The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel
Monday - Friday: 7am - 9:30am
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 10:30am
Monday - Sunday: 12am - 5pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 9:15pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 9:45pm
Good venue, pleasant surroundings. Pleasant helpful staff. Adequate parking facilities. Will be returning for future occasions.
Very attentive staff. Friendly warm atmosphere and grest food.
I had two 'specials' apple and celeriac soup and salmon with rice. The soup tasted predominantly of stock, not the delicate flavours of apple and celeriac. The rice was tasteless and the salmon overcooked. My partner had fish and chips with grilled fish. The chips were good but again the fish was overcooked and dry.
Very good dining experience and knowledgeable and friendly staff in pleasant setting.
Would go again and would recommend
Family meal for my mum's 75th. Mussels were overcooked and with many broken shells - meaning a lot of sharp shrapnel in them. We mentioned this to the waiter but got no feedback from anyone so assume he didn't pass it on.
Waiter didn't know the menu - this is basic service skill.
Desserts were superb as was the roast - everything else was so-so and nothing special.
Very nice meal with friendly staff. The meat eaters in our party had plenty of choice though limited for myself being vegetarian.
Our first time here despite only living 1 mile away. We came here as part of our 23rd wedding anniversary on sunday 5th August 2018. We had drinks at the bar before sitting down to the three course menu and a bottle of wine between two. The service was impeccable and the food was first class (although the roast beef was too fatty for my wife and she left half of hers). The staff were extremely attentive and made us feel very welcome (I understand this is a training venue for the university). The costs were reasonable for a place of this class. We will definately be back and probably as a larger group with family and friends next time.
A little gem that needs more promoting to realise the full potential. Thank you all for making our anniversary a little bit more special.
Poor service, totally forgot about us the whole evening as they were busy with a wedding.
Plates stacked up besides us from other tables, the table behind was full of empty glasses.
Food was late and took 3 attempts at getting the staffs attention
Food was good when it finally came, been here over 6 times with no problems before
Poor show Wivenhoe House
We went for the Fish Friday, and had a lovely meal. The staff were attentive, the meal was very good and well worth the money.
Very nice atmosphere, polite and helpful staff. Could have had another vegetarian option on the Sunday lunch menu. Food very tasty though.
Excellent friendly and efficient service. Food presented to a very high standard with a good choice.
Service was professional, welcoming and friendly.
Food was very good. Staff had no problem accomodating a different choice of omelette rather than the one on the menu - thank you for that.
Restaurant clean, tidy and seating arrangements perfect.
Will book again!
Had a fantastic meal for a 60th birthday. Staff were lovely and went above and beyond to make the evening special.
Lovely setting for our daughter’s graduation celebration lunch. Good food and wine list, great attentive service and excellent value.
Food was lovely but the service was extremely slow.
A lot of staff walking backwards and forwards across restaurant but not very attentive
Shame as otherwise very good
The Brasserie at Wivenhoe house is always exceptional. The food is delicious and well prepared. Such attention to detail both with the food and from staff is unusual these days. We would always choose it for a special occasion even though it is a little more expensive. Beautiful old building, quiet and sophisticated. Dining at its best.
Great meal. Quite expensive for what it is though. Definitely will come back though. Staff very friendly.
Very nice restaurant and bar area with a good atmosphere. Modern, fresh décor and very polite and friendly staff. Food was very good.
Outside area was extremely pleasant and the grounds lovely.
Had a quick look at the function room as passing through and looked ideal for a large function or sectioned off for small parties or conferences.
The food was well below normal expectations. The steak and venison burger was very tough and my colleague had the battered fish and said it was OK but mot great. Service great. Great venue. Food is normally much better.
Excellent sunday lunch and nice to sit outside for a drink
Excellent food as usual. Impeccable service. Would recommend.
My wife and I have been dining at The Brasserie at Wivenhoe Hotel since it opened. The whole experience of dining here is excellent due to the management of the staff who are in training.
The students who work in the Hotel have a vested interest in ensuring the dining experience is as good as they can make it.
I would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes good food, good service and polite and attentive staff.
