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Opening Information

Tuesday to Saturday 18.45 to 9.30pm.

We can take online non resident bookings 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.

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, a six course tasting menu is £75 per person. 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 Friday, 18 September 2020

This was my first experience of Michelin star dining and definitely not an experience I’m going to forget in a hurry, I’m a keen cook who has a huge interest in it all so to experience it all first hand was superb! The service was exceptional and so was the food! The wine waiter had a great knowledge of the massive wine list😆 The other waiters were also great at explaining what was being served! Last but not least the food was absolutely amazingly presented and cooked by Richard. Really hope to visit again in the near future

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Owner Charles in Nico and Richard has an outstanding General Manager and Head Chef; they are the foundation of a Michelin star Restaurant with Rooms which consistently delivers a quality product. Richard’s team in the kitchen are established and Nico is catching up with Josh, an experienced sommelier and Joe and Martin. We are regular diners who have become accustomed to a Michelin experience but last night topped them all😀

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Very enjoyable meal here. The welcome and food were superb. In particular the tomato consume on the vegetarian menu as the first course was superb. Worth giving up fish for. Wine pairings were well done and of good quality. Definitely worthy of two stars.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Good food but not great. Eg crab dish too acidic masking mild flavour of crab and deep fried lamb balls stodgy. Presentation of food was very good. Service was efficient and friendly but a bit stuffy and formal at times. Atmosphere in lounges was whispery and the use of a self service honesty bar is inappropriate at present.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Julia and I had a gastronomic experience which surpassed all our expectations. We were looked after splendidly by all the team, and we're very excited to have booked up again. Something to really look forward to!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Excellent tasting menu with good variety and very fresh ingredients. Dishes of the highest quality, and very well presented. Full marks. Extensive and interesting wine list, priced very fairly. Overall extremely good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Imaginative food much more deserving of two stars than many of those who have two stars. well done to chef and your team

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

A first class restaurant in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

A very enjoyable stay.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

We expected fabulous food and a lovely stay having been once before and it was even better this time.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

A wonderful experience with exquisite food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Wonderful and inventive food. Lovely to have it largely locally sourced/home grown at the Hall. Beautifully presented and with excellent wine pairings including some lesser known vineyards. Service throughout also top quality. A highlight of our trip to the Lake District. We look forward to returning.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Askham Hall. Beautifully prepared and presented tasting menu and great wine pairing. However..........after a bit of a rushed start to service (the 1st course was served on top of the nibbles) the interval between courses seemed to get longer and longer as the meal progressed. The front of house team appeared to be across everything so was the kitchen a bit overstretched?

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Wifi signal for guests really needs improving.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

A very enjoyable experience. Excellent food offering and a very well executed and balanced tasting menu. Well deserved Michelin star. The wine list is one of the best I have seen in England, and the knowledge of the staff was impressive.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

- everything perfect except would like a slightly larger pour in the wine pairings!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Exceptional cuisine with impeccable friend professional service. Well deserving of its Michelin star.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Best meal we have ever had including the wine. Service was superb, excellent knowledge and very friendly and down to earth. Out of this world experience, thank you!!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Superb food& the tasting menu was beautifully balanced. Maybe didn't need 2 desserts though. Portion size perfect and didn't feel rushed at any point. Service excellent as usual. Delightful eating in the private dining room due to self distancing. Wonderful evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Amazing food amazing services and venue Wouldn’t change a thing

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Wonderful place - really loved our dinner and stay!

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

Wonderfully inventive cooking, beautifully presented on lovely ceramics. Thank you chef! The service was prompt and friendly. Very helpful wine tips from the sommelier.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Had a wonderful stay here - the food was great and the staff really welcoming. Would definitely recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Had a fantastic meal - well balanced menu in a relaxing environment. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable - excellent choice of wines too. We will definitely recommend and return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Fantastic meal at Allium to round up a fabulous stay at Askham Hall. The courses were perfectly portioned, and complemented each other wonderfully. The seatrout was a family favourite. I have a confession to make here. Not realising that it was a taster meal, I hadn't let the chef know in advance that I have a shellfish allergy. I sheepishly informed the kitchen as we received the pre-dinner nibbles. Without any quibbles, the crab was replaced by a delicious tomato dish, which I enjoyed just as much as the rest of my family enjoyed the crab. Special mention to the sommelier, who recommended a wine that went perfectly with the meal. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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