April 3, 2019
Wynyard Hall is a luxury hotel and spa set in Wynyard estate in Tees Valley, and over recent years has built on its established reputation with a rose garden, farmhouse café and glasshouse.
As well as becoming attractive to leisure visitors, the team has vastly expanded its commercial expertise, and is now also a popular venue for meetings, events, conferences and client entertaining, given its accessibility from both the north and south of the region.
My colleague and I were seated in a beautiful window table, looking over the estate’s grounds. The Wellington is impressively grand in décor, but still has a warm and cosy feel.
The menu is packed with seasonal ingredients, and the culinary offering blends hearty dining with sophisticated gastronomy. The lunch menu is priced at two courses for £25, and three courses for £30 – offering great value for quality dining.
To start, I enjoyed the velvety cauliflower soup, perfectly complemented by a flavoursome kale and hazelnut pesto. My colleague enjoyed his warm potato terrine, accompanied by black pudding, apple and goats cheese – an interesting balance of bold and delicate ingredients.
Our mains – the roast hake on a bed of butter beans, bacon and samphire, and hangar steak with a crispy egg, pommery mustard and spinach – was served swiftly after. Both dishes were well executed in presentation and taste – and served perfectly for a lighter lunch.
We finished our leisurely lunch with coffee and dessert, a rich salted caramel and dark chocolate tart, and a forced Yorkshire rhubarb with refreshing rhubarb sorbet.
Our server Alasdair was welcoming and extremely efficient, looking after us attentively throughout our lunch.
Following our experience in The Wellington, my colleague and I will definitely be returning to Wynyard Hall and would recommend a visit for any occasion.