we were invited by friends to The Grove having never been there did not know what to expect. The drive to the hotel was so impressive , the golf course pristine and the canal barges added to the ambience.
Our friends informed us that we were booked in the buffet restaurant and it was good , you can eat as much as you want to UGH I don't do buffets, I am not keen on lumps of beef and soggy vegetables certainly I didn't want a huge plateful I need to work at staying 8 stone.
I had the biggest meal that I have had in years the food was amazing.
To start there is a wonderful selection of meze fish and meats, salad etc. etc. .I had a large portion and considered having a second selection BUT the roasts ( I don't do roasts) looked so good , so roast beef rare Yorkshire puddings all puffed up crunchy veg sooooo good I ate every scrap. Well I NEVER do desert but was just so impressed with the food so far I really needed to check them out. Our server who was very helpful recommended 2 the banana and caramel cheesecakes and the tropical truffles, so had these and the jelly square and a little fruit salad, they were so light and very delicious .I wasn't full or bloated
I didn't get to the cheese though which looked very good .although I took a couple of figs
Our friends raved about their meal two of them had the Asian stir fry which looked excellent.
After lunch we had a lovely walk through the beautiful gardens, I also loved the flowers in the hotel they were so unusual
This hotel is a haven I would love to stay there it really is a very special place .I am sure that whatever event you planned there would be executed to their exacting standards
I am a foodie and a good cook and rate food on whether it is better that I can do myself. This certainly was I would go so far as to say it is probably the best meal I have ever had, certainly the best buffet !!! I loved it we will be back
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