We all love a roast Sunday lunch right? Certainly in our home it’s an occasion when the whole family come together. We sit, eat and chat the afternoon away, catching up with everything that’s been happening to us during the week. It’s a really lovely family meal time.
Sunday lunch at Stoke Place is no different. When we dined recently the restaurant was full of families and groups of friends doing just that. A leisurely lunch that is cooked to perfection and the best thing … no washing up to do afterwards!
Set in a beautiful country house built by Royal Chef Patrick Lamb in 1690, Stoke Place has 26 acres of grounds which are perfect for either working up an appetite or burning off a few calories after your lunch. The dining room has large windows overlooking the grounds so even if you don’t manage a walk you can still enjoy the view.
Part of the exclusive Cairn Collection hotel group, Stoke Place has been refurbished to a very high standard, bringing out the splendour of its history. But don’t think this means Sunday Lunch is out of your price bracket. Far from it in fact. With two courses priced at just £22 or three courses for £28 its worth every penny. And the jewel in the crown – bottomless wine whilst you dine!*
Imagine the magnificent food Patrick Lamb would have served up for Queen Anne and King James II. Good quality, delicious, extravagant delights. Well, nothing has changed. The food is exceptionally good, one of the best roast Sunday lunches we have eaten, and we’ve eaten a fair few.
The wine flowed from the minute we all sat down, served by staff keen not to interrupt our flow of conversation. Warm bread rolls with proper butter began our feast, followed by my choice of baked goat’s cheese with tender stem broccoli, radish, pumpkin seed granola and broccoli puree.
I followed this with roast ribeye of beef, served with a huge crispy Yorkshire pudding and traditional vegetables. And I just about managed to squeeze in the vanilla & mascarpone cheesecake which was served with poached pear, pear puree and pear sorbet. Delicious.
Each dish was beautifully presented, a real feast for the eyes, as well as the tummy. With plenty of free parking, a stunning lounge with comfy sofas in which to meet friends and family, and very clean toilets (so important) our Sunday lunch at Stoke Place was perfect. Booking essential.
*Remember to drink responsibly, especially when driving. Bottomless wine available for 2 hours whilst you dine.