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Colette's

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The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
+44 1923 296015
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Tue - Thu 18:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Described and priced as fine dining, but the reality is far from. The food was very bland and uninspired. This restaurant let's down a very good hotel. If you do this you will feel robbed, don't do it!

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Thank Mike B
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinner booking at Colette's, I'm glad that you liked the hotel. I am disappointed that you felt the food was bland and uninspiring and I will feedback your comments to our Chefs as we strive to deliver exceptional food at all times. I would be interested to know... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel and grounds are beautiful. But for £225 (food 150) for 2, Collette's was not the 'fine dining' experience we were expecting. The food was lazy, lacking in flavour and if compared to a lot of London venues in the same price range, falls way short. Wish I'd have a club sandwich in the room instead!

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TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Grove. I am disappointed to read that you felt that the food was lacking in flavour and did not live up to your expectations. I will feedback your comments to our Chefs as we strive to deliver perfection at all times. We hope that you'll... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

ok this place is trying to be fine dining but is missing the mark. even the decors not much we ordered drinks and two were wrong. ( wrong beer and pear bellini instead of peach) one of our party had a fish allergy which was handled perfectly. four tasting menus ordered. the servers were trying to explain what the item... More 

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Thank Peter M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very good experience. Food were really good and staffs were helpful. They made us happy birthday letters for the last dish. Highly recommend!

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Thank beckymsc
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Colette's - our fine dinning restaurant. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that you liked your birthday surprise. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Guest Relations More 

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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant offers excellent food, professionally prepared with a standard of service which was memorable in a good way.

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TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent meal at Colette's restaurant. I am delighted to read that you thought that both the quality of food and service were excellent. We hope to see you again soo. Kind regards Guest Relations More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Whilst the menu was interesting, Collette's was practically empty. We visited on a Friday night & only two other tables were booked. It therefore felt flat with no atmosphere which was so disappointing. Service was extremely attentive but felt 'stuffy' compared to other fine dining restaurants we have visited in the past. I would not go back sadly.

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Thank 529DebbieL
London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Had some drinks here, all very good, walked the grounds. Kept very very well! excellent service, will come again

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Thank MrJ20132013
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and got time to stroll around the grounds. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Guest Relations More 

Manchester UK
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We dined at Colette's while staying at the Grove for my birthday weekend. The dining experience was by far the best I have had anywhere and although the price was a bit steep, I thought it was value for the money. You need to take your time to enjoy all the wonderful flavours and textures Head Chef Russell Bateman sends... More 

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Thank HazelBagel
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Colette's - our fine dining restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Guest Relations More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

I’ll start with saying that if you are a foodie, DO NOT ENTER Colette’s at The Grove. We have given this place a go a few times over the years, each time feeling it should have been better, given the beautiful surroundings. There is a limited amount of good restaurants in Watford and we really wanted this to be better... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

First class fine dining with attention to detail. I cannot recommend this venue too highly for a special celebration, whether this is for a couple or a family occasion.

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Thank kathleendelmar73
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to rate your visit to The Grove. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely time and that you would recommend us to friends and family. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Guest Relations More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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