Talk about a house taking your fancy. This charming Tudor-style building was built in Paris in 1878, spotted by the then Duke of Bedford and shipped piece by piece to his estate in Woburn Park at the end of the 19th century!
It’s now a luxury restaurant with 3 AA Rosettes run by Michelin chef Phil Fanning and his wife, Claire, who is no stranger to top notch establishments, having worked for Heston Blumenthal and Tom Kerridge.
Phil has been Head Chef since 2010, having cut his teeth at L’Ortolan in Berks, but he decided to buy Paris House in 2014. The emphasis is on Modern British cuisine with some Asian twists using seasonal produce and served by warm and friendly staff. Try Phil’s tasting menu to experience a seasonal culinary journey. Or treat yourself to the Chef’s Table experience where you can see the chefs in action at the pass, and enjoy a 6-course tasting menu with wine flight.
The stately approach through the deer park gives a great sense of anticipation (imagine you’re a duchess from Bridgerton!) and the modern interiors with chandeliers, contemporary furniture and artworks are a pleasant surprise given the period exterior. Consistently lauded as the best restaurant in Beds, its food credentials are impressive, and the setting in 22 acres of parkland make this a special occasion destination. Where else can you spot deer as you enjoy an apéritif on the terrace, for starters?
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Woburn Park London Road Woburn Milton Keynes MK17 9QP
Thursday: Lunch 12pm-1.30pm / Dinner 7pm-8.30pm
Friday: Lunch 12pm-1.30pm / Dinner 7pm-9pm
Saturday: Lunch 12pm-1.30pm / Dinner 7pm-9pm
Sunday: Lunch 12pm - 2pm / Dinner 7pm - 10pm
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