Loire Wine Dinner

Join us for an evening of fine dining and fine wine as Head Sommelier Lionel teaches you everything you need to know about the Loire Valley region

The Loire Valley wine region is one of the world’s most famous areas of wine production and includes several French wine regions stretching from the Muscadet region on the Atlantic coast to the regions of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé close to the city of Orléans in north central France. This meal will take you on a journey through the region sampling some of the finest wines it has to offer. Lionel will also be running one of his famous quizzes throughout the evening with a prize for the winner.

This fantastic event will take place on Friday 27 April 2018 in the wonderful Signatures restaurant.


Sample Menu


Canapes on arrival


Salad of whipped crotin, Sancerre braised beetroot, candied walnuts, truffled honey


Pan roast fillet of sea bass, fennel, little tomatoes, lemon beurre blanc


Iced grape and Chambord sorbet


Braised and confit Normandie chicken, petit mushroom, Alsace bacon, crème fraiche


Artichoke and French lentil cassoulet, glazed salsify, herb crumble (V)


Vanilla poached pear tatin, toasted brioche ice cream


Five course wine dinner: £72 per person

How to book


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.