New menu and refurbishment of the brasserie at Wivenhoe House
We are excited to announce that the brasserie bar and restaurant at Wivenhoe House will be closing for refurbishment at the end of October and will re-open on Monday 6 November. During this period we will still be open with the restaurant relocating upstairs to the Main House.
It is five years since the brasserie opened and with chef Simon Morris now at the helm we felt it was time to update our appearance and outlook. Our goal was to establish a great place to meet, drink and eat with our new menu bringing a little taste of France to the Essex countryside.
Regular customers will still see firm favourites, such as the burger on the new menu but now with an extended range of proteins, sauces and side dishes. There is now a lunchtime express menu for diners in a hurry and a range of bar food for guests looking for a lighter meal. We are just putting the finishing touches together on this and it will be available to view soon.
Head Chef, Simon Morris said: “Together with the team and our suppliers in the region I have worked to create a typical brasserie menu, full of flavoursome dishes. I am looking forward to seeing the reaction from our diners. “
The new look is the brainchild of Elmstead Market company Harp’s Interiors. Owner Hayley Roy said: “We work with restaurants all over the country and it’s a pleasure to be working so close to home.”
“As well as listening to the ideas from the hotel management team, students from the Edge Hotel School who work at Wivenhoe House did some fantastic research on what would appeal to customers. All these ideas have helped contribute to the final look.”
We look forward to seeing you in the brasserie bar and restaurant soon.