Open every day
Lunch: 12pm - 14.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm
Afternoon tea: 12pm - 5pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- 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 had a really lovely meal for two. Food was great, beautiful presentation and fantastic flavours. Service was very good, and not intrusive. very nice dining room, only the green outdoor lightning was detracting a bit from the overall atmosphere. We will definitely be back.
We thought the food was excellent, you obviously have a talented chef, but there were too many courses we hadn’t bargained for! Canapés, bread, and an amuse bouche took some time. We had arrived at 8pm, but because of this my husband didn’t get his starter until 9.15! I had to pass on most of it as it was just too much. Main courses were perfect, but another amuse bouche arrived before dessert! My husband had ordered one not expecting this. It was getting pretty late by this time. The room could do with a makeover to lighten and brighten it. Appreciate you have to work around what you cannot change, but it could be improved. I was sitting right under a speaker and had to ask the staff to turn down the music twice as it was very intrusive. It wasn’t pleasant background piano, but a woman screeching at the top of her voice - awful. Also some of the staff say ‘no problem’ to every request which can be annoying after a while.
Beautiful venue with friendly and professional staff. Stunning food. Really enjoyed our visit and will definitely book again, thank you.
Excellent flavours and textures
Booked in as part of an overnight package. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal off the fixed menu and both of us enjoyed each course that was served. Also great to have the sommelier John enlighten us with his wine knowledge and tips, could've listened to him all night. Hopefully come back again soon
Good food in a lovely dining room with excellent service
Great food, fantastic staff, wonderful experience. Can’t fault it for service, although you pay the price for it. Not cheap...
The Afternoon tea was well presented , the service smooth but not quite to The Wolsley ( next to The Ritz , in Piccadilly, London. A rogue cheese scone was too hard to eat, and a pot of hot wall with each tea pot would earn the fifth star!
Fabulous visit. Everything was amazing.
Lovely food great staff so helpfull
great food great service fantastic staff
Had i lovely time
The sommelier is lovely, always a highlight and makes us feel very welcome. Aside from him service was lacking on this occasion. The girl who served us just gave the impression that she didn't want to be there and the usual attention we get at lawns was absent. She didn't hang around to ask if.ee wanted a side with our roast dinner. When we waved her over to order roast potatoes we later found they already came with the meal - which wasn't mentioned on the menu. We were also mildly disappointed with the roast dinner. It was alright, but we were expecting the usual menu, which has always been superb. The roast potatoes were rock hard anyway, we just left them in the end.
Really enjoyable, food and service were lovely!
We have visited a lot of places over the years for Afternoon tea, but The Lawns has to be the best we have experienced.
Beautiful restaurant. Food was great and staff where lovely.
I can not fault this restaurant. Fine dining at great prices. The staff possess that enviable mix of friendliness with professionalism, together with real desire to make it a dining experience....and all I had booked was the set menu for lunch! Rich, the head chef helped us choose from an extensive cheese board after three courses of fabulous food, what a lovely person! Down to earth, so knowledgeable with a superb gift for creating nothing short of food artistry! We cannot wait to return! Thank you to all the staff for making my friends birthday lunch (and mine!) so special!
Had a lovely three course meal and we are looking forward to next time.
Excellent afternoon tea, a most enjoyable experience and would thoroughly recommend the Hotel, food, service and helpfulness of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was friendly, polite and very efficient.
Absolutely fantastic team working on the night of our visit. The guy working the bar was very proffesional and knowledgeable. The staff working in the restaurant were no different. Can't praise them enough. Excellent quality food so compliments to the Chef. We will be back.
Staff was friendly and we enjoy the whole experience, food was also delicious.
It needed a pianist or some entertainer to make it more special but food was fab
Service and food very good. Special thanks to Marie who made us so welcome and made a fuss of the birthday girl.