The Cliveden Dining Room

“Stunning dishes in a stately home” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

TAPLOW, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's view

Dripping with a history of high society scandal and lording it over a whopping 376-acres of National Trust estate, Cliveden belongs unquestionably in the premier league of England's stately homes. The dining experience is pretty special too, in an impeccably elegant, swagged and chandeliered restaurant with shimmering views over parterre gardens to the Thames. Paul O'Neill's dazzling cooking is more than a match for this luxurious setting. There are vegan and vegetarian menus as well as the standard à la carte, from which you might choose a perfectly-timed autumn truffle risotto, or English asparagus soup, followed by wild garlic gnocchi with peas and broad beans, or a deceptively simple dish of Jurassic Coast rose veal, with sweetbreads, carrot and black garlic. There’s nowhere to hide here – so quality ingredients and sound technique are essential. At dessert, a pear soufflé with pear compôte and vanilla bean ice cream is a delightfully presented, elegant dish.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Cliveden Dining Room
Cliveden Estate, TAPLOW, SL6 0JF
Phone : 01628 668561

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 78
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.15
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.45
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 24
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 16
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.

The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.

 

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