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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, 18 May 2018

We were very impressed with the quality of food and service. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food and commented positivley on the quality. Unfortunately I could not give 5 for service as we had to wait for 50 mins for our mains to arrive when it was relativley quiet and dropped 1 star for value as pricing is at the high end for what is offered.

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

It was so idyllic to be sat outside on Sunday morning, in the sunshine with delicious food, great service, the family and a glass of prosseco. I couldn't eulogize about it enough.

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

Great food, locally sourced, lovely staff. Plenty of outdoor space and parking. Relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

this is the 5th time we’ve been there, unfortunately this time we didnt have the usual service. The waitress was a bit slow at taking our order and wasnt that attentive. And certainly not very friendly.. But the food quality is still very good! Hope we have a better service next time..

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Lovely brunch in the sun. Fantastic food and service as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

We had a lovely meal. There was a delay on food as it was Saturday daytime but this was explained to us straight away. Nice menu and service was good. As this place is so popular it did seem a bit packed..but still pleasant.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Thank you so much guys The Friends of St Cross charity night was a fabulous success The food was superb as always and service second to none See you soon x

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

Fabulous service and lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

Thank you for living up to my expectations and proviiding such a flexible and friendly experience for my relatives who had travelled from all over the country for a get-together.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Food was absolutely delicious as always but as on previous visits my coffee....which I asked for 'extra hot' had to be sent back as it was only luke warm.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 April 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere. If there is a long wait for food perhaps completely bread and olives could be supplied.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 April 2018

Enjoyed Sunday lunch again with family group. As always the food was top class. I use this restaurant regularly and it never fails to give absolute satisfaction. I had the roast turkey this time and the main group of my party had the trio with pork. Very tasty, very well presented and enough to look forward to the armchair when we got home!!! I can’t recommend The Tuning Fork highly enough. It must be tried.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

Amazing place need to book up at weekends as it’s gets very busy . Cakes beautiful as Sir Tom Jones would say . Eddie King from www.duggystoneradio.com .

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

The only disadvantage was the children’s meals didn’t come with any veg/side and there was no option to add any either. Would prefer if there was a couple of side options for the kids meals

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Had a lovely day and the staff were welcoming and friendly. Meat was served rare so best to say how you want it cooked. Staff were happy to correct and cook a bit longer so was not a problem. how well done she wanted it , Sunday dinner was gorgeous and good service. very happy with our meal , just eat too much cake - our fault. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Excellent restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

Delicious food and interesting menu. Well done.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Tuning Fork is well worth a visit, having been there on a number of occasions it is one of the best places for food in the region.The staff and service are always faultless and the menu is excellent right across the day.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 March 2018

Excellent meal, as alway. I went on Sat evening for my birthday. I had the scallops to start, I have them quite a lot at The Tuning Fork, they are always reliably well cooked with lovely puréed celeriac and other tasty bits with them, delicious! Chimichanga was very tasty, I can recommend. My friend had ribeye, again never fails to please, perfectly cooked. Couldn’t manage a pudding, too full!

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Visited On Friday, 23 March 2018

Great food. It can get a bit tight/ cosy at busy times.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

Absolutely enjoyed our evening meal! Everything was delicious 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

I love this place, we came for mother’s day and it was really special. The food is amazing and the service is lovely.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Excellent service and wonderful food. Would highly recommend!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

The Tuning Fork clearly love people and food.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Amazing food, great atmosphere, portions huge (could probably be smaller!) service good but slightly slow at times, however not enough to affect experience.

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