Situated just two miles from the centre of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, All Saints Hotel is perfectly located whatever the occasion.
Bounce Magazine were kindly invited along to review a meal at The View Restaurant and Café. Here’s what we thought…
“I wasn’t sure what I was expecting from All Saints, I once knew it as ‘the old golf club’, but not anymore.
From the moment we stepped into the modern, newly refurbished restaurant, I knew we were in for a treat!
Warmly greeted by our waitress for the evening Lily, we were shown to our table, which overlooked stunning panoramic views across the 18 hole golf course.
The innovative layout of the room, combined with open kitchen and impressive bar station, all work together to present a warm and comfortable place to socialise in.
Not forgetting a large outdoor terrace, perfect for during the summer months!
As Lily tentatively delivered us our drinks whilst we browsed the menu, designed by Head Chef, Steve Windser, we were thrilled to see plenty of options for all, especially vegetarians!
The team at All Saints strive to use the very best locally sourced and seasonal produce to create culinary delights to appease diners. With that it mind it was time for us to order.
“On this particular evening it was a little chilly, so I wanted something heart-warming.”
I decided upon the Homemade ‘Mushroom and Tarragon Soup’ to start, which was unusual for me, but it jumped out, I think made the right choice.
The flavours of the Mushroom and Tarragon were perfectly balanced and it was served with a large, warm piece of Homemade Granary bread, notably light.
Whilst I warmed up, my partner Sam opted for the ‘Beetroot Gnocchi’ served with beetroot puree, roasted beetroot, Boccocini and basil.
It looked fantastic. The sweet kick of the beetroot complemented the basil and none of the flavours were too overpowering.
To follow, I enjoyed the ‘Porcini Mushroom Ravioli’ with a cheeky portion of handcut chips.
I have to say, these were some of the finest chips I’d hand in a while! (Note: New Year diet out of the window)!
Sam enjoyed the chefs special Risotto with all of the best seasonal ingredients included in it. The rice within the dish was cooked well. For the non-veggies out there, you can also have this dish with Pan Fried Scallops and Crevettes.
We were slightly spoilt for choice when it came to desert, however, my chocolate loving fiancé couldn’t resist the ‘Dark Chocolate Fondant’ with marshmallow and malted milk Biscuit. Gone in seconds!
I like to round off my meal with a bit of a palate cleanser so the ‘Warm Lemon Sponge’ served with lemon curd and a local raspberry sorbet, was just idea for me.
When it arrived it a de-constructed lemon meringue… it was sweet but delicious!
Overall we really enjoyed our evening at All Saints.
There was a good selection of drinks at the bar and by the end of our meal every table around us was full.
I must highly commended Lily once again, who took great care of us from start to finish. Great staff really do make a difference!
So whether its for a coffee, a business lunch, a birthday celebration or a cocktail with friends you need look no further than The View Restaurant & Café. Goodbye old golf club… Hello All Saints Hotel.
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Tel: 01284 706 777 (option 1)