If you’re looking for a top-quality eatery with a soothing ambience, look no further than Channels Brasserie. It’s pretty special; this family-run brasserie is set within 300 acres of lush parkland and housed in the original 14th-century farmhouse. Having recently been refurbished, Channels is a relaxing dining destination that combines style and comfort. We were charmed by the list of rules canine companions must obey if they’re in the bar.
Chef Dan has created an imaginative menu that stays in line with the seasons and features British favourites, seasonal specials and Asian fusion dishes. There’s something for everyone.
We began with a delicious tomato soup with chorizo, and rabbit and quail pâté. Our main courses of calf’s liver and bacon, and hearty steak and mushroom pie were delicious. The generous portions were beautifully cooked and served by friendly, knowledgeable staff in the bright and airy dining room. We finished with chocolate and orange parfait and tonka bean cream, which tasted just as good as it looked.
Weddings, conferences and special celebrations can be held in a choice of four restaurants or the converted Essex Barn. Future plans will turn 100 acres of surrounding parkland into a child- and dog-friendly area, and picnics will be available to take away and enjoyed al fresco.