IT seems hard to find a bad word about the country house restaurant with rooms, Hipping Hall. Here’s what the critics have said but are they right? If you’ve ever eaten there, you can write your own review of the place via the link at the bottom of this blog post.
“An unexpected problem here: our room is a delight, dinner is delicious, service exemplary. We rack our brains, but can find nothing to fault.” Stephen McClarence, The Times.
“If you’ve an occasion to celebrate or just fancy treating yourself to incredible food, exceptional service and the chance to wander around three acres of landscaped grounds, or even stay over in this “restaurant with rooms”, then from this reviewer at least Hipping Hall comes highly recommended.” Eilis Bottomley, Craven Herald and Pioneer.
“As my appetite splutters and momentarily dies altogether I feel a bit like a solo pilot whose engine has just cut out in the mid-Atlantic. This kind of thing is not supposed to happen to a restaurant critic – and certainly not when the cooking is this good.” Thomas Sutcliffe, The Independent.
“The dish showed up the limitations of this type of cooking – by building up multiple layers of subtle, polite flavours it can turn eating into an intellectual rather than sensual exercise, more akin to completing a crossword.” Kevin Gopal, North West Enquirer.
“Incredibly good prices for the level of service and food you are guaranteed to receive. Definitely worth a try.” Sue Riley, Lancaster Guardian
“It’s just the kind of spot that attracts a new kind of young weekender, where posh grub is an essential part of the package. Inclusion in the Mr and Mrs Smith guides establishes its remote-for-romance credentials, Lancashire Life naming hotel of the year 2006 its solider virtues.” Neil Sowerby, M.E.N.
“The ambience aided by the log fire and exposed beams. Well spaced tables with very comfortable chairs, dressed with quality cutlery, crockery and glassware.” MJL, Sugarvine.
Hipping Hall is at Cowan Bridge, Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2JJ. Tel: 015242 71 187.
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