The Whitebrook is a Michelin star restaurant with eight rooms, set in the blissfully peaceful Wye Valley. In 2013 Worcestershire born Chef Chris Harrod (ex-Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and The Grove, Hertfordshire) and his wife Kirsty followed their ultimate dream of owning their own restaurant, and within 11 months The Whitebrook was awarded a Michelin star.
The restaurant has since won an AA Wine Award for Wales and Inspectors’ Choice (Restaurant with Rooms) at the AA Hospitality Awards 2017 and become one of only 39 restaurants in the UK to hold 4 AA Rosettes. Along with a place in the 2017 Waitrose Good Food Guide Top 50 UK Restaurants, these prestigious accolades put The Whitebrook amongst the very best restaurants in the country.
In 2018 Chris was selected to take part in BBC2’s Great British Menu which he went on to win taking his winning dish ‘Tea & Cake’ to the banquet and scoring a perfect 10/10 on another of his dishes.
“9/10 Superb Michelin-starred restaurant with eight luxurious rooms housed in a former drover’s cottage and hidden away beside a brook around six miles from Monmouth. The food is sublime, the service exceptionally good and, best of all, it’s not nearly as expensive as you might think.” Telegraph 2017
“In the post-Noma fashion, Harrod’s food is driven by the seasons and rooted in its locality, highly technical but natural-looking on the plate. ” The Guardian 2016
‘Chris Harrod’s cooking shines out as a refreshing, original and, at times, brave take on native ingredients. It is resolutely British, totally rooted in our hedgerows and coastline, with a huge emphasis places on foraged finds – “it all feels fresh and new”’. Score of 7/10. UK Top 50 Restaurants. Good Food Guide 2017