Its Easter Sunday on the 21st April, and what better way to celebrate than with a Tannin Level Sunday Lunch? We have our legendary Beef Rump, aged to perfection in R&J’s Himalayan Salt Brick Chamber, Locally Reared Roast Pork with Crispy Crackling or ‘Half and Half’ if (like me) you can’t decide! We also have an ‘All The Veg’ option, with Vegetarian Gravy for Vegetarians. Of course we have lots of other tasty treats to choose from if you don’t fancy a traditional roast.
We’re open on Easter Sunday from 12 Noon until 5.00pm, so why not book your Easter Treat today? You can call or email the restaurant, or use the booking form right here on the website to reserve your table instantly (just click the link below). We look forward to serving you!
Happy Easter everyone!
Well after being lulled into a false sense of security by ‘Tropical February’, the weather seems to have given us just long enough to do a full wardrobe change over, to then demand we put the Flip Flops and Parasols away and get the Wellies and Brollies back out. But to be fair we shouldn’t complain, no ‘Beast from the East’ this year touch wood!
Regardless of what The Elements throw our way our team of Chefs are very busy creating our ‘Spring Menu’ and as always sourcing the best available local ingredients to go into the dishes that come and join our menu.
Whilst we are all really looking forward to the arrival of the new Menu, ‘The Girls’ front of house are very happy that the Chocolate Brownie survived the menu change. They all seem to take ‘Quality Control’ very seriously when that particular item comes out of the oven…..can’t possibly imagine why!
We have a couple of dates for your diaries, the first is the ever moveable ‘Mother’s Day’ which is on Sunday 31stMarch (we would all have a fighting chance of remembering it if it didn’t move around quite so much, it doesn’t even stay in the same month!). Please book early to avoid disappointment, and more importantly finding yourself on the wrong side of your Mother when she asks where you are taking her on Sunday morning! The second is Easter Sunday on Sunday 21stApril, and we will be open for both from 12 ’til 5pm as usual.
So be it our delicious Sunday Roast – Rare Roast Salt Aged Beef, Locally Outdoor Reared Pork and Crackling, for those who can’t decide (namely me) there’s our ‘Half & Half’, ‘All the Veg’, our Vegetarian Roast Dinner served with Veggie Gravy or something from the A la Carte menu; we look forward to welcoming you all!
Ellie, Marek, Sam, Magda, Darek, Amelia, Charlotte, Nicolette, Dawid, Bartek, Lucas, Tish, & Laura x
“My Mother’s Menu consisted of two choices. Take it or leave it!” Groucho Marx
It’s Mothers Day on Sunday 31st March. And whilst we all love our Mums, what better way to show them our love than by treating them to a Mothers Day Sunday Lunch at The Tannin Level?
We’re taking bookings now, (simply use the booking form here on our website, call or email the restaurant), and to show how much we appreciate all the Mums in the world, we’re going to greet them all on the day with a complimentary glass of Prosecco!
So go on, book a table now and show your Mum the love…
Have you booked for Valentines Day yet? The Tannin Level is perfect for a Romantic Dinner Date with its cosy corners, quiet alcoves and church candles flickering on every table. And we’re serving our Valentines Menu from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th February. So go on, treat someone special!
As the words “I’m bored” are replaced with “I can’t find my PE Kit” it can only mean one thing…. the end of Summer….. oooh and far more importantly it is time for “The Salad” to step aside and let our fantastic Autumn and Winter comfort dishes take centre stage!
I defy anybody to tell me they look at a Chicken Caesar or Torched Mackerel Salad the same way they look at Pan Seared Duck Breast, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Sticky Red Cabbage or 6 Hour Braised Feather Blade of Beef with Buttery Mash and a Red Wine Jus (I know people…. the wait is finally over. My lovely Newcastle ladies who drive over here every year, have dinner and take it away with them to serve on Christmas Day will be delighted. 5 years and neither husband knows they don’t make it yet!!). There simply is no ‘salad leaf’ that can stand up to that, and that’s before we even talk about Winter Berry Crumble & Custard! Autumn and Winter food is simply delicious in every way.
Plus of course, ‘Autumn and Winter & The Tannin Level’ are like ‘Gin & Tonic’, ‘Morecombe & Wise’, ‘Cheese on Toast’ – simply made for each other. Coming in out of the cold, dark, wet, snow, hail, sleet (or a medley of all the above in one go!) into our cosy candlelit restaurant is a must.
Whether you just fancy a bowl of hot, fresh, homemade soup (no tin openers here!) at lunchtime or want to take advantage of our fantastic 1, 2 or 3 course Lunch/Early Bird menu (which we are still serving all night on a Tuesday, then Wednesday – Saturday evenings 5.30 – 7pm) or something from the A la Carte menu or Specials Board there really is something for everyone.
