With so many ingredients plucked from our own kitchen garden, it’s more about wheelbarrow yards than food miles here at Woolley Grange.
From big breakfasts to fancy dinners, our menus are geared towards children and grown-ups, with mocktails and cocktails, sandwiches and Sunday lunches. We can even make pixie boots out of napkins, offer children’s bibs and cutlery, and serve wholesome, organic baby food.
Choose family dining in The Orangery or a sophisticated meal in our fine-dining restaurant. While you don’t have to worry about your children’s table manners at family mealtimes, once little ones are tucked up in bed you can switch on the baby listener (or we’ll arrange a babysitter if you prefer) and dine by candlelight.
We’re very proud of our kitchen garden, where Eliza, our kitchen gardener, grows a huge range of herbs, fruit and vegetables. We also pick our own summer fruits and grow fresh flowers for the hotel. Once the chef has had his pick, all of our produce is sold to locals and guests, so you can take the taste of Woolley Grange home with you.
Our chef and suppliers
Our new Head Chef, Istvan Tomay, draws on a wealth of international experience to bring global influences to classic British flavours. Having worked alongside locally renowned chefs such as Barney Haughton (Bordeaux Quay) and Freddie Bird (The Bristol Lido), Istvan brings years of knowledge of delivering great fresh food, perfectly cooked, into the kitchen.
His passion for sustainable seasonal produce dovetails with our, equally passionate, gardening team, and the two will work together to deliver a delightful menu of fresh and flavoursome dishes throughout the year.
Istvan also personally knows the best small, local suppliers. Our eggs are supplied by the local farmer at Southview Farm, while our locally reared meats come from Bartlett’s family butchers in Bath.
We like to make mealtimes easy and convenient. We have a range of dining options for you and your family and you are welcome to have meals delivered to your room.
Breakfast is very much a family affair. Even young guests can help themselves to the buffet and pile their plates with cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, pastries and muffins. In addition to the continental buffet, our plated options – from a full English to Belgian waffles with berry compote – are designed to fortify all ages for an active, fun-packed day ahead.
Lunch is an informal, leisurely affair, with a full children’s menu and a lighter menu for parents. On balmy days the dining tables spill out onto the terrace for alfresco meals and afternoon teas. On Sunday lunchtime we pull out all the stops for a traditional three-course roast, which is also very popular with locals. If you’ll be out exploring the surroundings during the daytime, we’re happy to pack you a picnic or suggest some fantastic local places to try.
Children’s High Tea is served at 5pm daily, because we understand that young diners like to eat early. Our staff are on-hand to help out, so parents can relax with aperitifs and nibbles. Or if or you prefer to sit down for dinner together, we offer a family dining option from 6pm.
Dinner is a sophisticated, fine-dining affair once the children are in bed. Tuck into divine local cuisine, sip vintages recommended by our wine expert and catch up on time as a couple.