of those experiences that you just have to do. We went because my wife booked me a cooking course there for my birthday and so for a Christmas present I booked us in for dinner and staying overnight. Cheap it is not and realistically you are looking at a four figure sum for dinner, drinks, room, and breakfast, but it is so worth it. The service is superb, nothing is too much trouble from the moment you arrive to moment you leave. I had booked us a standard room on the basis of how expensive it was, but because my wife could not get into the room immediately we arrived, it was Mothers Day, whilst I was on the cooking course they upgraded us to a suite which was fantastic.

    That room wanted for nothing and included its own terrace and outside seating next to an ornamental fountain. To eat we had the seven course tasting menu in the restaurant which was fun as you end up having dishes that you would not normally order. As with all taster menus it is all about flavor and presentation which for all dishes we had was outstanding. The flavors were sublime, the poached egg with asparagus was probably the highlight. On the package we booked we could have had the five course tasting or the a-la-carte, you choose. The following morning we had an excellent breakfast. I had the "usual" cooked breakfast with the Raymond Blanc twist which was very good; my wife had the cooked vegetarian breakfast which was a novel take on the traditional cooked breakfast.

    The only word of caution I would flag, which categorically would not stop me going again, is the drinks are eye watering in price. We had a pretty standard bottle of white wine which was 60 GBP and much towards the cheaper end of the wine list, two double gin and tonics were 19 GBP, a glass of decent red wine with my duck course as 25 GBP. But to be far, my wife did not like the sommelier's recommendation for the wine when she tasted it and they changed it for another wine at no cost. The sommelier was also very helpful and talked us through the options on the wine list. I do know a little about wine but its entertainment in its own right to get them explaining the background to particular wines.

    Overall a brilliant cooking course, fabulous meal, great room, and breakfast the following day. We ended the stay with a walk round the famous gardens which should not be missed. We will aim to go once a year from now on but probably in the summer when you can sit outside and there is more growing in the gardens.

  • A traveler Zurich

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    We loved the food, everything prepared in perfection. Impeccable service crew. Nice dining rooms. The suites are divine, very generous and spacious. Huge living room, luxurious king size bed, huge bath rooms with private steam bath. Gardens and orchards reflect the passion of the chef patron as well.

  • A traveler United Kingdom

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    We had an amazing and unforgettable 2-night stay over new year. We can't wait to come back in the summer to try out the cooking school. If you are looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful setting with outstanding service and world class food then this is the place for you.

  • traveler United Kingdom

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    This is first class; worth it for a special occasion; a good half day out if you do lunch. Walk the gardens and admire the scenery. Hotel Le Manoir is a bit expensive but you can stay at a local hotel or Bed and Breakfast if on a budget.

  • traveler United Kingdom

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    I was lucky enough to stay here for two nights, and eat at the restaurant both nights. It was truly, truly amazing from start to finish. The staff were attentive but not patronizing. The room was beautiful. The food was delicious. I loved every single minute of it. I savored every single minute of my stay at Le Manoir.

  • Frank and Imelda United Kingdom

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    We eventually ticked a long anticipated box of visiting Le Manoir aux Quat'saisons last week. It was certainly worth the wait. It would be hard to enjoy a better experience of dining or accommodation in such an idyllic property. Now, we contemplate which is going to be the next event we can celebrate in this great location.

  • Veronica United Kingdom

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    I am widely travelled and consider staying and eating at Le Manoir to be an exceptional experience. I have stayed, lunched and dined many times. Wonderful ambiance, superb food, professional and friendly staff. It's expensive but good value for money. I can't wait to revisit!

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