Published on June 2nd, 2015 | by staff-admin0
The Moat House, Acton Trussell
The Moat House Acton Trussell
The Moat House Acton Trussell offers luxury accommodation, fine dining, function rooms for any occasion, conference facilities and is an exclusive wedding venue situated in Staffordshire.
Set in the picturesque village of Acton Trussell, The Moat House is a family owned grade 2 listed manor house dating back to the 14th century.
After making a reservation a few weeks ago, my partner and I were more than looking forward to dining at the award winning Orangery Restaurant at The Moat House in Acton Trussell.
Upon our arrival we both now understood why our friends and family were recommending The Moat House to us. The hotel and restaurant is a beautiful establishment running along side the canal and overlooking the lake with lots of wildlife in and around.
As we walked towards the bar entrance we noticed two outside seating areas, one area beside the lake and another near to the hotel entrance and had we arrived earlier we both mentioned that it would be nice to have drinks outside, especially being such a pleasant sunny evening.
As we entered the bar area we were welcomed by Andrew the Restaurant Manager who showed us to our table in the Orangery Restaurant.
The décor inside the restaurant was as beautiful as the outside, with stunning chandeliers, oak flooring, also very spacious and elegant, everything you would expect from a fine dining restaurant!
Once seated we were given the menu and the extensive wine list to peruse. Andrew explained that there were two menu’s for us to choose from, one being the a la carte and the other was the lunch and early doors menu (available 12:00 – 14:00 Monday to Saturday, 2 courses for £18 and 3 courses for £21, also available 18:30 – 19:30 Sunday to Friday, 2 courses £21 and 3 courses for £24 )
After ordering a bottle of Pinot Grigio to share we were ready to browse through all of the wonderful dishes available to us.
After much deliberation I decided on the 3 courses from the early doors menu and my partner choosing from the a la carte.
For starters I chose the New farm asparagus, air dried ham, crispy Legbar egg and smoked hollandaise sauce and for my partner the goats’ cheese cannelloni, heritage beetroot, black olive tuiles and pistachio granola.
For our main courses I opted for the Entrecote of beef, served medium rare, white onion puree, asparagus, shallot, morels, onion ash, and beer sauce (supplement £3) and for my partner the Staffordshire sirloin steak, roasted vine tomato, Portobello mushroom, triple cooked chips and sauce béarnaise.
And last but not least, my favourite part of the meal, desserts! I wanted to try them all but went with the Chocolate fondant, blood orange ice cream and hazelnut wafer and my partner choosing the peanut butter cheesecake, cookie crumble, roasted banana ice cream, banana jam, toasted marshmallow and peanut tuiles.
Once our order was taken, our friendly and attentive waiter offered us freshly made sour dough bread and also topped up our glasses. We were then presented with an Amuse Bouche which was very pleasing to our palettes and left us excited for what was to come.
Shortly after, our starters were served and both were delicious with great flavours which left us eagerly anticipating our main courses.
Our main dishes did not disappoint, both the steak and the entrecote of beef were phenomenally tasty and cooked to perfection.
When our desserts arrived we both said how beautifully and skilfully presented all of the dishes had been this evening and again the flavours were outstanding!
We finished our evening with filtered coffee and said it was quite possibly one of the best meals we have had, and we have eaten well, many, many times all over the world!