Review on Ardencote Manor Hotel, Lodge Restaurant
The Manor started life as a gentleman's residence during Victorian times, but it's now a fully blown country club hotel and spa complete with all manner of facilities including an indoor pool and golf course.
Formal meals are served in a wooden lodge overlooking the lake. Chef Ian Buckle works to a modern repertoire that encompasses well-tried favourites such as grilled Dover sole and tournedos Rossini as well as more contemporary ideas along the lines of scallops with crab and truffle linguine and sweet chilli sauce or seared brill with langoustine and seafood minestrone and sauté leeks.
Lamb from Lighthorne Farm in Warwickshire is a star turn: grilled cutlets are topped with mint mousse and served with sweet potato and lamb's kidney, for example. A few more exotic dishes such as carabino prawns with spiced oriental vegetables add a touch of glamour, while desserts could range from sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce to Champagne mousse with roasted pecan nuts and honey.
For those wanting something simple, there's also a weekly-changing La Plancha menu focussing on grills. Lighter dishes, morning coffee and afternoon tea are also available in the conservatory-style Member's Bar.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat (12.30 - 5.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card