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Gainsborough Restaurant at Willington Hall

€€ - €€€British
Willington lane | Willington Hall, Tarporley CW6 0NB, England
+44 1829 752321
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good0%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
18 Dec 2016
“Acceptable, but only just.”
14 Apr 2016
“Sunday Lunch”
Closed Now
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€€ - €€€
Willington lane | Willington Hall, Tarporley CW6 0NB, England
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visited Willington Hall for a Christmas Evening. Dinner was passable, lack lustre, the service wasn't brilliant not much effort to be helpful or pleasant from the staff, had to serve our own wine, as ladies this was uncomfortable. To give a flavour the crackers...More

1  Thank waterbabyStaffs
Reviewed 14 April 2016

After a warm welcome and a drink in the bar enjoying the wonderful views we chose from a delicious menu.Our daughter was married here four years ago so it was a sentimental choice as she was at home Asparagus with crusty eggs was ahuge favourite...More

1  Thank Lindsay174
willingtonsi, General Manager at Gainsborough Restaurant at Willington Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Dear Lindsay174 Thank you for taking the time to submit such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 21 January 2016

Reading other reviews it would seem that the grounds are a great draw (especially for weddings). However visiting the hotel and restaurant on a winter's night was a depressing experience. The decor is terribly out of date and in poor taste and the whole place...More

1  Thank Joy070
willingtonsi, General Manager at Gainsborough Restaurant at Willington Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Dear Joy070, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry that the experience wasn't the best. We have recently undergone some refurbishment so if you would like to try us again please do. I would suggest during the daytime so that you...More

Reviewed 13 August 2015

Excellent meal cooked to perfection in this wonderful country location.The bar in itself was comfortable and inviting with friendly,attentive and proffesional staff.Our view in the Gainsborough Restaurant was wonderful,overlooking the gardens and Welsh hills.As regards the food I decided to have scallops for my starter,which...More

1  Thank SunSenegamb
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We had a really lovely lunch. Beautifully cooked and presented. My dietary requirements were also taken seriously. The chef even came out to see us and check that we were happy with the food. The staff were very busy as a wedding party was expected,...More

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Had a meal a week ago and was ill for three days...ordered co qua vin, it was basically 3 drumsticks floating around in coloured, tasteless water, worst meal ever.. Sorry won't be coming back. Would have complained but we were taken out and I didn't...More

3  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 21 December 2012

We recently visited willington hall for a romantic dinner on Thursday evening. The welcome we received from Camila the young blonde lady on Reception was wonderful warm, she took our coats showed us through to the bar and took a drinks order which she brought...More

1  Thank MilHarrison
Reviewed 28 October 2011

We recently visited Willington Hall to dine in its period Gainsborugh Restaurant, after being recommended by my sister. I have to say that it not only lived upto be surpassed all of our expectations! We dined on a Friday Evening, and were welcomed at the...More

1  Thank Cassie S
Reviewed 11 June 2011

Sunday lunch is great at Willington Hall. So when my relatives came to stay from Florida we thought they would love the character and charm of the old building, and they did. The same could not be said for the food on a Friday evening...More

2  Thank nanamoCheshire
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$49
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willington lane | Willington Hall, Tarporley CW6 0NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Tarporley
  • Phone Number: +44 1829 752321
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The Gainsborough Restaurant is situated within Willington Hall Hotel and offers a two course and three course lunch and dinner menu. We offer a seasonal, fixed price menu that takes contemporary British classics with a modern twist.
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