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“wandering to Sunday lunch”
Review of Cross Lane House

Cross Lane House
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Allerford
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Although rural this old "long house" is only just off the main road and I fell in love with the plank and muntin screen in the entrance passageway (an early form of vertical panelling). Also spotted a couple of original doors/hinges surviving on cupboards and a slate floor in the dining-room.
We went there with friends for Sunday lunch and arrived early for 1.00 booking although it was 3.30 when we left! Two of our party chose a soufflé for starter so that was a 20 min wait which they both declared well worth it. My other half has a penchant for a certain tonic with his gin (F which is the one they serve so off to a good start. Main courses came ready served on a plate with several vegetables (some grown on site) and too much for my small appetite. I would have preferred to have helped myself. Two of us had desserts which were also enthused over. Cost for four of us was around £130 which seemed a lot but perhaps as the lunch is charged at a set price for 2 or three course you pay that even if you have only one course? In any event - loved the ambience- go there if you aren't in a rush to leave- and enjoy.

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Thank paula b
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Really enjoyed this; a shelter from the storm on a rainy sunday.... Cosy lounge, great food (huge brie tart). Reasonably priced (not for the locality, but for the quality). One little niggle; when a customer is hungry and just wants to order and eat the hosts should pick up on this and not insist on taking drinks first and leaving us sat there for 15 minutes... Other than that, great.

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Thank LaBritish
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This hotel/restaurant has been lovingly restored in recent years by new owners who take great pride in everything. Menu sounded delicious and food did not disappoint. Can't wait to return.

Thank Lesley1602
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

A real gem in a lovely country/coastal area.

Really relaxing with food and service of a very high standard.

Comfortable lounge for an aperitif and coffee after your meal, which will be cooked with flair.

A great place that is hard to fault.

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Thank pajabl
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

A small choice on the menu, but the lack of quantity was more than compensated for by the quality. After my Queen scallops starter, beautifully cooked and presented, I had a bouillabaisse with cod and red mullet. This was extremely tasty, and unexpected, although it shouldn't have been with their access to fresh fish. But the real triumph was my wife's lamb, locally sourced and totally succulent. The small wine list was idiosyncratic, representing the personal taste of Andrew and Max, the owners, and how nice not to see an extravagant mark-up. It was also nice to see some local Devon wines included. The vegetables were all from the restaurant's garden - beautifully fresh and cooked. This is a restaurant which prides itself on supporting local producers, and the chef is to be congratulated.

Thank MartinSpencer18
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