Review on The Paper Mill
A lovely setting by the banks of the Grand Union Canal is one of the attributes of the Paper Mill, with a large terrace overlooking Lock bridge and the water in the 19th-century mill town of Apsley in Hertfordshire. Part of the major redevelopment of the area, dating back to the 1900's on the site of the John Dickenson Paper Mill, it has been carefully restored and refurbished with a welcoming contemporary décor and lighting, whilst retaining the original pillars and log fireplaces. The ground floor houses the bar with comfy leather seating and an open kitchen, where you can watch all the theatre of the chefs at work. Walls are adorned with photos and drawings of the mills and their heritage and the main dining room set on the second floor of the building affords views of the canal.
Carefully sourced British produce from handpicked suppliers forms the backbone of the menu, which includes daily specials alongside modern classics. Opt for a starter of Cornish sardines on toast, pickled cucumber, sweetcorn relish before a main course of Harissa lamb shoulder sweet pepper cous cous, smoked aubergine puree, and coriander crème fraiche or brown crab linguine, wilted baby spinach, roasted fennel, chilli and cherry tomatoes. There's an international wine list featuring a good spread from across the world, as well as a wide range of real ales, craft beers and 15 whiskies on offer.
On warm sunny days the terrace is a huge crowd-puller for al fresco dining and drinks.
Gastro pub / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 11.00am (10.00am Sat & Sun) through
Dinner: until 10.00pm (9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card