Boutique British Hotels with Great Restaurants
If you’re after a venue where you’re guaranteed a superb meal, beautiful rooms to stay in and the essential Further Afield welcome, then here’s our selection of a few of the very best small boutique hotels with restaurants. They’re all beautifully presented and often offer award-winning menus. We’ve picked out some of the dishes we like the look of along with links to their menus to really give you the full flavour of what’s on offer.
The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Overlooking the dramatic Cornish coastline, this boutique hotel and spa also has a superb restaurant. Open all day, it serves traditional and very lovely afternoon teas as well as three course dinner menus. You can choose to pair your menu with specially chosen wines, but either way after a candlelit supper with that view, it’s just a skip upstairs to the stunning rooms.
Favourite dish: Root vegetable lasagne with Cornish duck egg and hazelnuts – check out their sample menus here
The Old Rectory, Exmoor, Devon
A classic Georgian rectory, this beautifully presented small boutique hotel has a great restaurant menu which focuses on local, sustainable ingredients. Huw and Sam have a productive vegetable and herb garden, the produce from which finds its way to the table at The Old Rectory. With wild Exmoor to explore on your doorstep and bright and airy rooms, it’s a fantastic escape.
Favourite dish: Fillet of Devon Red Ruby beef – check out their sample menu here
Tuddenham Mill, Newmarket, Suffolk
In a converted watermill, the restaurant at Tuddenham Mill is consistently award-winning; 2018 sees it in The Waitrose Food Guide as well as The Good Hotel Guide to name just two. Choose from a variety of rooms, all of which are sleek and stylish, or stay in one of the meadow nooks which make use of the Mill’s amazing setting.
Favourite dish: Black bream, saag lentil dhal, coconut, coriander and almonds – check out their sample menu here
The Grove, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
Another Georgian beauty, The Grove also has strong Arts & Crafts influences, which play out through the beautiful restaurant and lounge areas of the hotel. There’s a cocktail bar to help you get in the groove and then head through to the restaurant where you can choose from tasting and a la carte menus. The rooms are grand but welcoming and there’s a great spa and gym on site too.
Favourite dish: Turbot, apple and ginger purée, sea vegetables, langoustine sauce – check out their sample menus here
The Zetter, London
And now something completely different: city centre London, with the buzz and coolness that goes with it. Use The Zetter as your base for exploring the city or to avoid the journey home after eating in their fabulous restaurant. The style is relaxed with superb service and the rooms are comfortable and stylish.
Favourite dish: Salt marsh lamb, fried sweetbread, baked Jerusalem artichoke – check out their sample menu here
Manorhaus, Ruthin, Wales
Manorhaus Ruthin is set in the historic market town of Ruthin and with stunning coastline and mountains nearby, it makes the perfect base to explore. The restaurant serves seasonal menus and is open to guests all week and to the public at the weekend. Comfortable, artist-designed rooms and luxurious bathrooms mean you can soak your feet after a long walk before heading downstairs for a great dinner.
Favourite dish: Pan seared Anglesey pork steak, roast apple, braised red cabbage