The Dining Room at Goldsborough Hall
Tucked away in the quiet village of Goldsborough you’ll find historic Goldsborough Hall, a splendid venue with extensive grounds, and which was once a royal residence, home to Princess Mary, the Queen’s aunt. Here, tranquil surroundings envelop you in a genteel ambience that transports you away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Spectacular chandeliers, traditional furnishings and classic artwork create a sumptuous setting that’s immediately warm and welcoming. The library and drawing room provide relaxing seating areas, while the beautiful orangery overlooking the gardens is ideal for receptions as well as lunchtime dining. Just as the sensitive refurbishment of The Dining Room was completed, the restaurant was awarded its second coveted AA rosette for culinary excellence. Service is impeccable, delivered by friendly, knowledgeable staff who introduce every dish and are on-hand to fulfil additional requests. Chef Adam is happy to accommodate individual dietary requirements, ensuring a wonderful experience for all.
We sipped pre-dinner drinks in the wood-panelled library, where a crackling fire proved a cheering sight on a cold winter evening. Exquisite canapés started proceedings, which put us in the mood for the treats to follow. We nibbled warm bread, particularly enjoying the apricot and pecan variety. Our starters of wild mushroom risotto with Arlington egg yolk and kadaif nest, and Whitby crab with apple, celery and pecan were delicious. Flavour and texture tantalised as we munched in appreciative silence; the sharp lime, crunchy apple crisp and velvety smooth rice all delighted. My main course of spicy monkfish tail, onion bhaji and mussel mulligatawny was a revelation, while my partner’s choice of charcoal-cooked loin of venison, pumpkin loaf and game tea was mouth-wateringly good. We deliberated the dessert choices while savouring glasses of smooth merlot. My dessert of burnt cream, spiced plum and doughnut, and my partner’s almond cream, confit pear, pastry shards and pear sorbet looked almost too good to eat; sighs of contentment escaped as we finished every last morsel. Coffee and petit fours completed a truly memorable feast.
Goldsborough Hall is the ideal venue for celebrations, including weddings. Open to non-residents for lunch, afternoon tea and evening dining, the elegant yet homely surroundings, attention to detail and high standard of personal service make any visit a special occasion.