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Judges at Kirklevington Hall

3.9
3.9
67 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

The approach through mature gardens allows for beguiling peeps through the trees of the charming greystone Victorian country house, which once provided top-notch accommodation for circuit judges doing their rounds. The gardens outside the conservatory dining room are a hive of activity when evening draws on, as rabbits and even the odd fox can be spotted mooching about in search of something for dinner. Ensconced behind glass walls, you'll be rather more securely provided for, courtesy of the kitchen team. The style is recognisably contemporary British, with some modern classic combinations mixing it with less familiar ideas on the fixed-price menus

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Afternoon Tea
    Daily 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 6:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01642 789000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Homemade Afternoon Tea

    £28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A wonderful way to spend the afternoon, enjoying Judges homemade afternoon tea in the most relaxing setting. Why not upgrade to include prosecco or champagne and really have a treat. Choose between sweet or savory options, just let us know when you book.

Menu

£28 per person. Prosecco Afternoon Tea - £34 per person; Champagne Afternoon Tea - £39 per person. Please be aware there will be seasonal changes to the menu. Join us at Judges for an afternoon of leisure. Settle into a sofa in our beautiful lounge and let someone else pamper you for a change! Take your choice from our selection of Loose Tea's, Infusions or freshly ground Coffee

A Selection of the Following Freshly Made Sandwiches

  • Egg & Cress Mayonnaise on White Bread

    • Cheese Savoury on White Bread

      • Yorkshire Ham

        with Pease Pudding on Brown Bread

        • Tomato & Pesto on White Bread

          • Smoked Salmon & Lemon Mayonnaise on Brown Bread

            This is Complemented by a Fine Selection of Home-Made Savouries

            • Chorizo Scotch Egg

              • Smoked Haddock & Chive Quiche

                • Pork Tarragon Apricot Sausage Roll

                  • Fruit Cake & Wensleydale

                    • Cheese Scone

                      Last updated: January 6, 2022

                      What 67 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      3.9
                      3.9 based on recent ratings
                      • 3.9Food
                      • 3.7Service
                      • 4.6Ambience
                      • 3.5Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. IH

                        IanH

                        Bristol

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall1food1service2ambience4

                        The first thing was the wine arrived and was not as chilled as it should have been so it took a while before we had a drink. There was water but that was also not chilled and the waitress never came back to top up glasses. The food came after an age and was very ordinary. I had specifically asked for no gravy and was promised it would be served separately but my meal came with gravy all over. On return I was then behind my fellow diners and no carrots were left! I could go on but you need to up your game if people are going to make return visits.

                      2. LH

                        LizH

                        Kuala Lumpur

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                        We had a nice Sunday lunch, but not great. I would like to say the staff were lovely and very attentive. The roast beef specifically says pink, mine came and it was not pink, three small pieces of overcooked meat, obviously I got the end of the joint as when the next table was served theirs it was three large pieces of very pink meat. The wine glasses were very thick, not great when drinking expensive wine, when my husband mentioned this, they said quite a few people had commented on the same thing. The decor is looking a bit tired, rips in the ceiling canopy in the dining room, toilets were dated, but the main rooms were good.

                      3. KD

                        KarenD

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 31, 2021

                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                        Felt as though we were just left had to go looking for staff to buy additional drinks & get hot water for tea. Nobody came and asked if everything was ok for us hence the lower rating on service

                      4. FD

                        FionaD

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 31, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        We have eaten at Judges several times and enjoyed it very much every time. We look forward to visiting again soon

                      5. r

                        redhead

                        Newcastle

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 23, 2021

                        overall4food5service2ambience4

                        Service slow and we were sat in conservatory with no staff in sight. Grill menu on page with desserts, which we saw when ordering dessert, and we did not see that when ordering. We asked to go through to lounge for coffee but after a long time had to ask for our coffee.

                      6. CH

                        ClareH

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 21, 2021

                        overall1food1service1ambience5

                        Really disappointed, spoke to manager now . Nothing more to say .

                      7. MI

                        MargaretI

                        County Durham

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 20, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        As always excellent. That’s why I keep coming back! See my previous review from 5 days ago today was exactly that. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a judges afternoon tea.

                      8. p

                        polo

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on December 17, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Warm welcome. Excellent food and friendly service. I was meeting up with a friend I had not seen since May and it was wonderful to be together in a warm, safe environment.

