13 restaurants in Middlesbrough
Restaurants in Middlesbrough:
217 Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, TS1 3QW [Map]
International, Pizza & Pasta
140 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3RA [Map]
High Street, Great Broughton, Middlesbrough, TS9 7EW [Map]
Why "wainstones" do I hear you cry. Well . . . . . ., no look, just ask them when you go, it's a good story I promise you. This handsome building has grown around the original 1700 dwelling, traces of which are still to be found. As with any good hotel the centrepiece is the restaurant, a handsome room dominated by a stone fireplace.
From an interesting range of selections your eye may stray to the French black pudding (the best in a recent competition it riles me to say), or perhaps pan seared king scallops with coriander and lime cream for a starter.
A touch of the mystic East is introduced with a main course of grilled fillet of seabass with a prawn and red pepper butter, on Oriental dressed red cabbage. Medallions of local beef fillet stacked with smoked cheese and drizzled with a sage reduction present a substantial alternative, before going on to, say, the home made cloutie dumpling parfait served with fresh cream, whilst a Scottish influence is introduced with a raspberry and whisky cranachan.
Despite the breadth of its trade Wainstones has a peaceful atmosphere about it, perhaps something to do with the surrounding hills and rurality of the area. A pleasant introduction to its charms is to call in for lunch from the table d'hote menu, where some of the chef's favourite dishes tend to make regular appearances, and move on from there.
20-22 Fairbridge Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 5DJ [Map]
Brasserie, Italian, Pizza
1 High Street, Staithes, Guisborough, nr Middlesbrough, TS13 5BH [Map]
In 1768 James Cook set out from Plymouth on the first of his great voyages of discovery and charting in a Whitby collier-type vessel, one that he knew only too well from his Yorkshire background. Had he known then that a restaurant with rooms not far from his birthplace would commemorate the name of that vessel over 200 years later he would probably have been quietly pleased.
He would certainly have enjoyed the culinary achievements of Brian Kay and Charlotte Willoughby who are not altogether unaided by the fact that if the local fish jumped the wrong way they would end up in the kitchen - should that be galley?
The creamed fennel soup makes a memorable starter, never mind its humility, and king scallops, dusted in oven-dried coral, seared and served on a rich risotto puts a refreshing new light on that excellent commodity. Main courses are more conventional, like the sirloin steak roulade stuffed with brandied raisins and pine nuts, and so are the puddings that are fiendishly tempting, witness the apple and mincemeat crumble with cream.
Their residential monthly Catch and Cook courses cover all aspects of seafood cuisine from rod to table. Sadly it would have been lost on Cook that TV's Inspector Morse revealed, shortly before his dramatic demise in an Oxford quad, that his other name was Endeavour.
Modern British, Seafood
Fry Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1JH [Map]
Great Ayton, Stokesley, TS9 6QG [Map]
Whinstone View is set in fourteen acres of private grounds just outside the village of Great Ayton and houses a naturally well-lit, cosy dining area in a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a snack, coffee, lunch, or an elaborate dinner in a friendly and warm ambience. The Bistro offers a variety of dining areas including alfresco dining in the summer months in the patio area and on the terrace and a real flame fire for cosy winter nights.
Start with spicy pepper and tomato soup, and salmon gravadlax with rocket and horseradish mayonnaise, and chicken liver parfait with onion marmalade and cristinis. For main course consider lamb tagine, fairly hot Moroccan stew with peppers, apricots and sultanas served with cous cous, and egg tagliatelle with Mediterranean vegetables, sun dried tomatoes and chilli in a tomato sauce with parmesan. End your meal with Baileys crème brulée, and chocolate truffle.
Saltburn Bank, Saltburn, nr Middlesbrough, TS12 1HH [Map]
Vista Mar in Saltburn brings together two unique concepts; honest traditional British food with a hint of Mediterranean, served in an elegant and effervescent club like atmosphere. They have managed to effectively create an interesting and expansive space from this remarkable venue where stunning sea views form the focal point as you relax with friends over a glass of wine or a tasty meal. The decor with its quirky elements almost makes you believe you were in another country altogether.
Local and seasonal ingredients, fresh fish and meats come together to create some of the delicious dishes on the menu, where a starter could likely be seared scallops with pea puree, mint oil and smoked bacon foam. For the main course, there might be a chicken roulade stuffed with sun blushed tomatoes and smoked mozzarella with vine tomato sauce. At Vista Mar, champagnes and wines, from all over the world, are available by the glass or bottle.
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