Adam’s Brasserie at Luton Hoo Hotel
The Country Club, Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, LU1 3TQ
There aren’t many establishments in which you might find yourself dining in the company of Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Grant, but Adam’s Brasserie is one such place. Guests are invited to dine under the gaze of stars who have appeared in films shot on location at Luton Hoo. This fantastic restaurant has been awarded an AA rosette for the eighth year running. Housed in the original coach house and stable complex designed by famous 18th-century architect Robert Adam, Adam’s Brasserie offers a relaxed atmosphere coupled with an excellent menu featuring stylish, contemporary dishes and familiar favourites made from seasonal and local produce. Overlooking the stable courtyard, guests can choose between cosy booths with leather banquettes and smart tables that are ideal for couples, families and business colleagues, as well as golfers who have enjoyed a round on Luton Hoo’s adjoining parkland course. The brasserie menu changes seasonally, but you can expect innovative starters such as Stilton and spiced red wine-poached pear salad and torched Brixham mackerel. Follow with the likes of braised beef cheek, seared Loch Duart salmon, braised venison shoulder or whole plaice on the bone. Needless to say, there are also plenty of tempting desserts such as warm date and banana sponge with butterscotch sauce and banana cream, and baked vanilla cheesecake with morello cherry compote and roasted pistachio ice cream.