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The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
+44 1923 296015
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
“petit fours” (10 reviews)
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The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hard to judge this restaurant from this dinner, which was a set menu promotion for members of the Sequoia Spa on the Grove site, so not the usual format. No complaints at all about the food, which was imaginative and well prepared. The service was...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As reasonably regular visitors to the grove hotel and the Glasshouse restaurant. We thought as we’ve not tried after all these years to have a meal at Colette’s On arrival one is immediately faced with a pretentious maitre d’ who showed us to a most...More

1  Thank MrEZE
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to visit with good friends having lived locally but never managed to visit. We love the Grove and have visited the Glasshouse many times over the years. I even play golf here !! As for Coletttes, what load of overpriced rubbish. Tatty and no...More

1  Thank idcltd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here last night and were hugely disappointed. The Grove is a lovely place but this restaurant is anything but up to standards. Upon walking in you come into a lounge which is decorated very nicely so you have high hopes....More

Thank annukang04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for birthday dinner. Food was good although the 5 course tasting menu at £85 was meagre and left you wanting. Atmosphere was dull and the dining room felt dilapidated and empty. Despite initial show of good service by an Irish gentlemen in the...More

1  Thank frequenttraveller76
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We were taken here by some friends and were looking forward to it. The food was wonderful the service superb but it seemed to lack a little sparkle or atmosphere a bit like finding the veneer in a beautiful Mercedes is plastic. The bar area...More

Thank Christopher3965
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Went for a family birthday celebration with a large group and didn’t think it was as good as previously. Had the taster menu but no amuse bouch just salami olives bread and olive oil. Not what you would expect for the price - more bistro...More

Thank Jellyfishslayer
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Colette's was faultless from start to finish. The staff were attentive and really friendly, the cocktails in the bar were some of the best we've ever had! and the 7 course fine dining menu was out of this world! 5 star on every level and...More

Thank tjflutterby
TheGroveHotel, Front Office Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear tiflutterby, Thank you for your wonderful comments following your recent visit to Colette's regarding the staff, service and food. We at Colette's look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Sally

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Went to Colette's for a celebration, Very dissapointed 3 chicken meals were served partially raw.[pink] I was glad I wasn't paying or I would of been asking for a discount. I hope they gavea discount to the bill payer. Went home and had to make...More

1  Thank Em E
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear Em E, Thank you very much for choosing Colette's to celebrate this special occasion with us and for sharing your valuable experience with us. I am deeply disappointed reading your comments and I am so sorry that we failed to provide you with an...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, presentation, restaurant ambiance and comfortable dining. Great views. Staff offer efficient reliable and speedy service.More

Thank PaddingtonBear63
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear PaddingtonBear63, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful review with us! I am delighted to hear that you had a memorable experience at Colette's and we had the chance to truly pamper you! We all look forward to welcome you back in the...More

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Em E
28 November 2017|
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Response from Em E | Reviewed this property |
If you scroll through other reviews , you will see we were not the only ones that had bad meals there and were given the will tell chef" treatment..and looking at the reviews it seems for a "fine Dining " and charge... More
3 February 2017|
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Response from TheGroveHotel | Property representative |
Hi, It is smart attire however it is relaxed fine-dining, so we want you to feel comfortable also. Thanks
4 August 2015|
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Response from Em E | Reviewed this property |
Dont bother, its highly priced and not all that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 70
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Chandler's Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 296015
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The Grove is a lavish, Elizabethan country house hote located just 40 minutes from London that used to be the historical home for the Earls of Clarendon. Tucked away inside this splendid setting is the discreet and elegant Colette's restaurant, which is renowned for its three AA rosette worthy cuisine by rising star Head Chef Russell Bateman and award-winning wine list. With views over Charlotte's Vale, the 18th century dining room at Colette's - which was described by the hotel's architect Martin Hulbert as "groovy-grand" - has been restored with chic table settings, contemporary artworks and an understated vanilla and coffee colour scheme. Popular with chic city-dwellers and fashionable foreigners, Colette's has a modern European menu, and the restaurant regularly hosts wine evenings themed on iconic wine regions.
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