The Manor Restaurant @ Chilworth Manor

3.8
51 Reviews
£25 and under
British
To ensure compliance with Covid-19 Tier 2 restrictions, it is currently only possible to book Afternoon Tea for two guests via our website. If your booking is for more guests please call us to book.

Please note all guests must be from the same household.

The Manor Restaurant at Best Western Chilworth Manor has recently undergone a full refurbishment and is available for hotel residents and non-residents alike. In accordance with current Government guidelines, tables must be pre-booked and can be reserved in the restaurant or on the hotel terrace overlooking the gardens.

Dinner reservations can be made between 5pm and 9pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 51 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.0
service
3.6
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharlotteP
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice breakfast. Table service, however the pastries could have been bigger.

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micnor
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked blind and very pleasantly surprized. Everywhere spotlessly clean, furnishings and decor to a high standard, food excellent from bar or restaurant and service very friendly. By comparison to others 5 stars not enough. Brilliant... thank you Chilworth Manor.

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AnnF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had lunch on the terrace with a stunning view of the gardens. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. The service was a bit slow because there was only one bar man on duty.

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SarahM
Hampshire
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a complete disaster from start to finish, a reservation that wasn't a reservation because they'd overbooked the restaurant due to allocation of one and half hours per sitting. So all dressed up for a romantic evening with my partner whose birthday we're celebrating this weekend being told we can sit in the lounge area. Three more couples in front of us were told exactly the same thing and one couple were celebrating their wedding anniversary! I didn't stand for it and they cleared two tables and so we invited the couple whoes anniversary it was to sit with us and I asked for the other couple to be setted on the other table. Cut to the starters arriving one was completely wrong and two other mine and the lady we invited other had crab balls we're presented totally differently and looked completely different overall. I cut mine in half and it was all potatoe and no crab! My partners was meant to be smoked trouth with a celeriac side and gluten free bread. It was smoked salmon with no celeriac and wilted pinch of watercress, as was mine also. One young man (a trainee) brought the food, didn't know what was being served on the plates!!! His hand was touching his mask every second and then touching our plates! Our table was booked at 7.30, cut to 9pm and our mains hadn't arrived! The staff especially Jodie were very appologetic and othered free drinks that took half an hour so we sat foodless and drinkless for over an hour, other tables were clearly going through similar issues and when the food finally arrived, it wasn't cooked properly, or overcooked and the chefs do not know the difference between a sirlion steak and a rump steak which is what was on my plate and half of it was not edible due to fat and gristle. We were told its the 'NEW' system and because of 'covid' its not been easy. Covid is over and covid doesn't stop good management and having chefs that can actually cook and present food properly. I have never experienced anything so bad and expensive!

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StuartC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Covid made seat planning difficult and you had to book a time but we were made to feel welcome. The staff were enthusiastic and chatty and the food was good. Being nit picky, the menus could have been cut to shape properly (looks unprofessional) and we could have been offered sharper knives for our meat but on the whole it was good.

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LeonaF
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal, fantastic service.
Had a lovely time, thank you

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Tommy
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The staff were incredibly friendly and polite, we were seated and served quickly. The food was delicious, the only real issue was out of their control and that was the wind. We almost blew away in the bad weather.

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JudyV
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very polite and friendly staff.
3 of us chose fish n chips and unfortunately the fish had little flavour. The waiter was covering socially distanced tables so it was hard to catch him to ask for more vinegar and tartar sauce. The waiter didn't come back to ask if everything was okay with our meal or to ask if we wanted any drinks with our main meal but in all fairness he was serving four tables spread out across the terrace.

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Anya
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous terrace, it is in full sun until the sun sets and they have patio heaters, so we felt warm sitting outside. Staff were attentive and food was very tasty.

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robH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went for a meal on Saturday afternoon. On a sunny day, the setting is delightful. We were sat outside in the garden and it's a very nice setting for a Saturday afternoon.
While the menu is not really as advertised on Opentable (only the limited bar menu at the moment), the food we ordered wasn't bad. Classic 'pub grub'. The chicken Ceaser salad was pretty nice and both meals were a decent size.
My main issue with the place was the service. It wasn't great. There were no more than 4 tables being used at any one time and two waitresses, but we still had to constantly wait long periods of time to get any service as the ladies on duty were more interested in hanging out chatting at the reception than serving the guests, only popping out to the seating area when it was absolutely unavoidable.

