Fernhill Dinners

Delicious Dinners, Delightful Accomodation

Fernhill Dinners are an ongoing experiment in Social Dining.

Each menu is unique and created on the day with fresh ingredients, some favourites will be served again.

About once a month The Dinner Lady hosts and cooks a five course dinner in her own kitchen…

… and serves up to 12 guests at an antique mahogany dining table.

Guests can anticipate an array of experimental dishes, most have never been cooked before.

Springtime Delights – Saturday 2nd September, the second day of Spring

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Fernhill Dinner on Saturday 20th August

Fernhill Dinner on Saturday 20th August

For those of you who missed out last Saturday here is the menu which appeared to be enjoyed by all 12 guests who were friends.
Earl Grey, Expresso and Vanilla Cocktails served with Fernhill Walnuts
Pumpkin and Apricot Soup
Dukkah Swirl Rolls
Warehou Ceviche or White Bean Salad with Cucumber and Apple Salsa and Baby Roast Yams
Dry Spiced Lamb Rump, Broccoli in Blue Cheese Sauce, Hached Potatoes, Red Wine Jus (no mint sauce)
Curaco Sorbet
Orange Posset with Orange and Mandarin Segments and Tamarillo and Blueberry Compote
Tea, Coffee
Tiny Hazelnut macaroons
And the music play list included:
  • Yummy, yummy ,yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy
  • Cold Little Heart
  • C’est, si bon
  • The breeze
  • Pass the peas
  • Your best American girl
  • Cigarettes and chocolate milk
Celebrating Max Ernst

Celebrating Max Ernst

Last Saturday we celebrated Max Ernst with a joyful meal.

To start with – turquoise cocktails, with the scent of elderflower champagne and some base notes of juniper and peach with warm olives and salt and pepper walnuts


  • Smoked salmon fish bites with fried capers, wasabi mayo and rocket
  • Cream of parsnip soup, berber spices, sour cream and pesto garnish and walnut dukkah
  • Seedy bread
  • Slow roast pork, crackling, warm carrot salad, mushy peas, baked onion and grainy mustard gravy
  • Labneh cheese ball with roast hazelnuts, pickled walnuts, globe carrots and kale
  • Creme brulee with tamarillo compote and Limoncello
  • Tea, coffee, a lemon curd macaron and red fruit liqueurs
Inspired by Max Ernst

Inspired by Max Ernst

Next Fernhill Dinner will be on Saturday 30th July.

The food will have a French influence as we have just returned from six weeks in the South of France.

The inspiration for this event is the art of Max Ernst. We went to see a wonderful exhibition of his work at the Paul Valery Musee in Sete. As I absorbed his paintings I felt filled with joy and went around smiling. Other visitors were similarly affected. We were all wandering around grinning at each other.

So for this dinner I will prepare and serve food that makes me feel happy and hope it has that effect on you to. We might even have a little slide show and some French background music.

We will start with pre dinner cocktails at 6.30 p.m.

You can book now.

With warm wishes and hoping to see you soon

The Dinner Lady

People People People

People People People

The Inspiration for the dinner on May 21st is a sculpture by Lucy Mathews now sited at Fernhill. People People People. We are not going to eat people the food will be an autumnal feast and will be served by candle light. Have a look at the photos from the last dinner to wet your appetite. All the recipes for the next dinner have been given to me personally by friends and family and I will share them with guests РPeople People People.