As always, the chefs have been working really hard sourcing some fantastic local ingredients to put onto our new menu. Front of house favourites are our signature Trio of Pork, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, and of course the Medallions of Beef Rump Filet. My mouth’s watering just thinking about them!
Which leads me nicely to say welcome back to Amelia. I can now say with confidence the Sticky Toffee Pudding will be fabulous at all times, not because Amelia makes it, but she does like to ‘quality control’ it on every shift she works…. I know, she is very conscientious!
So, dig out your big jumpers and welcome back the Carbs and Great Puddings!
Wishing you all A Happy Autumn!
Ellie, Sam, Magda, Marek, Charlotte, Dawid, Amelia, Darek, Ella, Ivo, Jack, Theo, Tish & Eva
It’s the end of August and we’ve had at least half a dozen phone calls and emails this week asking about our Christmas party menu, so here it is – just check our menu page! As in previous years, we have our traditional Christmas Dinner, and of course there are many other tasty treats on there for those of you who just don’t like Turkey!
We have a 6 Hour Braised Feather Blade of Beef, Salmon Fillet with a Luscious Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce, a Garlic and Rosemary Marinated Minute Steak along with lots of amazing starters and of course plenty of Festive Puddings to finish things off! (We also cater for Vegetarians, Vegans and Coeliacs too – just let us know and we will make it so!)
We can take parties of up to 34 people, so why not check out our menu and give us a call or drop us an email! Ho ho ho!
We are delighted to announce our new High Summer Lunch Menu is in full flow! We have everything on there from simple light lunches such as our Signature Fishcake, Classic Caesar Salad (paying homage to the original created by Cardini Caesar in 1924), a Torched Mackerel Salad, a Warm Chicken and Chorizo Salad, through to Delicious Sandwiches served in either Ciabatta or Brioche, and our 2 / 3 course Early Bird. Of course, if you have time on your hands, then our full A La Carte Menu is also available for a leisurely lunch too!
If you are short of time, you can call ahead and pre-order so that your perfect lunch will be ready for you when you arrive. Whats not to like!
Well I use the term loosely because as I write this Magda and Charlotte are flying down the steps with 4 lovely diners who were about to dine Al Fresco on our terrace, but the opening scenes to Noah’s Ark have put paid to that!
How many Seasons must we cover in a day? Would anybody actually be surprised to wake up tomorrow and find they had been snowed in?!
Regardless of what the weather is doing we are really excited to launch our Summer Menu and as always Marek and his team of chefs have been really busy creating some fantastic new additions to our menu, and as always sourcing everything as close to home as possible.
A couple of our particular favourites are the Torched Mackerel with Apple & Beetroot Salad and Dill Crème Fraiche Dressing, and the Yorkshire Lamb Rack with Pea and Mint Bonbons, Buttered Fine Beans, Baby Carrots and a Rich Red Wine Jus is simply stunning.
To finish a Strawberry Mille Feuille, I had Luke our Pastry Chef make this twice for quality control purposes (well somebody has to make sure it’s good enough for you lovely lot!) and the simple fact Gemma and I wanted to eat it twice….. I will have to hope he doesn’t read this!
Add a shot of Fragola Wild Baby Strawberry Liqueur and that’s 2 of your 5 a day right there… what’s not to love?
As much as we love welcoming these great new creations to the menu we are always mindful of our lovely regulars who have their favourites and my life would not be worth living if we removed them, so in short…. Mr Hughes your Black Pudding starter remains, Kevin and Jenny how could we ever take your Duck off and Mr Gunter your Seared King Scallops also survived “The Cull” (to name but a few).
Our ‘Tasting Board to Share’ still holds its place as a firm favourite, and is a perfect light lunch to share out on the Terrace with a bottle of Sancerre (BIN 24), weather permitting of course!!
Last but by no means least we are incredibly excited to announce the return of the legendary Peter Hopkins who is now hosting his fortnightly Wine Class here with us. Without Peter’s vision of opening a Cellar Wine Bar over 30 years ago The Tannin Level would not be here today, and we’re proud to have been established since 1985!!! Also, if I had a £1 for every time Peter’s name has been mentioned during my years working here I would most definitely be laid on an exotic beach now instead of thinking “Where are my Wellies”
Welcome Home Peter!
So be it Parasols, Umbrellas, Wellies or Flip Flops we wish you all a fantastic Summer 2018.
Ellie, Marek, Magda, Luke, Gemma, Charlotte, Darek, Sam, David, Lottie, Theo and Bartek
Why not treat your friends and family to a delicious Sunday lunch with us. Have a browse through our the menu below and give us a call on 01423 560595 to book – we are open from 12noon to 5pm.