SOURCE: Marriott International
WARE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2014) - With the holiday season now only a memory, the new promotional pricing at Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club feels a little like finding one more unwrapped gift under the tree. After all, as the stark winter months loom ahead, enjoying a stately Afternoon Tea or sumptuous Sunday Lunch at the hotel's Oakes Grill restaurant helps carry on the best part of the holidays: their conviviality.
Oakes Grill has established a reputation for creating some of the most compelling fine-dining experiences in Hertfordshire, and its Sunday Lunch is no exception. As guests enter the warm, contemporary restaurant bathed in winter sunlight, they're greeted by live music and a three-course buffet lunch that celebrates all things local and seasonal. Diners can feast on Scottish salmon and roast pollack, for example, tuck in to something savoury from the carvery station or sample one of the more exotic items, like vegetable samosas or Thai fish salad.
Desserts, meanwhile, are decadent enough to compete with the views of the hotel's PGA championship golf course, which has been recognized as one of the best in England. Considering the sweet spread that awaits guests -- items like chocolate profiteroles, lemon mousse and pear-and-almond tarts are regularly featured -- patrons will be hard-pressed to identify a single standout feature of this restaurant in Hertfordshire, UK.
If Oakes Grill represents the flavourful possibilities of fusing together classic fare and modern interpretation, then the hotel's Oak Hall embodies the elegance of tradition. And no tradition is quite so quintessentially English as Afternoon Tea, a practice perfected at this luxury hotel in Hertfordshire. Amid the wood-paneled walls, coffered ceilings and cosy seating, guests can partake of homemade, freshly-baked scones; toothsome pastries; sandwiches that are as satisfying as they are delicate; and, of course, the country's favourite beverage, tea.
While both the Sunday Lunch and Afternoon Tea would feel like gifts unto themselves, guests are in for a particularly pleasant experience from January through March when each event is specially priced. Sunday Lunch is just £26.50 per person (discounts for children do apply), while Afternoon Tea is only £25.00 per person. With prices like these, no one will miss the holidays.
About Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Escaping to the country feels both luxurious and revitalising at Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club. Whether guests are celebrating a special event within the property's 13,993 square feet of meeting space, attending a conference at one of the 14 meeting rooms or simply getting away on holiday, this five-star hotel promises to make every stay unforgettable. The 19th-century building demonstrates a majestic Jacobean aesthetic that feels right at home among the walled gardens and 200 acres of Hertfordshire parkland. And the hotel's historic pedigree is made more appreciable by the abundance of modern amenities available inside. The 161 guest rooms, for example, display period features alongside LCD flat-screen televisions, luxury bedding and wireless Internet. The full-service spa, health club, tennis courts and breathtaking Romanesque indoor pool provide plenty of opportunities for enjoyment, as does the nationally-recognised, 18-hole championship golf course. Dining, meanwhile, doesn't get any better than at the hotel's variety of restaurants, which include the 2 AA Rosettes-winning Zodiac Restaurant (which serves Continental cuisine) and Oakes Grille, where guests can taste internationally-inspired fare on a new menu. With so many things to try and taste, this elegant property rivals the attractions of even London, which is just 30 minutes away.