Lysses House Hotel
A splendid example of Georgian architecture, Lysses House Hotel has been restored as a comfortable, bright and welcoming hotel and restaurant. Visit the Richmond Restaurant midweek and you’ll find the dining room full of guests sitting at beautifully laid tables covered with snowy-white cloths, mitred napkins and fresh flowers.
Chef Clive Wright places great emphasis on sourcing local ingredients and this is reflected in the well-balanced menus. The lunch and dinner menus change daily, allowing the talented kitchen team to showcase the finest produce from the surrounding area.
The set lunch menu costs just £15.25 for two courses, with starters like smoked mackerel salad with spring onions and beetroot, and main courses of boneless pork cutlet with creamy seed mustard mash. In the evening, you can enjoy a sumptuous three-course menu for under £30. Start with chicken liver terrine, before moving on to a main course of perfectly pink lamb rump brushed with tarragon and Dijon mustard butter. The pan-fried salmon fillet is also superb, and there are vegetarian choices so nobody misses out.
The homemade desserts are delicious and beautifully presented. For a truly indulgent end to the meal, plump for the white chocolate and Cointreau mousse, or the hot toffee pudding served with fudge sauce. Round things off in the comfort of the lounge with coffee and petits fours – surely the perfect way to finish a superb meal.
Lysses is the perfect choice for a special occasion, but the reasonable prices and frequently changing menus mean that you don’t have to wait long to plan your next visit. The attentive, polite and efficient service assures you of an impressive dining experience whenever you call in, and the standards are just as high in the hotel. 21 contemporary en-suite bedrooms make Lysses an excellent choice for those wanting to stay a little longer and explore the area in the utmost comfort and style.