Review on Judges Country House Hotel, The Conservatory Restaurant
Built in 1881 for a famous Hartlepool engineering family, Kirklevington Hall stands right on the fringes of the North Yorkshire Moors and is surrounded by graceful sweeping lawns, a tiny river and a Victorian walled garden. It acquired its current name during the 1970s, when it was used as a luxurious bolthole by travelling circuit court judges.
Enchanting views, understated elegance and highly polished service are features of the airy conservatory restaurant, with its classically inclined décor and cosseted atmosphere. Up-to-the-minute ideas and ingredients point up the modern menu - witness mosaic of Yorkshire game with quince purée, cumin-spiced monkfish with lamb shank and 'Moroccan flavours' or Mount Grace Farm pork with turnips and passion fruit.
There are also some innovative creations on show among the desserts: lemongrass and cardamom soup with plum compote and chilli sorbet or mango and nougat glacé with American cream soda, for example. The auspicious wine list is notable for its fine choice of Champagnes, pedigree French vintages and serious New World contenders.
Judges Country House Hotel, The Conservatory Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Modern British / French
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express