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Morston Hall

Morston, Holt, BLAKENEY, NR25 7AA

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On the edge of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve in coastal North Norfolk, Morston is a flint-knapped 17th-century country house with commanding views of the briny - a heaven-sent location for sourcing prime produce from land and sea. Inside, it's a supremely civilised set-up, run for a quarter of a century with personable warmth and easy-going charm by chef-patron Galton Blackiston and wife Tracy. The conservatory dining room looks the part in delicate vernal green with fresh flowers abounding, and polished service ensures the evening runs like a well-choreographed routine. After aperitifs at seven, guests take their seats for the eight o'clock show that is the 7-course tasting menu. A finely-honed appetiser of plump Brancaster mussels in perry sauce with lovage and pommes soufflés sets the tone, and what follows is a succession of pin-sharp contemporary dishes: a miso-glazed chicken wing arrives with a confit egg yolk, cauliflower purée and mushrooms, then salsify ribbons come swathed in a velvety Vacherin Mont d'Or cheese sauce with shaved truffle. There's meticulous attention to detail too in a fish course of monkfish roasted on the bone and matched with raspberry vinegar jus singing with liquorice, lime, mint and dill. As for meat, Middlewhite suckling pig is helped along by burnt apple purée, kohlrabi and rich sauce Robert. A pre-dessert of apple marigold herb sorbet heralds the finale: a beguiling dark chocolate tart with red wine gel, white chocolate ice cream and 25-year-old balsamic. The pre-selected wine flight bears all the hallmarks of thoughtful selection based on testing and tasting, and is well worth the extra layout.

Further information

Tel: 01263 741041
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open/closed

Dates closed: Xmas 3 days, Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Galton Blackiston, Greg Anderson
Number of seats: 50
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £38.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Morston Hall, Blakeney

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On A149 (coast road) between Blakeney & Stiffkey

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