Located within the four-star MacDonald Berystede Hotel & Spa is the superb Acanthus Restaurant. The jewel in Berystede’s crown, this AA rosette-awarded establishment serves stellar modern European cuisine in elegant and contemporary surrounds. Large windows afford a breathtaking backdrop of the hotel’s idyllic landscaped gardens, showcasing Berystede’s stunning natural surrounds and bringing a sense of the beautiful outdoors inside. The restaurant dining room centres around a striking ornamental tree and seats up to 90 diners, while the terrace is the place to be for sun-seeking guests with a penchant for al fresco dining.
The menus have been artfully crafted to offer a selection of seamlessly executed modern European dishes. You might start your meal with tempura fritto misto, or soft-poached crispy duck egg with Parma ham and crushed peas. The mains are equally impressive and include mouth-watering dishes such as Chateaubriand served with Portobello mushrooms, beef tomato, hand-cut chips and truffle jus, or freshly caught fish of the day with fennel, chilli, ginger and soy dressing. As well as exceptional gourmet fare, Acanthus serves delicious lighter bites that hotel guests and visiting diners can enjoy at any time of day.
The Acanthus is perfectly suited to large dining parties. The snug can accommodate up to 18 guests, while the library and drawing room is ideal for groups of up to 50. The hotel also offers several more casual dining locations.