23 August 2014


The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire WD3 4TG

£55.00 Modern European Hertfordshire
  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £45.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7-10pm Sun 12N-3pm

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The Grove lies just 20 minutes from Euston &, while the exterior is grand & formal, inside is decidedly funky, with the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, Colette’s, hung with contemporary paintings & decked out with modish cream leather chairs. Balancing old & new is also evident in the kitchen. A pile of delicate & moist crabmeat, on top of a thin layer of coriander-cured tuna, is crowned with a generous portion of sevruga caviar. Similarly impressive is the mallard & foie gras: the meat is wrapped around a large portion of liver, then rolled in a fine layer of breadcrumbs & roasted until crisp. So, when one cuts through the firmly textured meat, out oozes soft – almost liquid – foie gras from the centre. Desserts, too, are classic-with-a-twist: a mousse-like bitter chocolate tart is partnered with praline ice-cream & a modish shot glass bubbling with a pale yellow citrus foam. Admittedly, all this indulgence does come at a fairly hefty price, but it’s not a greedy one for such labour-intensive dishes, & service is both cheerful & super efficient.

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  1. Colette's

    The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire WD3 4TG
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Sunday, 17th August 2014

    TRUsocial :: The Tasting Menu

    Having mentioned how much of a fan I am of a tasting menu at posh and pricey restaurants in my last blog, I really wanted to share my latest experience at Colettes, which is the fine dining spot at the The Grove in Hertfordshire. Located only a hop, skip and a jump from Watford Junction, you can get up here on the London Overground, into Zone 8 (I thought the world ended at Zone 6, but I stand corrected!), or the London Midland fast train (weekdays only) from London Euston, with a journey time of 47 minutes and 15 minutes respectively. Easy peasey...
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Essential Details for Colette's

  • Address: The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire WD3 4TG
  • Telephone: 01923 294 222
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7-10pm Sun 12N-3pm
  • Restaurant Facilities: Accommodation available

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    • This offer is available from August 4, 2014 until August 28, 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

      Max: 4 people

      Starts: 04 Aug 2014

      Expires: 28 Aug 2014

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