Lower Slaughter Manor
If you’re a fan of gourmet food and the finer things in life, visit the breath-taking Lower Slaughter Manor just 20 minutes from Cheltenham in the beautiful village of Lower Slaughter - the gourmet gem that the foodies have been keeping under wraps.
The Relais & Chateaux property is one of the finest 17th century country houses in the south of England, this lovely manor house displays all the hallmarks of refined, regal luxury and is testimony to inspired contemporary design complementing fine period features to stunning effect.
This 19 bedroom hotel stands in its own lovely gardens next to the historic church in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold village of Lower Slaughter with the pretty River Eye flowing gently beside the entrance to the manor.
The accommodation is of the highest calibre, with rooms sympathetically furnished to complement the original features of this beautiful country house. Each room has its own unique style, and offers space and all the contemporary luxuries you would expect from a quality hotel.
The Sixteen58 Restaurant at Lower Slaughter Manor is as chic as it gets, with chocolate brown silk walls, Murano crystal and Ocean Blue chandeliers and divinely intimate seating. There’s even a cosy, semi-private part of the restaurant, the original chapel, that’s an idyllic, gastronomic rendezvous for small parties up to 14. The gorgeous panel room can be used for up to 20 people for private dining – just perfect for a birthday, intimate wedding or conference.
However, Sixteen58 is not the talk of the gourmet community for its décor, but for its award-winning cuisine. Recently having been awarded 3 AA rosettes, the food created by renowned Head Chef, Stuart Ralston is what attracts the Gourmet Set.
Stuart, originally from Scotland and has been cooking for over 13 years. Coming from a household of chefs Stuart began his culinary career at an early age. At 17, he won the highest place in the Salon Culinaire, one of the best known and most respected culinary competitions for young chefs in the UK. At age 22, Stuart landed a position with Gordon Ramsay, to open The London NYC. The restaurant quickly became one of New York’s best restaurants, winning 2 Michelin stars and Zagat’s best restaurant in New York within a year. Pursuing challenges took Stuart to Stage in all of New York’s top kitchens including Jean Georges and Marcus Samuelsson’s Aquavit.
Now the Head Chef at Lower Slaughter Manor his style of cooking is completely seasonal, using local produce whenever possible combined with outstanding flair and technical ability to create true gastronomic delights. The current menu includes such mouth –watering dishes as a Smoked Risotto, Lobster Bisque & Tarragon for a starter, or Line Caught Seabass, Cocoa Blanc, Herb Emulsion, Squid & Chorizo for main or the delicious Nutmeg Custard Tart, Ginger Cremaux & Saffron Compressed Pineapple for dessert. Their 3 course a la carte Sunday Lunch is also not to be missed - £38.50 per person.
If you want to experience Stuart’s fantastic culinary expertise and are a lover of fine wine too then Lower Slaughter Manor are holding the foodie event for you. Book your table now for the Award –Winning English Wine Dinner on Thursday 21st April. Hosted by Bibendum Wine Ltd, this exclusive dining experience will start from 7.30pm with drinks and canapés served on arrival, followed by a set three-course dinner with wines hand-picked to match each course. Priced at £75 per person. They are offering an exclusive offer for The Cheltonian readers only- Book a table at the event and receive a complimentary box of hand-made truffles courtesy of the Manor. Simply quote ‘CHELTONIAN01’ when making your reservation.
For more information on the food, accommodation and upcoming events at Lower Slaughter Manor please visit their website:
Or call reception on 01451 820456.