My partner and I dined here as we stayed in Frome overnight. WHAT a fabulous place!
It apparently went under a refurb only two weeks before we arrived. As we walked through the doors, this beautiful dark atmosphere engulfed us with other patrons sat in little cubbies along the long corridor to the bar.
We ordered a bottle of the crémant on arrival, which was lovely after a long day of travelling.
To start, I had the scotch egg with parsnip purée - Cooked beautifully with a runny yolk! My partner had the haslet - rather big for a starter, but he wolfed it down still as it was beautifully done also!
For main, I had the selection of cooked guineafowl - absolutely splendid! I have never had poached fowl before and it was a pleasant surprise! M partner had the fillet of beef - of which we were warned it may not be as rare as expected due to the way of cooking, however it was very much enjoyed.
One thing to mention about this restaurant is the presentation, of which we commented upon at this point. The standard of the cooking and the beautiful presentation was surpassing many Michelin restaurants I have eaten at. Chef, Roland Hughes deserves some serious commendations for this!
I finished the meal with a vanilla parfait with champagne poached rhubarb and my partner had the chocolate delice. Both dishes were perfectly sized as nice delicate desserts and the presentation again, amazing!
Thank you so much for a fabulous meal! I shall have to visit Frome more often!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First recorded as an Inn in the 14th century, the Archangel has an excellent reputation for its vibrant atmosphere, warm hospitality, top quality cuisine and quirky yet first-class accommodations. The ten bedrooms are decorated in deep, rich purples and golds and include luxurious details such as sumptuous velvet curtains, zinc roll-top bathtubs and gold Florentine headboards. Facilities include flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and Branche d'Olive toiletries. The restaurant is built into a centuries old hay barn adjacent the main house. Ancient stone walls are simply whitewashed and embrace a free-floating glass mezzanine cube. The Archangel serves top quality food using the finest locally sourced ingredients and the stylish bar gives a buzzy atmosphere offering the finest local ales and original cocktails. The Archangel is located right in the centre of Frome, a historic market town with cobbled streets. Bath is only 25-minute drive from the Archangel.' ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Archangel Hotel Frome
- Archangel Frome, England