1 Michelin Star Chefs: David Taylor, Head Chef, Grace and Savour

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David Taylor is the Head Chef of Grace & Savour, Solihull

Grace & Savour

Hampton Manor
Shadowbrook Lane
B92 0EN

Website: https://hamptonmanor.com/grace-savour/

Phone number:  01675 446 080

Reservations: [email protected]

Instagram: @grace_and_savour

Facebook: @HamptonManorPeels

Twitter: @HamptonManor

David Taylor

David Taylor is a young and dynamic chef, whose name is quickly gaining recognition through his innovative creations and a fresh approach to traditional flavours at his one Michelin-starred Grace & Savour.

David is known for his ability to fuse traditional and modern culinary techniques, whilst consistently surprising and delighting diners with artistic presentations and daring flavour combinations.

In February 2022, David and his wife Anette, opened Grace & Savour a restaurant within Hampton Manor, and his since won one Michelin Star, four AA rosettes and Squaremeal’s Best UK Restaurant 2023 award.

Before opening Grace & Savour, David’s past work history boasts positions at Jason Atherton’s Maze, Glynn Purnell’s one Michelin-starred Purnell’s restaurant, Oslo’s Maemo and The Thief restaurants, and The Garden at Hampton Manor.

With a strong foundation of technical expertise and a relentless pursuit of perfection, David is poised to continue his ascent in the culinary world, with his ability to blend tradition with innovation, combined with an undeniable talent and dedication.

David was awarded one Michelin Star for the restaurant, after Grace & Savour opened just over a year prior, following the release of the Michelin Guide 2023. 

What the guides say...


three stars



Grace and Savour

Grace & Savour is situated within the Hampton Manor estate, and offers a serene and secluded experience separate from the main hotel.

Owners David and Anette Taylor have created a space that feels like a true home, exuding their own warmth and generosity, personally welcoming guests and giving tours of the establishment and the adjacent walled garden that supplies the kitchen with year-round produce.

Guests frequently catch a glimpse of David and his team expertly preparing the restaurant's astounding 15-course meal in the open kitchen, creating an atmosphere similiar to dining at a talented friend's house.

Standout creations at Grace and Savour include a Jerusalem artichoke shell filled with creamy puree and topped with a delicate layer of apple, a small taco made of potato bread with lobster claw and Oscietra caviar, a hand-dived scallop accompanied by a butternut squash and kelp oil sauce, and a sheep's milk sorbet revealing layers of caramelized whey and rhubarb root oil.

The kitchen exclusively uses locally and sustainably grown ingredients, with no imported citrus fruits found on the menu.

The drink selection is thoughtfully curated, offering alternative pairings such as vermouth, wheat beer, Madeira, and cider, in addition to a superb wine collection.

In March 2023, after opening little over a year ago, Grace Savour was awarded one Michelin star at the Guide's annual awards ceremony

Grace & Savour has also received other awards and recognition from other esteemed publications, including four AA rosettes and Best UK Restaurant in Squaremeal's Top 100 Restaurant Awards.

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Editor 19th June 2023

1 Michelin Star Chefs: David Taylor, Head Chef, Grace and Savour