The Dining Room
“Luxury spa hotel cooking at Whatley Manor” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
All staff will have a re-onboarding day (before opening) where risk assessments, guidelines and COSSCH training will take place.
Our Inspector's view
Sustainability is close to the heart of everyone at Whatley Manor. For example the kitchen runs entirely on renewable electricity, lighting and equipment upgraded which reduced consumption by 75%. Chef Niall Keating is CPD certified waste management trained and food waste is either composted and used in the gardens or sent to an Anaerobic digestion plant to produce Bio-Gas & liquid fertiliser for the farming industry. Ongoing supply chain review and collaborations to further decarbonise the restaurant continues. Hyper local is key, the neighbours farm is organic and supplies their beef. A local beekeeper farms 4 hives located in the garden. There is also a kitchen garden, where as much produce as feasible is harvested for the menus. The restaurant itself is an understated modern space, with cream walls, bare floors and a generously spaced tables. Niall Keating leads the kitchen team here and his refined contemporary cooking draws inspiration from Asia and his travels – this is serious food, realised with ambition, confidence and panache. Delivered via a Chefs menu, including a vegetarian & vegan version, expect phenomenal precision and flavours.
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 46
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 5
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Days Closed: Monday to Wednesday
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9.15 last table
- Wines under £30: 3
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 31
- Cuisine style: Modern British, Asian influences
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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