The Woburn Hotel
Nestled in the picturesque village of Woburn, famed for its abbey and safari park, is a further gem – The Woburn Hotel. Within the hotel sits Olivier’s Restaurant, which offers a fine dining experience, in everything from the service to the presentation and flavours of the food. Chef Olivier Bertho has been at the establishment since its beginning, and under his watchful eye the restaurant has maintained two AA rosettes for the past ten years.
Our meal began with oxtail bonbons, which we felt brave for choosing, and were rewarded with a dish that was both beautiful and delicious, complemented by sweet caramelised onions. Next, I chose the duck breast cooked with roast lardons and chestnuts, and accompanied by creamy potato gratin. My wife’s pan-fried sea bass was incredibly tender. Both dishes were very flavoursome, and we didn’t leave a single morsel on either of our plates. A grand finale to the meal came in the form of lemon panna cotta with raspberry coulis. While there, we spied a menu for the hotel’s quintessentially British afternoon tea, which is served in The Drawing Room. It comprises homemade scones, fresh fruit jam, clotted cream and homemade cakes and pastries – we’ll definitely be returning to enjoy it for ourselves.
|Olivier's Food Served: see above|
The Drawing Room Food Served: Mon-Sun 10am-noon (brunch), noon-10pm (snacks and light lunches)