1 Silver Street, WINTERINGHAM, DN15 9ND
It's no surprise that Colin McGurran's first book puts Winteringham centre stage - A Table at The Fields, it's called - for this delectable restaurant with rooms has been his life for the last 10 years or so. Students of British restaurant history will know the address has long been a bright light in the culinary firmament, and under McGurran's tenure the place has grown to include its own farm from which the supply lines are always open. Produce is king here, and matched with the chef-patron's fervent imagination and creativity, lunch or dinner is a thrilling ride. The restaurant is richly done out with a mix of natural textures, quirky elements and luxurious touches, the overall impression both traditional and contemporary. Service is formal and professional. The evening offers up two 'Surprise' menus of seven or nine courses (lunch also offers a three- or four-course carte alongside the chance to be surprised). An opener might be virgin Bloody Mary jelly topped with plump prawns in a light sauce flavoured with the roe. Later on it's the turn of hand-dived scallops to steal the show, followed by a deeply indulgent lobster and truffle macaroni (including a boned chicken wing). Venison stars in a course with its tender loin partnering a wee venison pie and chestnut purée, while another gamey option might be salt-baked squab pigeon. Among sweet courses, the Pina Colada bomb is an opener fired up with lime and popping candy, before the main event, perhaps a pear, almond and white chocolate cheesecake. A well-chosen wine list has plenty to suit the creative style of the food.
Tel: 01724 733096
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Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: 2 wks Xmas, last 2 wks Aug
Cooking type: Modern British, European
Chef: Colin McGurran
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
3 Course lunch from: £39.95
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