Gastro Hotels: Hotels With Michelin Star Restaurants Outside of London
Gastro hotels offer the chance experience all that is great in life by combining a great hotel room with a meal in a Michelin stared restaurant. After all, what could be better than being able to retire to a luxury hotel room with perhaps a bottle of Champagne after sampling some of the countries finest food and wine? Here are some of the most notable hotels which are worth a trip for the food alone.
– Royal Leamington Spa: Mallory Country offers not one but two great restaurants in addition to the hotel.
The hotel itself takes the form of a country house on the outskirts of the historic spa town of Royal Leamington Spa.
The main restaurant is overseen by one star Michelin chef Simon Haigh who places an emphasis on seasonal produce and game dishes. Vegetarian options are also available.
Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
– Great Milton: This gastro hotel occupies a stunning 15th century country house in the Oxfordshire village of Great Milton. The restaurant is overseen by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc and has been awarded two Michelin stars. Rates range from £480 per night for a double right the way up to £1,250 for the Blanc de Blanc suite based upon two sharing. There are also a range of packages available which combine accommodation and dining options for the ultimate experience.
– Chagford: A fantastic country house conversion set in some of Devonshire’s most attractive landscapes. The restaurant at Gidleigh Park is run by two Michelin Star chef Michal Caines MBE who places an emphasis upon championing local produce from Devon and the Southwest. The gastro hotel has a range of rooms and suites available however, it is the three spa suites which may top the list providing guests with a personalised spa experience and hotel room rolled into one.
The Manor House Hotel
– Castle Combe: This hotel in Castle Combe, Wiltshire really does offer the best of everything. If it’s fine dining then try the hotels one Michelin star restaurant the Bybrook Restaurant run by Richard Davis. If sport is more your thing then the hotel also doubles up as a golf club set in 365 acres of some of the Cotswold’s finest countryside. Of course there is then the hotel itself, a 14th century ivy covered manor house sporting a complete set of individualised hotel rooms many of which include exposed oak beams and four-poster beds.
Whatley Manor Hotel
– Malmesbury: Whatley Manor combines the best of new and old with a contemporary style and high emphasis on the latest technology being incorporated sympathetically into the traditional Cotswold stone manor house. Whatley Manor hosts two restaurants, La Mazot the informal Swiss interior style brassiere and “The Dining Room” overseen by two Michelin Star chef Martin Burge who produces and array of contemporary takes upon classical French cuisine. Not impressed by the hotel rooms and Michelin stared restaurants? The hotel also has its own spa and 12 acres of manicured gardens, this Malmesbury hotel truly has something for everyone.
– Oakham: A grand country hotel located on Rutland water, this is a great country retreat for both the nature lover and the water sports enthusiast. Hambleton Hall’s Michelin Star restaurant is overseen by Aaron Patterson and his team who place an emphasis upon the use of local, seasonal produce. The restaurant also offers a full vegetarian menu as well as traditional Sunday lunches.