Dining 2020-12-08T15:53:53+00:00

Award Winning Restaurant

Old Downton Lodge is a Restaurant with Rooms. We have won many awards notably 3 AA Rosettes since 2015 and listing in Michelin Guide since 2015.

Our menus evolve each month. We have created a La Carte as well as a Tasting menu.

Dinner is served Monday to Sunday between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. (Dinner on Sunday and Monday only Small A La Carte)

Lunch is served Thursday to Saturday between 12:30pm and 1:30pm

Sunday Lunch between 12:30pm and 1:30pm

Afternoon Tea Tuesday to Saturday between 3pm and 5pm

We will of course be happy to cater for dietary requirements with 24 hours notice

Children over the age of 13 years old welcome. Please note we do not offer a Childrens menu

Please see below this month’s menus. Please book dinner at least 24 hours before your stay as all produce is ordered in fresh each day.


The Dining Room

The dining room is in its pomp when set out for a party of eighteen, but it is equally atmospheric when laid out with tables of two or four.

It has the feel of a grand medieval hall. In fact, it was built around the time of the Norman conquest, but do those small triangular windows suggest a more prosaic history?


Our Head Chef produces a small a La Carte Menu for which he draws inspiration from local produce when he visits the Market. Below is our current Market Menu.

Dinner is available on Monday to Sunday night only, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Lunch is available on Thursday to Sunday between 12:30pm and 1:30pm.

Sunday Lunch between 12:30pm and 1:30pm

Afternoon Tea Tuesday to Saturday between 3pm and 5pm


Dietary requirements

If you have any dietary requirements please let us know at least 24 hours before you dine, so that we can ensure it doesn’t impact on your dining experience.

The restaurant is also open to non residents so we suggest you make your reservation as soon as possible.

Wine and Spirits

Dear Guests,

The present List is the fruit of our passion for fine Wine and Spirits, as well as our continuous effort to create a unique experience for the visitor of the Old Downton Lodge. It is a work in progress, but we sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading through its pages, find the choices of your pleasure and let us create a memorable experience for you.

The choices that you are about to browse, have been put together, in order to compliment the elegance of the dishes created by our Executive Head Chef, Nick Bennett, and are there to provide exceptional representation and value for each country and region listed.

We are very proud of the fact that our Wines and Spirits are supplied by the award-winning Shropshire wine merchant, Tanners Wines of Shrewsbury.

Tanners have been an independent family shipper of estate wines since 1842 and stay resolutely independent until today. Run by James Tanner, who is the fourth generation of the family to work in the company, the firm employs more than 100 people, with the majority split between its distinctive, black & white headquarters in Shrewsbury and its distribution depot in Wales.

By shipping direct from the vineyards into their own premises, they offer unique wines from predominantly family producers, who have a passion for their land, vines and produce. Tanners have won an international reputation and a loyal following among wine lovers, as well as a great number of important national awards and accolades, acknowledging the firm as one of the very best wine merchants in the UK.

Here at the Old Downton Lodge we believe that good Service is about helping you create those special moments, which will become the memories of the future. Our aspiration is that we can succeed, only if this is offered in a helpful and personal manner. Therefore, please feel free to call us, should you have any questions regarding the present List, or any other side of your experience, which we can be helpful with.

To Good Health!

Kindest Regards,
Willem Vlok
Old Downton Lodge.