                      9. NT

                        NeilT

                        Yorkshire

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on December 16, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Driving up to the hotel along a beautiful tree lined drive was an opener for a wonderful pre Christmas lunch with my relations. The hotel is very impressive and on entering one gets a sense of luxury which only improves as you enter the lounges one of which has an open fire. The hotel decoration is one of opulence and all the rooms give off a sense of luxury. After pre lunch drinks in a very comfortable and bright lounge we were ushered into the dining room and then onto a magnificent conservatory. The weather on the day we visited was sunny with a clear blue sky and the sunshine lit up the room to show it at its best. Service throughout from ordering drinks to selecting from the menu and being served at our table was first rate. All our party agreed that the food presentation and quality was excellent and after our meal we retired back to the lounge and sat by the fire for tea/coffee and mince pies Altogether a superb day. I am looking forward to visiting again in the New Year

                      10. MI

                        MargaretI

                        County Durham

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on December 15, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I have been to judges on many occasions and it is so very consistent. You are greeted warmly and the service is second to none, I am coeliac and their GF options are fabulous. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff they are all so obliging. The cosy atmosphere allows you to relax and just enjoy for a couple of hours without any pressure been put on you to vacate. Whatever you can’t manage to eat you simply take home. Delicious. You won’t be disappointed.

                      11. R

                        Routhy

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 6, 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Had a good dining experience overall pretty tasty food but there was a mix up with my nut allergy as they brought out hazelnut ice cream by mistake.

                      12. A

                        Alison

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 31, 2021

                        overall2food2service1ambience3

                        This was our first visit to Judges and will be our last.The service was exceedingly slow, even allowing for staff shortages, and there was no apology. The food was well presented but disappointing.

                      13. JO

                        JohnOD

                        Newcastle

                        8 reviews

                        4.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on December 21, 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                        We are very regular visitors to Judges as a family and this most recent visit, as all others before it, was a really lovely experience. From the warm welcome to the genuinely friendly atmosphere and the fantastic surroundings - perfect for a special occasion or a meal with friends. Perfect.

                      14. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Las Vegas

                        9 reviews

                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on December 15, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Family meal pre Christmas for8 people, booking made quite late but we were seated in a private dining room which was ideal, the staff were very attentive and the food was served promptly and of excellent quality. We have used the restaurant before and will again, highly recommended.

                      15. LG

                        LesleyG

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 25, 2019

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        It was a pleasant evening, relaxed and very enjoyable, the staff were especially attentive.

                      16. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 11, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        First class service, staff friendly helpful but very professional. Food was first class and well presented . Lovely location for all occasions.

                      17. AO

                        AngelineO

                        San Diego

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 7, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent food and loved dining out at the conservatory . Service was very good . Lovely afternoon .

                      18. D

                        Dannymonster

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 28, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely amazing place for a special occasion. Outstanding service and very friendly staff, Sunday night dining package is great value for great quality food. Highly recommend

                      19. MC

                        MelissaC

                        Yorkshire

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 24, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Exquisite Sunday Lunch, beautiful food and lovely atmosphere.

                      20. PM

                        PaulineM

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 2, 2019

                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                        We were a party of eight, for a special anniversary. The staff were just delightful and made us feel special. It was nice to sit in the lounge while we waited, for drinks and au derves, we had two children with us the staff were brilliant with them. Certainly going back.

                      21. IM

                        IanM

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 18, 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Very relaxed enjoyable evening. Service was good and the staff were very pleasant

                      22. AM

                        AlisonM

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 16, 2019

                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                        We have been twice before & thoroughly enjoyed it. This last time wasn't so good. We waited 20 minutes before we were given a menu. My starter was 'wood pigeon' & I could have managed better with a sharper knife. Dessert took so long we thought they had forgotten about us. To cap it all our bill was wrong-only over £20 more than it should have been. It took some time (more than 10 mins!) for reception to sort it out. Admittedly she did apologise & remove the cost of the dessert but it was all a bit disappointing.

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Yorkshire

                        3 reviews

                        3.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on February 7, 2019

                        overall3food2service4ambience5

                        The food wasn’t as good as our last visit a year ago. Not sure if the chef has changed but the quality has dropped significantly and if anyone was planning a special dinner to spend money on quality of food I would not recommend it. Although the atmosphere and service was great, any foodies on a tight budget it’s not a place I would suggest.

                      24. MP

                        MichaelP

                        Yorkshire

                        2 reviews

                        1.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on January 27, 2019

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        Terrible bland food!!! awful service from one member of staff shouting across the room at a young member of staff for making a mistake leaning over our food to take things away then when carrying over the coffee cups had his fingers inside the cups(we didn’t have any coffee after that!) an important family meal totally ruined then to top it all off we were charge £100 for two adults and a 3yr old total rip off wasn’t worth half that do not book!

