This place is situated in a very green part of London. On the outskirts based in Hertfordshire this little gem is within acrea of Land and is Luxury Estate Hotel in the countryside. Beautiful gardens, glamorous location, beautiful building.
We went here for my bf's sisters 30th birthday. It was open buffet. The food was yummy, choice was slightly limited compared to many buffets I have been to but delicious nonetheless. The cocktails were well made, tasty and really packed a punch!
One thing that made my heart drop is as we entered we found out we just missed Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher!!! I was so sad they left just as we went in though had we come through the main entrance (we went through the garden as the estate was so huge we were abit lost!) we would have bumped into them. Wouldn't that have been an amazing moment!
The grove is known as a celebrity haven. In an isolated outskirt location many London visiting celebrities choose to get away from paparazzi by staying here. One of my bf friends had their wedding here and were congratulated personally at their room after their dinner by Tom cruise! Wowser.
Everything was lovely. My only complaints are minor but definately need to be considered. The first was the service was very slow. We were buffet dining so all that we had to wait for were drinks, but when requesting a cocktail it took 2 courses for it to arrive. My partner ordered an orange juice and waited 30 mins before reminding them. His sister ordered a cocktail, when dinner was over there were still no signs of it arriving. Its a real shame because when they did arrive they were delicious. It wasn't very busy and it was a buffet so I was surprised about the lack of attentiveness of staff.
The other was the spoiler effect of the Happy birthday dessert. They gave a cake on a decorated plate and neereesa was very happy saying it was very sweet of them to think of her. when we went to dine at the dessert table we then saw stacks of Happy birthday ready decorated plates.
Now I am not saying its not good to prepare but they should at least keep them hidden, it definately spoils the birthday girl or boys perception of being thought of and treated when their just a number.
Other than that it was lovely. I hear the spa and hotel is lovely too so maybe one day i could afford to stay their!