Review on Oldfields Restaurant
Originally built as the headquarters of the Durham Gas Company in 1881, Oldfields is split into two distinct parts. On the first floor is the magnificent oak-panelled boardroom with its stained-glass windows and 17ft-high moulded plaster ceiling, which makes the perfect venue for formal occasions. Downstairs is a more informal eating area complete with an imposing bar and casual seating.
Ingredients sourced within a 15-mile radius of the restaurant are highlighted on the daily-changing menu: confit or rare-breed pork with black pudding and apple sauce, Northumberland lamb on sweet potato and haricot purée, Kearsley bread-and-butter pudding with Beckleberry's ice cream, for example.
Other options might include juniper-infused duck salad, followed by venison on broad bean mash with pancetta jus and pan-fried fillet of salmon on wilted pak choi with mango salsa, plus desserts such as Champagne and blackcurrant water ice or baked lemon tart. The list of around 40 well-chosen wines includes plenty by the glass and it's worth looking out for good-value bin ends.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.00pm (9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card