Find this good restaurant, splendidly-set down a winding drive leading to The Overwater Hall.
The hotel is open for non-residents for Morning Coffee, Lunch between Tuesday & Saturday, Afternoon Tea and Dinner every evening. It's a particularly romantic setting - and for this privilege they enforce a smart dress code.
On the food front, the kitchen has built up an excellent network of top-quality local suppliers, and these are used to the full in the seasonal menu offered.
A Summer snapshot brought 'Saffron Mussel Soup'; 'Terrine of Duck & Maize-Fed Chicken with Foie Gras with Toasted Herb Brioche, Plum Chutney & Baby Herb Salad'; 'King Scallop on Black Pudding with Roast Belly on Herb Mash, Spiced Apple Compote & Damson Jus' and 'Pan-Roasted Quail with Thyme & Orange Smoked Bacon Rosti, Honeyed Shallots & Elderberry Jus' amongst the starters.
A Fish Course is an option here - 'Fish Pie' including salmon, sole, prawns & smoked haddock - being a typical listing.
Mains, might include 'Pan-Fried Fillet of Beef on Shallot Tart Tatin with Seared Foie Gras, Fricasée of Wild Mushrooms & Oxtail Sauce'; 'Loin of Cumbrian Fell Lamb, Pan-Rosted with Beetroot, Garlic Mash, Vanilla Sweet Potato Purée, Gateau of Lamb Shoulder & Redcurrant Jus'; 'Saddle of Venison, Pab-Fried with Juniper on a Pancetta Rosti, Supreme of Pigeon on Parsnip Purée, Rabbit Pie & Hedgerow Jus' and 'Pan-Fried Halibut on Crushed New Potatoes with Solway Crab & King Prawn Tortellini, Roasted Asparagus & Artichoke and Tomato Velouté.
There are also daily fixed specials - Monday bringing 'Cumbrian Lambs Liver with Caramelised Onions'; Tuesday 'Whole Spring Chicken with Citrus & Fennel Risotto'; Wednesday 'Poached Salmon on Crushed Peas with Asparagus' etc.
Daily changing desserts maintain the same high standard.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Light Bites Only
- Dinner: all week 19.00-20.30; set D £48 (4 courses)
- Seats: 30
- Wine: a well-chosen list has something for everyone
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Aspatria or Wigton Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available