Our first experience of Adam's Brasserie was for a family 60th birthday lunch, a party of 10, including two children, and I can honestly say it was perfection. The welcome was excellent, the food was very good and whilst the ambience of the room was slightly lacking a "Christmassy" feel, the characters at the table more than made up for it! The bill was extremely reasonable, despite numerous drinks, as most of the party had selected food from the festive menu. It certainly beats a certain 5 star hotel on the outskirts of Watford for drinks prices.
As a surprise our family had booked us in for a night during the period between Christmas and New Year so we opted to dine again in Adam's Brasserie. Our booking was for 8pm, but despite this late hour the restaurant was full of children, including babies in prams and toddlers in highchairs. All were well behaved but I wonder if this is the norm in the restaurant or whether it was because of the festive period. If you are looking for a child-free dining experience, well this is not the place for you.
The food was of the same high quality as we had experienced at our lunch party. However, the smoked haddock croquette starter with hollandaise sauce and baby herbs was very poor - one croquette cut in half on a splash of hollandaise with what looked like a scattering of mustard and cress. Come on Adam's Brasserie surely at least two croquettes! I understand the concept of fine dining but pricing this starter at £7.75 is excessive! My husband was most put out as my ham hock terrine starter (£7.75) was substantial.
Overall, we preferred our lunch experience. We would not return for dinner.
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