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Colette's

The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
+44 1923 296015
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
“petit fours” (10 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options
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The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 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

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We have been doing the glass house and stables for years and always loved so thought we would try Colette's. I was awful. The room was dull, empty and no atmosphere what so ever. We were there for 2 hours and the whole time we...More

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

Dear Rhe L, Thank you very much for your patronage and for returning to dine with us at The Grove! I am very happy to hear that you always enjoyed our Glasshouse and Stables Restaurants, however I deeply regret that we could not provide you...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Our evening at Colette's started with the most wonderful and original cocktails made by the very helpful Tadgh. We were then treated to the most delicious meal which was full of unexpected treats along the way - the 'pre-desert' lemon and ginger posset was delicious....More

Thank K315
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear K315, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely review with us! I am thrilled to hear that you had a truly wonderful and memorable dining experience with us at Colette's. It is our mission to create a fine dining...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Fine dining, excellent tasting menu's, very attentive service, great location. It does exactly what is says on the tin! No issues with catering for vegetarians or gluten free. Highly recommend.

Thank BillandEmma
TheGroveHotel, Front Office Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Dear BillandEmma, Thank you for you recommendation and review following your visit to Colette's. All the Colette's Team were thrilled to read your wonderful feedback and look foward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Sally

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It was my mums 80th birthday and she chose here for a fine dining experience instead of having a party. To reserve a table we had to book three months in advance and the lady who took our booking asked if there was anyone who...More

1  Thank Simon1892
TheGroveHotel, Front Office Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Dear Simon1892, Firstly, please pass on our thanks to your mum for choosing Colette's as the place to celebrate her 80th Birthday. Thank you also to you for your wonderfully informative review, it was lovely to read that you all enjoyed the Colette's experience, the...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

we really enjoyed eating here, the menu provides something for all tastes, our food was perfectly prepared and cooked, the wine list is excellent and the portuguese lady in charge was very helpful and attentive we dined twice colette's and we are going back for...More

Thank Castelski I
TheGroveHotel, Front Office Manager at Colette's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Dear Castelski I, Following your recent visit to The Glasshouse, I was thrilled to read that you had visited and enjoyed our Colette's Restaurant and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year. Kindest regards, Sally

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Em E
27 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
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Lifeisforlivin
2 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
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hoddy60
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
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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Description
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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