Hotel’s warm welcome returns with quality takeaway menu

Long known for the quality of its food, Kettering Park Hotel has found its temporary takeaway option during lockdown to be so successful that it is now planning to continue the service even once the hotel reopens.

A selection of delicious favourites has been put together by Executive Chef Steve White for collection from the hotel on Kettering Parkway.

All the dishes are freshly made using the same high-quality ingredients as are used for the restaurant and orders are taken on a daily basis. Visitors are met at a safe distance as they collect their orders from the front of the building and all food is safely packaged so still it’s really hot when it arrives home.

The items included on the menu have been well received and the top sellers are Sunday lunch featuring the hotel’s locally famous roast sirloin of beef, supplied by Potters butchers of Stanwick, and the classic but delicious fish and chips. Steve has developed a unique batter recipe which uses a premium beer that gives the most crispy light batter surrounding the haddock fillet.

General Manager Andrew Hollett said: “We have had great reviews for the new service and many takeaway regulars have been created, including new visitors who had never been to Kettering Park before. I’m so delighted with the success of the new service, takeaway is going to continue once the hotel reopens. 

“My personal favourite is the handmade pie chicken, leek and mushroom pie which is fantastic with its golden crisp pastry, and we sell out quite regularly.” 

Diners can choose from a selection of starters including Caesar salad (£4.95), tempura giant tiger prawns (£7.95 for three or £11.95 for five) and a Chapel and Swan smoked salmon and prawn platter (£6.95). As well as the fish and chips and chicken pie, regular mains also include prime rump beef burger with Old Nick cheese and chunky chips, or spiced lentil burger. The mains are £9.95 each except for the lentil burger, which is £8.95. There’s a selection of side dishes including chips, mashed potato and onion rings at £2.50 each.

On Sundays, the starters and desserts remain the same, but the mains comprise the roast sirloin of beef, chicken pie or a seasonal vegetable tartlet with dill cream sauce. A choice of desserts is available at £4.95 each - sticky toffee pudding with homemade custard, or a chocolate and hazelnut brownie with chocolate sauce.  

The takeaway is available from Monday to Saturday with collection times from 5.30pm to 9pm and Sunday lunch from 12.30pm to 3pm collection time. Sunday lunch costs £14.95 for two courses or £17.95 for three.

Call the hotel on 01536 416666 to place an order, pay for it and arrange a collection time. At the allotted time, customers can drive up to the collection table and call the same number to say they have arrived, at which point a member of staff will bring the food to the table then move a safe distance away so that the takeaway can be picked up from the table totally contact free.

Kettering Park Hotel is at Kettering Venture Park, NN15 6XT. For sat nav use the postcode NN15 6WN. More details are available on 01536 416666 or at www.ketteringparkhotel.co.uk