Since opening in 2005, Hipping Hall has become one of the most luxurious places to eat in the North (and a star turn in Steve Coogan’s TV show ‘The Trip’). Just shy of a Michelin star, with 4 AA Rosettes, the restaurant with rooms has stacked up the awards and mentions over the years.
Seamless service and deep pile carpets waft you from power shower to dining room where head chef Oli Martin’s fine-dining menu is served under a 15th century minstrel’s gallery.
Local produce meets French classic style, with a dusting of comtemporary US techniques. Starters could include coal-roasted celeriac with black garlic and home-grown lovage, 55-day aged beef with horseradish roe, or a fragrant scallop salad. Mains could include pairings such as duck and venison with ingredients like oyster cream, bone marrow salsify or elderflower buttermilk. Round things off with earthly delights such as a Cumbrian damson meringue with marigold, or apple crackling with fermented spruce honey.
Expertly chosen wines from around the globe are a fine fit at this romantic hideaway. Wines from Hungary, Oregon and Galicia are just a few of the paired choices.
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