Auberge du Lac Restaurant at Brocket Hall
Auberge du Lac is set in the magnificent parkland of Brocket Hall and promises to uphold the finest of culinary standards to further enhance Brocket Hall's international reputation for excellence.
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.
We pride ourselves on our passion, creativity and enthusiasm for culinary adventure, utilising only the finest quality ingredients to produce a menu that will tempt you.
We look forward to welcoming you to our idyllic and relaxing waterside setting on this unique historic Estate and to providing you with a memorable dining experience.
Michelin Guide Review 2011
Top Chef Phil Thompson stars in the Culinary Bible
Executive Chef Phil Thompson and his team have good reason to celebrate since retaining their entry into the culinary bible. The Michelin Guide, widely regarded as the most respected source of ranking the world's most exceptional restaurants, has recently awarded him a Michelin Star for 2011, for the 3rd consecutive year.
Thompson, who has tranformed Hertfordshire's flagship restaurant Auberge du Lac since taking on the role of Executive Chef in 2005, add the award - the most coveted honour for fine cuisine - to the string of accolades he has already garnered.
Reflecting on the award, Phil, who started his career in the Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park, said, "I am thrilled. Each year is just as hard, if not harder, with the bar being raised by adventurous chefs all around the world. This third consecutive year is just as special to me as the first and highlights the commitment from my team, both front and back of house. I look forward to building on our success."
On hearing the news Ken Creighton, Managing Director of Brocket Hall said, "We are all ecstatic. Phil Thompson is an excellent chef and thoroughly deserves the recognition from such a prestigious ranking system regarded as the most reliable source of recommendation."
Known as the "foodie's favourite", Auberge du Lac has received a steady flow of critics since Thompson took over as Executive Chef in 2005. All have been charmed by the ambiance and cuisine which most notably included Michael Winner writing, "The tart was totally superb. Close to historic." A fitting tribute for a restaurant steeped in history.