The unassuming entrance hidden off the B4101 doesn’t give much away about the experience that awaits you inside Nailcote Hall. Nailcote is a four-star Jacobean hotel set within the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, with facilities including a spa with Roman-style bath pool, a gymnasium with the latest Technogym equipment, a championship golf course, and the place that we were heading for, the Oak Room Restaurant. Trying to decide between the set-price lunch and the a la carte menu was difficult in itself. Eventually I settled for the a la carte. Sampling the broccoli soup for a starter was a treat on a cold November day. Creamy and with a hint of Stilton, my only complaint was that it tasted a little too salty. The a la carte offered a roulade of free-range chicken filled with chorizo, spinach and poached apricot. It was beautifully cooked and possibly the nicest chicken dish I’ve ever had. The meal was finished off with a trio of petit desserts, which ensured my dining experience had been well worth the long drive! The lunch menu choices were a little more traditional but equally impressive. My dining companion chose a haddock & leek fishcake to start, followed by a delicious chargrilled onglet steak, cooked rare and served with traditional garnish, Bernaise sauce and chunky chips. The warm chocolate brownie melted in the mouth, and was accompanied by bubblegum ice cream which, on tasting, brought back plenty of childhood memories! Both the extensive wine list and the menu prices reflect the quality and uniqueness of Nailcote, complete with its attentive staff and quick service. Although the restaurant was quiet, there was still a warm and welcoming atmosphere - perfect for those romantic days and nights away, or, equally for a celebration dinner.