Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, a Belmond Hotel

“A true temple of gastronomy.” - AA Inspector



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It’s 40 years since Raymond Blanc spotted a 15th-century Oxfordshire manor for sale and fell in love with it. The Besançon-born chef opened it in 1984 as a country house hotel and restaurant and he still runs it to this day, although it is now owned by the Belmond hotel and leisure group. The property is surrounded by glorious and treasured gardens with sculptures, an orchard, a Japanese tea garden and a bounteous, organic kitchen garden. Chef-patron Blanc remains the life force of the place, ably supported by a loyal team that includes new executive head chef Luke Selby and chef-pâtissier Benoit Blin. Three dining areas including the principal conservatory overlooking the immaculate gardens make this a deeply pleasurable gastronomic experience. The five-, six-and seven-course menus, with vegetarian and vegan options, have made Le Manoir’s classic French cooking a huge success. In addition, is the three-course carte and a children’s menu. A meal might open with chalk stream trout, beetroot, sorrel and Oscietra caviar before moving on to Cornish turbot, oyster leaves, cucumber and wasabi. Chocolate crumble, raspberry and beetroot is a memorable finale. The superb French-led wine list has great depth.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

5 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, a Belmond Hotel
Church Road, GREAT MILTON, Oxford, OX44 7PD


  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed:
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 650
  • Wines by the glass: 40
  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Oxfordshire

Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.

The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.

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