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“Very Good Lunch”
Review of The Dining Room

The Dining Room
Ranked #65 of 131 Restaurants in Hexham
Price range: $9 - $65
Description: The Dining Rooms Ambience is refinded but relaxed. Its menu takes Traditional Dished and transformss them with a modern culinary twist, elevating them to something memorable, distinct and uniquely flavoursome. Our rigorous sourcing of local Northumbrian ingredients helps keep those food miles down to an absolute minimum. Afternoon Tea: Treat yourself to a perfect combination of sandwiches, savouries and sweets. Indulgent? Perhaps. But worth every bite. Choose a cup from our outstandingly good list of infusions. Or, as indulgence is on the menu, a glass of Prosecco or one of our inspirational cocktails might be rather nice?
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Description: The Dining Rooms Ambience is refinded but relaxed. Its menu takes Traditional Dished and transformss them with a modern culinary twist, elevating them to something memorable, distinct and uniquely flavoursome. Our rigorous sourcing of local Northumbrian ingredients helps keep those food miles down to an absolute minimum. Afternoon Tea: Treat yourself to a perfect combination of sandwiches, savouries and sweets. Indulgent? Perhaps. But worth every bite. Choose a cup from our outstandingly good list of infusions. Or, as indulgence is on the menu, a glass of Prosecco or one of our inspirational cocktails might be rather nice?
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to know about this place from a Magazine supplement. The venue is quite impressive and well restored. From arrival to departure we were treated very well. The lunch menu though not extensive is still nicely varied. The Beer Battered Cod is a very good choice. While we were there for lunch Afternoon Tea was being served in the Drawing Room which looked very good also. There is also a lovely outside terrace area with beautiful views of the countryside. I would definitely return, perhaps for dinner next time with an overnight stay.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank graeme1911
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

The impression driving in is of a very well maintained property and that favourable view is re-inforced by a very welcoming staff - despite their being very busy!

The bar is well stocked and there are some good cocktails available at reasonable prices.

There is a very good wine list to suit all pockets and with most tastes covered. They have some rarer mid priced wines and it is well worth asking for advice on the best combinations for some of their dishes. Someone knows what they are doing here!

Be aware that the dining room décor is a little unusual - especially compared to the rest of the hotel - but that's part of the fun!

Starters were well received. If you can make soup of the day (tomato) "interesting" you are doing something right, the salmon was really top notch and the beetroot salad high quality.

I had the fillet steak, this is something which is actually quite difficult to get right and very easy to get wrong. It was perfect. One of our guests had the venison. I am afraid this was a little disappointing, it didn't seem to have been rested, there was a lot of "stuff" on the plate which didn't seem to add much and the sauce was insipid. I wasn't "send back" but it was a bit below par, My wife and our other guest had the chicken. The core dish was absolutely perfect but again it was slightly marred by extraneous additions particularly some rather tasteless chicken nuggets. Side dishes were good and just the right quantities.

The puddings were to die for.

For all courses the portions were very substantial!

Service was top class.

We took coffee in the bar.

There is so much going for this place, nice venue, superb people, a really good wine list and menu but perhaps with some of the dishes someone is trying too hard when frankly there is no need. This may seem to be "picky" but if you are at 95% you may as well aim to get to 100%.

We will return, it's a great place.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank NiallFleming
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

My family and I have eaten at Walwick hotel on several occasions for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The environment is lovely, the staff flawless and the food delicious!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank Webbem
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Reviewed May 3, 2019

Simply superb, Michelin standard fayre, all beautifully presented.

The current, seasonal lunch and dinner menu's have some lovely choices including the salmon with samphire and crushed jersey royals and the belted galloway fillet steak which is totally delicious and better than any steak I have eaten anywhere else.

Other lovely choices include, the tian of smoked salmon and prawns and a wonderful choice of freshly made soups including roast parsnip and pea with wild garlic which were all extremely good.

If you are staying at the hotel, the breakfasts are very generous and equally delicious.

All served in the comfortable Dining Room within Walwick Hall with excellent customer service.

Very strongly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
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1  Thank TheHistorian42
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

The food at Walwick Hall is absolutely wonderful !

The new Christmas menu is full of crowd pleasers including locally sourced belted galloway beef cooked three ways which is delicious. There is, of course, turkey with goose fat roast potatoes, home made cranberry sauce and all the trimmings. It is absolutely excellent and definitely recommended.

There are daily specials, I tried the hay baked celeriac, white bean and truffle soup. Silky smooth and rich with a depth of flavour, it was stunning and had to be ordered a number of times. It was made by Dan, the trainee chef, which gives you an idea of the high calibre of the chefs in the kitchen which frankly, in my view is second to none.

There are as always some stunning desserts including the pear and almond tart which comprises of a soft pear enrobed in a jammy bakewell tart filling with superbly crisp pastry. A total triumph and made even more enticing by being accompanied by a fabulous Christmas pudding ice cream. One of the best desserts I have ever eaten.

The restaurant chefs go to considerable trouble making everything from scratch including all the bread, biscuits etc. The customer service is faultless and exemplary. All the team are friendly, very helpful and totally committed. Even when busy, everyone is good natured and the very high standards are fully maintained. It is impressive to witness.

That reliability coupled with really fabulous food and outstanding customer service makes for a very happy dining experience particularly at a busy time of year because you know everything will be spot on. The Hall also looks stunning with all the Christmas decorations up. A festive visit or two is highly recommended !

Date of visit: December 2018
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1  Thank TheHistorian42
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