André Garrett at Cliveden opened on November 18, designed by Martin Hulbert Design and serving modern French cuisine.
The chef recently joined the Berkshire hotel from Galvin at Windows at the London Hilton Park Lane, where he had held the role of head chef for eight years.
“Cliveden is inspirational,” said Garrett. “The building and its history have truly given me a new confidence and creative energy to develop my cooking style.”
The 68-seat restaurant, run by restaurant manager Alastair Phillips, is located on the ground floor of the historic country house.
It will offer a daily lunch and dinner menu priced at £65 for three courses, as well as various other packages featuring highlights such as roast game consommé ‘Guy Savoy’ with Jerusalem artichoke cream, mini cep brioche and game canapés; tartare of South Coast mackerel with smoked eel beignets, and roast Bresse pigeon with glazed salsify and pumpkin.
Head sommelier Guillaume Gorichon will offer guests an international wine list comprising approximately 800 bins starting at £28, with a range of 20 by the glass priced from £8. The Champagne trolley features six Champagnes, starting with NW Taittinger Brut at £15 glass.
Martin Hulbert Design undertook a sensitive redecoration of the space, incorporating the original features with some contemporary touches.
Walls are painted in duck egg blue, alcoves are lined in pale green silk and hung with mirrors, and the voluptuous curtains are mossy green, gold and tobacco silk framing the views of the gardens and beyond.
There are also three large chandeliers and two grand marble fireplaces, which were installed circa 1906 when the Astor family owned the house.
“It is wonderful to see Cliveden’s dining room looking its sparkly, elegant best once again, and to be able to present André’s dishes in such a beautiful setting is very exciting. Our guests are in for a real treat,” commented Cliveden general manager Sue Williams.