Love Food, Love Drink Review

Category : Reviews, Work

Colette’s is The Grove’s three rosette award winning fine dining restaurant.  Start off with a couple of cocktails in the intriguing and fun bar area, filled with colourful oversized furniture, and you immediately realise you are about to experience something a little bit out of the ordinary.  By contrast the beautifully restored 18th century dining room provides a far more conventionally elegant setting, complemented by stunning views across the rolling lawns.

However, don’t let the grand surroundings intimidate you.  Colette’s is as easy going a fine dining restaurant as one is likely to come across, with friendly staff and an relaxed dress code.

Impressively, however, it’s the food that manages to be the star of the show.  Having created a modern European menu with some spectacular and adventurous twists, Colette’s young head chef, Russell Bateman, is surely one of the top rising talents in the restaurant industry.  Dishes like the Roast Scottish scallops with peanut puree highlight his ability to pick and cook the absolute finest ingredients around.  However, it’s dishes like Sweet Fois gras yogurt with pickled carrots & coriander that demonstrates absolute understanding of flavour and proves to be a totally inspiring experience.

Taken from Love Food Love Drink website