Review on Conservatory Restaurant at Boxmoor Lodge
The Conservatory Restaurant at the charming Boxmoor Lodge is a privately owned family business in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside in Hemel Hempstead, just a short drive from the M25. The building dates back to the 17th century and stands amid lovely gardens, which come into their own when the weather is warm and guests can dine outside on their inviting terrace. Inside the Conservatory Restaurant is light and airy with tables nicely spaced and laid with crisp linens.
The kitchen is under the leadership of Head Chef Stuart Ambury, who has devised a menu of contemporary and traditional English dishes making excellent use of seasonal and local produce, with an emphasis on quality GM free ingredients. To start you might choose the smoked mackerel salad, horseradish chive potato salad and heritage tomato carpaccio or the duck liver parfait paired with spiced plum and port chutney and toasted brioche. Follow on with a main course of whole baked sea bass, clam and fennel and tarragon veloute or one of their 24 to 28 day aged succulent steaks served with chunky chips, grilled tomato and mushroom. To finish, consider sticky toffee pudding and vanilla Anglaise or maybe rhubarb fool cheesecake, and honey comb crumb. There is a fine wine list to complement the dishes and service is friendly and accomplished.
Boxmoor Lodge has 25 individually styled bedrooms should you decide to extend your stay.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express