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Headlam Hall - Luxury Hotel near Durham & Darlington
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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.

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)


Pre-starter of chef's homemade soup - complimentary

Chicken liver parfait with homemade plum jelly, orange and watercress salad, toasted walnuts and toast - £8.50

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

Goat's cheese parfait with red wine poached pear, toasted nuts and seeds, ginger bread and red wine syrup - £8.50

Warm tartlet of leek, bacon and spinach with a poached egg and pommery mustard - £8.50

Chef's sorbet - complimentary

Main Courses

Roast tenderloin pork with slow cooked belly, Cumberland sausage, fondant potato, roasted parsnip and a sage infused jus - £19.00

Pan roasted loin of Simpson's Hardwick mutton, braised shoulder, mutton and rosemary sausage, savoy cabbage, mashed potato and a mint jus - £20.00

Seared fillet of seabass with butternut squash puree, beetroot and potato dauphinoise, spinach, beer batter prawns and a dill cream - £19.50

Aubergine filled with caramelised onion and topped with flat cap mushrooms and a Durham camembert cheese, fat chips, spinach, cherry tomatoes and a peppercorn sauce - £16.50

Roast breast of chicken wrapped in Parma ham with truffle oil mash, mini chicken and ham pie, wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, broad beans and a thyme jus - £19.00

NB. A cut of Simpson's beef always features in a dish on our 'Chef's Choice' menu!


Dark chocolate tart with white chocolate ice cream and raspberries - £7.00

Mango and passion fruit cheescake with coconut ice cream and coconut tuille - £7.50

Sticky toffee pudding with toasted hazelnuts, sticky toffee sauce, apple puree and vanilla ice cream - £7.50

Fresh fruit plate with creme fraiche - £7.00

A selection of local cheeses with biscuits - £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 £16.50, 3 courses £20.00, Tea/coffee £2.00

Saturdays: £25.00 for 3 courses with tea/coffee

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 - £25.00 per person


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


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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