The Lamp Room is open 7 days a week from 9.00am to 5pm plus Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until 11pm (9pm Thursday) last orders for food 9.00pm (8.00pm Thursday)
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Lamp Room
The Lamp Room is a family run bistro holding a prime position on Seaham's seafront with amazing views of the North East Coast.
We pride ourselves on our fantastic freshly prepared food, locally sourced where possible and our friendly, approachable staff.
During the day we serve breakfast from 9am-11.30am with everything from a locally sourced bacon sandwich to our very own invention; the Miners Benedict, a twist on the eggs benedict but with Doreens black pudding and crispy Parma ham. Lunchtime starts at noon with dishes such as our Seaham Chowder, fresh half lobster and even our very own 'Parmo'. Our dishes are prepared fresh to order and we use fresh ingredients as much as possible.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday we serve fresh tapas, steaks and seafood from 5pm which again is all prepared fresh on the premises and usually served to a full house of customers who offer great reviews and return again and again.
We have a full alcohol licence and offer a concise selection of wines and beers. Cocktails are added to the menu to accompany our evening service with the famous Porn Star Martini being a firm favourite.
Our Sunday lunches are substantial and extremely popular with fresh roast meats, seasonal vegetables, huge Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings.
In these challenging circumstances I thought your staff did very well to make us feel as comfortable le as possible.
Had a lovely meal here on Saturday night. It was nice and quiet so people had enough space to social distance and the staff were great in the circumstances. My half lobster was lovely although there was nothing in half of it, it just had melted cheese on the shell, no lobster underneath. The cocktail I ordered was served in a short glass too and didn’t look great, I did get an apology as they didn’t have one of the ingredients and it did taste fine but people love a fancy looking cocktail! The tapas was all lovely, my partner said the spicy wings were salty but everything I tasted was absolutely delicious and the other couple we went with loved all of theirs too. We’ve recommended it to everyone and we’ll definitely be back to try more food. Thank you!
Absolutely perfect evening, fantastic helpful staff and gorgeous gorgeous food. Will be back soon and bringing friends 🙂
1st class service and amazing food
Went the first day of them opening, and it was absolutely lovely! Wouldn’t have thought it was the first night! A young girl with short hair served us and she was brilliant and very helpful! Food was lovely and will definitely be back!
Really lovely tapas. Friendly staff and lovely environment
Had steak and lobster on Friday night. Waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful. Food was gorgeous . Great value for money in a lovely setting.
Visited Saturday evening for steak Every thing was perfect from food , service and atmosphere. Have already recommended to friends and will definitely be returning
Great meeting place half way between my son in Newcastle and my home in Yarm. Perfect.
Lovely staff, nice environment most of the food very nice.
Amazing food and excellent service with helpful and professional staff. Will definitely be going back.
It’s disappointing to leave this review, but after having surf and turf experience, we can’t rate it any different. We used to come to Lamp Room a lot, but food has gone downhill for a while. The steaks we had including seafood tasted all the same/tasteless, not sure it’s due to using same over for both meat and seafood, but we couldn’t really tell the difference. It’s a shame as the price is as high as in Seaham Hall 5* restaurant and you can’t compare the two. You also need to consider having more vegan options including during breakfast as it is letting you down and not much changed in last 2 years. One thing we can’t fault is the service- staff is lovely.
Thanks for a great lunch yesterday, really enjoyed it.
Great night Out!
Excellent seafood sharing platter and fantastic attentive service as always.
Delicious good quality food served with a smile. Great service and clean and pleasant surroundings. Thank you. I will be back.
Lovely place, great food, always friendly staff. Can't wait to come back again
Have been to The Lamp Room many times and it never fails to impress. Fantastic service, lovely atmosphere and food to die for. Tried the Tapas night and everything was amazing. Would definitely recommend and will certainly be back....soon. Thank you x
I Booked for a special occasion, my mother’s 65th birthday and my sisters 40th. ( I notified you of this). We specifically book as we wanted to try your lobster and steak menu and your tapas, but were informed after being seated that we could get these on a lunchtime. We ended up leaving disappointed and going elsewhere.
Super Lunch. Good food, great setting, staff not in your face. What more can yoi ask for!
Food was Devine and staff so lovely
Service good, staff attentive, no complaints. Hi
Visited TLR to try the evening Tapas menu (surf & turf was also available). We've sampled the breakfast and lunch many times and have never been disappointed. The most noticeable and biggest surprise to me was the ambience also it was a quieter experience. Now to the food! 2 Tempura Prawns - 3 huge juicy prawns Fresh Crab Cake - Crispy Belly Pork - Craster Smoked Fish Bake - Chicken Parmo - Chicken & Duck Pate - Bang Bang Chicken - 2 Arancini - Hummus - Cheesy Garlic Bread - Chips with Dips - The 4 of us picked the above items to share and we were beaten! The quality of the food in our experience we couldn't fault, everything was well cooked and piping hot when it reached the table. We also ordered a couple of deserts, a sticky toffee/ice cream and the spiced crumble/ice cream. They were delicious and super indulgent. Finally the service: We had fantastic service, the staff were very professional, polite and attentive. To sum up: Would I return - Definitely Would I recommend - Of Course Value for money - Very good in my opinion
Myself and family dined at The Lamp Room bistro on Saturday 1st February 2020, the food was delicious, staff very friendly and very conscious when it came to allergies, the atmosphere was very settling and cosy, and the cost was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend to others.