In terms of fine dining, the north has never had it so good. The best restaurant currently in the UK according to many experts, foodies and critics alike is L’Enclume in Lancashire with 2 Michelin stars, 5 AA Rosettes and a 2016 Chef of the Year award.
The north is home to many excellent, eclectic restaurants, from castles, to country pubs to historic estates. Here we have ten of our favourites that offer club dining. Don’t forget to check the Luxury Restaurant Guide website for many more.
1. Lord Crewe Arms, Consett, County Durham
In this beautiful country Inn, Chef Simon Hicks creates food that is endearingly honest, British and fresh as a daisy. Delicious, celebratory and nostalgic, the flavours demonstrate artistry and a passion for home-grown fare. Served with impeccable good taste, driven by the seasons and sourced from the Lord Crewe garden and smoke house, this is truly a copper bottomed dining experience.
Members receive 10% discount when having lunch Monday to Thursday. Click here for booking details.
Members are also invited to enjoy a 10% reduction on Bed & Breakfast accommodation at the Lord Crewe.
2. The Gallery Restaurant at The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
The Gallery Restaurant is highly awarded and is adorned with original works of art which may also be bought to take home with you. Savour delicious seasonal fayre, conjured up by internationally acclaimed, award winning Head Chef, Alan O’Kane.
Members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne when having dinner all week or afternoon tea Monday to Friday. Click here for booking details.
3. The Oak Room at Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria
Described as “a country house hotel with a heart” Holbeck Ghyll is one of the Lake District’s finest places to stay. New head chef Darren Cornish is keen to celebrate the culinary heritage of the North of England. The quality of the locally sourced ingredients and combination of flavours, produce exceptional cuisine, prepared with passion and flair.
Members exclusively receive a complimentary bottle of wine per table when dining for lunch all week and dinner Sunday to Friday. Wine offered will be Picpoul do Pinet or Il Carretto. Wine selection may be subject to change. Click here for booking details.
4. Winteringham Fields, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
Winteringham Fields is a fine dining restaurant with rooms nestled in a beautiful North Lincolnshire village. Colin McGurran creates a delicious and inspiring seasonal menu that mostly uses the restaurant’s own grown and reared produce alongside the best local and /or sustainable produce available. His unique style of cooking earned him winning dishes on the BBC’s Great British Menu in 2012 and 2014.
Members receive a 25% reduction from the total food and drink bill when dining for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Friday. Reservations must be made in advance to redeem this benefit to avoid disappointment. Click here for booking details.
5. The Peat Inn, Fife, Scotland
The Peat Inn is owned by award winning Chef and columnist Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife Katherine, who have successfully built on its very fine reputation as one of Scotland’s most cherished destinations. The Inn has existed on this spot since the 1700’s. Today, the Michelin starred restaurant with rooms continues to welcome guests who appreciate the special and very personal experience which is the hallmark of The Peat Inn.
Members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of Champagne when having dinner Tuesday to Thursday and lunch Tuesday to Friday. Click here for booking details.
6. Hirishi at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere, Cumbria
Newly celebrating a Michelin star, Chef Hirishikesh Desai’s imaginative dishes combine great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver modern British dishes with a taste of Asia. Unbelievable textures and flavours will satisfy traditionalists while giving experimentalists something new.
Members and guests enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne & coffee & petit fours with lunch Monday to Friday. For booking details click here.
7. Boath House, Nairn, Inverness
Boath House is widely renowned for its style, quality and fine cuisine, situation on Scotland’s north east Moray Coast. Avid followers of The Slow Food Movement the Michelin Star restaurant adheres to sustainable & environmental practices with largely local artisan suppliers.
Member dines complimentary when dining in parties of four or more when having lunch or afternoon tea Monday to Friday. Click here for booking details.
8. Clocktower Restaurant at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Award-winning Rudding Park is one of the most beautiful Harrogate Hotels and was voted the Best UK Hotel outside London by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015. Chef Eddie Gray has an ongoing commitment to using fresh produce from local suppliers, and designs seasonal menus around locally-sourced ingredients.
Member dines complimentary when dining with one or more guests when having dinner Sunday to Friday. Click here for booking details.
9. Byron’s Restaurant at Seaham Hall Hotel, Seaham, Country Durham
Seaham Hall is home to the opulent Byron’s Restaurant – the perfect setting for a refined dining experience. Byron’s Restaurant celebrates the personality of Seaham Hall, set in beautiful surroundings, it is in the heart of the hotel. The menu focuses on British ingredients and celebrates local producers.
Member exclusively receives a 20% reduction from the total food and beverage bill when dining for lunch and afternoon tea Monday to Friday and dinner Sunday to Thursday. A minimum of two courses is required for lunch or dinner per guest including a main course to qualify. Click here for booking details.
10. Chez Roux at The Cromlix, Nr Dunblane, Perthshire
Following Andy Murray’s purchase of this elegant Victorian Perthshire Mansion it has now been transformed into a luxury five star destination and won this years AA Scottish Hotel of The Year. Chez Roux Restaurant, overseen by the legendary French Chef Albert Roux and run by award-winning Executive Chef Darin Campbell, is housed in the glass-walled conservatory overlooking the grounds and offers diners a ringside view of the chefs at work in their extensive open kitchen.
Members receive a 15% reduction from the total bill when having lunch all week and dinner Sunday to Thursday. Click here for booking details.
For further recommendations check the Luxury Restaurant Guide Website.
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