The Kitchen at Widbrook Grange Restaurant Relaunch Party

 

Revisiting Widbrook Grange was such a treat last Thursday evening, as Scott and I were invited to attend the hotel's restaurant relaunch party. Having dined at The Kitchen earlier this year (you can catch-up on our experience over here), we were excited to return to this elegant boutique retreat and discover what delicious delights they had in store for us...

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

Formerly a model farm, Widbrook Grange is set close to the historic honey-hued market town of Bradford on Avon (just a 15 minute walk). This elegant country house certainly provides a stylish, comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the rural roll of the Cotswolds. Or, of course, you could just stay put and park your car as we did, and unwind with great food and wine for the evening!  

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

We made our way over to the hotel entrance, arriving to the sound of live music and an old fashioned milk float serving G&T's!

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

If you have a weak spot for a cheeky G&T, you will simply love sampling from Widbrook Grange's Gin Bar that has no less than 50 carefully sourced award winning gins, as well as local varieties too. 

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

Fortunately the weather was mild enough for us to enjoy our G&T's in their picturesque grounds...

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review
Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review
Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review
Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review
Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

After our pre-dinner tipple, we made our way towards The Kitchen for a bite to eat... 

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

A tasty selection of signature canapés designed by world champion Head Chef, Sandor Szucs, awaited us. Sandor also happens to be a Hungarian MasterChef winner.

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

From the 'Pantry', we tried 'Rabbit and Local Ham Ballotine with a Carrot and Tarragon Chutney'...

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

'Guinea Fowl Galantine with Apricot Relish and Smoked Shallots'...

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

'Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Beetroot and Goats Cheese', as well as 'Pork, Cranberry and Pistachio Terrine with Minted Cottage Cheese, Smoked Garlic Butter and Rye Bread'.

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

Moving onto the mains, we sampled from 'The Kitchen' a 'Rosemary Marinated Lamb Rump, Malt Glazed Vegetable Concasse, Black Garlic Polenta and Thyme Jus'...

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

... as well as a 'Pan Fried Duck Breast au Gratin with Lovage, Pineapple Salsa and Cider Sauce'.

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

Lastly, a delicious 'Pressed Braised Beef Cheek with Roasted Apple, Sweet Potato Gratin and Red Wine Glaze'.

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

To polish off our gastronomic evening, we tasted from 'The Larder,' a colourful ensemble of sweet treats; a 'White Chocolate and Coconut Mousse and Fresh Fruit Minestrone', a 'Borozzi Torte with Tonka Cherry Compote', and my favourite, a 'Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemon Meringue, Fresh Strawberries and a Basil Strawberry Sauce.' Admittedly, the strawberry cheesecake proved very tricky and messy to handle as a canapé, as it wobbled precariously from the weight of cream and meringue mixture. But, it was yummy and gone in almost an instant!

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

Filled from the mouth-watering farmhouse menu, and a glass of chilled Prosecco, we ventured into the grounds once more...

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review
Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

Widbrook Grange's quirky, designer-led interiors don't stop the moment you step outdoors, for at every turn you'll spot hints of creativity and artistry...

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review
Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

We enjoyed a fun and informative evening and our thanks goes to Beth and the team at Widbrook Grange for inviting us along.

Widbrook Grange Hotel Bradford on Avon Review

For further details regarding room and restaurant reservations, please visit their website.