Have just spent the most frustrating evening, celebrating our 24th year together.
My wife has a brain tumour and the last two years have been very very hard, I was very touched that she went to the trouble of booking a meal, on the anniversary of the night we met. We have not been to Brokencote since the time of mons.et mad. Petitjean and will not go back.
This facility is potentially one of the best in the midlands and the current owners have spent a large amount of money, to create the most amazing white elephant. The general manager should be ashamed of him/herself.
When you arrive a very small fountain gets in the way of the car park, oops you think, but the reception can't have been changed? No, so far so ok.
The horrendous modern bar has gone, to be replaced by a nice lounge leading in to the conservatory, this does resemble costa coffee and the fear starts to grow!
The front of house staff do a reasonable job, of making you feel comfortable, in a very modern environment which is so very wrong, Bobby Butler is turning in his grave.
The menu and wine list are just appalling, clunky binders with no elegance and worse no elegance in content. The layout of, set tasting, seasonal and market, are just the chefs excuse to make you feel bad, for putting two courses together that might taste good, even then you might have to seek permision for crossing menus!
the restaurant has beeen opened up to display some modern toilets and wine fridges, nice not. the decor is highlited by neon green exit signs and a lot of beige, good combo....
then we look forward to the food, where is it?
We have eaten at Alain Ducasse in Paris and Monaco. The Georges Cinq a couple of times, new years for our honeymoon, once lunch with a bottle of Ch. Petrus. Bocuse, Moulin de Mougins when it was still owned by Roger Verge. Oh and most of the English 2 stars.
So we don't mind a small beautifully presented plate of food that tastes of heaven on earth. well guess what. The reason why Nouvelle cuisine died, was that too many chefs thought they could make a pretty, but small plate of food sell.
My advice to all who work at broken coat, is run for another job before it is too late and as for the chef, hang up your apron and do mankind a favour.
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Thank you for your comments, I am sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Brockencote Hall.
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As you will see from our many excellent reviews, your feelings on our quality and decor are not shared by the majority of our guests. However I am very flattered that you would compare us to some of Europe’s top 2 and 3 Michelin star establishments, while I feel this maybe a little misguided as we are yet to receive such accolades.
Please do not worry yourself over the welfare of our staff, even in these tough financial times “Brockencote” has had the most successful trading year in its history, breaking all previous records.
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