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.
We really enjoyed our time here and so did our 2 and a half year old. All the staff were great and really child friendly. We would say that we had to go and look for someone to order more drinks as noone came back to us for some time. Apart from this we have a great time.
Lovely Christmassy place to have sweet afternoon tea with some work friends. Really comfortable seating and well decorated surroundings. The service wasn’t as attentive as I would have expected - 15 mins to get our first drink - but it improved over the course of the afternoon. The Battenberg cake and macaroon were amazing but the scones were a little below average in my opinion - a bit small and too crispy. Overall a lovely afternoon but I think I was slightly disappointed because my expectations were so high having booked because I heard about the uk award for afternoon tea.
Food was amazing and staff very attentive and helpful.
Fantastic food in a lovely setting and great customer service.
Excellent service, food and atmosphere.
Fantastic service from start to finish! Highly recommend.
Dinner in the restaurant was excellent. Quality dining experience compliments to the chef. Accommodation wasn't in line with quality of the food available at dinner or the 'four star' accommodation. Had to upgrade to get a bathrobe. Breakfast buffet was varied but hot options apart from the beans were unfortunately cold. Staff all excellent particularly in bar area and restaurant.
Beautiful and unusual food,very nicely presented
I would put extra stars if I could for the food and especially the service. Genisis was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Can wait to return.
Excellent service - food was lovely and the staff made a fuss of us as we were there for my mums 80th. Will definitely be back!
The fact that the music is connected to the bar meant that on two occasions the volume was far too loud in the restaurant. This obviously changed the atmosphere in a negative way.
Excellent service and attention to the surprise dietary needs of an Uncle with an upset stomach. Wonderful, will come again!
My friend and I booked quite a while ago to celebrate both our Birthdays. Both a bit disappointed after reading the great reviews. We have had much nicer/better Afternoon Teas, no atmosphere the place was empty. Staff however could not do enough for us from the minute we arrived. Wendy and Jean
We love the food here. Always a great experience and such a treat. Service is great too. We can’t wait to return. Highly recommend.
Wonderful in every way
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..