By Greg Davis
Dunston Hall has undergone some changes recently so we headed up the A140 to see what they had to offer.
Money has been spent on the hotel in the last couple of years, and the investment is continuing. The rooms have been redecorated and modernised from when I last stayed, with £1M being invested in all the standard rooms, but there are elements yet to be finished. The kitchen has been given new equipment and there is also a plated banqueting system. Combined with the golf course on site, swimming pool with sauna and steam room, the location and venue is an excellent one for a leisure break in Norfolk. Our main reason for being at the hotel was for the new menu that has been created in the restaurant so over to the food!
The restaurant is now at the far end of the hotel in possibly the largest room in the hotel. Creating an atmosphere and surroundings in a room of this size is tricky, but the tables and booths allowed for privacy, while the larger ceiling decorations filled some of the high ceilings in the room. You are welcomed as you arrive, shown to your table, introduced to your waiter and made to feel very welcome by the whole team. We were offered drinks and a choice of warm bread rolls whilst choosing what to eat. We both settled on the Salted Cod Croquettes. ‘This’ croquette rather than ‘these’ came with a garlic tarragon aioli with dressed rocket leaves. We both enjoyed the starter and were pleased there wasn’t more than one, as they were an ideal size.Buy Now