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Auberge du Lac

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Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
+44 1707 368888
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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WELWYN
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and a close friend visited for lunch mid week (they are closed Mon and Tuesday) and as previously the service and food were first class. We chose from both the A La Carte and Du Jour menus, starting with Smoked Haddock and the Chicken Parfait and then two portions of Fillet of Beef and one English... More 

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Thank Arthur C
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

It's absolutely lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience, your kind words have been passed on to the team. As a gentle reminder, we will be open 7 days a week from the 12th December until Boxing Day- there will also be a new festive menu starting from Wednesday. Hopefully see you again soon! More 

St Albans
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The maitre d' is the only member of staff left from our memorable visit a year ago. The restaurant was nearly deserted. Gone was the wonderful tasting menu and the wines that went with it (and the brilliant Sommeliere - she was a real gem). The food was good and the setting is always beautiful but the place had clearly... More 

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Thank BestDreamcatcher
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment, we value your feedback. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the food, we do in fact have a special Festive menu throughout December which we're excited to introduce. There are certainly exciting times ahead, we promise it will be worth the wait! More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice restaurant with a lake view in the grounds of Brocket Hall. Made very welcome, service attentive and courteous. Nice table by the window, welcoming glass of Prosecco. We took the standard lunch menu. Starters were un- appetising, one had to be returned to kitchen. Main fish course excellent but other two pasta dishes weak and unappetising. We... More 

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Thank Philip S
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience. Your feedback is appreciated and has been taken on board. We have exciting times ahead and we would love you to come back again soon to enjoy the true Auberge du Lac experience. If you would like to discuss your visit further, please don't hesitate to ring us on... More 

Hertfordshire, England
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going there for a no of years. Some years better than others. This visit was excellent. Great food, wine and service. Manager took the time to chat to us. Even said he'd speak to the chef about keeping the present cod/seafood dish. I was most impressed by the tastiness and freshness of the produce. The sommelier was very good... More 

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Thank m888lim
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

It's so lovely to hear that you have been such a loyal customer to us. We really appreciate the kind words, your comments are a pleasure to read. We're so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves, see you again soon! More 

Jerusalem
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took some of family from abroad (not French). We were 4 people all together. Excellent food - very well presented. Wine was fairly priced and also good selections.Service was pleasant and attentive. Wonderful surrounding countryside. We will definitely go again. the last time was some years ago. Michael

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Thank michaelmhjerusalem
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Michael, it's lovely to hear that you had an enjoyable time. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here on a number of occasions when staying at Melbourne Lodge. It's very pretentious and classic French style. The wine list whilst extensive is very overpriced with the cheapest bottle of fizz starting at £67. They try hard to provide that fine dining experience and service is good but a little theatrical - what else would you expect... More 

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Thank Mike B
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Thank you for getting in touch with us, we really value your feedback. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the food, we think it's such an important part of the Auberge du Lac experience! We put a huge emphasis on ensuring five star service, if you wish to discuss your experience further we would love to hear from you. Feel... More 

Ware, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect place to come for an intimate and relaxing special occasion. The staff are attentive, looking after us throughout our meal. We particularly appreciated the suggestion of the cheese trolley whilst we finished our wine!

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Thank Nicky W
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time here, we'd love to see you again soon! More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We hadn't been here for over seven years so was slightly concerned as to how it had changed. We were not disappointed and the evening was wonderful for us both. I wasn't drinking so my wife had the house wine by the glass and admitted it was classically wonderful. The food, service, standards and welcoming were first class. I felt... More 

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Thank Ray F
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

That really is fantastic to hear, your kind words have been passed on to the team. It is a really exciting time at Auberge du Lac, so we would love to welcome you back again soon! More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a special birthday for me and I wanted my family to have a lovely time - and they did. Although not busy on a Tuesday night the attention we got from the waiting staff made up for the fact that the restaurant was quiet. G and his team worked well together and were very informative about the changes... More 

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Thank Janet C
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

We're so pleased to hear you had a lovely time. There is certainly a lot to look forward to, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We have been before although some time ago and it was very good, we therefore booked a table for lunch last Saturday for us and five friends. We couldn't get through on the telephone or email to confirm the booking and reviews on here caused us to be concerned. We needn't have worried, we were expected and the service, food... More 

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Thank Dave W
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear you had issues getting through, that has been noted and will be looked into. Fantastic to hear you enjoyed yourselves, we have a new team here at Auberge du Lac and there's a lot to look forward to! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$113
Cuisine
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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