Sunday 27 October 2013

Dinner at the Park Restaurant at Sutton Park

What better place to take Isabelle who had been staying with us on the Wwoofer scheme for her last night. She was a gem and I quickly renamed her Isabella Princess of the Reindeers. We drove over to Sutton Park and snuggled behind the main house is The Park Restaurant. The brain child of this new venture is Adam Jackson. Adam, we knew from when he was chef at the Black Swan at Oldstead when he gained them a Michelin star. Isabelle and I tucked into the 8 course tasting menu into on Tuesday evening. There are now also introducing a mid week 5 course tasting menu too. The welcome of a pot bellied stove outside belching out a toast heat to our departure clutching my posh stag scarf with the stove still burning brightly as the autumn leaves gracefully moulded the driveway,here was nothing we could fault.The welcome to the food,to the cozy surroundings replica of a Great Grandmama's parlour.To the food ,the ambience of a slightly Swedish dining room,to the food.To the careful selected wine list,to the food. The service of the barman,the waiter of magnificent food, to the impressive scarf seller,this is a rolled into one role for the lovely Kyle Room. Trust me I can criticise but there was nothing here but wonderful wonderful food. Even the bathroom there was a very quirky top notch feel to it. There are objects dotted about just waiting to be bought- A pair of unusual coat hooks ,an array of scarves all added to the ambience of this place. I am not going to say more about the food except to show you the menu and a few of the courses.But I say go and experience the experience yourself.Go with your Best friend,your other half,up to 12 friends if you can muster that few. What a gem of a place this is. And any excuse I can find to go and celebrate the eating of gracious food in gracious surroundings I will.Again,it feels like you are in Great Grandmama's home. Feeling cosseted and loved with touch of a gingerbread house with the 3 bears and Red Riding Hood too. You don't leave hungry,you don't leave over full you leave just right. A true fairytale in the making. Even Winston Churchill looked impressed. Sorry my smile isn't the usual- I look like Halloween has come early -my front tooth crown has dropped off. Contact details for the Park Restaurant are tel 01347 810852 email