The Dining Room

“Cutting-edge spa hotel cooking” - AA Inspector



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A beautiful country house hotel set in the Wiltshire countryside surrounded by charming gardens, The Dining Room is the principal restaurant at luxurious Whatley Manor and split across three modern, light rooms. The restaurant itself is an understated space with cream walls, bare wooden floors and generously spaced tables. Embossed tablecloths and refined table appointments add a luxurious touch, and dinner often starts in the state-of-the-art kitchen where you meet the chefs and enjoy the first couple of snacks at the pass. Local sourcing is key to the modern British food – the neighbouring organic farm supplies the beef and a local beekeeper looks after four hives located in the garden – and there is also a kitchen garden. Descriptions on the menu are short and to the point – a starter of mussel tart, roast lemon and caviar or lamb tartare, lettuce relish before moving onto brill, spiced citrus, champagne and potato, or for a vegan option substitute the brill with celeriac.

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The Dining Room
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Easton Grey, MALMESBURY, SN16 0RB


  • Seats: 46
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 5
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 23–30 December, 2–3 January, 24 January to 7 February
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 3
  • Wines over £30: 369
  • Wines by the glass: 31
  • Cuisine style: Modern British, Asian influences
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Wiltshire

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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