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These days a state-of-the-art spa hotel, the late 18th-century Seaham Hall offers a brace of stimulating eating options. The Dining Room is a swish contemporary space with a glossy sheen, delivering a crowd-pleasing menu aiming unashamedly at the hearts of carnivores, although well-sourced fish provides meat-free alternatives.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Modern grill dining in luxury hotel

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- AA Inspector
Seaham Hall - The Dining Room
Seaham Hall, Lord Byron's Walk, SEAHAM, County Durham, SR7 7AG

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 14
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About The area

Discover County Durham

County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.

The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2. 

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