The Bull & Willow Room
With the charming Umesh Sewnundun at the helm alongside a dedicated team of talented chefs and front of house, The Bull & Willow Room has maintained its reputation for outstanding food and unrivalled service.
Sleek furniture, ornate lighting and mirrors are combined within the classy dark oak in this 16th-century gem. The bright, elegant space of the Willow Room is available for hosting private lunch and dinner parties as well as wedding receptions. It is also renowned for hosting regular cabaret and music evenings. Alternatively, guests can simply enjoy lunch or dinner in the more laid-back space of the Bull’s award-winning restaurant.
A wide range of wine is available by the glass to complement your choice from the menu. Perhaps begin with a selection of artisan breads with aioli to keep you satisfied as you peruse the extensive food and drink menus. Dishes are exquisitely presented and crafted using the finest local ingredients. To start, the blue cheese, poached pear and Parma ham on toast comes highly recommended, and the Lambton & Jackson smoked salmon with brown bread and butter is equally impressive. Follow this with your choice of tempting mains; perhaps the roasted chicken breast with pancetta, sautéed potatoes, garlic cream sauce and pea shoots, or the 10oz rib-eye steak cooked perfectly to your liking. Vegetarians can indulge in the likes of basil and mozzarella gnocchi with arrabbiata sauce, rocket and Parmesan. Children are made welcome with a separate menu. A delicious range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes are also served at the bar – perfect for indulging after a long walk in the beautiful surrounding North Essex countryside.
If you’re looking to stay in the area, The Bull & Willow Room’s cottage has four feature rooms that are as luxurious and smartly appointed as the restaurant. Best of all, after a peaceful rest the breakfast in the morning is sure to impress. Be sure to visit the website where you’ll find a calendar packed full of exciting events and dining experiences.