Auberge du Lac
Brocket Hall, Welwyn, AL8 7XG
Housed in Brocket Hall’s former hunting lodge, Auberge du Lac enjoys an idyllic lakeside setting overlooking the beautiful 543-acre country estate and the hall itself. Recently awarded two AA rosettes, Auberge du Lac is an award-winning restaurant that provides the highest standards of modern British cuisine and service. Whether you’re looking for al fresco dining during the summer on the water’s edge or a warm, relaxed atmosphere in the winter months, Auberge du Lac creates the perfect mood for every occasion. With a beautiful lounge, picturesque terrace and a host of tastefully decorated private dining rooms, Auberge du Lac is perfect for private hire, lunchtime gatherings, weddings, birthday parties and other celebrations. Head chef Matt Edmonds runs the kitchen at Auberge du Lac, using his wealth of experience to produce well executed dishes. The seasons are a big inspiration for Matt’s style of cooking; his menus utilise only the finest ingredients available at that time of year. Matt is also passionate about supporting local and British suppliers and is often found foraging for wild ingredients for his dishes on the Brocket Hall Estate and in the surrounding countryside. The likes of Weymouth crab with kohlrabi, lemon and sea herbs, and Lake District venison, celeriac and blackberry are just a few of the offerings vying for attention. The top-notch ingredients sourced by Matt are not just found on the food menu at Auberge du Lac, as the front of house team have also been known to borrow from the kitchen for the drinks menu. The well-balanced cocktail menu provides the perfect aperitif to enjoy on the terrace or in the lounge. The wine list includes an impressive number of bins and caters for most discerning wine lovers.