Review on Country House Restaurant at Plumber Manor
Founded in Jacobean times, Plumber Manor is now billed as a 'country house hotel', although it feels more like a refined restaurant-with-rooms imbued with oodles of hands-on TLC. It's also English to the core, right down to the ancestral portraits on the walls of the gallery, the log-fired lounge and the black labradors padding about.
In the kitchen, Brian Prideaux-Brune focuses on dishes that are entrenched in the Anglo French world of chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade, lemon sole with grapes and white wine, and carré of lamb Shrewsbury.
Plumber Manor's well-tried set dinner menus are now bolstered by à la carte additions, while a smattering of Mediterranean-inspired ideas add some extra zest to proceedings – as in fillet of beef wrapped in Parma ham with wild mushrooms and red wine. To conclude, the dessert trolley indulges sweet-toothed guests with the likes of mango mousse, strawberry mille-feuille and hazelnut roulade. France is the main contender on the wine list, although there are plenty of affordable alternatives from the New World.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 1.30pm Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm