Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Disabled Access
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Easy Access
- Tiered Restaurant
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
Encompassing the traditional brasserie restaurant concept of friendly service, seasonal local produce, simply cooked and imaginatively presented. The emphasis is on big flavours, everything from breads through to puddings is homemade, and top quality meat, poultry and game are the backbone of the menu, accompanied by a well-rounded wine list.
Food made creative use of local ingredients and service friendly and prompt. Restaurant quiet so somewhat lacking in atmosphere.
The biggest obstacle to success is partial success... Lovely kids doing a damn good effort... Never aim lower than where you belong.... Get investing management in the little things....
A perfect stay at Merchants Manor and beautifully prepared and presented food in the Rastella Restaurant. The only reason I gave a 3* rating for Atmosphere is due to the fact that we stayed during this very hot period and the restaurant was unbearably hot, some fans would have been very welcome in the dining area. The management could surely allow their Restaurant/Reception Managers the luxury of not wearing tweed waistcoats and jackets during this hot spell!!
The presentation and taste of the food was excellent and not the style I usually eat so it was a new dining experience.
An interesting menu, which might benefit from a couple of more straightforward options for those who like simpler fare. I enjoyed it immensely, my wife, who is not a keen meat or fish eater found the choice more challenging. Wines are good value and the service was charming and very friendly.
Fantastic food, loved the menu showcasing the local producers. Steak & desserts were sublime! Home cured smoked salmon a must.
The food and service was fantastic. Chris was most helpful and all staff were welcoming. The chef menus were inspired Thank you
We stayed with you for five nights, had evening meals and breakfast in our booking, although we enjoyed our stay, we noticed the portion sizes varied enormously, I can understand with cuts of meat or fish but the sides were often very small, certainly not like the footage on your Webb site 😕 at breakfast, I have poached eggs, I only had one morning where the egg was not hard, I may have been unlucky but I would have thought one in five was poor. Overall the meals WERE good, just needs a bit of tweaking here and there, the staff were lovely, and the hotel is in a good central position for walking to many lovely places of interest, all in all I would recommend a stay at Merchants Manor and eating at Rastella’s.
I liked the idea of locally sourced food and foraged herbs. As a vegetarian I would have liked more than one choice on the menu. A certain style of food which was different and interesting. I liked the desserts and the cheese board was lovely.
First class service and wonderful food
Absolutely outstanding food and service, the staff knew the menu inside out and were able to give insightful information regarding where the dish came from and how it was created by the chef. There was a genuine interest in the food that was produced and also a genuine concern that is was to our liking.
We enjoyed eating in the restaurant. The food was locally sourced and prepared with real imagination - it was delicious! The staff were friendly and pleasant and very helpful. It was a super stay.
Haven't been to this restaurant for a while now but I will be again soon, perfect meal, staff and venue. I couldn't fault anything even if I tried. We visited to celebrate our silver anniversary, having had our wedding reception here when it was The Greenlawns.
Amazing food, what an experience, staff are so helpful
Very attentive and helpful staff made it a very injoyable experience Thank you for a great time
Wonderfull stay. Lovely owners and staff. Would love to go again
The new girl was so nervous but was very keen to learn and seemed to pick up things easily well done to her sorry didn't atch her name.
Staff knew exactly what ingredients were in each dish and Eva came across very experienced and was confident in talking to the diners and very pleasant.
Staff and food were amazing
The whole Team were superb! No criticisms. Food diverse and delicious. Eva has a promising future👍 We will return.
Amazing food, really good quality and perfectly cooked, cocktails were delicious, service was impeccable. Would highly recommend.
Bar manager very knowledgeable about his stock and willing to give advice. Waiting staff attentive and polite. Looking forward to visiting again.
Great food & service
Food was absolutely first class delicious, staff were very attentive and delightful.
Outstanding food served by friendly, efficient staff. Thank you.. Long may you offer Sunday lunches!