Join us for a top lunch with Raymond Blanc

Editor Karen Barnes invites you to a four-course feast at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to meet Raymond Blanc and enjoy a private tour of the stunning gardens.

Join us for a top lunch with Raymond Blanc

We’re delighted to invite you to join us for an exclusive, never-to-be-forgotten day out. You’ll meet a celebrated chef, tour the beautiful grounds and kitchen garden of a famous country house hotel with its head gardener, then sit down to the perfect seasonal lunch. It’s the stuff of food dreams!

In April, legendary chef Raymond Blanc OBE will open the doors of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons so a select number of delicious. readers can experience the enchantment first hand. With velvety lawns, vibrant flower borders, an impressive veg garden that supplies the restaurant and an apple and pear orchard with some 800 trees, this manor house hotel has an Arcadian setting.

The two-Michelin-starred restaurant is renowned for offering one of Britain’s finest gastronomic experiences. People don’t come here simply to dine – they come to create lifelong memories.

You’ll be welcomed with tea or coffee, then Belmond Le Manoir’s head gardener, Anne Marie Owens, will take you on a tour of the grounds. Champagne and canapés await on the terrace, so you can raise a glass to your charismatic host Monsieur Blanc and ask him any questions you may have.

Next, take your seat in La Belle Époque dining room and savour your surroundings over a four-course lunch made from the finest seasonal bounty. Click here to see a sample menu

At the end, you’ll leave with a goodie bag – and a head full of happy memories. 

To book call 01844 277200 (lines open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email quoting delicious. reader event. This is an exclusive event. We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £195 per person
Date: 30 April 2019
Time: 10.30am
Venue: Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire

10.30am Arrive. Morning tea and coffee in the conservatory
11am Split into two groups for a garden tour with head gardener Anne Marie Owens and her team
Midday Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with Raymond Blanc
12.30pm Four-course lunch with wine, including coffee and petits fours

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