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Auberge du Lac

Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
+44 1707 368888
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (37 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (25 reviews)
“petit fours” (22 reviews)
Closed
12:00 - 16:00All hours
CUISINES
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
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1 - 10 of 577 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had another great evening at Auberge du Lac. The setting is great, but the staff make it worth coming back to again. Very accommodating to food allergies and have a real passion for good service and the food they are serving.

Thank Fredthedog1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Recommend table d'hote over the lunch special. Turbot excellent. Wine list has some good half bottles - handy as someone is the driver! Ignore the Golf Club only signs and you'll find a good after lunch walk along the lake.

Thank CUBA197
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for a friend's 40th as two couples. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a glass of pink champagne on the lakeside terrace before the menus were brought over to us. We had an excellent introduction from the host and chose the...More

Thank Becxzs
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us. I will pass your comments on to the team. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a place, what an experience! We sat on the terrace in the sunshine and it really was heavenly. We ordered from the set lunch menu and all the courses were beautifully presented. The food was exciting and delicious, and the service slick. Will...More

Thank lucyelecouilliard
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lucy, thank you very much for your kind words, we're pleased you had an enjoyable experience. I will pass your comments on to the team! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We and friends booked for lunch. The setting is delightful and the staff French and friendly. We all went for the a la carte menu. For starters, one had the asparagus spears and asked for a magnifying glass. It was minimalism on a plate. Three...More

1  Thank harpendenscout
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, it will be passed on. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is situated within the gated estate of Brocket Hall beside the picturesque lake. It is not easily accessed unless you are aware of its existence. The menu is limited (no bad thing) but definitely on the expensive side, certainly lining up with Mayfair...More

Thank Vigilant2013
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Thank you for your comments, I will pass them on to the team, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taken here as guests of friends - their turn to pay always makes the food taste nicer - our turn next time at a different venue of similar calibre. Superb setting but absolutely requires your own transport, it's somewhere you definitely "go to". My big...More

Thank Jonathon C
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jonathon, I'm sorry that there was a miscommunication with your food allergies. This is something we take very seriously and I have passed your comments on to the front out house team and the kitchen for investigation. I'm pleased you enjoyed the rest of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Auberge du Lac is a venue made for a special occasion meal with a dining room with wonderful views across the lake. It is a place where people dress up for dinner and there are starched table cloths. However it is not as stuffy...More

Thank Andrew R
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrew, thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Been here so many times over the last 2 decades and it never fails to impress. This is for serious food lovers who enjoy top old school service in a serene and classic atmosphere. An extra treat to sit on the terrace in the sunshine...More

Thank Valence D
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Valance, we're pleased you had an enjoyable experience with us! The terrace certainly is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a drink! We hope we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Taster menu with accompanying wines delicious. Compliments to the chef. Attentive waiting team. Lovely setting. A massive success, thank-you very much Auberge du Lac!

Thank Jenny M
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jenny, we're pleased you enjoyed your time with us, thank you very much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
sheila9032016
How much is the service charge please
14 June 2017|
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Response from dragon1401 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can't remember if the service was 10% or 12.5%..sorry.
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Sam M
Do you have a car park?
8 December 2015|
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Response from harpers555 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a car park but steps from it to the restaurant were very poorly lit and dangerous in the dark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$113
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Welwyn Garden City
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 368888
  • E-mail
Description
Auberge du Lac, Hertfordshire's award-winning restaurant, is set in the magnificent parkland of the Brocket Hall Estate in Welwyn. A former Hunting Lodge dating back to 1760, Auberge du Lac sits proudly alongside the water's edge in its own peaceful environment, overlooking the splendour of the Estate. Timeless elegance will surround you, enabling you to relax and enjoy our fine wines and superb dishes. Under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Phil Thompson, Auberge du Lac, the Estate's former 18th Century Hunting Lodge, has gained a national reputation as one of the most interesting out-of-London restaurants in the country. With private dining for up to 62 guests, Auberge du Lac can also be the ideal wedding venue only 22 miles from London.
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