The Restaurant at Knoll House

4.4
36 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
With a focus on fine Anglo-French food and a traditionally English atmosphere, our restaurant offers a selection of dishes prepared from the freshest ingredients. The dress code is smart casual, and you can join us for breakfast from 8-10am and dinner from 6-9pm.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £18.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Afternoon Tea is served daily in the restaurant from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Childrens Dinner

    £10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Dinner served in the restaurant for our younger guests

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 36 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Impeccable service and fantastic food!

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Pols
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Part of a Travel Zoo deal
Very good choice at breakfast, well presented
Service a little slow, otherwise excellent

JW
JudithW
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and lovely to have GF options but the breakfast wasnt particularly hot and the "full English" was missing the black pudding as shown on the menu

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Pols
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Part of a Travel Zoo deal
Excellent food, we had two courses
Excellent service

JW
JudithW
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food served quite quickly and nice and hot. Staff very helpful. A good selection of Gluten Free options which I appreciated

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Pols
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cream tea with prosecco, travel zoo deal.
Excellent value for money.
Only minor complaint, waited a little too long between the delivery of the tea/prosecco and the scones.
Otherwise perfect

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Starnurse
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Having stayed at this hotel before, we knew we would be well fed. However, they are suffering terribly form under staffing. I don't know if this is due to Covid or coming out of the EU, but we had to change our 8 pm reservation to 6.30 in order to eat at a sensible time. The previous night buy the time starter was served we had been in the restaurant one hour (from an 8pm reservation). By the time we finished it was well past 10pm and we found it very uncomfortable eating that late. As I put in the stars, the food is excellent but just don't eat too late. Be patient with the waiting & bar staff, they are doing their best - just not enough of them. There are many rumours that the hotel is to be developed into apartments, and this would explain the lack of updating that is seriously needed everywhere as a hotel/restaurant. Fab rooms, too.

SW
SueW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The staff were super friendly and efficient which made the whole dining experience relaxing. The food was great and presentation excellent. Felt very safe. Thank you!

BR
BarbaraR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

happy to recommend, lovely friendly staff with excellent menu & quality of food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Lovely food great staff especially Alex and warren

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice food and lovely staff

GR
GrahamR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have to say having read some of the former reviews I was sceptical however having had 2 nights B and B and dinner in the restaurant on the Saturday night I was pleasantly surprised. Breakfast was fabulous and was varied and arrived hot. Couldn't fault it at all. Dinner in the restaurant, was a varied selection and I have to say probably expensive for some, however the quality of the food was fabulous and I again could not fault it. We did a travel zoo deal delayed from last year and it was excellent value for money.

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Lenny
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and welcoming staff although not enough of them, so service in the restaurant is rather slow. Delicious local fish, well-cooked.

JR
JohnR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This Hotel does amazing breakfast plus the staff cant do enough to help they are a major asset

C
Cindy
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely service by all staff.
Professional hard working and kind.

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Vicki
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting with drinks on the terrace with the best view down to the sea. We had a delicious meal in this characterful unique dining room.
Friendly staff.

LB
LisaB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed lovely meals during our stay at Knoll House. Staff are really fantastic. We will definitely be back very soon!

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solstalker
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Booked lunch at short notice, warm welcome and we sat out in the garden with a great sea view. We shared the croquette as a starter (delicious) with some amazing pickled carrots. The sandwiches were a decent size and tasty and the chocolate brownie for pud was great. Lovely way to spend a lunchtime with good service, really glad we took the opportunity.

GG
GloriaG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome, table spacing, food and ambience all good. Bread, sauces and fish were top notch. Very quiet unobtrusive music in the background. Good choice of music not pseudo classical, something far more upbeat. Since this is an honest review the only mildly disappointing thing was the tea. I drink it black and it tasted as if it had not been made with really boiling water. There is nothing about the restaurant that would stop us from using Knoll House again. It is our first choice of restaurant when in the area. We will return again and again. It's lovely to see that the major players regarding staff are the same as last year. That's got to be good.

MH
MichaelH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice meal nice outlook friendly staff would recommend

AB
AnthonyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Booked lunch for 4 around 11 am and were told a table was available for 2.30. Once we were given the menus it was clear that lunch was not available but starters and sandwiches were. There was some confusion about ordering but the staff were really helpful and tried their best to make amends.
Shame really. Food was fine but was overpriced for what it was.

JK
JKMS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was even better than I remembered!

Fabulous waiter Gonzo couldn't have been more helpful.

My son's still talking about the amazing hot chocolate Gonzo made, with a face drawn with chocolate in the froth. My son then "fed" the hot chocolate man the mini marshmallows. This was the best, yummiest and most charming hot chocolate he has ever had.

SA
SueA
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

extensive breakfast menu with everything included in it

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere is this classic ,white table cloth restaurant.Attentive service, delicious and affordable food.

SA
SueA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good choice of food on the evening menu. Excellent service

KL
KateL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch, just what we wanted, tasty food nicely presented and a great waiter - friendly and efficient. We love Knoll House and especially the view from the bar and the unpretentious charm of the place.

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Niki
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely afternoon tea here for a birthday. Good sandwiches, lovely fresh scones with clotted cream and excellent array of cakes (salted caramel profiteroles were delicious!) but couldn’t finish it all so it was neatly boxed up for us! Service and staff were excellent, very attentive but not obtrusive. The interior is dated but there were fresh linen tablecloths, napkins and it only adds to the charm really.

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BrendaC
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food in the restaurant is excellent. Sadly the service does not reach those lofty heights. Waiting 90 minutes for dinner & 45 minutes for breakfast is very poor indeed. Such staff as there are work incredibly hard under the most trying circumstances. Particular mention goes to Alex & Gonzo for their kindness & efforts to smooth many ruffled feathers.

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WanderingSheila
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. Food was very good

SO
SueO
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service were exceptional for the price. Kept the menu fairly limited which enabled them to produce such quality.

WS
WanderingSheila
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are staying at the hotel and had a lovely meal in the restaurant. The staff were very attentive and the food delicious. I even had a special pudding for my birthday. None of this could have been easy as they had only just opened. Tables were limited so it seemed rather quiet - but still a lovely touch of normality!

BC
BrendaC
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A complete transformation! Such a change from last night's less than acceptable service, tonight's was quite excellent. Looking forward to more of the same

TS
TheresaS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Kept waiting for a while but overall ok would say quite good

BC
BrendaC
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food excellent, but waited 45mins for breakfast to arrive......

BC
BrendaC
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waiting 1.5 hours for main courses was disappointing & wholly unacceptable - despite many apologies from restaurant staff.

JB
JackieB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food. Good menu choice. Service a little slow, however, it was the 1st day open after lockdown. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would definitely return and recommend.

FAQs

The Restaurant at Knoll House is rated 4.4 stars by 36 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.