Review on Luscombes at The Golden Ball
The village of Lower Assendon is home to the popular restaurant Luscombes, a true hidden gem set within the Golden Ball pub on the B480 in the beautiful Stonor Valley, a short drive from the market town of Henley-on-Thames. A Michelin recommended restaurant for the last six years, as well as voted the Best Sunday Lunch 2013 for South England by The Observer, it is run by chef patron Stephen Luscombe, who earned his culinary stripes working under esteemed chefs, Marco Pierre White and Herbert Berger.
Guests can look forward to meticulously crafted modern food using only the freshest local ingredients of the highest quality, and this really shines through on the well chosen menu. On offer there might be smoked duck and foie gras terrine paired with pickled rhubarb and toasted brioche, followed by a main course of new season Grouse with fondant potato, red cabbage, spinach, bacon and Madeira jus or handmade pasta with asparagus, tomatoes, Parma ham, gruyere and Chardonnay sauce. Skilfully wrought desserts close the show with raspberry soufflé and vanilla ice-cream or a warm chocolate pot served with salted caramel ice-cream.
Service is friendly, the atmosphere relaxed, there's an excellent wine list to accompany the food and a delightful garden to enjoy when the weather is warm.
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Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Wed-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card