De Rougemont Manor, Great Warley Street, Brentwood, CM13 3JP
Hesteltines Restaurant is a bright, modern and relaxing dining destination set in the luxurious De Rougemont Manor, which welcomes both residents and visitors alike. The front-of-house staff provide a very professional, friendly and welcoming face to diners at the hotel. The restaurant is open for breakfast in the mornings, followed by a delicious selection of lunch, afternoon tea, light bar snacks and dinner served throughout the day. Children are well catered for and there’s a special menu for younger diners available. The menu provides a superb range of traditional dishes produced to a high standard, with care and attention given to each individual element, which keeps diners coming back time and again. My dining partner and I were delighted to see the ever-popular British favourites of battered cod and chips, and a mixed grill on the menu. During my visit I chose from the specials and opted for a warming root vegetable soup. I followed with chicken curry accompanied by an onion bhaji, naan bread and mango chutney, which was utterly delicious. With exciting and innovative vegetarian options also available, Heseltines Restaurant is perfect for all tastes. For dessert, I couldn’t resist the carpaccio of pineapple with mango sorbet, a deliciously refreshing dish to finish our dining experience. My partner plumped for the indulgent chocolate tart, which was accompanied by a sweet strawberry dulce de leche.