Did you know that tucked away just outside of London, in the leafy borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames lies the most beautiful gem? Warren House has to be Surrey’s best kept secret – nestled within the prestigious private Coombe Estate. A breathtaking Victorian Grade II listed period house only a few miles away from Central London, Warren House is like stepping into a beautiful and magical secret world, resplendent in its four acres of peaceful landscaped gardens.
Introducing Warren House, Kingston
Originally built for banker, Hugh Hammersley and his large family, it has a rich and varied history spanning 150 years of distinguished owners and important guests. Today it’s timeless elegance makes it a sought after venue for private celebrations, weddings, baby showers, afternoon tea, business functions and more.
I myself grew up in Kingston upon Thames and when I first arrived at the magnificent country house that it is, I simply couldn’t believe I had never been there before. Once you find out about it, you will want to tell everybody about it! Or perhaps just keep it as a secret for yourself….
Against the backdrop of all its beauty, Warren House now has a new chef in residence. Introducing new Executive Chef Luke Davis who joins Warren House from Leeds Castle and Foxhills Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort. We were recently invited to sample the new dinner menu in one of its beautiful reception rooms. And so we settled down to a beautiful experience in what has fast became my favourite room there – Wisteria – with its views of the enchanting Italianate courtyard, nestled under a sprawling Wisteria tree.
A thoroughly fantastic food affair
All the food was so thoughtfully prepared and presented, and of the highest standard. From the initial bread basket with freshly baked wares which included the most divine chicken – yes chicken! – butter. To the starters of Scorched Salmon Confit (£8.50) which melted in my mouth and Mr C’s sumptuous Foie Gras (£12.50).
On the mains, the Long Horn Lamb (£26.50) was a beautifully presented trio of succulent loin, shoulder and sweetbread and so irresistible was it that we both ordered it as a main.
Desserts kept the flag flying high with the Chocolate Delice (£9) – an absolute must for any chocoholics whilst the Artisan Cheese Board (£9.50) served up four fine cheeses in style.
A really romantic escape
As you can see from the photos, the atmosphere at Warren House, Kingston is really very special. A romantic dinner at Warren House is so much more than just a romantic dinner. It’s a truly enchanting escape in a hidden-away retreat. Whether you’re in need of a break from the hecticness of London life, or local to the area and yet to discover this gem, I would highly recommend Warren House for a relaxing and dreamy dinner. Needless to say, it’s now one of my favourite places to visit in Surrey.
I should also mention that the rooms at Warren House are absolutely stunning. So if you’re looking to have an overnight stay in a luxurious setting, then you can also escape the daily stresses of life with an amorous night away along with dinner. Plus their Wimbledon Afternoon Tea menu will start on 1stJuly until 14th July. What an excellent serve!
***I am so excited now to announce we are running a competition over on our Instagram page to win a romantic dinner for two at Warren House, Kingston.***
*I was invited for a complementary dinner at Warren House. All opinions expressed are my own.