Cliveden: Lunch at André Garrett Restaurant
I have very fond memories of being at Cliveden.
Cliveden House was one of the very first places my parents took me to dine at when we first moved down South. The long drive leading up to the House and the building with its perfect symmetry was something I still remember and marvel at every single time. It’s absolutely stunning and gorgeous, and I cannot get over how much I adore this place.
Since the last time I was here, the restaurant has had a multi-million pound overhaul and André Garrett has taken over residence at the Kitchen. The restaurant looked as gorgeous and luxurious as ever, draping in velvet and soft furnishings, an airy room that was filled with a very Queen’s-accent laden hum of diners chatting away. The service is exquisite and approachable, just enough to make you feel special yet at home. The right balance.
My parents were in town from Tokyo for the Golden Week holidays in Japan so we went for lunch at our old favourite haunt, and tried the Market Menu.
It is part of the National Trust so you are able to freely enjoy the grounds to walk off the lunch. You are able to see the River Thames running along the bottom of its banks, manicured lawns and gardens at the back, and some forests surrounding it… It is worth a good day out. They have a spa with an outdoor pool that I have been meaning to come to for a while, maybe this summer on a hot day, I will make the trip over.
Market Menu – £33 + £6 for coffee + £7 National Trust fee (per person)