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“Can't stop going there!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vennell's Restaurant

Vennell's Restaurant
7 Silver Street | Masham, Masham HG4 4DX, England
+44 (0)1765 689000
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Masham
Price range: $38 - $45
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vennell's is a stunning grade II listed building in the heart of Masham an area of outstanding beauty. The food is clean, unfussy and heavily influenced by the area that surrounds it. Local meat and game feature heavily, fish and shellfish from the north east coast and native lobster events in July.
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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“Can't stop going there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We've had three visits since the last review. The theme weeks are great - both the lobster one and the grouse week. Have a set menu and the food superb. We've now sampled the Autumn menu twice.... Choice from 4 starters and 4 main. So far the scallops, the sole, pork starters have been sampled .. Not just me but friends also! As to main course - ox cheek wonderful, but also lamb trio, the sea trout and the partridge.

Lovely location, attentive but not intrusive service - good value.

Roll on Christmas lunch there

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“No wonder its one of our favourite places to eat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We really enjoyed our meal yet again at Vennells thanks to Jon and Laura and their attentive staff.Set in lovely surrounding and friendly atmosphere, all food prepared in the kitchen in view and it is a consistently good . We would recommend for anyone to eat who likes fine dining.
9 put of 10.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Love the Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Food is excellent, the Chef knows his stuff. Recent refurb is obvious and works well, staff are a delight and helpful and know not to rush you or leave you waiting. Will be back, hopefully sooner than later.

Visited September 2012
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JJV1000, Owner at Vennell's Restaurant, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review.
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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A perfect gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Our visits to Vennells made a short trip to the Dales very special. The restaurant mixes fine dining with attentive, thoughtful but informal service. There was nothing about our meals that we would not describe as excellent.
Highlights included an amuse bouche of delicious tomato consomme. Starters of venison carpaccio and delightfully melting pork were followed by beautifully cooked and presented roast partridge and lamb served three ways - absolutely splendid in all respects. Pear and frangipane pithivier and vanilla panna cotta were also mouthwatering. The well balanced selection of Yorkshire chesses is another delight not to be missed.
We tried the house wine which was absolutely fine and provided a good accompaniment to our meal.
If you are visiting the Dales and looking for something a bit special then this is the place for you.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JJV1000, Owner at Vennell's Restaurant, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
We really appreciate your time to write this review of our small Masham restaurant.
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A little gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

From the attentive and friendly service you receive, to the immaculately conceived and prepared menu we can only say that Vennells is an absolute gem of a restaurant!

We have visited many times and would recommend Vennells unreservedly.

Well done to Jon, Laura and all your staff.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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