Recently I was fortunate enough to win a voucher for a meal for two at The Conservatory Restaurant in The Crown Hotel at a charity night hosted by Belle Wedding Boutique. The Conservatory Restaurant isn’t somewhere we would normally choose due to it’s location just outside of Carlisle in the pretty little village of Wetheral. I had to drive! However it was nice to try somewhere we might not have visited otherwise.
On arrival we were seated in the lounge where our drinks order was taken and we were given appetisers which included tomatoes, olives, feta cheese and a selection of nuts.
We were then taken to the main restaurant which looks out onto the beautifully pruned gardens of the hotel. For my starter I chose chicken caesar salad which was fresh, crisp and enjoyable. We were then given a mango sorbet which was thick and very tasty. My main was sole with mussels, prawns and squid. Again I thoroughly enjoyed it and was very pleased with my choice.
Instead of dessert we opted for tea and coffee as our two courses were more than enough for an evening meal. The bill was just over £60 which was very reasonable as it included our drinks (a large glass of wine, two glasses or orange juice and a bottle of still water) and I really couldn’t fault the service.
Overall we had a lovely dinner, enjoyed the food and were impressed by the attentive staff.