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The Dining Room, Lydgate

51 Stockport Road, Saddleworth, Oldham, United Kingdom, OL4 4JJ
Critics Review 15/20
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Opening Information

(Restaurant only – brasserie other times) Wed-Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm, Sun noon – 3.30pm.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch

About The Dining Room, Lydgate

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Rustic dining pub with excellent reputation and wine list.

Critically acclaimed gourmet pub with a destination wine list from Winos in Oldham.
Located seven hundred feet above sea level, where Saddleworth Moor starts, Confidential writer, Jonathan Schofield describes the restaurant as an ‘impressive former coaching house, full of men in slacks and polo shirts.’ In short, it’s a place for all; a composite experience including restaurant, brasserie, pub, function areas and a boutique hotel. Many seating areas cosy: low ceilings, beams, exposed stone walls and big fireplaces. Shaw’s cooking, meanwhile, is all about local ingredients cooked with flair. Foie gras is served with Sarsons vinegar, for example, while elsewhere, there’s a fruity roast venison loin with beetroot and spice caramelised pear. Cheese is a strength and there’s a bijou veggie menu. Dessert, meanwhile, could include iced mango parfait, citrus meringue, vanilla, hot passionfruit soufflé or wild plum tart tatin with roast almond sorbet.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confident
15/20
The pigeon breast was wonderful, yielding, all gamey flavours juiced up and satisfying. The accompaniments were expert as tight as a top jazz act at Band on the Wall: the seared foie gras bursting with excess, the beans crisp and unmistakeably truffled, the leeks providing a tasteful bassline. Chef Paul Cookson should be given an extra tenner a week for coming up with this.
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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

It was very quiet in the dining room and much more of a buzz next door in the Brasserie but we had excellent service as we had a waitress looking after us and one other couple. She was very good as we didn’t feel rushed and she was very descreetly in the background ready to help when needed. We had a very pleasant pearl wedding celebration especially as the food was outstanding even better than the Brasserie where we more often eat.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Food amazing - love that you have a vegetarian menu and vegetarian tasting menu!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Really enjoyable meal, however I was rather disappointed with the menu which didn't have a vast choice. The starter & main course we had no problem with, but really struggled with a choosing a dessert - in the end we shared cheese & biscuits. We were in no rush, so the pace the meal was served suited us but the couple next to us who were on a tasting menu seemed to getting their dishes a lot quicker. Overall a lovely night, but in order to visit frequently there would need to more menu choice for me personally.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Had the 7 course tasting menu. Enjoyed thoroughly. The Cornish crab, mango & watermelon was a particular highlight.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 June 2018

Lovely experience. I think the tasting menu could also receive coffee or tea included. Really nice food and presentation, main course of taster could have been slightly bigger. Would recommend and come again. Staff polite and accommodating.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Had reservation booked for Saturday. Restaurant cancelled as later booked an event. Slotted me and my wife in for Friday and promised to make up the inconvenience. Ended up with a half price meal. Very surprised by that. Great customer service. Great food

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

We had the 7 course dinner with wine and it was beautiful food, superbly presented. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

excellent throughout

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

Still head and shoulders above anything else locally, food well worthy of 3 Rosettes, wake up AA!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

Fantastic food and great friendly service.

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Visited On Friday, 09 March 2018

Brilliant as always! I would recommend the White Hart to everyone.

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Visited On Monday, 26 February 2018

Went for the 2 for 1 Monday deal at £42.50. But it isn’t really 2 for 1 because at £42.50 for 1 it would be a rip off and it’s only just reasonable at that for 2. Won’t be rushing back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

We love coming here, the taster menu is always amazing and the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. We highly recommend it.

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

The food, wine and service were all perfect exceeding our expectations. A lovely evening!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

we have been eating and drinking at the white hart for many years and have never received a poor meal or bad service. our compliments to all the staff.

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Visited On Friday, 09 February 2018

We had the tasting menu - beautifully presented and wonderfully tasting. We will definitely be having it again.

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Visited On Friday, 09 February 2018

Scrumptious food complimented by a great choice of wine. Staff get the right balance of being attentive without being intrusive. We had a lovely evening, thank you

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Visited On Friday, 19 January 2018

The food was superb, however there were not enough staff to provide the right level of service. I felt sorry for the staff on that night as they had too much to do. We didn't receive the first dish for 45mins. We will be back though as the wines and food were knockout when they did arrive!

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Visited On Friday, 19 January 2018

Wonderful warm welcome from Ian and his team. We all loved the 7 course tasting menu. The tuna was my favourite, my OH said the monkfish was his top dish. Daughter couldn't choose between pigeon or the beautiful chocolate dessert. The wine flight was perfectly paired too. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 January 2018

Our first time at The Dining Room so we tried the chefs 7 course menu. Amazing menu with very interesting combinations of flavours which worked perfectly with the wine flight. Couldn’t fault one bit of the night, staff were friendly informative and the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you to all

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Visited On Thursday, 21 December 2017

excellent dining experience

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Visited On Saturday, 16 December 2017

Fantastic

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Visited On Sunday, 12 November 2017

Could have played golf with the roast potatoes

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Visited On Saturday, 04 November 2017

Exceptional every time I’ve been, I absolutly love it!!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 November 2017

An absolutely superb 7 course tasting menu, perfectly paired wine to suit and great service. Already looking forward to our next trip!

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