Restaurant Coworth Park

“Seasonal inspiration for a dextrous, innovative interpretation of country-house cooking” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

ASCOT, BERKSHIRE

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Coworth Park is an elegant Georgian mansion with an effortlessly stylishly Palladian frontage, set in 240 acres of parkland and lovely gardens in the heart of rural Berkshire. Public rooms are high-ceilinged and spacious, with thoughtful contemporary design enhancing the classic country-house feel. Work up an appetite by taking on some of the equestrian opportunities – there are horses for riders of all abilities – or something more sedentary in the state-of-the-art spa, before heading to the restaurant. It’s a serene space, calmly minimalist with generous, immaculately presented double-clothed tables and views across rose terrace. Service is formal but engaging, and a large copper ceiling sculpture, the oak leaf chandelier, is a gloriously autumnal and impressive centre piece. Head chef Adam Smith’s menus change with the seasons and he finds inspiration for his precise, dextrous and often innovative take on country-house cooking in the hotel’s beautiful surroundings and in locally produced ingredients of the highest order. Dishes are picture-perfect and every element is thoughtfully considered. Dinner is a set, four-course affair with a number of choices at each course, so a summer meal might bring one new season peas with Old Winchester waffle, egg yolk and lovage salad, say, or caviar tart with crab, yuzu, cucumber and cultured cream as a starting point, with a second course of poached cod with Wharf Valley rapeseed oil, wild garlic and lemon. A third course might bring Highland Wagyu beer-glazed short rib with English asparagus and smoked bone marrow, perhaps, or Kentish lamb sweetbread with artichoke, courgette, basil and pine nuts. A Dover sole ‘Wellington’ might appeal if there are two of you to eat it. Finish with the signature dessert of chocolate hazelnut, salted caramel, and milk ice cream, or the freshest of Kentish strawberries. You can have cheese from the trolley should you wish.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
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AA Notable Wine List
Restaurant Coworth Park
London Road, ASCOT, SL5 7SE
Phone : 01344 876600

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 66
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 18
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Berkshire

Berkshire essentially consists of two distinct parts. The western half is predominantly rural, with the Lambourn Downs spilling down to the River Lambourn and the Berkshire Downs to the majestic Thames. The eastern half of Berkshire may be more urban but here, too, there is the opportunity to get out and savour open spaces. Windsor Great Park and Maidenhead Thicket are prime examples. Threading their way through the county are two of the South’s prettiest rivers – the Lambourn and the Pang. Beyond the tranquil tow paths of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Greenham Common’s famous airbase has been transformed to delight walkers of all ages.

Reading and Newbury are the county’s major towns, and the River Kennet flows through them both. Reading is a vibrant, multicultural centre with great shopping and plenty of history. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading prison in the late 19th century, and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol about his experience. Newbury is probably best known for its race course, which opened in 1905, although the first recorded racing at Newbury was a century before that. Famous people born in the county include Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Winlset and Ricky Gervais.

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