Review on The Old Deanery
Built in 1625 on the site of the former monastery of St Wilfred, the Grade II-listed Old Deanery is now reaping the rewards of a thorough contemporary makeover. It stands adjacent to the cathedral and does a great service to locals and tourists alike.
Inside it shows off its modern credentials with high-backed leather chairs, blonde wood tables and polished floorboards, although there are still reminders of the past and many original features have been left untouched.
True to the spirit of the place, the food now has a contemporary, urbane edge, witness dishes like pan-fried foie gras with parsnip chips, foie gras tortellini, cognac and raisins, fillet of sea bass with cauliflower purée, fennel salad, seafood sausage and pepper essence or green tea parfait with five-spice poached pear and liquorice ice cream.
Fixed-price lunches are altogether simpler, promising – maybe – warm salad of black pudding, braised oxtail with mash and crème brûlée. The affordable wine list is arranged by style.
The Old Deanery is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Thu (7.00 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card