Review on Fawsley Hall, The Cedars Restaurant
Unique among Northamptonshire hotels, Fawsley Hall is a magnificent country house in the grand style. Dating from Tudor times, it was originally home to the Knightley family and played host to Good Queen Bess during Elizabethan times. It stands in 200 acres of lush parkland just south of Daventry, and has seen centuries of gracious living during its time.
The Equilibrium has been replaced by The Cedars Restaurant, this is a cool, discreet and intimate dining room open for top-end fine dining. The cooking now aims for twenty-first century complexity, witness a three-part signature starter of poached pigeon with celeriac, pickled pear and hazelnuts, alongside a light 'tea' broth containing confit leg wrapped in gold leaf, plus pigeon parfait and brioche on the side.
Elsewhere, monkfish is paired with frogs' legs, Alsace jelly, truffle and artichoke risotto, while line-caught turbot is matched with oxtail, smoked marrowbone, salsify, mooli and Jersey Royals. Chocolate 'textures & temperatures' is just one enigmatic dessert, otherwise consider bitter chocolate soufflé with avocado ice cream and sea salt caramel. The wine list remains full of interest, with a fine spread of bottles ranging from 'wines of the moment' to the 'affordable excess' of pedigree vintages.
Fawsley Hall, The Cedars Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm Sat & Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express