After a very busy time moving between the sauna and the Sequoia spa pool (life is tough, huh?), one builds up an appetite. What’s great about The Grove is that you have the super-healthy, very zen options available but also some more naughty ones. We had a light lunch at the spa’s Juice Bar, which felt like just the ticket when looking after oneself.
Amy had been enthusiastic about the treatments and the hotel overall when encouraging me to go there, but the thing she harped on about the most? The buffet! I wasn’t convinced initially considering all of my previous buffet experiences have been pretty poor, but The Glasshouse restaurant pushes the concept into a new, delicious realm. It is currently now being refurbished (but never fear, there are multiple other restaurants within the hotel), but when it reopens in May 2019, what you’ll discover is a global tour-de-force of culinary delights.
You can opt for something healthy and light, like sushi, or go all in for roasted meats and crispy potatoes. There are starters and salads galore and every kind of dessert you could possibly imagine. This makes it particularly brilliant if you’re in a party where people have different intolerances, diets and allergies—Rachel unfortunately has a lot of no-no foods these days, but this offered up so many brilliant alternatives for her, and it didn’t feel like a compromise at all.