The White Room
Seaham Hall, Lord Byron's Walk, Seaham, SR7 7AG
Set within the stunning Seaham Hall hotel, just 20 minutes from Newcastle, this exquisite restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in some of the finest food in the country. The White Room restaurant's accolade history speaks volumes about the quality you'll find here. Harden's Restaurant Guide has recognised the restaurant's high standards with a Remy award for being one of the top 20 restaurants outside of London, and three rosettes from the AA complete the impressive list of praise. Whether you're here as a private guest, visiting on business or simply because it's your local restaurant, you'll be welcomed with the same warmth and excellent service. Both the lunch and dinner menus are brimming with the finest quality fresh produce, moulded into mouth-watering modern British dishes by head chef Max Wilson. The abundance of locally sourced ingredients is impressive - this is a restaurant that exudes sophistication whilst retaining a genuine regional identity. Begin with a tastebud-tingling dish of terrine of smoked corn-fed chicken with ham hock, baby onions, piccalilli, peanut and curried quail eggs; or perhaps a rarity such as hand-dived scallops with smoked eel and cauliflower risotto and capers. Mains offer delights such as honey-glazed pork belly, roast tenderloin, roast langoustine, pease pudding, butternut squash, brawn beignet and lemon thyme. Or perhaps tuck into the roast fillet of heritage beef with sweetbreads, horseradish creamed potatoes, celeriac, watercress and oxtail. This superb cuisine is reasonably priced too, at £50 for three courses; because the produce is bought fresh each day, the availability of dishes may vary. The dining room provides a stunning, tastefully designed and elegant setting. Whether choosing from the à la carte, tasting or lunch menu, quality abounds. The White Room is not just for special occasions - it's a must for everyone to experience. And, if you want to extend your visit, 19 beautiful, individually designed suites are available in this intimate luxury hotel.