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The Morritt Country House Hotel & Spa

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Full of character, a popular meeting place

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The arrival of transport by mail coach in the 18th century saw this former farm develop into an overnight stop for travellers between London and Carlisle. Charles Dickens probably stayed here in 1839, hence the fine-dining restaurant is named after him. Following an amuse-bouche, two people might start by sharing wood pigeon with smoked yogurt, blueberry ketchup, spelt and sweet cicely, then continue in separate directions, one with pan-fried halibut, mussels, saffron potato, salsify and puréed kale, the other with Marley's beef rump cap with braised cheek, horseradish mayo, Jersey Royals and spinach purée. Among the desserts is rhubarb and custard anglaise with beurre noisette.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Tuesday to Saturday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 36
  • Wines over £30: 24
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • 2-course dinner from: £28
  • 3-course dinner from: £35
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50

Getting here

From A1 (east) exit at junction 57 onto A66 westbound. From M6 (west) exit at junction 40 onto A66 eastbound. Follow signs to Greta Bridge

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Darlington
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