Raymond Blanc’s celebrated Oxfordshire manor house hotel and two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, is a must-visit destination for food lovers. Why not treat a loved one (perfect for Mother’s Day) or yourself to an unforgettable three-course lunch, where you will be joined by members of the olive magazine team.


Arriving at the stunning 15th-century manor, surrounded by gorgeous kitchen gardens, you will be welcomed with a morning tea or coffee. Once you have settled in, you will be given a spring demonstration by the expert team of chefs in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, the first Michelin-starred kitchen in the UK with its own cookery school; plus there will be a gin-tasting session with an expert bartender, who will guide you through the various types of gins and mixers. Prior to lunch there will be a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés to whet your appetite, after which you will sit down in Belmond Le Manoir’s elegant La Belle Époque dining room to enjoy a three-course seasonal spring lunch, complete with wine, finishing with tea or coffee and petits fours.

Your day will end with the opportunity to explore the wonderful surrounding gardens and see the produce being grown in the expertly tended grounds and orchards. And don’t forget to collect your olive goody bag (worth £20) before you go!

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Date: Monday 20 May 2019

Venue: Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD

Time: 10am – 3.15pm

Price: £199 per person (£10 discount for olive magazine subscribers*)

Early booking is recommended. You will be seated with fellow guests and the olive team.


10am Arrive for coffee or tea with biscuits

10.25am Welcome by Belmond Le Manoir staff and members of the olive team

10.30am Guests split into two groups for gintasting and spring cooking demo in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

11.30am Guests swap activities

12.15pm Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés

12.45pm Three-course lunch served with selected wines, coffee or tea and petits fours

3pm Collect your olive good bag (woth £20) and take the opportunity to explore the kitchen gardens at your leisure.

To book, call 01844 277200 quoting ‘olive reader lunch’ or email: events.mqs@belmond.com

More about Belmond Le Manoir

Belmond Le Manoir is one of the few restaurants in the world to have retained two Michelin stars for over 30 years. Raymond’s menus constantly evolve with the seasons. His two-acre kitchen garden produces 90 types of vegetables and more than 70 varieties of herbs, which are then used in Belmond Le Manoir’s kitchen.

Interview with Raymond Blanc

Read our interview with Raymond Blanc here to find out his favourite foods and guilty pleasures...


Terms and conditions: Payment is taken at the time of booking and ticket purchases are non-refundable. Guests must be at least 18 years old. *To claim your £10 subscriber discount, quote your subscriber number when booking.

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