I had heard so much about Coworth Park, part of the Dorchester Collection, from my friend Angie, who has stayed there and visited on many an occasion and so was pleased when it was chosen as the venue for our bloggers reunion with our friend Polly, who was visiting from Qatar. Our friendships were formed in a non-conventional way over the internet and I find it incredible that I wouldn’t even know Angie, Emma, Sima or Polly had it not been for my blog or my Instagram account!
We arrived at Coworth Park and indulged in some refreshing cocktails whilst we caught up on what had been going on in each of our lives whilst we awaited Polly.
I went for my usual choice – a Mojito whilst the girls had a Bellini, a Rhubarb Royale and a Fraise Clicquot. They were all so colourful and delicious!
Once Polly arrived, we went over to The Restaurant Coworth Park, a Michelin starred restaurant for our lunch. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated with a bronzed design covering its high ceiling and gorgeous furniture adorning the stunning room.
A bottle of champagne was popped and we toasted to our time together whilst we indulged in conversation about life and peered through the menu. There is an a la carte menu as well as a Best of British Menu which you can also choose items from should you wish. The menu has been curated by Chef Adam Smith and is inspired by the countryside.
A beautiful freshly baked bread arrived served with a choice of butters with chilli and seaweed, which were both really lovely.
Soon an intriguing selection of canapés arrived that included a foam of heirloom tomato, goats curd, chocolate and mint, Coworth Park’s version of an Oreo with Taramasalata and a salmon with avocado and mandarin.
For my starters I chose the Cornish Gouda with Pear, Celery and Walnut, as I am obsessed with cheese. This was divine and a real treat.
Also beautifully presented was Polly and Emma’s marinated scallop with glazed pork belly, apple and cabbage.
Courgette Flower is something I can’t get enough of and so for my mains I enjoyed the Globe Artichoke with Courgette Flower and perfectly smoked Aubergine.
The dishes were absolutely incredible and so it came to no surprise to me that this restaurant had been awarded a Michelin star last year.
Dessert is always my most exciting part of a meal and I already had my eyes on the prize – The Coworth Cheese Board served with Homemade Breads and Honeycomb. I let the Chef choose a selection of cheese for me and they were all so scrumptious but my favourite was the Comte (of course) and the Stilton.
A popular choice around the table was the Strawberry and vanilla tart, which epitomised the British Summer.
The hotel also treated us to some lovely chocolate pastries.
After our sumptous meal we decided to go sit outside on the terrace as the weather was in our favour, and enjoyed another drink there with the pleasant sunshine.
We had a fabulous day, and Coworth Park is just over an hour’s drive from London, and so a lovely place to head for a day out and a fabulous lunch. The food was superb, although slightly on the pricier side, and so would be ideal for a treat or a special occasion. I do think that the Best of British Lunch Menu is really fantastic value for the high standards of the food served.
It was a super day and a wonderful venue for a reunion and I look forward to visiting Coworth Park again in the near future to experience it a bit more.