Open every day
Lunch: 12pm - 14.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm
Afternoon tea: 12pm - 5pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
- Free Parking
About The Lawns Restaurant
Recently being awarded the title of Best Tasting Afternoon Tea in the UK 2018, the award-winning Lawns Restaurant is set within Thornton Hall Hotel, with stunning grounds and terrace it’s the perfect setting for your fine dining experience. Best described by Head Chef, Chad Hughes, “we bring you classic food cooked to perfection, showcasing the best local produce with passion and exceptional service”
Chad and his team, go to great lengths to design and create mouth-watering dishes, thoughtfully creating an experience for your taste buds through flavour combinations and textures. Always using the best of what the season has to offer and the highest quality ingredient, sourced locally. With our own market garden in its early stages of growing, we couldn’t get more local!
Our sommelier John is on hand to suggest the perfect wine accompaniment from our extensive and varied list, he may even share some from his Little Black book, just ask him!
We have an enviable Gin selection to tempt you to try something new, even producing our own specially blended Torintone Gin made with water (amongst other things!) from our own well.
Whether it’s dinner out or an extra special occasion, a visit to Lawns Restaurant will not disappoint, we aim to exceed your expectations and we can’t wait to welcome you.
Divine meal, faultless and impressive
Excellent meal, we had reservation for 6.45 but we were not offered the fixed price menu which apparently is from 6-7pm; also it does not appear on your website. We did not know about this option until we were half way through our meal and we may not have gone with it but it would have been nice to have been offered it. Very nice for a special occasion but expensive.
Had a brilliant time - thank you!
We loved our fine dining anniversary meal at lawns restaurant. It was perfect in every way; Taste, appearance, atmosphere! We have told family and friends they must try lawns and we will definately return for Sunday roast and award winning afternoon tea! Thank you for the wonderful experience! Angela and Kenny shurie-Mackenzie
Fabulous location, amazing food and outstanding service. Afternoon Tea of the year award for 2018 is well deserved.
Food and service were excellent and good value. Drinks in bar were very over priced and let the venue down.
We had brought some friends with us to celebrate their Silver wedding anniversary. We throughly enjoyed the delicious afternoon tea in the ambiance of The Lawns Restaurant. The attention we received from Abs was outstanding! Well done Thornton Hall a delightful afternoon out in beautiful surroundings.
ABs was spot on Only thing I rang up plus emailed about my stay as it was my wife’s 50th birthday make sure all was good nothing was done only when I mention it in check in No of the reception knew even the lawn restaurant and I told them as to why I was booking a table Very very poor communication did spoil it a bit
A beautiful setting, wonderful food and a lovely experience. We booked the Summer Spa and stay which represents excellent value for money.
An amazing dinning experience in beautiful relaxed surroundings, the food was delicious, & the staff are just fabulous, friendly & wonderfully mannered. Would happily recommend to all.
Excellent food and service in impressive surroundings
Food is excellent, wine was great. really enjoyable meal. Service is good but IMO should be a bit more personable and friendly, they are all a bit too serious. Atmosphere in the restaurant is a bit strange. Can't put my finger on why but I think the music is a bit ominous. The whole place could do with a bit more buzz and swagger, it takes itself too seriously. Pricing - drinks especially are super expensive. Would even be a lot if this restaurant was in London
Fifth visit since Abdallah Othmani arrived as Restaurant Manager and unless you are fortunate enough to be the recipient of his attention [and he tries hard enough to cover ALL the guests and tables - impossible task] then - because of the inadequacies of the 'back-up' 'team' and their failure to engage with the concepts and requirements of 'fine dining' - progress is minimal. One appointment is NOT going to change the restaurant into a venue which be frequented regularly enough by clients willing to pay Grosvenor-level prices without receiving first class service. I feel sorry for Mr Othmani, his commendable efforts are foundering on the rocks of the ineptitude of the supporting staff. Chef: fifth visit, same menu, no changes, becoming a concern. Professor Boyle,
Great afternoon tea and service. Very pleased with our visit just lacked atmosphere but did not Stop a great day out.
Fantastic Afternoon Tea to celebrate my wife's birthday!!
Outstanding meal in celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend the cote de boeuf!
The gentlemen who served us was very nice
An all-round wonderful dining experience! The food is truly mouthwatering and is served by very friendly, professional staff!
Presentation of food was amazing, taste was just sublime and the overall experience was wonderful
Always a fantastic dining experience. This time we had the award wining afternoon tea which was divine. The sandwiches were tasty and a very good size. The choice of jams was a fantastic idea and delicious too. Will definitely return for more wonderful dining experiences
Lovely waitress! Fantastic food and drinks 😃
The food and service were excellent, and lived up to the expectations I had before arriving in the UK.
Our afternoon tea was a gift and the whole experience proved to be very good in all respects. We will certainly recommend to others. Roger Henshaw
We had a wonderful meal with impeccable service and it was probably one of the best meals I have ever had and I am lucky enough to have eaten in many top restaurants worldwide. Only problem is we live in London so it's a long way to come but we will definitely be back! I cant wait to try the afternoon tea! Congratulations on your award.
Food outstanding.Beautifully presented and served by friendly,informative staff.Really made our stay at the hotel special.Thankyou.