A delicious lunch in a beautiful setting
Sometimes it is really nice to treat ourselves and dine in a prime location. We certainly made a good decision here because the sun was shining (it was hot, hot, hot) as we dined on the terrace of Danesfield House Hotel. The setting was perfect, with views over the beautifully landscaped gardens to the River Thames.
Danesfield House Hotel provide the best quality menus, beautifully presented food and exceptional service from £32 for two courses. It is perhaps one of the nicest lunches we have had the pleasure of tasting. With first course delights such as Oak Smoked Eel and Ham Hock Terrine, served with the thinnest crispiest sour dough ever, we were more than happy to dive in.
Spoilt for choice with main courses we decided on the Trio of Lamb, Corn Fed Chicken and Wreckfish Fillet which I am so pleased I choose (it was a last minute decision between this and the Goats Curd Tart). We’d never heard of Wreckfish but learning it was a member of the Seabass family we were sold on it.
Feeling the late August heat (we weren’t complaining) we thought we should choose the coolest, lightest desserts. However, the Crème Brulee sounded just too tempting. Thank goodness we choose it because, simply put, it was heavenly, with the creamiest softest custard ever and the lightest covering of caramelised sugar that made for that perfect crack against the spoon. Honestly, no matter how full you feel, you should try the Crème Brulee. You will be missing out if you don’t.
Remember you can walk around the grounds of the hotel* to build up an appetite, sip a refreshing aperitif, or finish your meal with a lovely cup of tea on the lower terrace looking across the Medmenham valley.
*as featured in our September editions.
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa