First Michelin Star 2021 For Exclusive Collection’s Hotel Group



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First Michelin Star 2021 For Exclusive Collection’s Hotel Group

12 February 2021

Latymer Restaurant at Pennyhill Park Hotel has received its’ first star from the Michelin Guide, alongside 4 AA Rosettes.  The hotel’s restaurant, which is part of the leading luxury group of UK Hotels’ Exclusive Collection is one of the latest guide additions.  Headed by Masterchef winner – Head Chef Steve Smith is considered to be an innovative and groundbreaking chef, credited with achieving a Michelin star at every restaurant he has worked in.

Set in acres of grounds; this impressive Bagshot resort combines the charm and character of it’s main facade, with newer lodges that have been tastefully enhanced to compliment the original main stone and oak beamed building; with it’s luxurious interiors.   The newer lodges are scattered around the landscaped gardens, pool and spa.  The Latymer restaurant; which resides in the main building, has had an interior uplift, whilst at the same time gaining it’s first Michelin star this year.

The food at this 5 star luxury resort and spa is also a force to be reckoned with –  precisely presented lunch and dinner discovery tasting menus; that feature a brave medley of merged ingredients such as calve’s sweetbreads with pine and nut risotto and madeira, foie gras with strawberry cream; and Herdwick lamb with broccoli, artichoke and anchovies.   The combination of innovative flavours within the dishes is not for the fainthearted; which, true to form are immaculately presented but won’t neccessarily appeal to more traditional tastebuds.

There is a prix fixe a la carte menu at lunchtime; which is unusual for the likes of such an exclusive establishment; and a six course lunch and dinner menu; that is constantly re-created with different dishes and enhanced with seasonally specific ingredients that represent the best of rural British produce.  The offering is classified as Modern European; with a variety of select seafood and meat mains; that are complimented by flavours that reflect constantly changing seasonal produce.

The Latymer restaurant is at Pennypark Hill Hotel
London Road,
Surrey GU19 5EU