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“Generally disappointing...”

Aston Wood Golf Club
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St Albans, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Generally disappointing...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Went here for the mothers day 3 course meal with a family group. Place was all set out including the function room (where we were sat) so it looked like it was a popular place. From the start the room was bit cold and the music (which seemed to be a CD on loop despite the live performer in the next room) a bit loud. Tables looked good though and all the mums had a small Thornton's chocolate box at their seats too which was a nice touch.

It was 3 courses for £16 and it started fairly well although my sweet potato and carrot soup was a little under-seasoned. Main course was a carvery with a choice of beef or turkey as well as a sea bass dish, or a veg wellington. The beef was really quite good, well cooked and tender. The roast potatoes weren't at all crispy and the yorkshire pudding wasn't worth touching - tough and chewy.

Despite the standard of the main course I decided to risk the creme brulee for dessert but it was a bit of a disaster. It was overcooked to the point of being solid, not creamy at all. The blowtorch had also barely been near it and the top wasn't crispy at all. The accompanying shortbread biscuit was also overworked and a bit tough.

Drinks were ok, at one point an orange juice was a bit watery (clearly not fresh, probably post-mix) but this was replaced without fuss.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sutton Coldfield
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“Swinging night at the Golf Club”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

We have held our FOTC annual diiner at Little Aston Golf Club and also attended a function to celebrate a friends 80th birthday bash.
The food considering they were cooking for about 80 + people was very good and the service and facilities wer excellent. Most enjoyable evening. Regards. Gary Saunders

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