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|Address:||Brocket Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG|
|Tel:||01707 368 888|
|Price: £68.00||Wine: £25.00||Champagne: £43.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sun 12N-2.30pm Tues-Sat 7-10pm|
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You simply cannot beat the location of this charming country estate out-building nestling on the far banks of the “great house's” lake. I have had birthday bashes here – and took my wife on our first date here (a September 11th Saturday lunch – not THAT Septemebr 11th).
A fellow reviewer is spot on – a great cheeseboard is a massive measure of what a place is all about. The cheese board here is one of the finest in the UK, say no more.
Very difficult to fault much other than the prices – but I guess greatness comes at a cost. I find the Auberge du lac a bit like taking a London taxi – an indulgence. You know you can get to your destination much cheaper, only you know that this is the best way to do it. And unfortunately no matter how rich or poor we find ourselves, its almost impossible to take your eye off the meter as it clocks up the pounds and pence. If value is near faultless cooking, service and presentation then this is a 10.
If value means not costing an arm and a leg, then you have to score this down.
Nevertheless, every visit is exciting and a joy. But dont blow your last £200 to attend.