Review on Mr Underhill's
Nestling under the ramparts and hill of Ludlow Castle, Michelin starred Mr Underhill's makes the most of its idyllic setting beside Dinham Weir. Chris and Judy Bradley's acclaimed restaurant-with-rooms goes from strength to strength, and there's a seductive serenity about the place – especially in warm weather, when the luxuriant garden comes into its own for aperitifs.
The comfortable dining room oozes conviviality and it makes the perfect setting for Chris Bradley's carefully constructed dinner menus. Regulars will be familiar with the format (no choice until desserts and cheeses), although the amount of care and thought that goes into each menu is remarkable.
The evening always begins with canapés, before a seasonal soup (asparagus velouté with pea fritter in springtime) and a little dish of – say – chestnut custard with crispy smoked duck. Fish comes next and the main event could be anything from fillet of Mortimer Forest venison with red wine, elderberry and thyme to roast rack and slow-cooked shoulder of Marches lamb with garden sorrel, mint and baby spinach. Local ingredients really do steal the limelight here.
Things get even better when it comes to the galaxy of fabulous desserts – generally a choice of six that might include seasonal triumphs like greengage crumble with verbena ice cream or caramelised autumn apples and caramel parfait with wafers of flaky pastry. The endlessly enticing wine list reveals gems at every turn, with real quality across the board and plenty of interesting half bottles.
Mr Underhill's is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 7.15 - 8.15pm Wed-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card