The Glass House Restaurant launched its new spring menu and it’s safe to say, we were not disappointed. Following some heavy traffic and a slight detour, we finally arrive at our destination – and by this point, we’re more than ready to indulge in some fine dining.
The staff on arrival couldn’t be friendlier and we are greeted with a delicious spring cocktail. With our drinks going down nicely, we’re shown around the spectacular Kitchen Garden. Just moments away from the front door of Wynyard Hall’s new dining experience, lies a botanical treasure trove of northern horticulture. A vivid, flourishing garden filled with seasonal ingredients.
The highly knowledgeable and experienced sales and marketing manager, Ivor Hobbs, is the guide on our tour. After our educational journey, our tummies are rumbling and the well-informed team guides us through the carefully curated menu on offer.
Starters At The Glass House Restaurant
A selection of Smoked Almonds (£4) and Marinated Olives (£3.50) arrive at our table to tease our appetite, both going down a pre-dinner treat. To kick things off, I go for the Torched Mackerel Fillet (£9) served with apple, radish, garden nasturtium and lovage emulsion.
My dinner date goes for the Citrus Cured Salmon (£10) served with beetroot remoulade, pickled fennel, Greek yoghurt and a beetroot cracker. Both dishes are deliciously light and packed full of flavour.
Our mains arrive and both plates provide a visual feast for the eyes with abounding colours. For myself, it’s the Roasted Lamb Rump (£26) with cumin, harissa, sweet potato, estate wild garlic and peperonata. The lamb is sensational. Every mouthful offers a succulent bite bursting with flavour.
For my other half, it’s the Seared Cod Loin (£22) with purple sprouting broccoli, radish, Jersey Royal’s and a smoked butter sauce. The cod is perfection and provides that desirable fall off the fork texture.
Dessert At The Glass House Restaurant
Our starters and mains satisfy our appetite, but we’re ready for dessert. I sweeten the deal with the Dark Chocolate Mousse (£7) served with caramelised peanuts, dulce de leche and banana ice cream. The banana ice cream? Wow. It’s the star of the show.
My partner finishes with the Passionfruit Tart (£7), served with Italian meringue and coconut ice cream. Infused with zesty flavours and fresh ingredients, it’s the perfect finish to refresh the palate.
The ambience here exceeds expectations. A truly serene spot. The whole experience is a real luxe treat.