Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons retain their stars

Famous for its garden gastronomy, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons have managed to retain their two Michelin stars for 40 years this year.

Raymond Blanc at the Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
credit: @belmondlemanoir

Since earning these accolades shortly after their doors opened in 1984, the restaurant has managed to uphold their standards for an impressive four decades with Chef Patron Raymond Blanc at the helm. The hotel is part of the Belmond group, but it is still very much Blanc’s establishment and his influence is evident throughout the splendid grounds.

Blanc was one of the pioneers of the garden-to-plate philosophy, which means that seasonality, foraging and zero waste have always been at the heart of the restaurant from the very beginning. The latter has also been accredited by Michelin, as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons also holds a Green Michelin star for dedication to sustainable gardening gastronomy.

Based in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, hotel and restaurant boasts approximately 27 acres of impeccably maintained grounds. The restaurant employs 40 of the world’s finest chefs, whom all use the produce, grown with utter devotion by 12 the full-time gardeners in the vast organic kitchen garden, herb garden, heritage garden and orchard.