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“A true dining delight ”
Review of Blagraves House

Blagraves House
Price range: US$27 - US$52
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Blagraves House is a charming historic 15th Century building. With its heavily beamed ceilings and large open fireplaces, it has been playing host to weary traveller and businessman alike for some 500 years. It has connections with Richard III. It is also recorded that Lieut. General Oliver Cromwell held Council here in 1648 were he was presented with burnt wine and oat cakes. Today our emphasis is on fresh food cooked to order using mainly local produce, accompanied with a comprehensive wine list and friendly unobtrusive service. So why not dine were Cromwell dined and experience the unique atmosphere of Blagraves House.
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Blagraves was our friends choice for a catch up with food, and a new restaurant for us to experience.

Stepping through the front door you are taken out of the fast moving modern world to a more tranquil place, which is part of this Elizabethan building’s charm.

Taking seats in the lounge area we were greeted by a waitress who was friendly, attentive and professional. Cocktails were brought to us whilst the menu was read.

Amuse-Bouche were brought by the waitress which were very tasteful and a great indicator of what lay ahead.

Food orders placed we were later escorted upstairs to the dining room by the waitress.

Although the menu was not extensive, it was perfect in that there was a wide selection of courses all of which could have been chosen.

Cheese soufflés, soup with Cotherstone cheese and the Black pudding salad arrived. The waitress served the ladies first which is all too often over looked by other waiters. Everything was cooked to perfection.

The empty starter plates were removed and after an appropriate period of time the mains arrived. The beef Wellington was a good size without presenting it self as a challenge, a Barnsley chop served with a rich graveyard, goats cheese tart with salad and Stone Bass fillet with chorizo and olives. The food was served on hot including the fish, as were the sides of vegetables and potatoes.

The food was exquisite.

The pudding menu was a further temptation and our selections included ginger sponges, sticky toffee and cheese and biscuits.

Throughout the evening the waitresses were very attentive and genuine, and not to the level where they become a nuisance or false.

When requested the bill arrived which was reasonable for a special catch up in that with all three courses, wine and cocktails was £40 a head.

A real pleasure to visit, first class staff and excellent food - a dining delight.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are frequent visitors to Blagraves. From the moment we step inside, we are transported to a places so heavenly and relaxing with the excitement of the scrumptious food to follow. I have food allergies and I never have to worry about ordering as they have thought of everything to work around this. Even going out of their way to create a delicious dessert specially for me or sourcing some sweet treats to try with my coffee. From the tiny taster when you arrive right through to desserts, every thing is cooked to perfection and tastes divine. The staff are so friendly and are there in an instant if you require anything. I hope we have this wonderful restaurant in Barnard Castle for years to come and we look forward to every visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank amanda5327TD
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Six of us went to celebrate a birthday, the service was outstanding and the food cooked to perfection, the building is Elizabethan and quirky and adds to the whole atmosphere of a fine dining experience for either couples or groups of friends. I strongly recommend the black pudding salad starter and pork belly on mustard mash. Its been a long time since all six of us truly enjoyed the food and wines in a fantastic location. Will be coming back!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We always tend to eat here with a group of 25 or so for celebratory gatherings. and its one of the only places i know 25 or so can eat hot food all eat at the same time! It doesnt matter what you have it will be amazing. It could be the most simple cheese tart and the flavours will zing in your mouth!

Date of visit: April 2018
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1  Thank bertybot
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Wonderful old building, great atmosphere. Intimate and cosy waiting area with a fabulous dining room. Lovely staff, friendly but unobtrusive. The food was outstanding complimented by a comprehensive wine list. Looking forward to our next visit.i would rate the service, food and value as 5 stars but this site (lower down) isn’t accepting any rating.

Date of visit: February 2018
3  Thank Witzli
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