I’ve been to Wynyard Hall a few times, and having dined in Wellington Restaurant before, I was intrigued to sample their Sunday Lunch offer.
We arrived through the Daffodil lined roads in the grounds just before 1pm and were taken to our table. It was nice to have the opportunity to take the family out for lunch, and my Mam was just happy to not be cooking the Sunday roast for once, plus it gave her an excuse to pop on one of her Karen Millen dresses! I chose to wear my faux suede dress, failsafe AllSaints biker jacket and chunky boots.
Opting for the three courses I had the fishcake and lobster alioli, which Lucy also had, minus the lobster alioli to make it GF – instead she had pak choi. Originally the kitchen sent out the same as my dish, but quickly corrected their mistake once Lucy alerted a member of staff. Both Mam and Dad had the pork bon bon with apple sauce. Of course I had a taste and it was the perfect pulled pork full of flavour.
Deciding between beef or chicken for my main dish was the biggest decision I made all day. I decided to go for roast beef, as did my Dad whereas Lucy and my Mam both had the baby roast chicken. Lucy didn’t get a yorkshire pudding (what I would argue to be one of the best parts of a Sunday lunch) which I felt was a little disappointing. However, her dessert definitely made up for this!
The roast beef was served slightly pink, which I liked though it was a little tough in places. There was a good selection of vegetables and I particularly liked the cabbage and the roasties were good too (but I could eat a plate of roasties with gravy any day). I would perhaps like to suggest bringing gravy in a gravy boat, rather than inside the yorkshire as I did find it got a bit soggy. Maybe that’s just me, however.
Despite seeming to pick similar dishes for starters and mains, we all ordered different desserts. I opted for the treacle sponge and creme anglaise which tasted a lot better than it looked. My Mam ordered the orange parfait with spiced crumb and blueberries, Dad had his first ever bread and butter pudding with poached apricots and vanilla cream (the apricots were really good – I had to taste for review purposes obviously) and Lucy opted for a GF & DF cheesecake. She actually was served three mini raspberry cheesecakes with cherries on top and they looked great. Given how quickly she polished them off, I’d say they were a hit.
After a round of tea and coffee we made our way back home. Aside from the slip up with Lucy’s starter, I felt the staff at Wynyard were attentive. It’s one of those places where you like to dress up a little for lunch, as it’s quite ornate inside and you could take a walk around the ground afterwards or a slow meander in the gardens.
Wynyard Hall offer a 3 course Sunday Lunch for £30, or 2 courses for £25 – but if you’re gonna go for it, may as well have three courses.
Do let me know your Sunday lunch recommendations and indeed if you’ve been to Wynyard to sample theirs?