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Best dining experiences closer than you think.

Byline: LAURA LOVE @laura_love87

DINING at an award-winning restaurant doesn't come cheap.

But if you fancy discovering one of the Michelin starred restaurants close to Teesside, there is a way to do it for less.

By taking advantage of lunch or special menus, you can get a taste of renowned cooking without making a huge dent in your wallet. So if you fancy giving one a go, here's a little bit about the offers you could take advantage of at the starred restaurants closest to Teesside.

THE STAR INN IN HAROME: 1 STAR HELMSLEY The market menu at The Star Inn - a restaurant and nine-bedroom hotel owned by Andrew Pern - costs PS20 for two courses or PS25 for three. Dishes on the sample menu include posh prawn and smoked salmon cocktail with basil, marinaded tomato and Bloody Mary sorbet, and roe deer cottage pie with garden thyme mash, charred heritage carrots, and pickled red cabbage.

THE BLACK SWAN: 1 STAR, OLDSTEAD, NORTH YORKS While the tasting menu here can cost you around PS85, you can try the food here for PS50 per person on a Saturday lunchtime. And you get eight courses for that price, with dishes on the sample menu including monk fish with hen of the woods and broccoli, pork with hispi cabbage and the famous douglas fir dessert.

THE YORKE ARMS: 1 STAR, RAMSGILL -IN-NIDDERDALE, PATELEY BRIDGE This Michelin starred restaurant with rooms offers a three course mid-week lunch menu for PS45. You can expect dishes like langoustine with charred cucumber, saddle of venison, and garden rhubarb parfait.

HOUSE OF TIDES: 1 STAR: NEWCASTLE You can choose a PS55 lunch tasting menu at this restaurant, where Stockton chef Danny Parker heads up the kitchen. On the latest menu are dishes such as oyster with cucumber, ginger, and caviar, sea bass with asparagus and mussels, and lamb with hen of the woods and lovage.

THE RABY HUNT: 2 STARS, SUMMERHOUSE, DARLINGTON This eatery is only one of 10 outside of London to be awarded two stars. Normally you would expect to pay PS100 for the tasting menu here, but you can try 10 courses for PS85 on a Saturday afternoon. Dishes include razor clam with almond and celeriac, raw beef with nasturtium and basil, and winter salad.


The Swan Inn in Harome and, above, owner Andrew Pern

Newcastle's House of Tides, located on the Quayside

Stockton chef Danny Parker

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:May 15, 2017
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