Staff were on average good, but the food left a lot to be desired.
French onion soup was the worst I have ever tasted. The steak was not cooked as I requested and was sent back and I waited 5/10 minutes for a replacement, which meant that my guests had almost finished their meal by the time mine arrived . As you can gather we will not be going back.
Excellent service & food. Presentation 1st Class. Ambience and surroundings Fabulous especially on such a lovely sunny warm day. Good value for money. Our friends were so impressed they want to go again and bring friends and family.
PLEASE PASS ON OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION TO ALL STAFF CONCERNED.
Will be back again very soon.
Lionel is a personality!
Booked again on spec yesterday, and arrived at the somewhat confusing uni campus but found my way with good signposting.
I last visited this building 30 years ago for a training conference, wow has it changed.
Walking through the building signage to the restaurant could have been a little bigger.
The restaurant itself is partly a training environment for students, and my traineee was very sweet if a tiny bit quiet.
The menu is separate from the main menu and is Lionels own creation reflecting his past.
The waiter had a few gaps in his knowledge (trainer not trainee) but he was very good obtaining the info.
The amuse bouche was a delicious mushroom aranchini.
Starter was a smoked chicken and ham hock terrine. Quite chunky but very nice, could have done with a bit more dressing as the toast was Melba like so all a bit dry.
Then came a palate cleanser of a lemon sorbet with lime vodka. Very nice bit moreish.
The main was a whole trout, I love trout but couldn’t remember why I hadn’t had it in ages, then it arrived and wow lots of filleting to do. No choking so bonus there. The fish was gorgeous the butter sauce just buttery. The potatoes were odd, tiny bullet shaped and crunchy, quite odd by nice.
Then came a strawberry cocktail as a pre dessert.
The dessert itself were profiteroles, well made nicely creamed but a cold sauce would have been a little nicer with heated sauce.
Overall a lovely experience and venue lots of bonuses to the experience and a good feeling that you are involved in training.
Lionel does like to check up n you to see that you are enjoying the meal.
Nothing special about the food and expensive for what it was.
My friend and I both had the Dingley Dell Pork rib eye. It was disappointing. The meat was chewy and a little fatty. Not as good as I've come to expect from the Brassier. Will come again but will avoid the pork. Also, the dessert was not good value for money. Very small.
Excellent as always. I was a bit disappointed the trout didn't come with potatoes and veg. Having to order extras made the meal quite expensive.
A slow start at the bar due to barman very busy. However once seated the service was good and food lovely
We enjoyed a fantastic night celebrating our anniversary here. The food was excellent and the we received fantastic service throughout, with the staff being attentive without being intrusive.
The table decorations and the complementary dessert to celebrate our anniversary at the end of the meal were much appreciated and helped to make a special evening even more enjoyable.
Very good food, not bad value for the quality but we felt a little rushed and it wasn’t busy so don’t know why
We have had some amazing food this weekend. Seafood Friday it was amazing such a selection of food and the main meals work cooked to perfection Saturday night food was also amazing which we complimented with many cocktails the staff and food are outstanding in both professionalism and knowledge this is our 4th visit to Wivenhoe House Hotel and we will certainly be back again
The waiters were attentive but not intrusive. Efficient service both in the evening and at breakfast time.
Disappointed that only Sunday Roast was available for Monday evening, but it was very good.
The food was perfection on a plate. Couldn't fault food or service. Well done and keep up the good work! Will be back without a doubt.
We enjoyed our lunch overall a nice experience. Don’t know why I was asked online what we were celebrating. It was my birthday and nothing was mentioned about that during the meal.
We stayed for our anniversary and was in the Winter Package. This included afternoon tea, Dinner , Bed and breakfast. We had a fabulous time. the staff were amazing and the food great!
Wonderful service, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be returning.
Fantastic service, and the Happy Birthday message in chocolate & strawberries was a lovely personal touch !
I've been several times now and have never been disappointed. A real gem of a place.
As always, had a lovely lunch with friends. Like the new decor but find the TV's un-necessary,
I prefer the fine dining look rather than trying to incorporate a bar/pub feeling!