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 the Head Chef, “we bring you classic food cooked to perfection, showcasing the best local produce with passion and exceptional service”
The 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.
A delightful meal served by attentive staff in a most agreeable setting, making for a first rate experience.
The Food was excellent but the service was very slow to start 15 minutes for the water to arrive and 50 minutes for the starter to arrive. After this things improved and it ran smoothly particularly when the older gentleman arrived on the scene. I thought he was the manger as he improved things considerably to what had been going on before.
Food excellent and service was very friendly. The only area for improvement would be the finer details and slickness of service that would accompany such food in a Michelin star establishment. The Food would rival that we have had at such places.
Perfect stay. Taster menu amazing. Staff very attentive. Bed and room comfortable.
Professional, courteous and attention to detail. Staff were exceptional, the lady that showed us to the spa was fantastic. The treatment fantastic and professional. Dinner superb. The room excellent. Thank you
Beautiful food and surroundings, staff were excellent, can’t wait to go again.
We had a meal from the a la carte menu which was really nice and with a few little nice touches included as well. We also had afternoon tea which was lovely as well.
We spent two nights here, and the food was excellent, as was the service. Highly recommend.
The service was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful.
Order taken by young well mannered male. Very helpful. It was lovely and unexpected to have a 3 tier plate per person. Other afternoon teas of which I have had many usual have only one 3 tier plate between everyone. Also delighted to have a choice between sweet and savoury..
Top class- we will be going back to this lovely hotel.
The service was faultless. The staff were very friendly and polite. The food was delicious. We appreciated the range of different teas you could choose from aswell. We definitely had a special experience having the afternoon tea.
Excellent afternoon tea and made it a great celebration for my parents 90th birthday and 60th anniversary. Appreciated the doorman greeting the with congratulations and the dining staff’s comments., plus the decorated plates with piping and congratulations. The food was lovely and you deserve your great reputation for afternoon teas.
The Lawns is a hidden gem amazing food, attentive service and great value. It's all the little extras that make it such a brilliant experience. Everyone should try it and I will be recommending the restaurant to all my friends and family.
Staff are so polite and attentive. They made us feel very welcome. It was a really enjoyable, relaxing experience. Love their afternoon tea.
We had a fabulous afternoon tea. One sweet and one savoury, delicious. No wonder it has received awards. Thank you all. Elle & Richard
Abbs and the team were brilliant from the moment we arrived. Very attentive, and prompt. The afternoon tea was amazing. We tried both the sweet and savoury teas. When it was discovered that we were celebrating my aunts 90th birthday, one of our teas was refunded as a good will gesture, and decorated plate with a brownie for the table to share. Overall very impressed with the entire experience, and would recommend to others and definitely go again!
2nd visit this year stayed in room 4 absolutely lovely room . Afternoon tea was delicious and the spa was the best we have been to. Thank you to all the staff who were all very courteous and welcoming. We will return again.
The only criticism: the colleague taking our order did not put napkins on our laps, but other tables got that service. Wow factor and fabulous food and settings. Felt special
Lightning - mixed white light wall lights soft and main lights bright
Best afternoon tea ive ever had. Great service. Couldnt have been more perfect.
The food was just gorgeous! We could not have asked for a better service from everyone. Made our wedding anniversary very special, thank you .
Attentive staff provided excellent service with attention to small detail. Really enjoyed the food which tasted great & was beautifully presented. Such great value for money in this age of fast, self-serve food !
Wonderful afternoon tea! Highly recommended, great service, tasty food ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The service from when we entered to when we left was excellent. Every team member that we came across was fantastic. The food was amazing and by far the best I have ever tasted. The tasters from the chef where amazing.