The George Hotel in Stamford is an iconic hotel and restaurant situated on St Martins, just a few hundred yards from Stamford train station. The George dates back to 947A.D and was originally one of the stopping points used to break up the long carriage ride from London to Edinburgh. To this date, the venue continues to make a popular resting place for locals, tourists and business men and women alike.
Housed within the hotel are two luxurious restaurants as well as private-hire facilities, a lounge, courtyard and two bars. The entire establishment has been modernised for comfort but the upmost care and attention has been applied to ensure that the stunning original features remain intact.
The Oak Panelled Restaurant is a truly British affair that provides guests with a chance to experience the pinnacle of fine dining. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket when in the dining room and jeans and sportswear are not permitted. The room is elaborately furnished with comfortable seating and candlelight being a feature on every table. The ambience is sumptuous, luxurious, romantic and intimate and is enhanced by the centuries of history that encase the building. The restaurant takes its name from the show-stopping ancient oak panels that line all four of the walls. These dark solid oak panels have been beautifully preserved and add a slightly regal element to the dining experience. The Oak Panelled Restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary but it is also more than suitable for corporate functions, business lunches and dinners and wedding receptions.
As you would expect, the quality of the food served in The Oak Panelled Restaurant is equal to the breath-taking surroundings. Head Chef Paul Reseigh skilfully prepares British classics with a modern twist and the starters include a selection of delectable dishes that focus on locally sourced produce such as seared scallops served with black pudding, Bramley apple purée and pancetta crumbs; and tempura of king prawns and baby asparagus with a lime and coriander salsa. The main courses are truly spectacular and when available, dishes such as the rack of lamb, served pink, in a garlic and herb crust with a redcurrant and rosemary jus; half a Woodbridge duck with sage and onion stuffing and apple sauce and the Grand Brittany Platter consisting of half a lobster, crab, langoustine, oyster, mussels, king prawns, clams, shell-on prawns and whelks, come incredibly highly recommended. The restaurant is also famous for its English sirloin of beef, which is roasted to perfection on the bone for maximum flavour.
If you are looking for the ultimate British fine dining experience, look no further than The Oak Panelled Restaurant at The George Hotel Stamford. The magnificent dining room offers intimacy, luxury, top-class British cuisine served alongside an outstanding wine list that has won more awards than you can count on one hand.