We'd been meaning to go to Moreston Hall for some time- my wife surprised me this week with a night there for my birthday. In some ways it's like going to a friend's house and having everything done to (near) perfection! So..........the service/rooms are not over the top, but really friendly. They are not pushy- so they asked for dinner what kind of water we'd like- sparkling, still or tap-(we have always thought tap water should be offered automatically and this was the first time it's happened- well done) We had to pour our own wine during the meal, but we did'nt mind and at £25 a bottle for a delicious house white/red great value. The food was wonderful- no choice, 4 courses+ a couple of tasters, but I guess this meant we didn't have to deliberate over choice. Each dish was meticulously thought out- and generally worked. Local veg with hen's yolk and fresh truffles heavenly, tempura battered local caught plaice was just so wonderful it didn't need the onion and caper jam they served with it- just fresh lemon would have been enough, the roasted duck with girolles, thyme rosti,broad bean/white port jus was possibly my favourite course, the pudding, a sable of strawberries ( which had somehow had been intensified and scrummy) with ice cream was the only dish a bit forgettable, and the cheeses with home made bread/quince jelly really good. So at least 8/9 out of 10 and for quality similar to how I remember the Manoir aux 4 Saisons 20 years ago before it got ridiculously expensive. The young chef came round at the end of the meal - a wonderful touch- he wasn't the guy ( Galton) who appears on the website, but in any case was an amazing chef. Breakfast equally good. For both evening meal and braekfast- if there's anything you don't like/can't eat, tell them in advance and they'll happily create something else for you.
The rooms wre really homely, beds comfy- we had Felbrigg with a small balony which caught the evening sun. We were also able to take our dog as they have a couple of kennels . The Coastal Path was fantastic to walk along- miles both ways with a local shuttle bus to ferry you back to the hotel. Definitely go back!
- Also Known As:
- Morston Hall Hotel Morston
- Hall Hotel Morston
- Morston Hall Norfolk