Hall picks up second prestigious AA dining award

Eshott Hall has got the recipe for success when it comes to exceptional fine dining and levels of service.

Head chef Chris Wood and his team of chefs and restaurant staff have been awarded a coveted second AA Rosette.

To receive this award, a restaurant must stand out in its local area, its food should be prepared with skill and precision to consistently high standards and its chefs must pay particular attention to the quality and choice of ingredients on their menu.

Only 10 per cent of restaurants in the UK are considered worthy of at least one rosette.

Chris is a true champion of local produce and where possible fruit and vegetables are sourced from Eshott Hall’s kitchen garden, lamb, beef and game from local estates and fish from local shores.

Working with his team of chefs, Chris combines the highest quality of seasonal produce to create mouth-watering British food with a contemporary twist.

He is delighted to have received the award and the recognition that it brings.

He said: “With the support of a great team of chefs and restaurant staff, since we opened Eshott Hall, we have worked tirelessly to create the perfect ambience and food for our magnificent Georgian surroundings.

“This award from the AA demonstrates that Eshott Hall is one of most memorable places for fine dining in Northumberland and it really is an honour.”

General manager Mark Alderson said: “We are naturally delighted that Chris and his team’s hard work have been acknowledged with this award.

“We hope that with the addition of the second rosette people from and visiting Northumberland will come and enjoy dining at Eshott Hall.”

The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, with a choice of table d’hôte and a la carte menus, as well as Sunday lunch.

Morning coffees, light lunches and traditional afternoon teas are served daily in the drawing room or library.