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ValP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food1service4ambience1

Got there & only Bar food available so didn’t stop .will go back when restaurant is open ,

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Evie
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very impressed! Was almost put off by the not so great reviews however from the moment we arrived we knew it was a very classy, lovely area! The staff were so friendly! And the food was delicious! Maybe slightly over priced but for the scenic location it’s wonderful! Would definitely return

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Marie
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food wasn’t nice , staff were not very friendly, was lost most of the time

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clivet
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No bread so couldn’t provide toast. Tea so weak it was like plain water. Food ok but nothing noteworthy.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Sunday lunch was spot on, lovely place and service was brilliant. Ambience was a little bland, but that probably was because it was empty.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Stayed at chilworth as part of a peppa pig world package. Food was adequate, just your usual breakfast. Service was ok, a smile goes a long way. Apart from that, it was good.

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PaulA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just had breakfast and due to coving it was served to the table, the service was prompt and the food hot

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MWGA
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good meal and the staff were attentive. Recommended

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maryf
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

easy to book, friendly welocme and good food.
Would enjoy another meal.

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JenniS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very child friendly, staff were very helpful and quick.

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WelshWanderer
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good amount of food, really good service, nothing was too much effort for the staff.

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WelshWanderer
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We ordered the pork and apple burger, which was ok but to worth the £16 we paid each. As there was seafood on the main and starter menu, the chips that came with the burger stank of seafood, which we passed on to the kitchen. Apart from the smell, the chips were nice, the burger was nice but like I said a bit over priced. The squid starter was nice.

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KerryB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not a great choice, understadable because of covid and limited menu, however, not great for vegan/gluten free. I made do woth veggie food evening and breakfast because of the limited choice (am veggie but can't eat much dairy and I did suffer the next day!). The toast says it comes with butter, but myself and another man had to ask for it. Friendly service and socially distanced.

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KerryB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Not much on menu, but that can only be expected at this time, as they're operating on a limited menu. Everyone was spaced out and food arrived promptly.

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HelenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, good selection of meals available and lovely food

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ARJ1
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great night at Chilworth Manor. Food and service was great and they managed to retain the atmosphere despite Covid restrictions

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Kayleaharper
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food we were extremely impressed. Only downfall was the children’s menu. Would like to give my daughter something healthier than sausage and chips or chicken nuggets and chips. Eg lasagna, carbonara or sausages and mashed potatoes.

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DavidL
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Setting good as was service overall but let down by quality of food. Pub up the road much better quality and at same price.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The restaurant was generally inconsistent. Some of the specials were good but the fish and chips was very poor. Overall the restaurant lacked atmosphere.

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Lizzie
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and plenty of it, all staff very friendly and helpful

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Lizy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food..... good selection, efficient staff and clean area. Spot on

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ChrisN
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had dinner here on our first night staying at the hotel. Because of the pandemic the menu has been drastically reduced. I had gammon and my wife fish & chips, both delicious using, I think, local produce. Followed by sweets which were equally good. Staff were very pleasant under difficult circumstances, they are very strict regarding the use of masks etc. Reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant.

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Lukemac83
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Awful limited menu that wasn’t advertised. Really disappointing.

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Nataliar
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Poor quality and basic menu. They use the current situation of covid-19 as excuse to offer the same average menu every day which for quality is very expensive.

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andreaW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Very very dissapointed with the whole experience, booked this hotel for my birthday, no ambience felt like we were sat in a kitchenette, just like a bad pub table , menu awfull fish and chips burger and chips and other courses to choose from very poor, will never go there agin and certinly would not recomend this place to any one really spoiled my birthday.

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SalimK
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, with great staff serving it. Beautiful setting, especially the outside area

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SusanN
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals while having a catchup without raising our voices, the service was also great.

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YvetteW
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

No atmosphere as hotel decided no light music to be played in background. Pizza arrived in a box for us to eat at the table, had to ask for a plate! Food okay but a little overpriced.

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SteveH
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice evening in a difficult Covid environment, thank you

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RCEM
London
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The meal was terrible.

FAQs

The Manor Restaurant @ Chilworth Manor is rated 3.8 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.