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Wine & Dine

For the full-blown great country house experience", you won't do much better than Louis XVIII's one-time refuge in exile, which is nowadays owned by the National Trust - practically all reports attest to its dining room's "brilliant" all-round performance." The Hardens/Sunday Times

Square Meal Top Ten Tea (and cake) rooms in the South East

Famous Fine Dining Restaurant

Dress code - smart please (although jacket and tie for gentleman are not obligatory): trainers, tracksuits and shorts are not acceptable.

Child Policy in the restaurant
We welcome children over 6 years old

The principal Dining Room, designed in 1988 in the style of the eminent early 19th century architect, Sir John Soane, is the setting for the imaginative cooking of our chef, which has been awarded two rosettes by the Automobile Association.

Our selections for both Bill of Fare and daily menus feature seasonal local farms and county produce, together with our own Hartwell Orchards and Garden fruit, vegetables and herbs to bring the freshest of ingredients to enhance all the true flavours for the dishes we prepare for the table.

Prices for lunch are from £25.00 for 2 courses (Monday to Saturday) and from £28.00 (Sunday) at Lunch. We are also are offering our value for money Seasonal Lunch menu from £26.00.

SAMPLE Lunch menu

SAMPLE Seasonal lunch 

SAMPLE Sunday luncheon

Hartwell House is very pleased to bring you our new Dinner menus, where our Chef Daniel Richardson has created wholesome, flavoursome and imaginative dishes in a new format style so dinner guests are able to select not only by choice but also by budget.   We invite you to book and come and enjoy the dishes which we very much hope will whet your appetites.  Daniel is still able to source local produce wherever and whenever possible to enhance flavours and freshness.

SAMPLE Hartwell Winter dinner

SAMPLE Hartwell Bill of Fare

In addition to dining in the restaurant, Hartwell House now offers guests the option of a more informal, value for money dinner menu every Friday and Saturday night at the Spa Cafe, situated on the first floor of the Hartwell Rooms some 150 yards from the main house.

Also available are private dining rooms for that special event, while room service can be delivered to your individual room or suite.

Of course, no meal is complete without a glass of fine wine. To that end, Hartwell House maintains an extensive wine cellar sure to contain the perfect wine to satisfy your palate.

Please note all menus are Samples and are subject to change.

Afternoon Tea at Hartwell House is always a treat. Click here  for more details

Hartwell Spa Cafe and Bar - prefer something a little lighter or informal, join us at the Cafe and Bar where you can choose from our Main menu available from 12.15pm daily.  See Spa Cafe  for opening times.

Book direct with the Cafe 01296 746526

Spa Cafe 

Cafe Lighter Options


If a guest has a food allergy or intolerance, we request that they consult a member of staff before deciding what to eat and placing an order, on every occasion, whilst in the hotel.  Whilst we are committed to informing our guests accurately of any allergenic contents in the dishes served here, and also to complying with specific dietary requests, there remains a risk, albeit small, that traces from other dishes may be present in food served here, or on surfaces.


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