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Auberge du Lac, Brocket Hall

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yoyo Tue 05-Jul-05 11:10:41

I had planned a celebratory 40th birthday meal in London for DH but babysitting nightmare has put paid to this. So have just booked lunch at Auberge du Lac but have not found any recent reviews. Has anyone been there? Would you recommend it?

Annoyed as can't even go on his birthday! It will be a good surprise the next day though.

alibubbles Tue 05-Jul-05 12:40:02

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mushrooom Tue 05-Jul-05 12:46:47

Is that Lord Brocket's Hall? (The one from IACGMOOH?)

Puff Tue 05-Jul-05 12:49:29

That's the gorgeous Jean Chrostophe's place. I'd have to go when he was "0n duty" so I could swoon and faint into my starter!

yoyo Tue 05-Jul-05 12:54:41

Alibubbles - £100 per head?! Set lunch is £28.50 and includes 2 glasses of wine. It is only his 40th after all. May give them a ring to tell me what it might be as I'm not too good with shellfish if it featured that. Salmion would be brilliant.

yoyo Tue 05-Jul-05 12:55:38

Mushroom - what is IACGMOOH?

bossykate Tue 05-Jul-05 12:57:49

I'm a celebrity, get me out of here.

I'm quite embarrassed I know that.

mushrooom Tue 05-Jul-05 13:03:16

Gold star, bk

It is his - have googled - at least he still owns it, but doesn't operate it. He is an - um - interesting chap.

yoyo Tue 05-Jul-05 13:04:06

Thanks Kate.

Puff - if you buy President butter you can enter a competition and win JC for an evening. He will cook dinner for 4 but maybe you could dispense with that and suggest eating grapes off his semi-clad body instead?

alibubbles Tue 05-Jul-05 13:34:20

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yoyo Tue 05-Jul-05 13:52:57

Alibubbles - that's a relief! I always give lunch a go and if they get it right I try out dinner.

Puff Tue 05-Jul-05 14:41:33

Off to buy a pallet load of president butter.....................

alibubbles Tue 05-Jul-05 18:50:38

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yoyo Tue 05-Jul-05 19:03:09

So you'll be entering it too then Alibubbles! It's the only butter our children will eat. Am I really writing about butter? Sad case of middleagedom I think.

alibubbles Wed 06-Jul-05 07:24:52

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yoyo Wed 06-Jul-05 09:26:25

Alibubbles - I'm in Hertford so possibly too far if you are out towards Welwyn. She sounds brilliant though. Is she planning a career working with children?

alibubbles Wed 06-Jul-05 10:32:46

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Tabs Wed 06-Jul-05 13:18:50

Just spotted this. Having been several times myself I'd happily recommend it.

V yummy, and price actually not bad unless you buy a rather nice bottle of wine too.

Have fun!

yoyo Wed 06-Jul-05 14:30:17

Thanks for the recommendation Tabs. Quite looking forward to it now. Ages since I've been out for a good meal.

Alibubbles - yes I think you will be poor for many years to come. You will have to cut back on the fine dining! Shame you are a tad too far as she sounds a star (and very intelligent). What a lovely way to spend your youth - Paris and either of the others. It makes me feel like running away and starting it all over again (just envious of that freedom).

25 minutes!! Watch out in Hertford as they have put loads of cameras in lately as well as the mobile units.

edam Wed 06-Jul-05 14:35:14

Oooh alibubbles will hang onto that piece of information re your dd as we are just up the road from you (Harpenden).

Yoyo, haven't tried Brocket Hall yet myself, but my friends who are in the business highly recommend.

alibubbles Wed 06-Jul-05 14:56:46

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Tabs Wed 06-Jul-05 15:14:49

Ooh Edam - you're the closest MNer I've found to myself so far! I'm just 'up the road' in Kimpton, and come to Harpenden at least once a week (for fat class!).

edam Wed 06-Jul-05 15:44:00

I'm pretty central, just off the main road. Have one ds, who will be two in (eek) 12 days. Eek because I've got to get everything sorted for his birthday party!

Some very good friends of ours used to live in Kimpton - it is apparently so friendly that they travel 200m back here for village occasions. Sadly they moved before we moved up here (I don't think the two events were related...).

alibubbles Wed 06-Jul-05 16:24:24

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Tabs Wed 06-Jul-05 17:24:31

It is a great place. I'm actually just outside the village, halfway between Kimpton and Whitwell, and tend to socialise more in Whitwell. I think both are the kind of place where you know the name of everyone in the village local!

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