Oh, exactly what a joy to become writing a travel review after so many months! If, much like me, you’ve found the endless lockdown restrictions incredibly draining as well as your eyes may need to look upon some greenery, then a good a trip to the countryside for a delicious day trip. Here’s what we considered terrace dining at Nutfield Priory in Redhill, Surrey:
Nutfield Priory: The Lowdown
Nutfield Priory, an attractive 4* hotel occur 12 acres of land, is a perfect location for a simple weekend break to the countryside. Only a 30-minute train to Redhill Station from London Victoria, this stately country home supplies a perfect quick escape from the town. Designed by the architect John Gibson and modelled around the Palace of Westminster, your accommodation is incredibly peaceful with a beautiful wrap-around terrace.
It’s the perfect spot for a long-awaited family catch-up; meals are served on the terrace overlooking the Surrey Downs, where one can dine for just about any occasion, from the very British afternoon tea to some celebration with lobster and champagne. It’s a great location for exploring Surrey too, that has the most extensive network of footpaths in the united states, ideal for keen walkers. After that you can unwind on the terrace with a cold aperitif at sunset following a day of walking through the Surrey countryside.
Nutfield Priory: The Food
The food is an absolute delight. And I’m not just saying that because I’ve been locked within my home with simply my very own cooking during the last Six months. The terrace menu is among those perfect all-rounders, featuring everything from picky bits by means of ‘savoury bites’ to more substantial main courses.
We started with an array of savoury bites (each lb5); the Baharat spiced lamb meatballs with warm salsa are lightly spiced and moreish, the Chicken Caesar is really a classic done well with crunchy croutons along with a rich sauce. Mains weren't any less delicious; the Lobster Thermidor (lb35) in the special lobster and champagne menu is faultless, rich, delicious, so indulgent, and also the Lobster Bisque (lb15) is really a delicately saffron-spiced soup that zings around the palate. Around the recommendation of our charming waiter, my guests orders the Ribeye steak (lb23) with pink peppercorn sauce, hand cut chips and a rocket and confit pepper salad and declares it utterly divine. The only shortcoming, perhaps, is a slightly disappointing Smoked Salmon sandwich (lb13) with bread that’s a little thick and indelicate for that fish, however with some delicious fries that make up for this.
We finish using their limited edition, special pudding – The Tripe T, an American-inspired dessert of rich chocolate dipping sauce, toast-your own marshmallows at the table and fruit for dipping. Perfect for Instagram. Ideal for sharing. Ideal for everyone.
Nutfield Priory: Our Verdict
This is the best location for weekend al fresco dining within the countryside. The staff were charming and thus friendly. The aspect is gorgeous, overlooking the Surrey hills, with a peace and tranquility rarely found in London. Your meals are delicious, decadent and beautifully presented. Honestly, I'd return inside a heartbeat. Exactly what a place, and how lucky we're so that you can finally enjoy it.