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Auberge du Lac

Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
+44 1707 368888
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (41 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (25 reviews)
“petit fours” (22 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
European, British, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
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1 - 10 of 598 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a fabulous location and offers a great menu and wine list. Whilst I enjoyed it overall, the service and lack of knowledge from staff let it down. None the less we had a lovely time but you pay top dollar for...More

Thank MarianneAlwaysWright
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic evening. Lovely atmosphere, great food and exceptional service. The beef was spectacular. Special thanks to Pedro who was so knowledgeable about the food and wine and was great company throughout the meal.

Thank 219BJW
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Possibly the most beautiful venue I've visited for lunch, although Le Manoir equally lovely. Told we couldn't have a table for 11 - but they could have easily put two tables together. Restaurant not full, but they put our table in adjoining room so we...More

Thank 308Discodave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm lucky to live locally to Auberge and have been visiting for the last 15 years. During this time I've seen a lot of staff changes but have to say that all of the staff, including Pedro and his team, have been delightful. It's such...More

Thank AlisonTwigg
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alison, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife enjoyed our visit to Auberge du Lac. The tasting menu was a pleasure to try out filled with new taste experiences. Staff were very attentive, professional and very friendly. We can recommend this place.

1  Thank zippydippy
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today was my second visit to Auberge du lac within just a few weeks. I have found the food to be beautiful and mouth-watering to look at and the unusual flavours exquisite and delicate. The chef and his team have clearly worked hard to refine...More

1  Thank nattanatter
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nat, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch with two friends in this beautiful spot. The service was excellent, the wines, delightful and the food was exquisite and exceptional. Beautiful to look at and heavenly to eat. My fellow diners thought so too.

1  Thank Natasha N
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Natasha, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited l'auberge for a wedding reception last July! what a treat!!! the staff were extremely friendly and efficient, the setting is out of this earth, and the food was wonderful... seriously, what else would anyone want? I have nothing but positive things to report...More

1  Thank Himonides
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Himonides, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to dinner on last Saturday with my husband. The booking was for 8.30pm but when they called the day before to confirm they had it for 1.30pm. Told them it was not lunch we were coming for and the time we made the reservation...More

Thank RashHertfordshire
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am disappointed that you did not completely enjoy your Auberge du Lac experience and would really value an opportrunity of a conversation with you to remedy the points raised in your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, I'd read the other reviews and didn't expect much. What a pleasant surprise. Ten of us arrived for Sunday lunch, and if the charming waiters were appalled at the presence of three small boys they didn't show it. It was an occasion (a birthday)...More

1  Thank Floridalover706
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Auberge du Lac experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Pedro Miramon - Manager

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Response from 308Discodave | Reviewed this property |
10% For poor service
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Sam M
9 December 2015|
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Response from harpers555 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a car park but steps from it to the restaurant were very poorly lit and dangerous in the dark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$115
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Welwyn Garden City
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 368888
  • E-mail
Description
Auberge du Lac, Hertfordshire's award-winning restaurant, is set in the magnificent parkland of the Brocket Hall Estate in Welwyn. A former Hunting Lodge dating back to 1760, Auberge du Lac sits proudly alongside the water's edge in its own peaceful environment, overlooking the splendour of the Estate. Timeless elegance will surround you, enabling you to relax and enjoy our fine wines and superb dishes. Under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Phil Thompson, Auberge du Lac, the Estate's former 18th Century Hunting Lodge, has gained a national reputation as one of the most interesting out-of-London restaurants in the country. With private dining for up to 62 guests, Auberge du Lac can also be the ideal wedding venue only 22 miles from London.
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