“Compelling regional flavours near the Humber Estuary” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's View
The wilds of Lincolnshire near the Humber estuary are not where you'd expect to find a top-flight restaurant with rooms, but Colin and Bex McGurran’s inspiring place has long been a destination for culinary excellence. They have their own farm producing honey, free-range eggs, and seasonal fruit, veg and herbs, the rest is sourced diligently from local suppliers. The restaurant has a confident identity, done out in an eye-catching contemporary style, with natural textures and designer touches, and watched over by a formally-attired team who make you feel at home. Whether you choose from the carte, or go for the six- or eight-course tasting menus, expect creative modern food which maintains the integrity of the splendid produce – the likes of cod with smoked mussels, fennel salad and lemon butter sauce, then a tried-and-tested combo of venison with parsnip purée and spiced red cabbage.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday and Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 1.30
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 4
- Wines over £30:
- 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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