This highly regarded restaurant with rooms, located deep in the countryside in Winteringham…
“Famous destination dining in the Lincolnshire countryside.” - AA Inspector
With views to the Humber and a peaceful village setting, this former farmhouse, with a charming courtyard and bedrooms in the delightfully converted outbuildings, has been one of the UK’s best-known dining destinations for decades. The restaurant itself is a cosy, intimate warren of rooms and private dining areas, the decor modern but quite formal, with white-clothed tables and a sharply dressed front of house team who are knowledgeable and professional. The menu is thoroughly seasonal, different each day, and dishes are skilfully cooked and presented. Flavour combinations are not over complicated, and the main focus is the quality and integrity of the ingredients along with high levels of technical expertise. The wine list includes a very good selection by the glass, and wine pairings are available to match the menu. A neatly presented starter of a beautifully light and perfectly balanced dish of cured seabream with diced beetroot and apple and a rich anchovy cream shows the style, and might be followed by a sublime, perfectly executed loin of venison, stuffed with juniper berries and dates.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Sunday, Monday, 25 December to 8 January
- Wines under £30: 4
- Wines over £30: 316
- Wines by the glass: 20
- Cuisine style: Modern British, European
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About the area
Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.
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