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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 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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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Joined Hayden, Neil and staff today for Sunday lunch - fabulous meal tasty and plentiful vegetables. Service was a little bit slow but they were very busy and seemed understaffed. Took home some delicious cake for afters. Thanks again. The Britton family.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Lovely food. Service is very friendly but relaxed. Took a while for our order to be taken, but the food was brought out quickly and well presented when it did come out. Good food overall.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Although restaurant and food was very good there didn't appear to be prices to hand for each course and the drinks, so it was difficult to calculate how much the final bill was going to be, I would definitely recommend for special occasions

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Lovely meal, staff do a great job, played some cracking music in the background, well done keep up the good work, you deserve to be successful.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Excellent as always

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Great sunday lunch at the weekend, food was lovely and loads of it.. Lovely place, definitely one to go back too.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

A group of 8 with two young children and 4 in their 70s and we felt very welcomed and catered for. We went on Sunday and enjoyed the roasts (Beef, Turkey and Hake was truly memorable), plus the Chillie prawns. Staff were very accommodating and the relaxed setting was good for the kids too (Sausage and Chips). One thought - if you need your beef well-done then ask upfront! It came a little underdone for one of our party, However the staff were wonderful about it and brought a replacement within minutes with a smile! Thank you for a great treat!

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

The best service I’ve experienced in a long time ... amazing freshly cooked food and the BEST cake ever ..... Thank you :)

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

First class in every way.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

A very enjoyable meal enjoyed by the whole group. A very good selection of celiac dishes was on offer which makes life very easy for everyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

It ws v busy and the eating area really quite crammed. Service was slow - it took 30 mins from order to receiving the food - but the food was very good and the service very friendly.

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Visited On Monday, 07 January 2019

A very pleasant lunchtime experience. Excellent food and service. You can tell they take great care over their ingredients. Especially good for me as I have to be gluten free. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

Sunday roast was the best I’ve had in a restaurant, I don’t like the meat pink but they happily pan fried it for me. Shall be returning soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Great menu, fab food and lovely staff, look forward to returning soon.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Booked a table and were warmly welcomed. There was an excellent choice of food including several gluten free options. The food was well presented and very tasty. The service excellent. The staff were polite and friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Delicious! I had the full English breakfast and it was excellent. The quality of the food was superb, especially the bacon. I also took two slices of the baileys & Guinness chocolate cake, which were delicious too!

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Visited On Friday, 16 November 2018

We really enjoy coming to The TF always very busy see you again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Second visit and I was still so impressed with the menu choices, especially the specials, the food quality and the service. The lovely ladies organised a birthday brownie for my step father with a candle. A simple yet lovely touch which made lunch all the more special. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Superb quality of food! As well as choices! Afternoon Lunch with team mate and we were both fully happy with the range and taste of food was magnificent!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

A really great night out its lovely to have a restaurant that specialist in good food and were it comes from, l took a very close friend who had a great time thank you, l will certainly be going again Sheila

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