The Linden Tree Restaurant
In the heart of the beautiful Leicestershire countryside you’ll ﬁnd the stunning Catthorpe Manor Estate, home to The Linden Tree restaurant. This elegant Edwardian manor house is one of those rare sights that truly take your breath away, with its surrounding 26 acres of enchanting woodland.
The hotel has undertaken extensive refurbishment within the last year. Inside it is bright and welcoming and attentive staff show obvious pride in their beautiful surroundings. The Linden Tree’s dining room blends classic elegance with a relaxed, contemporary feel thanks to its muted and serene style, ambient lighting and beautifully draped curtains.
As we began our meal it became clear that the chef’s execution and culinary style elevates simple ingredients to sublime dishes. My starter of mushroom soup was rich and comforting, and my companion’s choice of charred asparagus with Parma ham was declared a perfect combination of ﬂavours and textures. This followed with an impeccable main course of succulent, pink slices of duck breast, served with grey peas, light and creamy celeriac mash, and ﬂavoursome jus. My companion’s strips of ﬁllet steak with Stilton, served with fresh, spring vegetables, potato Dauphinoise and whisky sauce was sensational, and he was still enthusing over the sumptuous dish long after his plate was cleared. Tempted by the delicious menu of indulgent desserts, I opted for a memorable homemade sticky toffee pudding, which was served with silky, warm butterscotch sauce and ice cream. My companion was equally satisﬁed with his homemade apple and cinnamon crumble with creamy vanilla custard.
Later, whilst sipping our freshly brewed coffee in the elegant drawing room we agreed that the relaxing atmosphere of The Linden Tree, combined with the excellent quality of the food and the friendly and obliging staff had left us feeling truly satisﬁed.
A variety of menus are available so you’re well catered for whether you fancy a club sandwich, a two-course lunchtime special for £12.95, afternoon tea or an indulgent Sunday lunch. Unsurprisingly, Catthorpe Manor has also proved to be the perfect venue for weddings, romantic dates, family events and meetings, and both the Garden Room and the Library offer alternative dining options. Whatever your reason for visiting, you will not be disappointed.