The Norton Grange is a lovely building on the outskirts of Middleton and we chose to go there for our Christmas lunch this year.
I have to say first off that the service was very attentive and very smiley which I was not expecting from staff having to work Christmas day. Unfortunately our experience of the meal was less satisfactory.
We opted for the "Gourmet" lunch at £55 each.
The starters were adequate but nothing special.
The main course I chose was the roast turkey dinner which consisted of turkey, roast potatoes, carrots, a slice of stuffing, a pig in blanket and 2 sprouts. Now I am not a big fan of sprouts but looking round at the rest of the diners at my table, everyone else seemed to have a good portion with the exception of me, then hubby pointed out that he didn't have a pig in blanket.
Hubby had Christmas pud for desert which he said was nice, but the crumble was extremely dry and tasteless, not what you would expect from a gourmet lunch.
Next the coffee turned up without the cups and the mince pies that were on the menu and included in the price didn't turn up at all.
All in all, the meal was edible at best but certainly not gourmet standard and at £55, I certainly won't be booking for next Christmas.
Well done to the hardworking waiting staff - kitchen - you can do a lot better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in it's own beautiful grounds, the Mercure Norton Grange Hotel and Spa caters for the needs of each individual. Leisure facilities and car parking are complimentary to all of our guests. Please check with the hotel for dining availability as our restaurant can be closed at weekends for private functions. Please also note that child pool times apply. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Norton Grange Hotel Rochdale
- Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel And Spa Rochdale, Greater Manchester