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It may look like a petite French château, but everything about Hambleton Hall is quintessentially English (and “very smart”), from the superbly landscaped grounds and terraced gardens to the magnificent antique-filled interiors. The restaurant occupies an appropriately stately room, although well-tutored staff go about their business with grace and good humour – “wonderful attention to detail” is a given here. Chef Aaron Patterson has been at the stoves for more than two decades and has mastered the art of delivering top-class food in the modern idiom, so expect lots of clear seasonal accents – as in crab with Virgin Mary and celery sorbet or guinea fowl with artichoke, sour cabbage and spring truffle. Presentation is picture-perfect, whether you’re in the market for lemon sole with sea vegetables and hollandaise or something more extravagant from ‘gourmet corner’ – perhaps pan-fried foie gras with turnip and Seville orange marmalade. To finish, signature soufflés and tiramisu lead the pack, or you might fancy Gariguette strawberries with Champagne sorbet and hibiscus. The authoritative wine list proudly declares that ‘we are prejudiced in favour of the little guy’. Hooray!

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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall

Hambleton ,Oakham LE15 8TH

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Modern classic

by   platinum reviewer (93)

Nov 2014

Hambleton Hall is a venue that has been cited in reverential terms by foodies for decades and as such it had been on our to-visit list for some years. Now at last we had managed to arrange a trip to include it and another long-standing target, and our hopes were high. Everything about Hambleton Hall is classically traditional, and none the worse for that. Because of a wine dinner the same night we were seated in the "small" dining room, which was actually more than adequate and provided...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Essential Details for Hambleton Hall

  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Leicestershire
  • Price: £75.00
  • Wine: £22
  • Champagne: £70
  • Private Dining: 16,20,40

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Private Room Capacity
Room for 16 people 16
Room for 20 people 20
Room for 40 people 40

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