The ultimate tasting menu at Whittlebury Hall


Whittlebury Hall is known for it’s grand facilities, popular spa and great food and drink facilities. Nestled away in the Towcester countryside, you can find the hidden gem that is Murray’s Restaurant.

Whittlebury Hall has recently relaunched the fine dining restaurant following a complete refurbishment over the summer. The 2 AA Rosette restaurant has also changed management and is now under head chef Harvey Lockwood.

Every single detail of this experience has been covered. When we say this is nestled away, we truly mean it. This is set well away from the hustle and bustle of the main bar and restaurant in the hotel and is down the end of a quiet corridor which has it’s own ‘lounge’ to suit.

The waitresses deserve their own review for the great effort for detail and attentiveness throughout our meal. They are a credit to the team and made this experience so much more luxurious.

We got to try the new menu which has been created by the award winning chef bringing in British ingredients gathered with local Northamptonshire produce.

The tasting menu itself had a selection of dishes from the main menu in little plates that left us very full at the end. Quite honestly, this was one of the nicest meals we’ve ever experienced, and I’ve ate out a lot!

The tasting menu was exactly what you’d want to experience new dishes. There are new flavours that make you question every bite with curiosity. Even the butter wasn’t your average English salted butter. This was chicken butter with chicken skin on the side. Try it before you dismiss it.

The courses included wood pigeon, sea trout, Bedfordshire beef fillet, rhubarb and custard dessert and so many more intricate dishes. You could tell attention to detail was key and we observed that each dish had it’s own main flavour. The amuse bouche was quite tomato based but that worked perfectly as the first refreshing start.

The only fault we had? We thought the other restaurant was so busy we wanted everyone to go and experience what we had just tasted! It’s quite hidden and of course, a touch more money than the main dishes available elsewhere however, for a special occasion, you must visit.

Be it a birthday, anniversary, celebration or a weekend away, Murrays Restaurant is a must visit, you will feel looked after from start to finish, you’ll be tasting food that is like no other and there was something quite charming about the whole experience.

Find out more about Murrays and how to book here