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Centurion Club

Known for golf, Centurion Club offers stylish dining, Sunday lunches and afternoon teas and non-members are most welcome.

Yes it’s a golf club, but this is seriously stylish dining, Sunday lunching and afternoon tea territory. Centurion Club is in the west of Herts between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans and it’s got that swanky feel but at the same time is reassuringly laid back. The good news: you don’t have to be a member and you don’t need to like golf. The bar is popular for watching the sunset and there’s an impressive log fire depending on the season. There’s also a mahoosive terrace for quaffing with a light pastel throw around your shoulders – Pringle sweaters are optional.

What makes Dining at Centurion a winner is the skill in the kitchen with Michael Garcia at the helm. Service is perfectly balanced: attentive and knowledgeable but never over the top. Sunday lunches are oh so popular so be sure to book early. Afternoon teas run from midday until 5pm and the scones are baked to order and every detail is deliciously designed. Before you know it, the dance music heralds the cocktail hour and it’s time for the evening service. And there’s also private dining and some super duper special event wine dinners.


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