Review on Archangel
Archangel Hotel and Restaurant opened its doors on the 1st July 2010 in the attractive town of Frome, after two years of extensive and meticulous renovations. The inn was historically known as The Angel and dates back to before the Protestant Reformation and as far back as the Domesday Book, although some parts were added in the 18th century. The work was undertaken by architect Piers Taylor of Mitchell Taylor Workshops who have preserved the ancient walls with their extraordinary patina, but have added modern glass and steel, zinc and slate, leather and copper for a luxurious rustic style. The theme of Angels continues throughout the hotel with the use of wallpaper panels printed with early renaissance paintings of angels.
The kitchen is a passionate supporter of West Country's food producers such as artisan Richard Vine, Baby Salads and Vegetables, who supplies top chefs like Gordon Ramsey and Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Open proceedings with River Exe mussels, fresh crab, charred cucumber, mussel froth or Szechuan pork fillet, apricot & vanilla gel, pickled cucumbers, Merguez sausage. Inventive mains follow with five spice pork belly, chilli and garlic bok choy, coriander, sesame jus or grilled Dorset plaice, crab bisque, baby squid, red pepper & tomato puree. There's also plenty of tempting stuff among the desserts witness Port poached black figs, raspberry risotto, orange sable or a dark chocolate tart paired with brownie ice cream.
Service is attentive and knowledgeable and should you fancy extending your stay there are six luxurious bedrooms.
Archangel is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.00am (8.00 - 10.00am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (5.00pm Sat & 8.00pm Sun) (3.00 - 5.00pm Afternoon Tea)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express