A great experience. The building and the estate are stunning - when the weather is good it is a must to wander in the estate and back gardens. The décor of the restaurant itself is refined, if a bit understated - at least there is no faux-pas there.
The food is undoubtedly worth a Michelin star - I wasn't expecting something so refined and so good, to be honest. I was very impressed and same for my girlfriend. The photos speak for themselves, both the presentation and the taste of the food were outstanding. We had the week-end lunch menu, which changes very often. I started with an impressively square veal carpaccio then had a truffle and aged parmesan risotto ad then the dessert (cannot remember how it's called but very good as well). The risotto was marvellous: even without the truffle the aged parmesan and more common mushrooms would have made it excellent, but of course with the truffle it was even better.
The sommelier was also very appreciated, advising very interesting wine such as a Portuguese red for me. Wines were priced fairly for a place like this.
The 3-courses was priced around £38 (+10 extra for the truffle risotto) - which is a great value for what you get. Of course with an aperitif (champagne) and a few glasses of wine you end up around £120 or £130£ for two, but I don't regret it at all. And if you are more reasonable on the extras it stays reasonably priced. Again the menu itself is very good value for money, I'd advise anyone, with or without experience of high-end restaurants, to give it a go.
The staff even went the extra mile: I forgot my hat there and couldn't come back before going back to London, so they sent it back to my home, very nicely packaged and protected. Both during and after the meal, staff was both friendly and professional - a great mix!
Should I really specify that if I ever go back to the area I'll make sure I'll stop by?
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