Knights Restaurant at Lumley Castle Hotel

Ropery Lane, Chester Le Street, Chester Le Street, United Kingdom, DH3 4NX
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Breakfast
Monday – Saturday 07.00 – 10.00 (Last Order)
Sunday 07.30 – 10.00 (Last Order)

Lunch
Monday - Sunday 12.00 - 14.30

Afternoon Tea
Monday - Sunday 14.30 - 17.00

Dinner
Monday – Sunday 18.30 - 22.00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Bar
  • Private Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Event Space
  • Children's Menu available
  • Accommodation

About Knights Restaurant at Lumley Castle Hotel

The elegant setting and superb food on offer in our award winning Black Knight Restaurant make it a popular choice for diners from far and wide. Subtle lighting, lavish furnishings, unobtrusive yet attentive service makes the Black Knight Restaurant truly memorable. Our menu offers classical dishes with an original twist. Diners can choose from our A la Carte menu and enjoy an extensive selection of fine wines to complement your meal.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Bar didn’t have/supply two different drinks we requested but they did suggest alternatives. Service was slightly slow and there didn’t appear to be many staff on duty hence the waiting time. However,, staff were very pleasant and attentive once they did serve you. Food was very nice and good value for money.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Staff were very good and attentive. The food did not offer value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Rather dull experience, grand afternoon tea not so grand, sandwiches poor as was the cake selection. Very disappointed as this was a birthday gift. Would not recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Second high tea...absolutely stunning, will be back monthly. Great atmosphere, relaxing and super service.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

My wife and I had another great night in the restaurant for Dinner on the 30th. December and the next morning for breakfast. And as per usual the staff were very friendly. Billy and Evelyn.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Afternoon tea overpriced for what it was. Coffee was cold by the time the food arrived. Lovely restaurant though

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Came for lunch last week and became very frusteated at the very slow service. We had to leave after an hour and three quarters and still hadn’t received pudding. Waitress didn’t pay us enough attention, and we felt isolated in corner and increasingly frustrated. Suggestion: Be more attentive to the mood and need of your customers. Don’t assume everyone has the whole afternoon to eat lunch.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Fabulous surroundings, beautiful afternoon tea and great service. Perfect.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

A very nice lunch only one thing spoilt it ,was the restaurant was too dark ,I think it could do with more lights

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

The reason for lower service score, when i asked for more tea there was more hot water put in pot but no new tea bag so was very very weak!!

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

We had a superb meal in Black Knight Restaurant,we enjoyed every course particularly the Beef main course and ended with lovey coffee and mince pies.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Afternoon tea was lovely and our dietary requirements were accommodated without compromising on choice or taste. It is unusual to only get one small teacup to drink with an afternoon tea. Usually a pot or refills are included. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

My wife and I really enjoyed the soft shell crab and that the menu was styled as small plates and large plates allowing a choice.. We would like to say that the soft shell crab felt like a luxury to us as we had seen Rick Stein preparing a similar dish on TV. The desserts were gorgeous as was the Kir Royale my wife had in the bar before our meal. The service was excellent and we were well looked after.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

The food was delicious and I would definitely come back again

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Arrived12.20 for12.30. Table 1at course did not arrive untill12 50 nobody else in until 12.45

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Staff were very pleasant from us entering the castle to leaving.We chose from the Christmas fayre menu the food was perfect.We had a lovely relaxing afternoon

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Waiter service impeccable made our whole evening exceptional.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Afternoon Tea was extremely expensive for what you got. Evening Dinner was first class. Cooked breakfast was good but availability of plates and glasses for the continental selection was poor. No orange juice left and only two flavours of yoghurts. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

I have come to the Castle for years for various events. It’s disappointing to only now get one scone per serving especially now they are so small.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Excellent service from staff who were engaging yet discrete.

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Visited On Monday, 25 November 2019

Was lovely for afternoon tea. Me and my friends loved it so much and will be back again

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Disappointed in the quality of the food, the afternoon tea was not even average, would have been nice in such a lovely place to be served above average food and something more special. Service was ok, staff not attentive at all in the restaurant, expected more high end service.

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

I booked a one night stay at Lumley castle to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. We truly enjoyed every minute of our stay and the food, service and setting was absolutely amazing.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Outstanding venue, food and staff who go out their way to make your experience a pleasure We have been before many times, so took some of our family at the weekend, they were blown away by the castle and the whole high tea. Made us very proud to have such a place on our doorstep

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Sat for 20 mins before someone came with most people sat after us got served first. Tea arrived and waited another 30 minutes for the afternoon tea arrived. Very disappointed and wont be hurrying back

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