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Greenwoods Food Review

Wonderful cuisine served in elegant and stylish surroundings…

Nestled within the picturesque village of stock is Greenwoods, quite possibly the perfect country retreat. This Grade II listed manor house is home to an elegant hotel, luxury spa and modern restaurant. With its perfectly manicured grounds, it’s the ideal setting for an indulgent break. The relaxing spa offers treatments for both men and women. So, if it’s a weekend away with the girls, or a couple’s treat, their luxurious spa will not disappoint. The rooms within the newly refurbished hotel have been completely restyled to a contemporary shabby chic style. With some rooms boasting antique style furnishings and grand Italian marble bathrooms, Greenwoods is regarded as one of the premier luxury country hotels in Essex. Complimenting the surroundings, is the adjoining Ellis’s Restaurant. Under the guidance of head chef Daniel Holland-Robinson, this exquisite, modern and stylish restaurant creates refined and seasonal dishes. Exquisite brings you the Greenwoods food review…

The Review

Ellis restaurant within the grand setting of an elegant mansion house is picture perfect, with a menu to match! To start, I enjoyed the Prawn and Crayfish Tian. A fresh starter, packed full of plump prawns and crayfish, bound together with a silky Marie Rose sauce, it was delicious. Mrs Exquisite opted for the creamy goats cheese bon bons. Served with a tomato and black olive salsa and balsamic caviar, it made for the perfect start. To follow I just had to try their bouillabaisse. Simply the freshest seafood served in a rich Provençale sauce, this one of the best bouillabaisses I have eaten outside of Marseille! Mrs Exquisite couldn’t fault the perfectly cooked pan seared sea bass. Served with Charlotte potatoes, seasonal vegetables and saffron cream, it was a wonderful dish. To complete this superb meal we shared the artisan cheese board. With Greenwood’s homemade chutney, it was perfect to enjoy whilst finishing our wine.

Greenwoods Hotel, Stock Road, Stock, Essex CM4 9BE, United Kingdom, 01277 829990

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Ellie’s Restaurant Summer Review

Modern life is busy, unfortunately. Thankfully, in Essex, there are a few spots where we can retreat and recharge our batteries and Greenwoods Hotel and Spa must come top of the list. Tucked away in the quiet village of Stock, this Grade II listed manor house has gone through several renovations but still manages to convey a sense of history. Boutique rooms offer both comfort and shabby chic style. A new beautifully furnished garden room is available for private parties and functions. And of course, there is the Spa, with a whole host of treatments, hand-picked and designed to help you relax and unwind. It would be remiss of us not to mention the food that on offer at Greenwoods. Head chef, Daniel Holland Robinson, has carved quite the reputation and after a quick glance at the menu, it is easy to see why. With a focus on British cuisine and seasonal ingredients, the dishes he creates are contemporary but also comforting and thoughtful in the execution. Delivering a sense of grace and calm in other words, and totally in keeping with the soft repose or atmosphere at Greenwoods. The belly does rule the mind after all. Ellie’s Restaurant (Greenwoods Spa & Hotel) Summer Menu Sample STARTERS Confit duck rillette with cherry jelly, duck crackling, dehydrated cherries and crostini – £7.95 Roasted candied beetroot, crispy goat’s cheese with citrus dressing (v) – £7.50 MAINS Slow braised short rib of beef with roasted garlic mash, with port jus and chestnut mushrooms – £21.95 Chef’s Market Fish of the Day: Stone bass – £22.95 DESSERTS Hot chocolate fondant with pistachio crumb, wild berries and vanilla ice cream – £7.00 Artisan cheese selection, with grapes, biscuits and homemade chutney – £9.50 (3 cheeses included)

Olympic Gymnast takes break at Greenwoods

One of Britain’s most exciting sporting talents and Rio Olympic gymnast bronze medallist, Amy Tinkler, is using Greenwoods Hotel and Spa as her base in the build up to the World Championships. The 17-year-old gymnast trains at South Essex Gymnasium and as part of her preparation for the up-coming World Championship qualifiers at the end of the month, she will be staying at the hotel, enjoying all the facilities including the gym and award-winning spa. “I’ve got a really busy training schedule in the build up to the World Champ Qualifiers. It’s exciting but tiring and it’s great to be able to spend time at the end of a training day relaxing in the pool or Jacuzzi. I’m really enjoying it.” Amy Tinkler This weekend Amy will also be travelling to Lilleshall National Sporting Centre in Shropshire. And if all goes well and she is successful, she will be competing in the Gymnastic World Championships in Montreal in Autumn 2017. “We’re very excited and privileged to have Amy staying with us and we wish her all the luck for the competitions coming up” – Abby Knight from Greenwoods Hotel & Spa Greenwoods Hotel and Spa Greenwoods Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to unwind and escape the stresses and pressures of everyday life. With a state of the art swimming pool, newly renovated changing rooms and luxurious spa facilities and a number of treatments, you will be able to unwind instantaneously. The Greenwood premier suite rooms are exquisitely designed and feature antique style furnishings as well as grand Italian marble bathrooms. Ellis’s Restaurant is the focus of Greenwoods Hotel. Warm, inviting, and has just received one Rosette from the AA. Good luck Amy Tinkler in trying to step away from the comforts of Greenwood Spa and good luck for the up coming competitions!

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