Donnington Grove Restaurant

Donnington Grove Country Club, Grove Road , Newbury, United Kingdom, RG14 2LA
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Breakfast: 07.00 - 09.30
Lunch: 12.00 - 15.00
Afternoon Tea: 12.00 - 17.00
Dinner: 18.00 - 21.00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Donnington Grove Restaurant

Dining out in Newbury can become an occasion if the venue is Donnington Grove. The River Restaurant is a delightful place to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine. Set amidst beautiful parkland with the River Lambourn winding through the grounds, this Newbury restaurant has large picture windows to make the most of the picturesque river views. The generous patio area is perfect for al-fresco dining or Afternoon Tea on a delightful, British summer day. For those not wishing the formality of dinner with several courses, there is the option of the bar that has an extensive menu of light meals and snacks guaranteed to keep hunger pangs at bay. Whether a traditional breakfast, Afternoon Tea or a three-course evening meal, Donnington Grove's menus provide tasty dishes that make the most of locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

We had afternoon tea and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Food was delicious and service was great. Will be visiting again. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

Afternoon tea was lovely and would recommend this venue to family and friends for any occasion. Staff were helpful and the food tasted great!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Really disappointed with the allergy alternatives that were served. As a group we have been to a lot of afternoon teas and this was a rather pitiful excuse. It would not have taken a lot to serve cakes and scones that were suitable for the allergena that you were advised about way in advance. The setting was lovely but it really did spoil the occassion when you're charged £20 for 4 sandwiches, two flapjacks and three chocolate rice cakes. I can only assume that the mark up is extremely high.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Very pleasant meal. Food, service, atmosphere and value for money were all very good. We will certainly be back.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

I made a booking for afternoon tea several months in advance and this was confirmed in writing. On the day on arrival the staff were expecting us for lunch rather than afternoon tea. I believe this reflected in the quality of the food as I do not believe the kitchen were prepared for us. The sandwiches were very sparse with fillings ie one semi circle of cucumber, half a teaspoon of egg mayo and similar size to the cucumber of ham. The bread was very dry. The scone was ok but not convinced it was homemade. The cake slices were finger sized and dry - again did not appear homemade. One person had gluten free and felt the same and rather than gluten free cake the only thing on offer was different varieties of flapjack. Very disappointed

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Visited On Monday, 29 April 2019

I've been a member for many years and should really make more use of the new restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Lovely lunch thanks. Helpful waitress and kitchen for our daughter’s allergy and lovely puddings. Plus a lovely location of course. Thanks!

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Lovely afternoon tea would happily recommend to friends.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

We arranged to have lunch for a group of ten family members who live in London and Bristol as well as ourselves who live in Newbury. The event was all we had hoped it would be and the food, both quality and presentation, superb. Service, too, was very efficient and friendly: thank you all. The hotel is in an interesting 18th century architectural style and set in an attractive landscape, making it very appropriate for our little celebration.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Nice place but could be better. Very good service. Average meal but poor choice for vegetarian. Frozen pudding and no apple sauce for pork! Good value. Lovely location.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

After the refurbishment, the restaurant has a much better atmosphere, even on a grey, wet, winter Sunday. The food was most enjoyable as well.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Lovely food and great service. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Very friendly and helpful staff, especially Chris in the restaurant. We stayed in the Summerhouse rooms which were lovely. Very clean and comfortable with a nice view down towards the lake. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

We had a very pleasant and relaxed Valentine's dinner. Food was excellent, service impecable ans atmosphere and value for money were fine.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

We were a party of 4 3 meals arrived together and a wait of several minutes before the 4th meal arrived and atmospherewas quiet as only 8 people incl us in restaurant

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Accurately cooked food with well balanced flavours and seasonings. Presentation of dishes modern and attractive without being over-fussy. Interesting wine list.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ill be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Love the newly refurbished restaurant, feels closer and more classy. Now has its own clearly signposted entrance so easier to find from the outside without going through the hotel. Great service for our afternoon tea. As we were the only diners at 4pm the atmosphere wasn't quite there but with another couple of diners it would be fine. Would return!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Excellent all round. Delicious food and first class service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Had another fantastic couple of nights. Food and service in the restaurant and bar was excellent as usual. All of the staff were polite and the food was nice and hot. The only thing I would say is that the lighting could be a little bit more intimate as it is quite bright with all of the down lights .

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

Food had obviously been brought in frozen, brussels sprouts were inedible, carrots chewy, meat was undercooked and chewy, portion size of desert was minimal and very disappointing, roast potatoes were re-heated frozen ones and dry, there was excessive noise from other tables, room was cold - even though there was an electric plug in heater behind us. Coffee was watery and undrinkable. An enormous disappointment on what was supposed to be a family Christmas lunch.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Well worth the wait to experience the newly refurbished restaurant. Service & food were excellent. will certainly be making a return trip.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Was so impressed with our visit to Donning Grove's new restaurant Beau's - the staff were all fantastic, very friendly and helpful! The quality of the food was amazing and the price was surprisingly reasonable for what you got! Beautiful grounds, cannot wait to visit again!

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Visited On Monday, 22 October 2018

Lovely experience and quiet afternoon tea with great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Beautiful location, service great. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back

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