We are often called to locations to do photography for restaurants or for food reviews. This time we headed to Nunsmere Hall Hotel located at Tarporley, Cheshire which is an absolutely stunning location and often operates as an exclusive wedding venue. We took some photos of the location and food being served there. The weather was fabulous and we also had the opportunity to walk around the garden area and enjoy the fantastic scenery. Do hope you enjoy viewing these beautiful images of the 4 Red Stars and two AA Rosettes Hotel.
Built around 1900 for Sir Aubrey Brockelbank and his wife Lady Grace Brocklebank, Nunsmere Hall was later converted into a Hotel in the late 1900 and has welcomed a lot of important guests in its time including the late Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Recently taken over by Boutique Hotel Group, who are also the owners of Peckforton Castle, the hotel (which houses 36 bed rooms) has undergone a massive refurbishment to give it a more current and sophisticated look.
The restaurant looked stylist and luxurious, it would have been the perfect romantic setting in the evening for couples or those who want to dine in style. The restaurant can easily hold 120 guests for a wedding and seat about 32 diners in its main hall and up to 40 diners if you include the Ante Lounge which is the curtained extendable area at the back.
These photos were taken for Yeah Lifestyle which is a review website. For starters, Chef Lee served a Slow Braised Beef dish which was cooked in hoisin, spring onions and served with poached peach, fig gel and apple chutney.
Here’s a photo of Chef Lee Holland who is the Head Chef at The Crystal Restaurant, we had a quick photo of him as he brought out the main dishes.
For mains, the first dish was corn-fed Chicken Supreme served with confit chicken wing, Jersey royal potatoes, broad beans, chicken and chive velouté.
The second main course dish was roast rump of lamb which was served with fondant potato, Kalamata black olive tapenade, confit tomatoes and green beans.
Nunsmere Hall Hotel has a beautiful garden area. Visitor’s to the restaurant can also opt to sit and eat outside on the terrace enjoying the lovely view. As you can see great love and care has been put into keeping the garden as immaculate as it is. This is also a lovely setting for Summer and Outdoor Weddings at the Nunsmere Hall Hotel.
Beautiful vegetation growing just outside the terrace
The final dish was Panna Cotta which was served with roasted pineapples, passion fruit sorbet and strawberry meringue. It was so hot on the day that the sorbet melted when it reached our table hence the watery bit on the plate.
Hope you enjoyed viewing these images, do contact the Hotel if you would like to sample their Afternoon Tea selection / Sunday Roasts or dinner menu.