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“Very good food”

Conservatory Restaurant @ Boxmoor Lodge
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Ranked #22 of 158 Restaurants in Hemel Hempstead
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Conservatory Restaurant, at the delightful Boxmoor Lodge in Hemel Hempstead, is a friendly, family owned business with an exceptional modern British menu. The light-filled dining room has crisp linens, garden views and fresh flowers, and the service is faultless. The Head Chef at Boxmoor Lodge, Stuart Ambury, oversees a kitchen that prides itself on high-quality GM free ingredients and creative presentation. Starters such as a fine Crisp tempura tiger prawns, mango & mint salad with ponzu dipping sauce or Baked fresh figs with Cumbrian dry aged ham, celeriac remoulade and port syrup are bound to tempt you. And the main course selection includes some mouth watering treats like the roasted rack of lamb,beautifully presented with pea puree, fresh peas & lamb essence, the lamb is cooked just right, very succulent and seasoned well. Then there is also the local Aylesbury duckling from Mr Waller, using the breast which is roasted perfectly pink with a crispy skin, crisp leg croquette with a rich orange & honey sauce. The restaurant also has a wonderful wine list and a superb outside dining area for the alfresco experience.
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Four of us went there this week and the food and service were excellent Try the tempura prawns for starters. Quite an expensive evening but well worth it.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Good food close to M25”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

This small hotel in only minutes from the M25 near Hemel Hempstead but the heart of the countryside is close by a short walk further up Felden Lane. Though here on business, I was very pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the food. Both the sea bream and chocolate fondant with honeycomb ice cream for dinner were very good and the two cooked breakfasts were excellent, as was the nut muesli which was the best I have had anywhere.

Good value too at under £30 for two courses, a drink and coffee.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Probably the best Food in Hemel Hempstead”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We recently visited The Conservatory Restaurant at Boxmoor Lodge after receiving a menu through our door, encouraging local residents in Boxmoor and Felden to come and try the new menu.

For a long time we had been meaning to visit and we were very pleased that we did. The staff were extremely professional and attentive and the menu was very well put together. I am struggling to think of anywhere else in Hemel Hempstead that offers such good quality food, much of it locally sourced, and presented to such a high standard.

The Conservatory Restaurant offers a more upscale dining experience than some of the better gastropubs in the County and for us compares favourably to places like Darcy's in St Albans and St James in Bushey.

We shall certainly be returning very soon and I am confident that the restaurant will continue to build on a very sound first impression that it has made upon us.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Marc P
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Hemel Hempstead
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“Excellent food, perfectly cooked and superb steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Recently had a meal at boxmoor lodge, prawn cocktail was spot on followed by a perfectly cooked sirloin steak with a wonderful pepper sauce, desert was delicious also. British food at its best in the delightful conservatory restaurant.

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“Great food in relaxed and stylish surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

We are so pleased to have found this hotel. It is easily accessed from the M25 and is well worth a visit. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are friendly and courteous. The food is beautifully presented and tastes as good as it looks.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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