So fo a massive change we decided to get shot of the kids and the dog for the weekend and head off for a short break.
Back in 2003 we got married at Wembury Church and then had our reception at the Boringdon Hall Hotel. We have been back since but haven’t been there for a few years and so I thought that this would be an ideal time for us to head over for a short break.
We were only staying for a night and so got to the hotel as soon as we could on Saturday afternoon at 3pm after dropping the kids off.
On arrival we checked in and then headed straight down to the hotel bar for an afternoon drink. Whilst their the weather took an unfortunate turn for the worse with lots of rain.
As we didn’t have the kids a cheeky pint of Tribute and a Tarquins Gin and Tonic were on the cards.
We sat in the lounge bar for a while before heading into the main bar to have our afternoon treat! If you’ve never visited Boringdon Hall Hotel before then you may not know that they’ve won awards for their cream teas. If you have then you’ll obviously know why.
After we’d finished we retired to our room for an hour to chill. Bearing in mind we have 3 children its very rare for us to have some time to spend in each others company without the children around so to spend the evening together was very nice.
Our evening meal was in the Gallery Restaurant. The Gallery Restaurant overlooks the Great Hall at Boringdon and is run by the Head Chef Scott Paton
Words cannot explain how good the food is. Its been a long time since either of us had such a wonderful meal.
Boringdon Hall Hotel – Our Meal
Our meal started with a few Canapés and amuse-bouche and a choice of bread. Bread included a very pleasant cranberry roll which tasted fantastic. One of the best things about the whole experience other than the food was the staff. When each dish was served a member of staff would explain what the dish was and the components. This was great because quite often you tend to forget what each component of the meal is.
For starter I opted for the slow cooked coppa of pork, squash, prune and truffle. Well what a lovely start to a meal it tasted fantastic.
Whilst I opted for the pork Mrs had the Scallop ‘taco’. Now don’t worry it wasn’t a massive taco like you’d see at a Mexican restaurant it was a small crisp but very tasty.
For the main I went for a type of meat that I rarely have. Not because I don’t like it as much but because many restaurants either don’t have it on the menu or just don’t do it very well. the dish I chose was Roast breast of duck, hoisin leg, turnip and plum sauce.
For the main Mrs decided to continue with the fish theme and opted for Braised turbot, scallop, celeriac, truffle, Champagne sauce.
After the main meal it came time for the desert. Now despite there being many options both Mrs and I opted for the same. Throughout our meal neither of us had food envy. We tried each others dishes and although we liked the others, we were both happy with what we had ordered.
For desert we both decided on the Lemon meringue. Now you may think, what’s so special about a ‘Lemon meringue’. Take a look at the picture and image a strong zesty lemon flavour running through your mouth on tasting each element.
When the desert was finished and believe me the plate was cleared! We were given a finally parting taster an acorn brûlée. Now I didn’t realise you could actually eat acorns and neither did Mrs. To the point that we had to google it to check!
What a lovely little dish to finish on.
All I can say following our fantastic meal is that if you fancy a night away with a great level of service and an even greater level of quality food I would suggest you take a trip to Boringdon Hall Hotel. You won’t be disappointed!