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Auberge du Lac

Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
+44 1707 368888
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (43 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (27 reviews)
“petit fours” (22 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
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1 - 10 of 612 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a restaurant with aspirations to being a top restaurant but falls short in almost every way possible. When we entered the decor looked drab and somewhat worn but that cannot excuse not vacuuming the carpet. The view was not visible because the lights...More

Thank Clive59
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lunch with my husband. The food is very good and the surroundings is amazing where you can see the main hall and nice view of the lake.

1  Thank qin y
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Qin, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly important to say we've been a few times here for both lunch and dinner. As a large group we opted for the al la carte menu (we've had the tasting menu on previous occasions). All the plates were perfectly cooked with the lamb a...More

2  Thank kHolding
Joseph G, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi K Holding, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am disappointed that you did not completely enjoy your Auberge du Lac experience and would really value an opportunity of a conversation with you to remedy the points raised...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this for lunch on a lovely sunny day and did not want to leave! The restaurant is in the middle of a lovely Brocket Hall estate surrounded by golf course and a lake. You can sit on a terrace and enjoy a drink...More

2  Thank mattF5796ZD
Joseph G, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matt, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called twice took 2 days for the restaurant to call back to make a reservation. Asked for a table of 8 and was told the restaurant had a reservation for 8 on the same day so we’d have to book the private room for another...More

Thank Blueday500
Joseph G, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Blueday500, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I would really value an opportunity of a conversation with you to remedy the points raised in your review. Please do contact me directly at pedro.miramon@brocket-hall.co.uk. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with the 8 course tasting menu, it was truly amazing with a wide selection of fantastic dishes. The location is spectacular and the staff looked after us and made us feel special from start to finish. I highly recommend this restaurant and will...More

1  Thank _samflanners
Joseph G, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sam, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every part of dining at this very special restaurant was sheer perfection. We chose the tasting menu, and were presented with some of the best food we've had in ANY restaurant, anywhere!. The service, as you'd expect, is simply second to none; particularly in relation...More

Thank Rik R
Joseph G, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rik, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I was driving I did not have the various wines but had an excellent St Emilion with one of the courses. Service was attentive and added to the occasion with the right mix of joviality and expertise. Thoroughly enjoyable

1  Thank Cliff K
Joseph G, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cliff, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my top three restaurants in the UK. Great views, delicious food supported by excellent service. Always a pleasurable experience.!

1  Thank Roman W
Joseph G, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Roman, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful evening! Service great very attentive and knowledgeable staff! Food delicious, crab starter so tasty wanted more! All courses very nice and my husband really enjoyed the cheese board which comes out on a trolley for you to choose from. The restaurant has a lovely...More

2  Thank liseyx
Joseph G, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Liseyx, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

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sheila9032016
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Response from 308Discodave | Reviewed this property |
10% For poor service
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Sam M
9 December 2015|
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Response from harpers555 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a car park but steps from it to the restaurant were very poorly lit and dangerous in the dark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$52 - US$118
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Welwyn Garden City
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 368888
  • E-mail
Description
Auberge du Lac, Hertfordshire's award-winning restaurant, is set in the magnificent parkland of the Brocket Hall Estate in Welwyn. A former Hunting Lodge dating back to 1760, Auberge du Lac sits proudly alongside the water's edge in its own peaceful environment, overlooking the splendour of the Estate. Timeless elegance will surround you, enabling you to relax and enjoy our fine wines and superb dishes. Under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Phil Thompson, Auberge du Lac, the Estate's former 18th Century Hunting Lodge, has gained a national reputation as one of the most interesting out-of-London restaurants in the country. With private dining for up to 62 guests, Auberge du Lac can also be the ideal wedding venue only 22 miles from London.
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