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Auberge du Lac

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Brocket Park, Welwyn AL8 7XG, England
+44 1707 368888
12:00 - 00:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had I not have been in the company of a special guest eating there for the first time I would have left before we eat. Ordered a Vodka/Martini Cocktail - could not make that, as an alternative I ordered a Campari & Soda with a slice of Orange but was given Campari and Orange. Food was acceptable but certainly not... More 

Thank Graeme W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought my mum to Auberge du Lac to celebrate Mother's Day today and we were amazed by not only the excellent quality of food but the professionalism of all the staff we came into contact with! Upon arriving we had a very warm welcome from Guillaume who offered to take our coats and show us onto the terrace for... More 

1 Thank Adam T
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having followed Chef Matthew Edmonds' career for some time, we were keen to try his new restaurant! We were not disappointed. Fantastic food, perfectly prepared and presented. On arrival we were shown to a comfortable lounge for pre dinner drinks and to make our choices of meal and wine. Beautifully presented canapes were served as we chose from the A... More 

Thank Cedi F
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There with my wife to celebrate a friend's 80th Birthday, having booked. As it happens not all that busy but very good service and whilst I ate from the table d'hote menu my companions ate from the A La Carte. We were all delighted with our choices and the sorbets etc. which appeared unbidden between courses and especially the delightful... More 

Thank Arthur C
Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive but amazing food looks beautiful. Rather stuffy staff. Lovely views of lake and house. Great surroundings. good for a special event.

1 Thank 953katy
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been with my husband for lunch in recently, it was the first day that they have reopened. The food was average, we sent back the wine as it was not tasty. There was no one to recommend the wines, and the descriptions on the wine list was very poor. We and other guests next to us had an issue with... More 

Thank Queback
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch The view was exquisite the food was amazing and the service was top form We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived I feel we had the best table with the best view both waiters were excellent the younger of the 2 being epically polite. Lots of very nice extra touch. The yeast butter... More 

Thank Tracey C
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and had a lovely meal and great service. Staff were very attentive, food delicious and we got little extras too such as palette cleansers and homemade butter. Would recommend this restaurant

2 Thank Juls022
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate, we're so pleased to hear you had a good time. Kind words, we'd love to welcome you back soon! More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was fantastic, I've never tasted food like this in my life, the taste and texture of the food on your plate is outstanding, and it looks too good to eat!! The service was brilliant, from the moment you walk in the door to the second you leave. The manager Guillaume Pages was the perfect host It... More 

1 Thank Debbie D
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Wonderful news, it was a pleasure to welcome you. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Daventry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Table for four with the 8 course plus wine menu. So right away you are in for £600.00 . Anyway arrival at 7.30pm for 8pm booking to have a cocktail in the lounge before hand. On arrival we were told that there was no tables and chairs to sit at upstairs for a pre dinner drinks. We passed the entrance... More 

2 Thank Darren42
BrocketHallEstate, Manager at Auberge du Lac, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We really appreciate your feedback, and we're disappointed to hear that you did not have an experience that you would expect coming to Auberge du Lac. We would really like to resolve this, please email paul.hackett@brocket-hall.co.uk- our Director of Operations, who is eager to discuss your visit in further detail. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 49 - USD 112
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?