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The use of fresh and locally sourced produce including fruits, herbs and vegetables from our own gardens is at the core of our food philosophy.

The team of dedicated chefs produce tasty and individual dishes that reflect the best of modern British and Continental cuisine. Awards include 2 AA rosettes, Taste Durham Local Champion, Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured and an Enjoy England Breakfast Award.

The use of fresh and locally sourced produce including fruits, herbs and vegetables from our own gardens is at the core of our food philosophy. The team of dedicated chefs produce tasty and individual dishes that reflect the best of modern British and Continental cuisine. Awards include 2 AA rosettes, Taste Durham Local Champion, Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured and an Enjoy England Breakfast Award.

Dinner Menu

Our menu changes every few weeks and we try to keep the website as up-to-date as possible, however, there may be variations. For an exact copy of our current menu please contact the hotel. We also offer a daily changing 'Chef's Choice' menu with two or three dishes per course.

Served daily from 7 pm until 9.30 pm (booking required)

Starters

Pre-starter of chef's homemade soup - complimentary

Headlam Hall garden marrow and courgette bhaji with a mango and chilli dip - £8.50

Smoked Scottish salmon with rillettes of peppered mackerel, brown crab mayonnaise, apple and rocket - £9.00

Mosaic terrine of ham hock, pigs cheek with caramelised apple puree, marinated raisins, crisp pancetta and toast - £8.50

Smoked haddock kedgeree with toasted almonds and poached egg yolk - £8.50

Chef's sorbet - complimentary

Main Courses

Slow roast pork belly with maple glaze bacon, roasted garlic mashed potato, savoy cabbage, black pudding, crackling and thyme jus - £18.50

Ballontine of chicken stuffed with wild mushrooms and wrapped in Parma ham with chicken sausage roll, dauphinoise potatoes, glazed carrot and a tarragon sauce - £18.00

Seared fillet of seabass with butter roast potatoes, sauteed king prawns, spinach, broad beans and fennel cream - £19.00

Grilled fillet of Scottish salmon with peas, courgettes, tarragon crushed potatoes, brown shrip, cherry tomato and a hollandaise sauce - £18.50

Spiced butternut squash with saffron potato, spinach, poached egg, wild mushrooms and a coconut and coriander sauce - £15.00

Desserts

Strawberry cheesecake with strawberry compote, honeycombe ice cream and clotted cream - £7.50

Nectarine, vanilla, raspberry and almond - £7.50

Sticky toffee pudding with walnuts, vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce - £7.50

Fresh fruit plate with natural yoghurt - £7.50

A selection of cheese and biscuits from the trolley - £9.00

 

Sample Lunch Menu

This is the sample lunch menu for Monday - Saturday when lunch is served from 12pm until 2pm. Booking recommended but not always essential.

Monday to Friday: 2 courses £15.00, 3 courses £19.50, Tea/coffee £2.00

Saturdays: £23.50 for three courses

Sample Starters

Warm salad of slow cooked pork belly, black pudding, Northumberland smoked cheese and bacon with rocket and cider treacle

Pressed terrine of confit chicken and foie gras wrapped in Parma ham with pickled vegetables, apple puree and toasted brioche

Prawn and smoked fish platter with crab and potato salad, pickled cucumber and watercress

Tartlet of goats cheese, sunblushed tomato and rocket with herb oil and balsamic reduction

Sample Main Courses

Roast breast of chicken with bubble & squeak, roast vegetables and a red wine sauce

Seared fillets of seabass with sauteed potatoes, prawns, spinach and a lemon butter

Braised beef bourguignon with olive oil mash, roast parsnips and parsnip crisps

Baked fillet of smoked haddock with spinach, poached egg and chive cream

Sample Desserts

Headlam garden apple crumble and custard

Baileys cheesecake with espresso syrup and coffee ice cream

Vanilla pannacotta with strawberry compote and hazelnut shortbread

 

Sample Sunday Lunch Menu

Our traditional Sunday lunch is served from 12pm until 2pm, booking essential.

3 courses with tea/coffee - £23.50 per person

Starter

Homemade pea and mint soup with mint creme fraiche

Smoked Scottish salmon and prawns with Marie Rose sauce, caper, lemon and black pepper

Garlic mushrooms with blue cheese sauce, smoked bacon and cream

Melon and Parma ham with an orange and ginger syrup

Main Course

Roast sirloin of Simpson's beef with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce and a roast gravy

Grilled Scottish salmon with crushed new potatoes and a lemon hollandaise

Roast loin of pork with homemade stuffing, apple sauce, crackling and gravy

Homemade steak and ale pie topped with a puff pastry lid

Linguini pasta with Mediterranean vegetables, pesto, parmesan and cream

Dessert

Fresh fruit salad with honey mascarpone

Cheese and biscuits

Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream

Chocolate and Ameretti roulade with chocolate ice cream

Mango and passionfruit delice with mango sorbet

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