Fine dining in the heart of Surrey
Where? Pennyhill Park Hotel, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5EU (01276 471774)
Five-star hotel, five-star dining? Pennyhill Park has a long list of accolades to its name, and its restaurants are no exception: The Brasserie, which is overseen by executive chef Andrew Turner (a protégé of Albert Roux), was recently awarded 2 AA Rosettes.
What’s on the menu? We tried a cannelloni of crab and lobster meat to start, followed by an excellent seared fillet of halibut. Those wanting to up their iron intake, however, can always opt for the 660g Angus T-bone steak.
To drink? In addition to an extensive wine menu, The Ascot Bar next to The Brasserie has a celebrated cocktail menu, including every kind of Martini you could possibly want – they’ll even mix to order.
Need to know? Despite its excellent credentials, The Brasserie isn’t actually Pennyhill’s best restaurant – that accolade goes to the award-winning Latymer situated just down the corridor. True special-occasion dining, The Latymer offers ‘modern British’ dishes in a refined, intimate setting.
Special offers: Stay on a Sunday evening and dinner, bed and breakfast rates at Pennyhill Park start from £200 per couple.