Review on Auberge du Lac
Auberge du Lac is an auspicious restaurant in the suitably auspicious surroundings of Brocket Hall – a converted hunting lodge standing proud in a 543-acre Hertfordshire estate. Once a country retreat, it now plies its trade as a swish hotel, complete with conference facilities and two championship golf courses.
Situated overlooking the ornamental lake, it puts on a grand show, with an airy conservatory making the most of the views and a luxurious dining room at the centre of things. That said, there's no hint of stuffiness and the place is equally favoured by families with children as well as business executives out to impress their clients.
In Autumn, for example, you might be offered foie gras parfait, roast and pickled peach, Szechuan granola and thyme brioche or frogs legs, white onion and Madeira velouté, parsley, garlic and onion seeds. Main courses could be anything from grouse, salt baked celeriac, ragoût and elderberry or pork belly, roast squid, turnip, barbequed apple purée and cobnuts.
Desserts provide consummate fruity temptation in the shape of mango and pineapple, mango parfait, coconut sponge and compressed pineapple or peach and raspberry, white peach, poached raspberries and roast pistachio. Wine lovers should take counsel from their knowledgeable sommelier who knows the classy list inside out.
Auberge du Lac is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Wed-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express