Review on New Hall Hotel & Spa, Bridge Restaurant
Dating from the twelfth century and once the Earl of Warwick's shooting lodge, New Hall is reputedly the oldest-surviving moated manor house in England. It certainly looks magnificent from the outside, with its tall crenellated tower, mullioned windows and terraced gardens laid out during the seventeenth century. The interior is also jaw-droppingly antique and it's awash with carved oak, stained glass and antiques.
Dining in the formal Bridge Restaurant is a very elegant affair with its lovely stained glass windows and well laid tables. The restaurant showcases a seasonal British menu that might start with Brixham crab salad English leaf, avocado with lemon dressing or roasted foie gras, gingerbread puree, golden raisins and poached pear. Main courses follow with seared sea bass, soft polenta, courgette ribbons and a red wine jus or an assiette of Cornish lamb, braised belly, seared cutlet, crisp sweetbreads and Merlot jus. Round things off with pistachio cake, poached cherries and meringue or warm valrhona chocolate mousse, paired with tonka bean ice cream and praline.
Alternatively, you can dine informally in the popular Terrace Brasserie, and if the weather is warm you can choose to eat outside overlooking the lily-filled moat.
New Hall is a popular wedding and private function destination with a choice of venues, the stunning Great Chamber, built to entertain Henry VII and famous for the fifteenth-century 'graffiti' on its windows and the Garden Pavillion, overlooking the gardens and imposing views of the hotel.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 9.30am (8.00 - 10.00am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 7.00 – 9.45pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express