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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” (30 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
“lamb” (16 reviews)
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read some other reviews and thought maybe it wouldn't be that bad, but I left really disappointed. The staff are lovely and if you like that type of food, maybe you would be happy. There was a lack of ambience and personally it wasn't...More

Thank Sophie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started with a lovely cocktail on the terrace outside, the gardens are worth a stroll around because they are gorgeous. Chose the 7 course taster menu with accompanying classic wines and found both a delight. Highlights were the herb crusted lamb dish with peas, looked...More

Thank Cat770
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We went to The Grove hotel for a romantic weekend away so decided to book into Colette's for dinner as a treat. We decided to go for the a la carte menu as we usually feel too full after a tasting menu. I had the...More

Thank RK_LDN
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Arrived to a nice friendly welcome. Shown to a table after giving us some appetisers and champagne while we waited for our group. We chose the prestige tasting menu. Service was attentive and friendly however the waitress kept leaning across me to put food down...More

Thank Sarahcruze
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We ate as a party of 4 on Saturday and sat in the furthest of the two dining rooms. The greeting was warm and sincere. In fact, throughout the evening all of the staff performed faultlessly and engaged in conversation with us when need be....More

Thank paulwW767UB
Reviewed 13 April 2018

A wet and dispiriting Wednesday evening and the Stables restaurant was fully booked. So I decided to push the boat out and take my guest (who had been primed with anecdotes about Stubbs and the horses) to Colette's. We were greeted by name by a...More

1  Thank derekmcl2015
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Have eaten here before but many years ago, we did have lunch in the Glasshouse which I thought was superb and great selection to choose from, but we did not over eat because of eating at Colette's that evening. The food was nice and plenty...More

1  Thank Dena E
Reviewed 22 March 2018

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 18 March 2018 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
Reviewed 18 March 2018 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
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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