Gravetye Manor Unveils New Look Restaurant

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Almost 60 years to the day that Gravetye Manor opened its doors as a hotel, the Grade I-listed 16th century manor house reopens its Michelin-starred restaurant this month following a major redevelopment.

Under the direction of lead architect Sir Charles Knowles, in collaboration with interior designer Claire Nelson, the new modern décor reflects the palette of the gardens and creates an elegant and luxurious dining environment.

The new building seamlessly integrates one of Britain’s most historic gardens with Gravetye’s restaurant. Wall-to-ceiling frameless windows allow uninterrupted views over the flower gardens and beyond, bringing the outside in and creating an inspiring dining experience.

Natural materials such as chocolate limestone, alabaster stone and reclaimed parquet oak flooring are complemented by crisp apple and olive-green velvet seating.

A focal point of the restaurant is the new signature wall featuring botanically inspired hand painted panels, designed by renowned French artist Claire Basler to perfectly complement the Elizabethan manor walls.

As well as a front row seat to one of the country’s most iconic gardens, the new restaurant offers a gastronomic experience courtesy of Head Chef, George Blogg.

His signature Modern British menu features homegrown, seasonal produce from the Manor’s Victorian walled kitchen garden and, whilst the menu changes daily to make best use of the freshly available ingredients, diners can expect dishes such as slow cooked pheasant eggs with cured pork fat, roasted pink fir potato and charred spring onion; seared pointed cabbage with horseradish, nasturtium, buttermilk and brassica flowers; and Hampshire Chalk Stream trout with forced sea kale, trout roe, potato salad and sorrel yoghurt.

Gravetye’s award-winning wine list, curated by Head Sommelier Alexis Jamin, prioritises varietals from sustainable, organic and biodynamic estates alongside those from local producers including the Kent-based Chapel Down and Gusbourne estates and the Ridgeview vineyards in Sussex.

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