The Villa Bordoni restaurant benefits from the solid experience of David and Catherine Gardner as veteran restaurateurs, and offers discerning visitors only the very best of Tuscan and Italian cuisine.
The dining room of Villa Bordoni benefits from the solid experience of David and Catherine Gardner as veteran restaurateurs. The two intimate rooms of the restaurant and its bar open onto the Italian garden, perfumed by the bouquet of Florentine roses that wind their way along the antique stone walls that surround it. The seasoned beamed ceilings have been painted cream and preserved, as have the original stone fireplace and wood oven. As with all of the paint work, the walls have been decorated entirely by hand in a tone-on-tone, harlequin pattern where the Scottish thistle presides in one room and the vine leaf in the next. Purple-headed thistles have even been hand embroidered onto the chocolate coloured linen drapes which frame the view out onto the Italian garden. For those who prefer to dine under the stars or watch the sun set slowly behind the Chianti hills, candle-lit tables are dotted amongst the palms and box hedges. In the cooler months, the fireplace is lit to make a crackling fire.
The restaurant remains open also at lunch times to prepare picnics, summer lunches, or full tasting menus for those days when our guests choose to spend the day relaxing by the swimming pool, or need a break between visiting local wine producers or strolling along the local country lanes. As the hotel has a great deal of appeal to honeymooning couples, many clients don't leave the premises for days at a time!