Review on Lakes Restaurant, Hempstead House Hotel
Built in 1850 for a certain Robert Lake and his family, Hempstead House has been run as a private country hotel since the 1990s. Lakes Restaurant takes its name from the original owner, and old family portraits preside over the formally appointed, conservatory dining room. Classical columns break up the space and there are views of the garden from the big windows.
The kitchen works to a lengthy menu of classic and modern dishes, kicking off with – say – hot crab brûlée or baked goats' cheese tart with red onion marmalade. To follow, you might find pot-roast guinea fowl with red cabbage compote and port gravy or poached salmon with spinach and crawfish tails, while desserts could include poached pear with cinnamon ice cream. Enjoy coffee and petit fours by the fire in the drawing room or out on the poolside terrace.
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Peter Gilbey and Paul Field
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 – 2.30pm (12.30 - 2.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 – 9.30pm (7.00 -8.30pm Sun residents only)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express