Grinling Gibbons at Stapleford Park

(66 Reviews)
Stapleford Park Stapleford Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicester, LE14 2EF
British, European


Main course: £26
Food spend: £46

Restaurant description

Buried deep in the Leicestershire countryside, 2 AA Rosette-awarded Grinling Gibbons delivers refined British cuisine in a fine dining setting. The French Renaissance-style dining room features ornate plaster walls and ceilings along with stately, candelabra chandeliers, while gourmet menus, sumptuous Sunday roasts and an accomplished selection of international bins steer the culinary helm.

Finely-sliced tuna carpaccio leads the Grinling Gibbons menu, and is matched with a cucumber salad, soy jelly and lime foam, while a main course of melting chateaubriand for two, paired with thick-cut chips, a béarnaise sauce and seasonal vegetables heads the meat dishes. A trio of baked lemon custard, raspberry jelly and raspberry sandwich dominates the beautifully presented desserts, along with an apricot and almond tart.

Inside, the pedigree design and elaborate furnishing is a nod to the country house’s period setting. Surrounded by immaculate lawns, pretty gardens and 500 acres of Stapleford Park estate, Grinling Gibbons in Melton Mowbray is a timeless, historic hideaway.

Encircled by the winding River Eye, Grinling Gibbons is a 9-minute drive to Melton Mowbray Rail Station.

Customer reviews for Grinling Gibbons at Stapleford Park
(based on 66 reviews)

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  • By Geoffrey C from Whissendine
    18 November 2019

    Very welcoming experience. comfortable bar, attentive service. Lovely dining room, excellent ambience and great food and wine. We loved Stapleford Park, especially for a special occasion.

  • By Cal C from Stapleford
    16 September 2019

    Lovely atmosphere. Small portions however. Charming servers.

  • By Peta O from Ireland
    11 June 2019

    A lovely evening at Stapleford Park. We had pre dinner drinks in the Bar before going into the dining room. Excellent service and friendly staff hit just the right note of formality. My partner loved his squab to start and I had the vegetarian option of baby veg. Atristically presented it looked lovely, if there was a criticism it would be that the veg were not fashionably al dente but undercooked. The turnip shot off the plate as I couldn't cut it being so hard. The artichokes and the turnip were nice but a little acidic, perhaps taking on too much acidy flavour after being peeled and prepped. Overall, enjoyable though. My main was the filet of beef which was spectacularly good. Cooked rare as requested and melt in the mouth with lots of flavour. The jus/gravy absolutely divine and the truffley tasting potato squares absolutely delicious. I was staying at the Hotel so I had eaten also at the restaurant on the first night and had the main course lamb which was equally spectacular , really for the meat cookery and quality a ten out of ten. Portions on the Vegan main a little small but the bread rolls and delicious mushroom fluffy light butter made up for that. Highly recommended.

  • By Chee chung T from Singapore
    17 May 2019

    Dessert with caramelized banana. It is like a tiramisu de-construct with a sweet twist!

  • By Alwyn B from Lincoln
    5 May 2019

    The food is good value but it could be more adventurous.

  • By Julie M from kettering
    9 March 2019

    Excellent service and food.

  • By Caryn D from Nottingham
    9 March 2019

    A wonderful dining experience. We particularly enjoyed the beef fillet and the fish dishes which were cooked to perfection. Excellent attentive service.

  • By Leszek K from Nottingham
    16 December 2018

    We visited with our friends for the Sunday Christmas Lunch and had a wonderful time. Very welcoming and helpful, great service and food, all in a charming location and this beautiful hotel. Thank you to all who made our experience so special.

  • By CELIA THOMAS-EMBERSON T from Leicester
    21 October 2018

    Fabulous service and food. We were celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday and after lunch it was lovely to walk in the gardens, play croquet and boules in the most perfect weather and setting.

  • By Ian S from Derby
    30 September 2018

    Our first visit so a little apprehensive but very well looked after by all staff. Lovely welcome in bar and service flowed beautifully. Dining room looked amazing with beautiful music. The food was delicious and we were given plenty of time between courses which made for a very relaxing meal. Hope to return very soon. Thank you.

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Grinling Gibbons at Stapleford Park
Stapleford Park Stapleford Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicester, LE14 2EF