This popular destination restaurant, in the comfortable Alton Grange Hotel, on the outskirts of town is just the setting for that special occasion.
Chef David Heath has built up a good network of local suppliers, and offers seasonal menus to show their produce off at its best.
Starters such as 'Pan-Fried Black Pudding on Cassoulet with Crisp Onion Rings'; 'Ricotta and Pepper Beignets, Salad Leaves and Aged Balsamic'; 'Pan-Roasted Foie Gras, Toasted Fruit and Nut Bread, Fig Chutney' and 'Shitake Mushroom Risotto, Parmesan and White Truffle Oil' set the style for starters.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Breast of Gressingham Duck with Parsnip Purée, Bok Choi and Soy and Ginger Jus'; 'Local Sirloin of Beef with Caramelised Onions, Horseradish Potato Purée with Carrots and a Red Wine Sauce'; 'Fillet of Organic Salmon with Fennel, Crème Fraiche Potatoes, Tomato and Shallot Vinaigrette' or in darker months 'Wild Venison on Braised Red Cabbage with Celeriac Gratin'.
Equal care is taken with desserts so you might be tempted by 'Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream' or 'White Chocolate Parfait with Raspberries and a Coconut Tuile'. While those with a more savoury tooth can enjoy their selection of English farmhouse cheeses.
Friendly, professional service.
No children of under 5 years of age.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week; 12.00-14.30; Mon-Fri set L in Muffins Brasserie £12.95 (2 courses), £16.95 (3 courses); mains £10.95 to £16.95; set L Sun £16.95
- Dinner: all week; 19.00-21.30; set D Truffles Restaurant; £19.95 (2 courses), £25.95 (3 courses); mains £10.95 to £16.95
- Seats: 30
- Wine: an interesting list travels the world, kicking off at £13.95
- Children's portions: No children under 5
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Alton
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes, adequate
- Closed: 24th Dec to 2nd Jan.
- Rooms available