Hotel restaurant extends Christmas opening hours with new lunchtime menu

A leading North East hotel is opening the doors to one of its award-winning restaurants for lunchtime dining this Christmas.

The Rib Room at Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa in County Durham will be open for lunch throughout December with an exciting festive menu.

The AA award-winning restaurant is renowned for being one of the region’s leading eateries, thanks to its selection of locally sourced meat.

Lunch is usually served Friday to Sunday, but this year, hotel chiefs have taken the decision to open daily throughout December with a special festive menu.

Diners can enjoy two courses or £19.95 or three courses for £24.95, with starters including sweet potato and butternut squash soup, seafood cocktail and asparagus, heritage tomato and bar-grilled courgette with aubergine pressed terrine.

The Rib Room’s famous steak makes an appearance, with pan-fried rib-eye served with roasted field mushroom, braised onion and hand cut chips leading the choice of mains, along with local reared turkey with goose and herb stuffing, and pan fried halibut with smoked salmon, girolle and cockle risotto.

There is also a choice of deserts including Christmas pudding with Grand Marnier custard, white chocolate and raspberry roulade and coconut tart.

Tim Boyd, General Manager at Ramside Hall Hotel, is looking forward to what is expected to be a busy month.

“December is always a popular time for people dining out with friends and family, so we decided to extend our opening times to welcome guests during the day as well as on an evening.

“We have put together a two and three course Christmas lunch menu which will be available each day, and we are now taking bookings. We are excited about welcoming lunchtime diners in the run up to Christmas in what will be a first for the Rib Room.”

For more information or to book a table at the Rib Room, visit or call 0191 386 5282.