Lumley Castle reveals new look restaurant

Lumley Castle has reopened its Knights Brasserie restaurant and historic Library Bar after an extensive six-week programme of refurbishment, overseen by new general manager, Gordon Cartwright

Lumley Castle has reopened its Knights Brasserie restaurant and historic Library Bar after an extensive six-week programme of refurbishment, overseen by new general manager, Gordon Cartwright.

Lumley Castle is a four-star hotel with 73 individually decorated bedrooms and original architecture, located in Chester-le-Street, near Durham.

The Knights Brasserie concept is based around a Cathedral-style refectory. 

The a la carte menu has been devised by recent arrival, executive head chef, Craig Sherrington, which after two months of menu development has resulted in a menu featuring local ingredients, plant-based options such as pumpkin and pine nut risotto, and a selection of fish including freshly caught hake from Peterlee and seared North Sea mackerel.

Although guests can also enjoy classics such as a Chateaubriand for two, carved at the table, or a whole lobster thermidor, the style and theme of the menu steers away from fine dining and focuses more relaxed dining options with prices ranging from £40 to £140.

Launching at the same time as the redesigned Library Bar are Lumley’s new Whisky Nights. Priced from £25 per person, these gatherings are held daily at 6pm by Lumley’s whisky specialists.