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Belmond presents a kingdom of breath-taking contrasts

Belmond’s U.K. portfolio invites travellers to explore a kingdom of magnificent landscapes and exceptional experiences – with heritage hotels in the bohemian soul of London’s Sloane Square and the picturesque countryside of Oxfordshire, complemented by luxurious trains traversing the mythical grandeur of the Scottish Highlands and England’s hidden gems, by rail. 

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel is a characterful 15th Century manor house hotel surrounded by the rolling Oxfordshire countryside, reached in under an hour from London Heathrow Airport by car and in 1hr 40 mins by train from London Marylebone Station. The British pioneer for outstanding garden gastronomy has been awarded two Michelin-stars for the 39th consecutive year – as well as the Green Michelin star for its commitment to sustainability. The hotel’s extensive kitchen gardens, created and developed by founder and Chef Patron, Raymond Blanc OBE, are certified organic by the Soil Association and provide the restaurant with highly seasonal, nutrient-rich, zero food mile ingredients throughout the year. 

In January, chef Luke Selby returned to Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons following success at his own Michelin ranked restaurant, Evelyn’s Table, after starting his highly successful career at Le Manoir in 2009. Returning to work with his mentor, together Raymond and Luke have redefined Le Manoir’s classic dishes with a fresh outlook. Alongside his brothers Theodore and Nathaniel, Luke is creating an inspiring, inclusive training ground for young chefs keen to develop their skills in one of the world’s most prestigious kitchens.

For 2023, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons will be hosting a series of extraordinary classes and events at both of its acclaimed educational facilities: The Raymond Blanc Cookery School and The Raymond Blanc Gardening School,  which extends its series of half and full day classes for guests and residents to include An Audience with ‘No Dig’ Guru Charles Dowding, and new classes in cultivating botanicals for cocktail-making and edible flowers to give dinner party dishes an extra flourish, as well as sessions for Little Seed Explorers to get all ages engaged with growing.

Highlight dates for the diary include an introduction to the extensive Rothschild wine collection at nearby Waddesdon Manor, a Bastille Day garden party celebration on 14th July celebrating French culture, Hundred Hills vineyard exclusive estate tour with the owners, and musical evening An Audience with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Plínio Fernandes. The full programme of events and experiences is here

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