Luke’s Dining Room, at Sanctum on the Green, near Marlow in Berkshire launched in March 2012.
Chef Patron Luke Thomas, now aged just 19, won Springboard’s FutureChef 2009, and has committed himself to cooking since the age of 12, working evenings, weekends and holidays. His portfolio of experience is already extensive and impressive, ranging from stages at a variety of UK establishments (Chester Grosvenor Hotel from 2008-2010; Soughton Hall & Stables Bar & Restaurant 2007-2010; Steve Vaughan Butchers 2007-2008; Individual Restaurant Company 2010-2011), to work placements alongside a host of top Michelin-starred chefs, including at The Fat Duck (2009), Rhodes W1 (2010) and Rhodes in Dubai (2010), Alinea in Chicago (2011), La Pergola in Rome (2011), Burj al Arab in Dubai (2011), and The French Laundry pop-up with Thomas Keller at Harrods (2011). In addition, Luke appeared on Market Kitchen (UKTV Good) in 2009, and can regularly be seen on BBC Wales.
Lunch: Noon-3pm daily; Dinner: Tue-Sat 6.30pm-9pm (bar menu available Sun-Mon)
SANCTUM ON THE GREEN
Sanctum on the Green opened in 1993, but was originally called Inn on the Green. The nine-bedroom property is located near
Marlow, in Cookham Dean, a picturesque area of Berkshire, just 45 minutes from central London by car, or 10 minutes from
Maidenhead mainline station. Bedrooms are priced from £120-£245, plus VAT. The website is www.sanctumonthegreen.com
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Full address: Sanctum on the Green, The Old Cricket Common, Cookham Dean, Berkshire SL6 9NZ
Reservations: 01628-482 638 Nearest station: Cookham Rail Station
Optional 12.5% service charge Air-conditioned Disabled facilities
Restaurant is manager: Colin Rooney; Events manager: Kate Richards
“The 19-year-old chef at the restaurant is both adventurous and accomplished”
- Zoe Williams, Stella Magazine (4/5 rating)
“Barely out of short trousers, Luke Thomas is a rare talent in the kitchen”
- Jay Rayner, The Observer
“Thomas is a technically gifted, innovative showman who, at 18 years old, seems to have packed in more hours and gained more experience than many chefs manage in a lifetime.”
- Jeremy Wayne, Tatler Restaurant Guide 2012
Whitebait with Marie Rose Sauce
Crispy Duck Salad, Pink Grapefruit and Soused Red Onion
Roast Scallops, Mussel Curry and Fritters
Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Creamed Savoy Cabbage, Crackling and Cider Jus
Herefordshire Beef Fillet, Pomme Anna, Chargrilled Leek and Bordalaise Sauce
Local Blackberry and Apple Crumble with Vanilla Custard
Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding with Marmalade Ice Cream
À la carte: starters £6-£9; main courses £15-£25; and desserts £6-£9
Sunday lunch: £23.95 for three courses (or £19.95 for two)
Christmas Menu: £25 for 2-courses, £30 for 3-courses; Christmas Day: £49.50 for 6-courses;
New Year’s Eve: £75 for tasting menu with Champagne at midnight, casino tables and croupier (£25 without menu).
There is a small 50-bin wine list, starting at £18.95 per bottle (£4.50 glass). Champagne from £49 (£9.50 glass).
Luke’s Dining Room is a 45-seat restaurant, with an adjacent bar and a garden that seats up to 30. There is also a Laurent Perrier
private dining room, seating up to 10 guests. From November 2012 there will be a fully heated marquee over the pool, which will
be available for private hire for up to 80 guests.
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