Grace & Savour
“Innovative plot-to-plate cooking” - AA Inspector
SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS
Our Inspector's view
Within the walls of Hampton Manor’s Victorian walled garden, Grace & Savour is an immersive dining experience where diners can see where the kitchen sources much of the produce on the plates in front of them. The chefs embrace a pre-industrial approach to food, so the focus of the growing is on soil health, bio-diversity and sustainability. Minimalist with an open kitchen and counter where chefs assemble dishes, a meal here is certainly interactive. The 15-course tasting menu at dinner is a tantalising journey of flavours and textures, starting with a vibrant opener of Isle of Wight tomatoes in smoked lamb heart broth with sweet cicely. Impressively tender lamb leg and braised shoulder appears with an intense jus, topped with turnip and liver crumble. Warm rice pudding with unrefined Colombian cane sugar, double cream and a nostalgic ripple of raspberry coulis is one of the sweet courses.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Cuisine style: Modern, Innovative
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About the area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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