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“Great dinner in a lovely setting”

Culpeper's Restaurant @ Chilston Park Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Lenham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The two AA Rosette accredited Restaurant at Chilston Park Hotel in Kent creates a special atmosphere in which to enjoy a fine dining experience to mark a special occasion or just for the pleasure of it. Here you will find great food and a fantastic wine list combined with friendly and seamless service.
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Dinner here was excellent, the menu choices extensive and varied, the dishes very well prepared and most artistically presented. The dining room is beautiful at night (it's the breakfast room in the morning) with candles on all tables, creating a really nice atmosphere. Everything was delicious and service was attentive and prompt. My only complaint was that they wouldn't take us in until rather late in the evening, even though once we sat there were clearly many empty tables. But other than that, a memorable dining experience.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Went for a family afternoon tea, had 2 under 10's and they did a special kids afternoon tea with hot chocolate. Our sandwiches were lovely but the cakes were out of this world and such a choice of teas.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Chilston Park Hotel is in a rural location and accessed by a long driveway with cows grazing in the adjacent fields. The good sized car park is very close to the hotel entrance. On entering, the Reception staff directed us to the restaurant. There is a small bar where to get a pre dinner drink and to select your choice of dinner from the menu. Staff were pleasant, helpful and efficient. The restaurant is well prepared and inviting. The menu selection was fair with an option to choose from the A la Carte for a supplement. My only criticism was that salmon seemed prevalent, appearing in the Chef's surprise pre starter, the fish parcel starter, and also in the main course so you could inadvertantly have three courses of salmon instead of one. Having said that, the food was well prepared although a little more sauce with the main meals would have been welcomed. Our choices were salmon, and chicken with a bacon wrap. Service was good and unhurried. The overall dining experience was good, but just something to bear in mind is that the hotel is a very popular wedding venue so don't be surprised if your anticipated quiet dining experience may be shared with pre or post wedding guests.

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Thank AlanD675
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We have loved the atmosphere of Chilston Park and the Culpepper environment for many years, even with a variety of culinary experiences.
We have already reported on more recent experience and would be delighted to report on a the ability to test the current fine dining performance.
However, as well reported to the management, we have been unable to book a table as the hotel has been totally booked by weddings.
Tried again today for 9th and 10th August, midweek, with the same result.
Our conclusion is that this hotel/ restaurant is no longer available as the choice of the client but rather to the business convenience of the hotel group.
Therefore we cannot recommend it for local fine dining!

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Thank Baileyarabians
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

It is lovely at Chilston Park, a beautiful county Manor House - steeped in history with many original features, beautiful decor and pieces of furniture . In a wonderful setting it is a very popular wedding venue, it was busy even on a Wednesday evening which added to the atmosphere and ambiance. We dined in the Culpeper restaurant which has views of the beautiful gardens. There was a choice of table d'hote and a la carte as well as a tasting menu . We chose the table d'hote - a lovely - amuse bouche - watercress soup, thick creamy and full of flavour - delicious crispy sea bream with brown shrimp sauce and a crushed herb potato - just great. Dessert a chocolate tart with ice cream - yum - all tasted wonderful was beautifully presented and excellent service . Highly recommend :)

Thank kentcritique
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