Review on The Dinnerstone
Named after a rocky outcrop on nearby Saddleworth Moor, the Dinnerstone Restaurant is a stylishly laid-out venue spread out over two floors, with a railed gallery stretching around the upper area, and a huge mirrorball chandelier stealing the show above the atrium. Colourful canvases and stencilled snatches of doggerel from local dialect poet Ammon Wrigley fill the wall space.
Dinnerstone is younger brother to the award-winning White Hart at Lydgate and the current chef cut his teeth there. The menu also shows echoes of its sibling in its flexibility and modern British leanings, although there's also a strong Italian slant to the food here. Expect pizzas, pasta, risottos and dishes such as seared sea bass with a warm salad of truffled gnocchi or pork loin with wild mushroom and salt cod casserole on the regularly updated menu, ahead of steamed pear sponge or peppered tangerine crème brûlée.
The short, good-value wine list is appropriately split between Italy and the rest of the world. Also check out the credit-crunching midweek deals and don't forget the takeaway options if you fancy pizza or pasta at home.
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Modern British / Italian
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat (1.00 - 8.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card