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REVIEW | The Burgoyne, The Yorkshire Dales

27th May 2019

Why I love The Burgoyne: 

THE FOOD

 

Worth paying a babysitter? 

For certain. Whether holidaying here or local, invest in a sitter and try this place before you can no longer get a seat.

 

Expect: 

A Yorkshire Dales Hotel with a well-appointed bar, lounging area and restaurant serving excellent, locally sourced quality food, well.

 

Value for money: 

8/10 – At £34 per head for 2 courses, The Burgoyne is great value. The tasting menu is also priced at £55, again good value with a £28 supplement for wine matching. Sunday lunch is also offered at 3-course set menu – £28.00,  2-course – £22, or 1-course – £14 

The Burgoyne

Sitting atop the green in Reeth with some of the most stunning views Swaledale has to offer, The Burgoyne was traditionally a hotel for folks shooting the famous local moors. It has recently been bought and renovated to a good standard with a focus on the lounging and dining aspects 

The Burgoyne

The Menu: 

Excellent selection. The party in the mouth stared with the broccoli, wild garlic, and apple amuse bouche. Rich and creamy with a freshness to finish. Wakens the senses and gets the gastric juices flowing. Particularly those of a plump pregnant individual who has been saving herself all day.  

The Burgoyne

Starters, Fish, Egg, Duck, Pork. I chose North sea crab, Yorkshire rhubarb, dill salty fingers. Not usually a fan of fruit/ fish combos this was a perfect accompaniment. The combination of flavours were well balanced and cleansing at the same time. The slow cooked pork ordered by my partner in crime was moist and tasty. My food envy was satiated.  

The Burgoyne

Main course selection again, good. Fish, Lamb (of course in Swaledale), Beef, Mushroom, no comment.  

opted for Pan fried bream, pink fir potatoes, confit chicken, wild garlic and samphire. It came served with mushrooms and given my frank repulsion of the things, I asked for the possibility of this dish without. Not only were they happy to do this the chef made me an alternative with onions instead. This main course was truly delightful. Textured well, aesthetically pleasing and rich balanced flavours.

The Burgoyne

The Burgoyne

The Hogget rump, breast ordered by my PIC was also executed well. Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

We finished with a dessert of dark chocolate marquis with a blood orange sorbet. We had to share. This was owing to the fact that the prior courses were enough for our appetites. Mine isn’t small, just for the record.  

The Burgoyne

The wine list is comprehensive, a little old world French heavy but nonetheless a good selection. 

To summarise, a fine-dining experience was had. The locally sourced ingredients were well executed. The team are passionate about the newly refurbished venture and that is reflected in the service. Thank you, Matthew.  The head chef Thomas Pickard, formerly of Swinton Park, has designed a menu that will please. I expect The Burgoyne to become popular, quickly. Watch out The Heifer. 

To find out more visit:  www.theburgoyne.co.uk  

REVIEW: This is a Girl About review. I was invited by the management to dine at their restaurant free of charge in exchange for an honest and frank review. All my opinions are my own and in no way have they been swayed by their kind invite. Girl About reviews are always 100% honest. We only publish reviews that, for the most part, are positive.  

 

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