We paid a return visit to Holbeck Ghyll today for a Lakes Hospitality lunch. The hotel gave us a very good price and of course it was a sell-out- who could resist the chance to have a Michelin starred meal at half price? Now, the usual format when we get these excellent deals from posh places is that the chefs get their revenge by giving us a pale imitation of the usual fare- something like their “take” on shepherds pie, for instance. Anything to achieve their GP. But there was none of this cheap-skate nonsense today- we were given the full works, including all the little freebies, such as an amuse bouche to start with and chocolate truffles with the coffee. The new owners have been at Holbeck Ghyll for just six months ( see my posting of 25th March). The food is better than ever, and if their generosity of spirit is anything to go by, Holbeck Ghyll is going to fly under their stewardship.
(photo courtesy of Tony Blaney)