The Tuning Fork

Dollman Farm, Dollman Rd, Houlton, United Kingdom, CV23 0AB
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Opening Information

MONDAY – THURSDAY – 08.30-16.00 LUNCH ORDERS TIL 3PM

FRIDAY – 08.30 – 00.00 – LUNCH ORDERS TIL 3PM – EVENING DINNER SERVED 6.30PM – 9PM

SATURDAY 09.30 – 0.00 – LUNCH ORDERS TIL 3PM – EVENING DINNER SERVED 6.30PM – 9PM

SUNDAY 09.00 -16.00 – BREAKFAST SERVED 9.30 TIL 12. SUNDAY LUNCH SERVED 12.30 TIL 3PM

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Tuning Fork

You’ll find us in our brand new home at Dollman Farm, itself the heart of the new community of Houlton. Utterly inspired by the unique heritage that surrounds us, we’re serving up irresistible choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner (Friday & Saturday evenings), as well as delicious teas, coffees and homemade crafted cakes, seven days a week.

At a table in the window or a sofa in the corner, this is the slice of food heaven you’ve been waiting for. Meet up with friends over coffee or lunch, or bring the family for breakfast and discuss your future plans, tuning in to everything Houlton has to offer, today and tomorrow.

OUR FOOD
Just like our surroundings, our food connects us to our Houlton home. We work with local suppliers, pick the finest seasonal produce and prepare homemade food to order. Always fresh, always delicious.

Settle in on Sunday morning with a luxurious breakfast of smashed avocado & Dukkah eggs, served on Revel Bakery sourdough toast. We promise, you’ll wish every day could start here.

Calling in for lunch? Javanese mild fragnant curry with sesame fried chicken and basmati coconut rice or a sirloin steak sub:
8oz sirloin steak, sauteed mushrooms, balsamic glaze, goats
cheese, watercress and tomato, our chips and a side of bearnaise
sauce, for example, will have you wondering why lunch never tasted this good before.

Our Evening Dining menu on a Friday & Saturday night is also mouth wateringly good and a sample can be found on our website. The evening menu evolves throughout the year to mirror what is available from local & specialist suppliers.

* We serve Gluten Free. Diary free & Vegan options on our menu.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Fantastic food

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Really enjoyed a lunch out with friends. There was an issue with WiFi which caused a few issues but all staff rallied around to ensure everything ran as smoothly as possible. All staff very friendly. Definitely recommend it.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

I would expect staff wearing uniforms in restaurant like yours. Got confused on our arrival, who were customers and who waitresses.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Great service, wonderful food and a very relaxing Sunday had by all! Thanks team!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Food was great, especially the Jerk Chicken. The staff were lovely and welcoming. Will definitely eat there again.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Lovely place, great food and we were served by a very lovely / friendly / helpful waitress :)

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Fantastic little eatery.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Excellent food, drink and service. Always a good choice of meals and very much seasonal foods The cakes and puddings are to die for. Everything is made fresh at The Tuning Fork and it shows. Always enjoy dining there and I thoroughly recommend it.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Great menu, atmosphere and service

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Delicious breakfast, lovely welcome and service. Just perfect!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Lovely place to chill and enjoy good food. Big portions. Gorgeous chips!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Absolutely delicious food,lovely relaxing atmosphere,perfect for a catch up with friends

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Love this place! We are regulars in the evenings. First time Sunday lunch with a party of 10 and we all had roast beef. It was without doubt the best we had tasted in a long time, literally melt in the mouth. Can’t fault anything. Highly recommend the cod goujon starter. Great service as always. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here, I took my in laws as I had been raving about the food. They were very impressed with the food and the cost. I’ve marked atmosphere as 4 because it was rather noisy. Think they could do with some sound absorbers.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

The noise levels are too high with the hard surfaces reflecting the sound. Needs some sound control measures as it’s hard to here people on your table speaking if they are not directly next to you. Food and service is always excellent it’s just a shame about the noise.

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

I think they are understaffed. The staff themselves are great but it can be difficult to catch their eye to order another drink, or to pay the bill as they're so busy.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

We always enjoy visiting

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Reservation dealt with well , service and food fantastic !

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

amazing food and service as always!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Food and atmosphere was lovely, although service was abit of a let down. Left for a while before ordering, no courtesy check and then left for 15 minutes with empty/dirty plates that needed clearing. No friendly conversation. Plan on returning hoping for better service in the future.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

We recently visited with family for a brunch and had to ask where our order hasn't it too after a 35 minute wait after ordering and noticing everyone else being served. The bacon was So over done I could not eat it either, suspect it had been cooked and warmed up again???. We will visit again as We do like it here, but would struggle to take visitors at the moment.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Fantastic value Sunday roasts and so so delicious!

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

We had a lovely meal for. Mother’s Day, the food was out standing. The staff were friendly but I felt that they were over whelmed with how busy you were. As the restaurant was full it was very noisy and not very relaxing. The restaurant would benefit from a seating area to welcome people at the door. We had to stand and wait for our table with felt a bit awkward. That said I would come back tomorrow

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

I come here so regularly and decided to bring my mum for her first experience on mother's day - we were not disappointed! Excellent from start to finish - wish there was a loyalty card we could swipe since we are here so much lol! Thank you all! x

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

Always a treat!

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