I recently visited the Linden Restaurant within the Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel, in Surrey. Although the hotel is tucked away in a very quiet and peaceful location it is in prime position for guests as it is easily accessible from the M3 and M25.
The hotel is set in private gardens, perfect for a quiet weekend or romantic getaway. We ate at the hotel's restaurant, which has 2 AA rosettes, for dinner and were very impressed.
Before dinner we had a drink the bar area before heading to the restaurant, which was decorated very simply and was candlelit in the evening, providing a warm and cosy atmosphere. The dinner was a set menu of either two or three courses (we went for three, of course!) I had ham hock terrine, steak and warm chocolate mousse while my boyfriend had smoked salmon, guinea fowl and chocolate fudge cake.
The main courses were very meat heavy - with dishes such as lemon sole, pork, duck and venison available - but there were also plenty of vegetarian options too. The menus are changed regularly with the seasons so we tried the Autumn/Winter menu. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Although the dishes looked quite small and simple they were so fulling.
The hotel also has beautiful bedrooms and lovely spa and gym facilities so it would be worth making a day or a weekend of it and going to visit. While the restaurant is mainly for guests at the hotel it is also available to non-guests too and welcomes visitors for meals, however, it is best to book a table beforehand as the restaurant can get booked up quickly.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel and I hope to go back soon to book a day at the hotel's spa! Further details about the hotel and restaurant are available on the website.