FOR one weekend of the year, it's in the midst of the noisy and highly charged atmosphere of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix - but the rest of the time Whittlebury Park is a haven of relaxation and good food.
From fine dining to laid back lunches, Whittlebury Park combines a beautiful setting with excellent ingredients and menus to suit all tastes and all times of day.
At the heart of Whittlebury Park's dining offering is the two AA-rosette Murrays, where award-winning head chef Harvey Lockwood oversees a modern British menu with a difference.
Guests can choose from a varied and appetising a la carte menu, or, for those with a fear of missing anything good, there's a six-course tasting menu that introduces diners to the carefully prepared dishes of Harvey and his team. Everything is created using carefully sourced, quality seasonal produce - locally sourced wherever possible - presented as a simple yet elegant dining experience.
There's a most relaxed atmosphere in Astons Restaurant, which is ideal for meeting colleagues, family and friends. A blend of classic and contemporary cuisine is served, complemented by a selection of fine wines from around the world.
The Terrace Cafe is an informal dining choice, offering buffet-style meals and snacks, while a Sunday carvery is served each week in the Atrium, which has views over the stunning golf course.
Afternoon tea is always a special treat and at Whittlebury Park the selection of savoury and sweet treats, including warm scones and delicate finger sandwiches, are served in the comfort of either Bentleys lounge or the Silverstone bar. From cream tea at £9.95 per person to traditional afternoon tea at £19.95, which can be made extra special with the addition of a glass of champagne, there's something for everyone.
For reservations or information about any of the dining options at Whittlebury Park, call 01327 850489 or visit www.whittlebury.com