George Runciman Restaurant

Like the master joiner from whom it takes its name, the George Runciman Restaurant is far from ordinary. With 2 AA rosettes awarded for the highest standards in cuisine and service, this is more than just another hotel restaurant. It’s a venue to savour dishes that are highly imaginative, beautifully presented and crafted using only the best seasonal produce from the local area. Mouth-watering menus matched in quality by an eclectic wine list for an experience that is more than just a meal.

Open daily for lunch and dinner to both visitors and hotel residents, the George Runciman Restaurant offers traditional table d’hote and a la carte menus as well as an acclaimed Sunday lunch throughout the year. Advanced reservations are essential.

Please see our sample menu below.


The Robert Parker Collection Signature Dish Pan Seared Scallops Served with Pink Fir-Apple Potato Risotto, Squid and Wild Garlic £12.95

Pan Seared Wood Pigeon Breast Parsnip Puree, Apricots, Blackberries & Bacon Crumb £9.95

Smoked Haddock, King Prawn, Crab & Truffle Chowder Homemade Pumpkin Seed & Treacle Bread £8.95

Heritage Tomato Salad Goats Cheese Emulsion, Aged Balsamic & Pea Purée £7.95

Pressed Ham Hock Spiced Pineapple, Ham Beignet, Polenta & Sunflower Bread £9.95

Pea & Spearmint Soup Sticky Belly Pork & Spiced Crème Fraiche £7.95

Main Course

The Robert Parker Collection Signature Dish Roast Loin of Venison Venison Beignet, Fondant Potato, Spring Cabbage, Salt Roasted Beetroot £29.95

Seared Fillet of Beef Doxford Black Pudding, Scorched Beef Cake, Buttered Kale £27.95

Tasting of Northumbrian ‘Low Town’ Farm Lamb Seared Loin, Slow Cooked Shoulder, Pan Haggerty Potatoes, Tempura Haggis £25.95

Pan Seared Cod Steak Tempura Battered Potato Cake, Crushed Peas, Crayfish Remoulade £22.95

Pan Seared Fillet of Sea Trout Hot Smoked Salmon & Dill Croquettes, Spinach Cream £23.95

Red Onion & Goats Cheese Tarte Tatin (v) Tomato & Plum Chutney, Baby Leaf Salad £18.95

Guests on dinner inclusive package get an allowance of £40pp (excludes side dishes)


The Robert Parker Collection Signature Dish Lemon Curd Mousse Served with Caramelised Italian Meringue Topped with Buttered Sablé Biscuit £7.95

Baileys Crème Brûlée Amaretti Biscuit, Espresso Gel £8.25

Hot Chocolate Fondant Vanilla Parfait, Honeycomb, Fudge Sauce £8.50

Assiette of Berries Champagne Jelly, Mango Sorbet £7.95 “Perfect for those looking for a fruity, low calorie option”

Homemade Ice Cream, Brandy Snap Basket & Fudge Sauce £6.50

Cafétière of Coffee and Homemade Petit Fours £4.95