Thursday 3 May 2018

Sunday Lunch at Wynyard Hall

At the beginning of the year we decided that 2018 would be the year of the Sunday Roast, I mean if you're going to make a New Year's resolution, going out for Sunday lunch has got to be a pretty good one, am I right? Our latest foodie adventure in the North East introduced us to the Sunday Lunch at Wynyard Hall and we couldn't wait to settle down for an afternoon of eating far too much food!

Stretchy pants at the ready!

Sunday Lunch at Wynyard Hall
Sunday Lunch at Wynyard Hall is served between 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm and promises a hearty menu filled with seasonal flavours and homegrown vegetables. A good study of the sample menu before our arrival was enough to make my mouth water and as we made our way to their Wellington Restaurant my belly was rumbling in anticipation.

The Two AA rosette Wellington Restaurant is housed in the most beautiful room in Wynyard Hall. Perfect for a special occasion it's decked out in plush furnishings, gold features and huge portraits that made us feel a little like we'd stepped into the set of Downtown Abbey.

What a place for Sunday lunch!

Sunday Lunch at Wynyard Hall - Wellington Restaurant

The Sunday Lunch menu at Wynyard Hall changes frequently but whenever you visit you are going to be in for a treat with plenty of dishes to choose from and a wide variety of meats (as well as a veggie option) for your main course.

It's not often we really push the boat out and go for three courses but as soon as we spotted the most delicious looking food being delivered to the tables around us we decided to treat ourselves and commit fully. It's not every day you're dining somewhere so beautiful!


Simon opted for the Salmon and Crayfish Gravlax for his starter which was beautifully presented and had me immediately regretting my own choice (why do I always get food envy?) It was hard to focus on what I was eating when I had this dish sitting next to me. He let me have a small mouthful to try (so kind!) and it tasted just as good as it looks. The fish was really fresh and the dish packed a real punch of flavour.

Sunday Lunch at Wynyard Hall - Salmon and Crayfish Gravlax
I ordered the Soup du Jour as soon as I discovered that it was Tomato, my favourite, A huge bowl of steaming hot soup, it was so rich and creamy and I had to stop myself devouring the entire bowl because I knew if I finished it I would never be able to fit in my main course.

I should probably also mention the fresh bread that I was devouring in between my spoonfuls of soup. Served with beef dripping butter (my biggest weakness), it took all of my willpower to turn down a second helping because it really was so good!

Main Course

For my main course I decided to go for the Roasted Baby Chicken, I will admit I'd not usually order a whole bird, I'm not one for having to do any work myself but I'm so glad that I ordered the dish because it was delicious. I was surprised at how easily the meat pulled off the bone and although I did make a little bit of a mess of the table (you can't take me anywhere!) on the whole I did a pretty good job with it.

Sunday Lunch at Wynyard Hall - Roasts

Simon went for the Roasted Beef Strip Loin and I did manage to get a quick taste of his food when he got fed up of me making Bambi eyes at him. The meat was served pink and was so tender.

Both of our dishes were served with the same Roasted Vegetables, Roast potatoes & Jus and we were really happy when, as well as the generous amount of gravy on our plates, we also had an extra jug to share. This was definitely appreciated when we both poured loads of gravy all over our Yorkshires (am I a proper northerner now?)

Sunday Lunch Wynyard Hall


There was no competition when it came to dessert, as soon as I saw the word "rhubarb" I knew exactly what I wanted. This is not the first time I've shared my love of rhubarb and it most certainly wont be the last. If I had my own way every dessert on the menu would feature it (anyone fancy opening a rhubarb restaurant for me?)

My dessert was an absolute picture - Caramelised White Chocolate Mousse, Forced Yorkshire Rhubarb and Brown Butter Crumb, it looked too good to eat but I didn't let that stop me! It was one of the loveliest dishes I've ever had.

Sunday Lunch Wynyard Hall - Rhubarb
Simon is usually a Sticky Toffee Pudding man so I was surprised when he decided to order something different and went for the Earl Grey Creme Brûlée, Chocolate Shortbread and Warm Earl Grey Foam. I'm not a fan of Earl Grey so wasn't too fussed about stealing any food off his plate this time, although those chocolate shortbread look damn good!

He polished off the lot to the point where he could see his face in the dish at the end so I know it must have been a good one.

Sunday Lunch Wynyard Hall - Dessert
The best thing about enjoying a full three courses of delicious food at Wynyard Hall?  The fact that the grounds of the hotel are absolutely stunning and you can go on a lovely brisk walk in the sunshine after your food. I love heading outside in the fresh air after a big Sunday Roast and our post lunch walk at Wynyard Hall ticked every box.

The Grounds at Wynyard Hall
Sunday Lunch at Wynyard Hall costs £25.00 for two courses or £30.00 for three courses

Find Wynyard Hall at:

TS22 5NF

01740 644 811

Wynyard Hall invited us to enjoy a complimentary Sunday lunch for review purposes. All opinions are our own. 


  1. It looks lovely - I think I'd join Simon and go for the roast beef. xx

    1. I was going to order the beef but he got in there first!

  2. That decor looks amazing! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    1. It really was like being in Downtown Abbey, it was so plush!

  3. Replies
    1. It was so good, making myself hungry just thinking about it!


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