Festive dining at an international award-winning brasserie

Bertram’s Restaurant in Burnley has been crowned the Best Luxury Brasserie at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, one of only two winners from the UK.

The awards inspire excellence and ignite healthy competition in the luxury restaurant Industry, enabling establishments to compete in their chosen category from a list of 84 categories. The global awards are designed to raise the level of food quality and the standards of service in the luxury restaurant industry.

Managing director Andy Brown and head chef and food and beverage director Spencer Burge traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam, to collect the award.

By day, Bertram’s serves customers of the adjacent Woodland Spa - itself a World Luxury Spa award winner which features one of Europe’s largest hydro therapy pools and a unique serenity pool.

The restaurant is part of the same Crow Wood Leisure complex, a £4.5m development that first opened its doors in 2013 and is located within 100 acres of countryside affording spectacular views of Pendle Hill and the rolling hills.

And despite its close ties to the spa, Bertram’s has a character and identity of its own – from the subtle but sophisticated styling, to the culinary excellence that has seen recipes devised by Spencer Burge twice featured in the Great British Cook Book.

This is best seen at night, when the restaurant comes alive with an evening brasserie atmosphere that you would expect to find in the most cosmopolitan of cities.

An eclectic mix of modern and retro makes for a stunning dining experience offering delicious and creative food, cocktails and live music till late on weekend nights plus some special menus midweek

Throughout December, Bertram’s will be serving exclusive festive-themed food, hosting dazzling party nights starting at £32.95 per head, and its Coppice Suite, which is fully serviced by its own staff, private bar and high quality music system, is available for private events.

The mouth-watering seasonal menu has been selected by Spencer Burge, who has previously cooked for Sir Alex Ferguson, Tony Blair and Bill Clinton. Highlights will include Lancashire venison, roast bronze Norfolk turkey and Christmas pudding with rum and vanilla sauce.

As 2017 year draws to a close, Bertram’s will host a black tie and cocktail dress celebration to see in the New Year, with a four-course meal, champagne, and DJ-led dancing until the early hours of January 1. Diners also receive a gold card, which offers 20 per cent discounts throughout January. Bertram’s is the place for the first bite, the last cocktail, and everything in between this Christmas.