Open every day
Lunch: 12pm - 14.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm
Afternoon tea: 12pm - 5pm
Open every day
- 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
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.
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.
Lunch -Saturday 16 June. An excellent menu choice, hope it retains the quality but changes the content regularly. Food quality excellent - Cod, just perfect; Halibut, sadly on the 'dry' side of very good. 'Bouche amuse' interesting. Overall, a repeatable experience. Well looked after by Abdallah and colleagues.
We came to celebrate our mum's 89th birthday. We were met in the car park and helped with mum's limited mobility. Right from the very start we were made to feel very special and valued customers. The afternoon tea was tasty, generous and beautifully presented and served. Birthday candles, chocolates on a happy birthday plate plus best wishes card all added to the occasion. We had an exceptional time in opulent surroundings, can't praise it too highly.
Could not fault anything!
This was a truly lovely eve. The maitre d and his staff were so knowledgable and attentive. The food was really excellent,innovative with a classic twist. Apricot soufflé not to be missed as well as hand dived scallops and mushroom parfait that was heavenly The restaurant was quiet but we felt comfortable and welcomed. The wine flight worked a treat. We will be back
Thoroughly enjoyed it, the food was delicious and the service was brilliant best afternoon tea we have had!
Superb! Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome and comfortable by the staff. Never received such a good quality service before in a restaurant. Me and my boyfriend both had £49 allowance towards food, we put ours together to order the steak and it exceeded all expectations. The head chef brought the meal out personally, the meat was perfectly cooked & served on salt, everything was well presented, charcoal mayo was a perfect accompaniment to the meat. Handcut chips were the best I've ever tasted. It was my boyfriend's birthday and the staff made him a dessert with chocolates which had happy birthday written on it, free of charge.They made my mine and my boyfriend's day incredibly special and couldn't thank the staff enough. Would highly recommend this restaurant, and would highly recommend buying the steak, a must have experience, worth the price.
Warm welcome from Abdullah who was attentive but not intrusive throughout. Degustation menu was seasonal and delicious. A special occasion destination
Fabulous food and outstanding service
The afternoon tea was simply stunning. Our waiter (Abbs I think his name is) could not have been better. He was polite, friendly and excellent. Arranging the small cake with a candle and a card for my dad was over and above expectations and really appreciated. We wish you all best of luck in London for the afternoon tea awards. You deserve to come first. Please thank Abbs and the lawns team for a lovely experience
Food was excellent! Canapés and amuse bouche were unexpected and delightful.
Excellent Sunday lunch - service, under the 'modelling' by Abdallah Othmani, is reaching high levels already. A really splendid way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Food was inventive - difficult to do with a standard Sunday menu - and cooked superbly. Professor Boyle 15 May 2018
A delightful night with very professional service and friendly would highly recommend to others for the food and service
Excellent food with professional and friendly service
Brilliant experience, food was beautiful and the service outstanding. Abb's and his team made our wedding anniversary very special.
Our waiter was very helpful, atmosphere was great really relaxing. Our party had a mixture of savoury and sweet afternoon tea. The hot selection in the savoury tea was delicious. In the sweet tea the scones were fantastic as were the jams but the sandwiches didn't have a lot of flavour. The afternoon tea menu is very confusing! I thought it was just me but our whole group struggled to understand what was included in the savoury tea. Perhaps if you update your menu you could make it clearer that the Savoury tea also comes with sandwiches, we had to ask our poor waiter several times to explain it. Really like the new look of the bar area it looks great
Food was amazing and service was impeccable , waiters were extremely friendly and welcoming as were all the staff at Thornton. Would definately recommend and also return again .Thank You x
We had a wonderful two days with you and look forward to repeating the experience sometime soon.
A truly amazing dining experience, delicious food and outstanding service from all staff from starter to finish.
Staff very good
We opted for the seven course taster menu. A revelation. Beautiful presentation and exquisite flavours. As always pleasant staff and excellent service. Looking forward to our third visit. Not forgetting the afternoon tea. Again a delight. Thank you fron the three of us.