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“Perfect.”

L'amuse Bouche Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British, French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The restaurant has now been judged as Worcestershire's number One Dining Venue for 2016 and will represent the county in the All England Finals for Culinary Excellence . The restaurant in aimed primarily at classical dining with an emphasis towards locally sourced products where possible and then artistically composed within the menu by a professional team of chefs to offer a theatrical dining experience! Service is just as important as is the ambiance and attention is applied across the board to ensure that your experience of dining here is a pleasant one. The restaurant is set within the Gothic Victorian Cotford Hotel and has been recently refurbished to bring it up to date , yet retaining a quaint touch of the Victorian era. Having been awarded and maintained its 2nd AA rosette for culinary excellence in 2008 it has now developed an enviable reputation within the county for affordable quality and consistency.The future is to continue along the theme of sourcing and re-sourcing new and exciting dishes to make our customers smile.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Perfect.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

I was looking for somewhere special for my Mums' 80th. After reading the reviews here, I decided this sounded the very place.
It didn't dissapoint. From the booking to leaving the restaurant all was faultless.Service was excellent; pleasent but not obstrusive. Food was of a high quality , presentation stunning.
They were more than happy to present a Birthday cake at the end of the meal too, which was lovely.
We hope to return soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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cotfordhotel, Owner at L'amuse Bouche Restaurant, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
What a great reason to have a party. So glad you all enjoyed it and thank you for posting this lovely review.
Kind regards
Chris and Barbara
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Colne, United Kingdom
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“Aazing venue for a special occasion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

From the moment we stepped inside this hotel to the time we left everything was perfect. The building and the gardens are immaculate, the staff are efficient and friendly and the food was wonderful. I just can not understand how an earlier reporter said that they went away hungry, its just not possible and I am sure if these guest had enormous appetites they could have asked for more vegetables. Its that kind of place they genuinely want to please their guests.
Snails, steak, lemon tart with lavender ice cream, it sounds so simple but the cooking, the sauces, the presentation all perfect. It was my birthday treat and it could not have been better.
Maybe I should add that this is a very special restaurant and we considered it good value but our bill with wine was just over £100 for 2.

  • Visited August 2013
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cotfordhotel, Owner at L'amuse Bouche Restaurant, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Many happy returns for your birthday.
So glad we were able to be part of it and you had a lovely time.
kindest regards
Chris, Barbara and Hector
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London, United Kingdom
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“Unbelievably good foord!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were staying at the Cotford Hotel (of which the restaurant is part of) on a 2 night stay. The breakfasts in the morning were excellent, but the real star is the evening menu (we didn't have lunch there as we were out walking so I can't comment but hopefully it is of the same standard as the evening menu).

The restaurant is clean, well presented, and has about 40 covers. Linen, dishes and flatware of of good quality which all adds to the luxury feel. It is definitely advisable to book ahead (it was fully booked on the Saturday night of our stay).

Service was timely and professional. Staff were friendly and all wore the same uniform. Little things I know, but they all add up to make the experience better. Gaps between courses were perfectly timed, enough time to relax and chat but never enough that we felt we were waiting rather than being waited upon.

We each had 3 courses with wine, from the menu current at time of writing we had the tiger prawns and escargot Normade for starters, cod with mussels & a crab sauce, and venison for mains and two exquisite desserts. The venison in particular for me was the star - I like a bit of venison but I've never had venison this good - melt-in-the-mouth flavour, very tender and juicy, which is a difficult thing to acheive with a meat that can be quite dry at times. Presentation of all courses was superb - it seemed a shame to eat some of them quite frankly (but I'm glad we did).

Given the quality of the food and service I think the bill was entirely reasonable. Such a shame it's 150 miles from home otherwise I'd be there a couple of times a month!

We'll be back
P & J

  • Visited August 2013
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cotfordhotel, Owner at L'amuse Bouche Restaurant, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you so much for such a lengthy report. It makes lovely reading for all the staff. We love what we do and its so pleasing to see that your time away from home was enjoyed so much.
Kindest regards to you
Chris, Barbara and Hector
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Felt like Royalty for an evening!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was one of the best meals we had had in a long time! Perfect for our 1st Wedding Anniversary! Very well priced, and very attentive staff! The food was second to none. Chris has done an amazing job! We will be back!! :)

  • Visited August 2013
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cotfordhotel, Owner at L'amuse Bouche Restaurant, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Wow and thank you.
It was really lovely to make the occasion so special for you both.
See you again soon hopefully.
kindest regards
Chris, Barbara and Hector
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

I came to eat here with my family and we had a great night! The food was amazing - both in presentation and in taste. All of the staff were lovely, they were friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend the place!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Charlotte123960
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cotfordhotel, Owner at L'amuse Bouche Restaurant, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you so much for commenting. Very much appreciated and glad you enjoyed your visit.
kind regards
Chris and Barbara
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