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Tuesday to Saturday 18.45 to 21:00 pm.

If you are booking a room in conjunction with your table, the easiest way to book your dinner table is through our room booking system. Simply go to the 'Book a room' tab on our website and after choosing your room, select the dinner add-on.

At present we are unable to take table bookings for non residents due to limited availability. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Allium at Askham Hall

We can take online non resident bookings here for party sizes of up to 4 in our main restaurant the Garden Room Conservatory. For parties of 5 and above please email [email protected] or call us on 01931 712 350.
If you are booking a room in conjunction with your table, the easiest way to book your dinner table is through our room booking system. Simply go to the 'Book a room' tab on our website and after choosing your room, select the dinner add-on (subject to availability).

A stunning grade 1 listed Pele Tower dating back to the 13th century, Askham Hall has been transformed from a stately family abode into a unique and contemporary stylish retreat and restaurant with 19 luxurious bedrooms and a newly Michelin starred/ 3 AA Rosette restaurant. A luxurious, intimate, unpretentious home from home awaits.

With modern furnishings and fresh decor, whilst carefully retaining the charm and character of this historic house, Askham Hall is somewhere you can kick off your wellies at the front door and relax in down to earth, comfortable surroundings.

The emphasis is on the food, offering an imaginative and creative dining style, using produce locally sourced from the 800 year old Lowther Estate. The cycle of life in the gardens and fields dictate our menus - we work with the seasons to grow, source and preserve the produce from our surrounding farms and woodland.

Dine in either our main restaurant, or for larger groups in the Pantry or the Private Dining Room.

The Garden Room Conservatory
This room is the centre of the new restaurant and looks both out into the knot garden and into the kitchen. A real must for the serious foodies who want to see the chefs in action.
This room is normally used for individual tables for two or four.

The Private Dining Room
Located in one of the oldest parts of the house, this room can accommodate up to 18 guests. It is a beautiful wood panelled room with a huge window at one end looking out onto the knot garden and has a large open fireplace. This room is also licensed for civil ceremonies.
Table layout option: One long table for up to 18 guests.

The Pantry
A charming private room just off the kitchen with a beautiful Italian fresco painted into a 15th C window.
Table layout option: One long table for up to 8 guests.

Winner of Taste of England Bronze 2018, Taste Cumbria 2015 & 2017 Awards; Cumbria Family Business Awards 'Best Food & Drink Establishment' 2018.

Restaurant terms and conditions:

A deposit of £35 per person is required to secure your dinner booking. This deposit is refundable if the booking is cancelled at least a week in advance. Your reservation can be moved to another date if you cancel 48 hours to 7 days prior. In the event that you cancel less than 48 hours prior then your deposit will be forfeited.

When making a booking, please inform us if you are vegetarian or have any dietary requirements as we need to know in advance so that we can prepare an appropriate menu for you.

Our menu normally contains wild game and always dairy as this is engrained in the natural food provenance of our region and cooking style. This is our identity.

Therefore, we are unable to cater for guests with severe lactose allergies or those who require a dairy free diet. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Fine Dining, Locally Sourced, Michelin Star, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 30 December 2020

As ever the most wonderful special evening, thank you to Nico, Richard and all Happy New Year Karen Addison

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 December 2020

A very lovely meal of not too many courses, just the right balance of dishes We don’t usually order a tasting menu but this was just enough

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Menu worked well. Fantastic wine list and really valued the interaction with the sommelier. Service excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Dining at Allium in Askham Hall is an outstanding experience with excellent service and delicious innovative food made from the best ingredients.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

As good as always!

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Great night. Suggest you e sure you can book a table on a mobile - currently you can’t. Also I did ask for details of the wine flight we had please?

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

I could not fault anything. Rooms were fine. Fantastic tasting menu, breakfast was beautiful. Honesty bar was an added plus, knew nothing about it until check in. The most exceptional thing - the staff, very friendly and informative, a bonus to Askham Hall.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Fantastic food, wine and service. Could not recommend highly enough. We had a fantastic evening. Thank you to everyone involved.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Many thanks to Nico, Richard and the team for a lovely evening once again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Superb

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Excellent as always.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Delicious food - the best meal we have eaten in a very long time. Every course had an excellent balance of tastes.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 December 2020

What more can I say.... our favourite place to eat in Cumbria if not in the country... and you are always so kind and helpful with Tony. It is much appreciated... Jan Ambler

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Would have been nice to have some local bottled beer other than lager available in the bar

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Fantastic fine dining experience. Great service. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Absolutely the most delicious meal. Every course was sensational. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Had a great time,loved everything.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Delicious home reared Short Horn Beef with Triple Cooked Chips and Bearnaise using herbs from the garden - with a bottle of magnificent Bandol (MOO vedre 8) from the cellar. See you soon in 2021 ! We can't wait.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

A 5 Star Team which together make the food, drink, atmosphere and hotel experience a pleasure to enjoy again and again - this is our ninth visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

fantastic place and food , staff are so professional

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

One of the best tasting menus we have had...keep doing what you are doing!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Generally excellent service, but only 4 stars as it annoys me when I go to settle an account and it is wrong. On this occasion, the account showed neither the prepaid voucher ( I had emailed and said that I would be using it, even quoting the reference number), nor the £70 pre-dinner deposit that I had paid. Also, at (the excellent) dinner, I had asked for tap water to go with the wine flight. Although the charge for water was small, I think that it was a mean spirited addition.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Beautifully balanced tasting menu, friendly and warm service in relaxed atmosphere. Will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

An outstanding dining experience from start to finish. Every course a taste sensation with a brilliantly paired flight to match. The service was impeccable.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Fantastic sommelier

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