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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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Accomplished cooking in a lavish country mansion setting

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Built to impress, this vast Victorian pile sits in 150 acres of grounds with its own lake and a full complement of spa and wedding facilities. Inside, marble, mahogany and stained-glass combine in a display of jaw-dropping opulence, a style that continues in the Wellington Restaurant. To start, there's a terrine of ham hock with a crispy pork bonbon, apple purée and a sourdough crisp, while main course brings a duo of slow-cooked pork belly and cheek supported by broccoli and potato fondant. Elegance and comfort are key again in a finale of crème brûlée with Garibaldi biscuits and pistachio ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Michael Penaiuna

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 51
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A19 onto A1027 towards Stockton. At roundabout 3rd exit B1274 (Junction Road). At next roundabout 3rd exit onto A177 (Durham Road). Right onto Wynyard Road signed Wolviston. Left into estate at gatehouse.

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