French Horn, The

French Horn, The


0.5 miles
Church End, Steppingley, MK45 5AU
It's fair to say that fans of Jean-Christophe Novelli, and his flagship restaurant The White Horse in Harpenden, have been waiting with bated breath and watering mouths for the arrival of his new venture, the appropriately named French Horn. But now the wait is over, the tables have been laid, the oven stoked and Novelli, alongside right-hand man Wesley Smalley, is firmly at the helm. Novelli has chosen the rural beauty of Steppingley in Bedfordshire as the setting for his second project, and there could be no better situation to showcase the delights served up in The French Horn than this peaceful, predominantly 19th- Century village.

The 'Touch of Novelli' dining experience at The French Horn offers two options for diners; a 60-cover restaurant and a less formal snug bar, perfect for enjoying a light lunch in a cosy setting, washed down with some draft beer or a quality bottle of wine. Both eating areas see the same high-quality food delivered with flair and impeccable service.

The French Horn's restaurant sees an à la carte menu presenting the level of quality and inventiveness you would expect from the Novelli kitchen. Starters present top-class ingredients to their best advantage - find Scottish oak-smoked salmon partnered with the simplicity of English asparagus, and awakened with a lemon and caviar dressing; or opt for classic steak tartare - a Novelli classic. Mains follow suit with the same unfussy treatment of superior produce - lemon sole is served simply on the bone and garnished with an elegant clam chowder; while 28-day-aged sirloin steak is served absolutely as it should be, alongside hand-cut chips and a tarragon and shallot butter. Finish with a sweet punctuation befitting the standard of your meal. Try baked jaffa fondant with Grand Marnier ice cream and candied orange if you're in a fruity mood, or indulge in a sumptuously continental apple tarte fine, with Calvados cream and organic toffee ice cream - a French favourite with a tempting twist - what else would you expect from Jean-Christophe Novelli?
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Opening Hours:
Mon:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Tues:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Weds:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Thurs:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Fri:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm

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