Open for Sunday Lunch and daily for Afternoon Tea and Dinner.
- Disabled Access
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Private Dining
- Children's Menu available
- Well Behaved Children Welcome
- Outside Seating Area
- Free WiFi
About Matfen Hall
Classic and contemporary dining in stately surroundings.
Under our acclaimed Executive Chef, Paul Blakey, and Head Chef, Nick Kleist, our cuisine is carefully prepared using the freshest, local ingredients and in season meat and produce.
The food and drinks were absolutely beautiful; everything was a bit expensive but we were using a voucher so not too worried about the cost - I'm not sure if we would have had three courses if paying full price though, unless for a very special occasion. The library was a lovely venue but quite quiet. There was only two of us so we could keep the conversation a bit hushed - I'm not sure it would have been ideal for a large group. The service was faultless.
Excellent and accommodating service from the team
Food was lovely and just how l expected it, please compliment the chef..service was terrible from start to finish. Waiter on arrival was quite rude, he could not explain to me the types of white wine l was asking about which was in the book. We were not given the correct cutlery to go with the food. I needed to keep asking, the service was not on the level it should have been. Breakfast we were also sat in the library and the same staff were on, we were seated at the same table with the table cloth rather marked with our previous night food. When moved to a cramped table, again needed to ask for cutlery and bowels for the continental breakfast. This for us was just not good enough, for the standard of food, the service really needs looked at. Shame as l don't think we would return or this reason.
A lovely place to celebrate a special occasion. The service was wonderful, staff (especially Nathan I think) were very attentive whilst not being too overbearing. It's a very comfortable restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The only disappointment was that there was only one vegetarian meal option on the menu- it wasn't a dish I liked but I wasn't given any other choice. The cheese soufflé starter was delicious and my husband thoroughly enjoyed all of his meal.
It was lovely but I think 2 scones for each person is too many, I’ve not been anywhere else where you get 2 huge scones each.. None of us ate them all. And, sorry, they were a bit hard. Everything else was lovely though.
Really enjoyed the meal
We dined in the library restaurant. The restaurant itself was very warm. We ordered glasses of wine which took quite a while and we had to ask three times for our drinks. They had advised they had a wedding party which was causing the delay. As this venue has many wedding parties I would have thought this would not cause such a problem. We had finished our meal by the time we received our meals. We ordered coffee which also took a long time to arrive. The meals were very nice. Especially the desserts.
Had a nice break , expected more to be honest , found our visit to slayley hall to be better, pricing, offers, spa was more up to date and welcoming, Bar area and restaurant more welcoming found matfen to be very bitty no real direction or identity, golfers using car park so not a lot of room at times, staff were on the positive side though very attentitive, breakfast was a bit slow , limited, and tables tight . Food in restaurant was real nice in bar was ok nothing special . As a frequent visitor to the area I wouldn’t rush back I don’t golf so no real advantages compared to the competition . Needs more driving forward .
I found the meal to be of a very high standard, although my wife found the fettuccine to be a little bland. The service within the restaurant itself was superb, and our waiter paid careful attention to anticipate our every need. However, the evening was let down by a lack of greeting and service on arrival. This being the first time we had ever visited the Library Restaurant, we were confused about where we should ‘check in’ and upon entering the drawing room, the member of staff seemed disinterested and preoccupied with admin duties - we were left for 20 minutes before being offered menus and pre-dinner drinks. Overall the evening was lovely, but this first impression was not good.
A slight mix up with the meal was quickly rectified, otherwise, flawless.
Food was brilliant, no complaints. Atmosphere and service could have been improved by staff working better together as a team.
All staffwere exemplary.
All staff were exemplary.
Beautiful place to stay all the staff were so friendly food was delicious and extremely well presented, the spa was so relaxing and again all the staff were really friendly we will definitely be back and would recommend Matfen Hall to any one wanting a truly relaxing break
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Matfen Hall. The food was divine and the staff were friendly yet professional at all times. We look forward to returning in the near future!
Overall experiance was fabulous Minor issues on 1st night we waited 10mins before recieving a menu 2nd night waited nearly 15mins for an additional glass of wine which was brought right away when i enquired what the delay was However I must commend the staff of their dealing with an extremely awkward customer who appeared to be having a standoff with your chef on the the way her steak had been cooked She was extremely rude and loud but they calmed the situation down and dealt with it in a superb fashion.
Service was a little slow in comparison to our previous visits to the Library Restaurant and was clearly understaffed for the volume of customers. We waited 15 mins to be offered a drink whilst waiting to go to our table as only x1 staff member meeting & creating everyone. We then had a further 20-30 min wait for our table. However this aside the food was fantastic and highly recommended and we will be back again soon.
Excellent friendly efficient staff. Stayed several times and each time in a different part of hotel but never been disappointed
Food was cooked to perfection. Service was excellent & we will be definitely returning
We thourghly enjoyed our visit, would highly recommend Maften Hall, thank you
We had an excellent meal - what really stood out was the service!
First class service with just the best staff you could ask for. Food was delicious as always and we can’t wait for our next visit. Thank you to everyone for making our visit so special.
The service was the worst I have ever experienced staff brought nothing that you asked for had to ask three times for water or dinners were threw on the table without saying what the food was or who was eating what customers were complaining very loadly about service making the atmosphere very uncomfortable and the food was very poor class and not nice.
The whole experience was perfect from start to finish. Your staff are an absolute credit! The food was delicious and the setting beautiful.
We received beautiful food and good service so thank you for a lovely evening.