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Weekends away for us usually consist of a certain style of hotel – modern, sleek and bursting full of all the mod-cons that we wish we could have in our own home. Great Fosters hotel in Egham is the total opposite of what we are usually attracted to. This former royal hunting lodge dates back to 1550 AD and is dripping in Downton Abbey style grandeur, with dark creaking hallways and even darker bedrooms...
Our plans of an afternoon kip before dinner were set back slightly by the cocktails and the Arsenal vs Swansea City match… Before we knew it it was time for dinner in the Tudor Room – the small and intimate restaurant of just 24 covers, headed up by Shane Hughes. Shane has earnt himself a Michelin Star at Ynyshir Hall in Wales, so we were expecting great things.
There is the choice of an a la carte menu, or an eight-course tasting menu (£75 per person). We were lucky enough to try the latter and it was one of the most incredible meals we’ve ever had. One word of warning though, if you opt for the wine flight to accompany this do NOT drink any alcohol previously. You may well not make it down for breakfast the next day, or be capable of doing much at all the next day... More from We Love Food, It »
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