                      25. DF

                        DorothyF

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 15, 2018

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Excellent service.Very welcoming.Dining Room and food very good.

                      26. CH

                        ColinH

                        Edinburgh

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on October 7, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent location for a Treat for Sunday Lunch. The surroundings and the Dining Room area were excellent providing a touch of elegance to the dining experience. Attentive staff from the first meeting with Angelo and through to the Waitress & Waiter staff that we dealt with during our lunch. They all wanted to ensure that an enjoyable experience was achieved and they certainly did that for myself and my wife. Relaxing Lounge area to conclude the Dining experience and beautiful Grounds to look out onto whilst we enjoyed our lunch in the Conservatory area of the Dining Room. Excellent Value for Money - We both felt that we had enjoyed a Sunday Treat ! Well Done to all the Staff at Judges !

                      27. ES

                        EmmaS

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 23, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lovely time, with great views and great food would really recommend

                      28. K

                        Kram

                        County Durham

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 4, 2018

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Food and service was very good, it was a Tuesday evening with only two other groups in the restaurant which made a little too quiet.

                      29. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Yorkshire

                        4 reviews

                        2.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on August 26, 2018

                        overall2food5service1ambience3

                        This was our first visit. The food was great, unfortunately the service was the worst we have had for a long time. Having to wait such a long time between courses spoilt the whole experience. We were brought the menu for sweets and after twenty minuets I went to look for someone to take our order. I did tell reception of our wait, this was greeted by the reply 'The Manager will be informed and he will contact you'. This has not occurred, he was probably trained with the rest of the staff.

                      30. AM

                        AlisonM

                        County Durham

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on July 27, 2018

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Beautiful setting with a lovely dining room & conservatory extension with a garden view. Good fine dining. Friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

                      31. AP

                        AmandaP

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 30, 2018

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        We have been here for functions but never for a sit down meal. Being mid week we weren't expecting it to be busy, there were a few diners and hotel guests eating in the restaurant. The food and service were really good. Would recommend if looking for somewhere different to eat.

                      32. AC

                        AnitaC

                        New York Area

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on May 10, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful lunch. Food beautifully cooked and presented. Waiting staff wonderful.

                      33. AM

                        AnneM

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 24, 2018

                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                        Lovely venue, warm welcome and good service - and excellent food.

                      34. AM

                        AnneM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 17, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The venue was lovely - excellent facilities, wonderful surroundings and very helpful staff. Service was prompt and efficient and the food was excellent. Very good value. We will come again!

                      35. PR

                        PeterR

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 12, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        The service and quality were first class. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and the food was fantastic.

                      36. MC

                        MelissaC

                        Yorkshire

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on January 25, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Staff are wonderful and welcoming. The food was exquisite , beautifully presented and very tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed and did not want to leave!!

                      37. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 11, 2018

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        The ambiance of judges suited the celebration of my wives special birthday in particular the relaxed atmosphere of the dining room in the conservatory. I would recommend Judges for that extra special touch of class and enjoyment.

                      38. p

                        piglet

                        London

                        14 reviews

                        4.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on September 6, 2017

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent food and table service. Waiting staff had the right balance of formality and friendliness. A shame our waiter was being let go. He was superb. Unfortunately the same can't be said for a rather officious manager who humiliated a new member of staff in front of us as we were leaving. Hence the downgrade in the overall score.

                      39. MB

                        MartynB

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 16, 2017

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great setting and relaxed ambience of a stately home. Lovely grounds. Good choice of locally sourced food. Exemplary service and very friendly

                      40. G

                        Gordo

                        Yorkshire

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on August 4, 2017

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Just the two of us having a night out together. Excellent wine and food. The menu was just expansive enoug and not endless pages of dishes. The service was most polite whilst very friendly and informative for each course and dish. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the produce as well as the update trendy presentation. Looking forward to our next reason to visit again

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                      Judges at Kirklevington Hall is rated 3.9 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                      Booked 2 times today
                      Experiences are available.
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                      Kirklevington Hall Yarm Kirklevington, North Yorkshire TS15 9LW

                      • Neighborhood

                        Yarm

                      • Hours of operation

                        Lunch
                        Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
                        Afternoon Tea
                        Daily 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
                        Dinner
                        Daily 6:30 pm–9:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        British

                      • Dining style

                        Fine Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Smart Casual

                      • Parking details

                        We have 150 free car parking spaces on site.

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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