Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
'Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is the fulfilment of a personal vision, a dream that one day I would create a hotel and restaurant in harmony where my guests would find perfection in food, comfort, service and welcome.'Raymond Blanc OBE, Chef Patron
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is renowned for offering one of Britain's finest gastronomic experiences.
Situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, it is also one of the country's most intimate and original hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms and suites.
The hotel was awarded two Michelin stars in 1985, just a year after opening, and, remarkably, has held them ever since.
Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards, the luxury hotel enjoys an idyllic, typically English setting. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegetable and herb gardens that provide the kitchen—and the acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery School—with ultra-fresh, organic produce, ensuring the Michelin-star restaurant remains at the cutting edge of culinary excellence.
Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is an experience that will stay with you forever. The modern French menu at the two-Michelin starred restaurant has been described as “a twist of imaginative genius” and the cuisine is undoubtedly the focus of every guest's visit.
The quality of the food stems from the freshness and purity of its ingredients. The two-acre kitchen garden, which supplies the kitchen, produces 90 types of vegetable and over 70 varieties of herbs.
The menus are complemented by a superb range of wines. The hotel’s wine cellar is home to around 1,000 different wines from around the world. Around 60% are of French provenance.
Rooms & Suites
'Creating a room is as challenging as creating a beautiful dish,' says Raymond Blanc. 'It takes the same creativity, love and attention to detail.'
Each room and suite at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is different and provides a unique experience. Indulge in oriental opulence. Step inside the calm of pure white on white. Lounge on antique four-poster beds or curl up in contemporary chic. Be transported into another world, beyond the everyday.
The impressive gardens bring another dimension to your culinary adventure.
The two-acre vegetable and herb garden and vast young orchard make our grounds an experience in their own right. Planted with over 90 varieties of vegetable and 70 types of herb, they supply the restaurant's kitchen with the freshest produce during the late spring, summer and autumn months.
Two acres are overseen by a bronze scarecrow, modelled on Raymond Blanc himself.
Stroll through the grounds and you’ll also find an English water garden, fed by natural springs, which was created by the monks who occupied the site in the 16th century.
After falling in love with Japan during his travels, Raymond worked with landscape designer Robert Ketchell to create a tranquil Japanese tea garden. Within it, a beautiful tea house enables guests to contemplate the beauty and simplicity of their surroundings.
Calendar of Events
Discover a feast of daytime and evening events, presented in association with Raymond Blanc OBE. Enjoy enchanting music and arts performances, demonstrations, horticulture and fine dining with illustrious speakers while savouring our world-class hospitality. Raymond Blanc has created seasonal menus for each occasion, matched with a selection of his favourite wines.