Stylish and casual brasserie serving light bites for hotel guests taking a break from the spa and visitors alike
The Brasserie is set just beside Lucknam Park Hotel’s Spa facilities which is why some guests coming here just for lunch may see some guests at the bar end in their white dressing gowns. The log fire, open kitchen, breezy feel and natural, conservatory light all produce a feeling that cannot fail to please and the all day dining menu has numerous value for money options including tapas style dishes (3 for £20), set lunches at 3 courses for £22, traditional roast specials on Sunday lunch and numerous other pleasant dishes. The venue is cosy and charming with some satisfying options done reasonably well.
As I was staying at Lucknam Park, breakfasts could either be taken in the main dining room (The Park) or the Brasserie and in a heart beat I would go for the latter every time for breaky. The breakfast eggs were delicious and deep orange on the Saturday am (but sadly a lighter yellow and even a little firm on the outer edge of the yolk on the Sunday) and the pastries were lovely. The jams were out of this world good as fresh and dreamily runny but in terms of smoothies I would avoid the banana one as this didn’t have much flavour at all and would recommend either the mixed berry or strawberry smoothies.
Lunch and evening wise I thought the food in the brasserie had perfectly light and simple options and the home-made ketchup that went with the scotch eggs were both super. Homely is how I would describe the food from the brasserie and although the tapas dishes I had at lunch were slightly over cooked (the batter on the mushroom fritter and duck spring rolls was too dark and crisp), they were from a menu that hails simple, comfort food you would always like to see. A bit more care and attention to detail would make it even better.
Food Grade: 58%
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