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The Tudor Pass at Great Fosters, gastronomic Michelin starred restaurant in Surrey, near Windsor

The reimagining of an icon - 1 Michelin Star, 2023

The Tudor Pass is a Michelin starred restaurant in Surrey with only seven tables, open Wednesday - Saturday for both lunch & dinner. The reimagining of an icon, The Tudor Pass is a new chapter in the storied history of this special restaurant, named  to celebrate the unique interactive service style diners can expect – without the noise of an open kitchen - and it is led by Executive Head Chef, Alex Payne.

Meet the Chef

Alex Payne at The Tudor Pass

The Tudor Pass is the reimagining of our iconic Tudor Room restaurant with Executive Head Chef Alex Payne at the helm. Alex joined Great Fosters from The Thames Table at Crockers, where he was the Head Chef.  He was born in Egham and spent his childhood only a mile from Great Fosters so it’s wonderful to welcome him back to the area in which he grew up.


Alex’s signature tasting menu, which is available at both lunch & dinner is inspired by classic flavours and seasonal ingredients, harmonised by modern techniques. Having worked for several renowned chefs including Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsay, he expresses his passion for food through his enthusiasm, creativity and theatre.  Alex comments “My style of food is designed around classical dishes and flavours but I endeavour to find interesting ways to refine and modernise them to create memories for our diners.  By using only the best possible seasonal and local ingredients to produce bold flavours I will be creating an experience for our The Tudor Pass guests that they will warmly remember for years to come’’.

Classic flavours / modern techniques

The Menus

The Tudor Pass dining experiences, presented by Alex Payne and his team, offer sensational tasting journeys for both lunch & dinner.


At lunch, guests can enjoy a 4-course or signature 7-course tasting menu, priced at £80 & £110 respectively on a Wednesday, Thursday & Friday and £110 and £140 on a Saturday.


For dinner, the signature 7-course tasting menu is £140, and the 4-course menu is available on Wednesday & Thursday evenings only at £110.  A wine flight with wine pairings carefully chosen to complement each course is also available.


Commenting on the menu & unique 'pass' experience (minus the noise of an open kitchen), Alex said: "My team and I explain & serve many of the dishes directly to diners to bring some of the excitement & theatre of the pass into the restaurant.  I want to create lasting memories for our guests; whether that’s eating something they’ve never tasted before, finding their new favourite wine that’s paired with one of our dishes, or simply learning something new about cooking from the team’’.