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On 14th March we shared a moment of joy as we celebrated Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ 36th birthday.

However, for the time being, it is with heartfelt sadness that our beloved Le Manoir has had to close its doors. This is to protect both our guests and our team as we are all facing this unprecedented pandemic. I already miss all our friends, my brilliant colleagues, those great professionals, who everyday create the magic.

Meanwhile, we will continue to give our gardens all the love we can. Underneath the dark earth, seeds are ready to burst into life to produce a bounty of herbs and vegetables which we will soon be serving to you.

And for the moment, from my home, I will be cooking each day and writing a new little book full of simple, wholesome and delicious recipes I hope you will enjoy. And of course in my recipes section of this website you will find some perfect springtime dishes to help bring some joy to the everyday.

My teams at Le Manoir, Brasserie Blanc, Jardin Blanc and Royal Ascot all look forward to seeing you soon, in better days. We will celebrate and rejoice and put on an almighty party when the time is right.

Wishing you all good health and peace. I thank you sincerely for all of your support.

My new book - The Lost Orchard - is a love letter to 100's of forgotten fruit varieties, complete with fascinating stories, beautiful illustrations, and of course delicious recipes. Available to buy now from Amazon or from all good bookshops.

Whether it’s a beautiful and light spring pea risotto for evenings at home with family, or simple and delicious crudités with a green pea vegan dip as a snack, this season is full of vegetables springing to life after a long winter under the soil. And you must not forget one of my favourites, lemon tart, perfect for dessert. Tangy deliciousness that is so simple to make.

This is the season for lots of colour and freshness. And if you have a little veg patch of your own, an opportunity to grow exciting vegetables for the spring and summer ahead.

tarte au citron (lemon tart)

Lemon tart recipe

Truly a thing of beauty

My Five Seasonal Stars


The spring pea


The spring pea


The spring pea


The spring pea


The spring pea

The spring pea

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2020 Special Events at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Join us for some wonderful events this Spring and Summer.

Brasserie Blanc Sunday roast

Sundays at Brasserie Blanc

Sundays have just got even better!

Protégé Dinner at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Check-out the pictures from this unforgettable evening!

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