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The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
+44 1923 296015
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 18:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very good experience. Food were really good and staffs were helpful. They made us happy birthday letters for the last dish. Highly recommend!

Thank beckymsc
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Colette's - our fine dinning restaurant. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that you liked your birthday surprise. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Guest Relations More 

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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers excellent food, professionally prepared with a standard of service which was memorable in a good way.

1 Thank Occasionaldiner5
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst the menu was interesting, Collette's was practically empty. We visited on a Friday night & only two other tables were booked. It therefore felt flat with no atmosphere which was so disappointing. Service was extremely attentive but felt 'stuffy' compared to other fine dining restaurants we have visited in the past. I would not go back sadly.

Thank 529DebbieL
London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had some drinks here, all very good, walked the grounds. Kept very very well! excellent service, will come again

Thank MrJ20132013
Manchester UK
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at Colette's while staying at the Grove for my birthday weekend. The dining experience was by far the best I have had anywhere and although the price was a bit steep, I thought it was value for the money. You need to take your time to enjoy all the wonderful flavours and textures Head Chef Russell Bateman sends... More 

Thank HazelBagel
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Colette's - our fine dining restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Guest Relations More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I’ll start with saying that if you are a foodie, DO NOT ENTER Colette’s at The Grove. We have given this place a go a few times over the years, each time feeling it should have been better, given the beautiful surroundings. There is a limited amount of good restaurants in Watford and we really wanted this to be better... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

First class fine dining with attention to detail. I cannot recommend this venue too highly for a special celebration, whether this is for a couple or a family occasion.

Thank kathleendelmar73
TheGroveHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Colette's, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to rate your visit to The Grove. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely time and that you would recommend us to friends and family. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Guest Relations More 

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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The food was lovely but very restricted choice in all courses. No atmosphere in the restaurant - very disappointed and definitely not coming back.

Thank Traveller5star
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Dinner at Colette's . This is a very comfortable , modern eclectic restaurant. Dominic warmly greeted us upon arrival, after pre dinner drinks in comfy seats we were taken through to the restaurant. Our experience was unhurried, perfect wine and food , presentation and flavours were Fantastic . Christian & Rosana were very attentive and informative, they have a real... More 

Thank Gettin
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We booked for Valentines dinner with the wine flight. Given the price the experience was disappointing. Yes the food was good but not superb which at the price you would expect it to be. One dish had collapsed, the wine was brought to the table ready poured having been sitting on a sideboard for sometime meaning the white was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Chandler's Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 296015
The Grove is a lavish, Elizabethan country house hote located just 40 minutes from London that used to be the historical home for the Earls of Clarendon. Tucked away inside this splendid setting is the discreet and elegant Colette's restaurant, which is renowned for its three AA rosette worthy cuisine by rising star Head Chef Russell Bateman and award-winning wine list. With views over Charlotte's Vale, the 18th century dining room at Colette's ��� which was described by the hotel's architect Martin Hulbert as "groovy-grand" - has been restored with chic table settings, contemporary artworks and an understated vanilla and coffee colour scheme. Popular with chic city-dwellers and fashionable foreigners, Colette's has a modern European menu, and the restaurant regularly hosts wine evenings themed on iconic wine regions.

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