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Wynyard Hall Hotel


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A hugely imposing Georgian mansion in 150 acres of grounds with its own lake, Wynyard Hall, comes fully loaded with the full spa and pampering package that you'd expect these days in one of the North East's finest hotels. The place is no stranger to literati, heads of state and royals, listing Charles Dickens, Disraeli, Sir Robert Peel, Churchill, King Edward VII, Elizabeth II and the Duke of Wellington among its past guests. As you approach the hall via a long, winding drive and cross over the lion-topped bridge, you get a sense of what's to come: gold-painted interiors, wonderful oil portraits and a lavish rich-red dining room - The Wellington Restaurant - decorated with magnificent floral displays and plush seating. In surroundings like this the food can fall by the wayside, but executive chef Simon Kelly took the reins in 2014 and his imaginative, contemporary cooking is more than up to the task. The kitchen brings together a love of peerless local produce with some entertaining modern ideas on a menu that reads more like a shopping list than an informative description, so there might be a terrine of ham hock with apple in various guises and sourdough crisps, for example, while the humble pea could head up another starter, appearing in a silky velouté teamed with fine herb-flavoured Chantilly cream and salmon ravioli. Main courses bring together similarly inventive interplays of taste and texture - perhaps starring roast rump of lamb with a supporting cast of butternut squash, beetroot and Parisienne potatoes, or you could go for a delicate combination of pollock with peas, broad beans, Baby Gem and shallot vinaigrette. To finish, pannacotta could arrive with poached rhubarb, strawberry and pear sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01740 644811
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Adam Heggarthy
Number of seats: 80
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 4
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £18.50-£25.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A19 onto A1027 towards Stockton. At rdbt 3rd exit B1274 (Junction Rd). At next rdbt 3rd exit onto A177 (Durham Rd). Right onto Wynyard Rd signed Wolviston. Left into estate at gatehouse
Nearest station: Darlington

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