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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Assured cooking in grand surroundings

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The 543-acre estate of Brocket Hall is the setting for this elegant restaurant in an old hunting lodge on the edge of a lake. After drinks and cocktails in the ground-floor reception area, lunch and dinner is served in the dining room with its beautiful views of the main house, although there is an alfresco dining option at the water’s edge in the summer. Quality ingredients back up strong technical skills resulting in some assured cooking. Begin with salmon 'mi cuit' accompanied by avocado, rock oyster mayonnaise and fennel, followed by a succulent piece of wild lakeland venison with black truffle gnocchi, a yeast cream, brandy carrots and watercress. At dessert, almond frangipane and Williams pear is teamed with mascarpone mousse and toasted marzipan pear sorbet.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 27 December and some dates in January
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Matt Edmonds

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 240
  • Wines by the glass: 22

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 18
  • On-site parking available

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Welwyn Garden City
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