Review on Black Swan Hotel, The Gallery
Originally a coaching inn, this fine creeper-clad hotel has been serving the needs of travellers and visitors to North Yorkshire's rugged countryside for more than two centuries - although parts of the original building are much older than that. Following extensive refurbishment it is thriving once again, and much attention now centres on the Gallery restaurant.
There are pretty views of the walled garden from the windows of the elegant dining room, which is now decked out with up-to-the-minute fabrics and colours. The kitchen makes the most of top-notch raw materials for ambitious and innovative food with lots of modern accents. Dinner is the main attraction, and guests are treated to a stylish carte of precisely rendered dishes.
To start, there might be a pressing of Earl Grey smoked duck breast with pickled cherries or ravioli of Whitby crab with spinach, salsify and crab jus. Main courses also look to the region for Dales lamb 'three ways' (cannon, shoulder and slow-braised neck) or breast of duck with pork cheek, parsnip, sage and onion, while desserts could bring pear tarte Tatin with fromage blanc sorbet. The extensive wine list offers a classy choice from around the world.
Diners can also indulge in Afternoon Tea in the Black Swan Tearoom. The hotel is sister to the nearby Feversham Arms Hotel.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express