Review on Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park
A mile-long, tree-lined driveway creates a suitably grand first impression for visitors to this magnificent Palladian mansion. The building itself dates from 1720 and stands majestically in 500 acres of parkland, yet is only six miles from Bath. Lucknam Park puts on a grand and elegant country house show, although it now also incorporates a health spa, gymnasium and notable equestrian centre.
Formal meals are served in what was once the original ballroom – a sumptuous setting complete with a fabulous hand-painted ceiling, crystal chandeliers and fine views across the park. Ideal – in fact – for Hywel Jones' confident and assured Michelin-starred cooking.
The food is unashamedly complex, but it's well thought out, witness dishes such as a confit of Cornish red mullet with pressed Italian pale aubergines, fennel and olive oil emulsion and crab cromesquis, or roast rump of organic Welsh lamb with a cannelloni of slow-roast shoulder, piquillos pepper and garlic confit, or butter-poached Black Leg chicken with truffle gnocchi, artichokes and vanilla cream. To finish, expect things like 'extra bitter' chocolate tart with lavender ice cream, goats' yoghurt pannacotta with glazed figs, aged balsamic and biscotti as well as organic lemon 'three ways'.
Service benefits from mature professional supervision, with a formal sommelier on hand to guide diners through the suitably grand, French-biased wine list. For something more leisurely, try the contemporary and stylish Brasserie in the spa building.
Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.00pm Wed-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express