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“Visited for diner on 14June2014”
Review of Cross Lane House

Cross Lane House
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Allerford
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Smoked haddock tart starter was wonderfull. Overall a realy enjoyable meal enjoyed in beautiful surroundings.

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Thank Rosemary L
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Good beginning. Pleasant area to sit for pre dinner drinks although welcome was not overly warm.

Dinner was good not great and the water served was luke warm which was unpleasant. Service was adequate.

Chef visited for a chat and to ask about our experience which was welcomed.

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1  Thank Jean P
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bardswalk, Owner at Cross Lane House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Many thanks for visiting us whilst on your trip to England. Delighted that you enjoyed the food. With regard to the other two issues you have raised, I think this needs to be appreciated from a cultural aspect. Many people in the UK do not like iced drinks, therefore water is served ambient in line with this, however, ice is always on request and would have been on the evening of your visit. Again from a cultural element we pride ourselves on delivering quietly relaxed service rather than the 'full on' familiar style of service that is on offer in the USA, this is a very British aspect and needs to be understood in line with the style of service and customs of the host country. We will however make note to offer our valued guests from the USA ice with water in the future. Many thanks for your valued feedback.

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Hugely impressed with an exquisite mother’s day lunch in this charming little restaurant with rooms situated on the edge of the National Trust village of Allerford. The food was wonderful, the seats very comfortable, and the whole experience enhanced by the striking decor which perfectly complements the beautiful old building, parts of which we were told date back to the 15th century.

As always the hosts made the occasion special with graceful service and an exceptionally high standard of food prepared by young chef Garath Pickles who turned what could have been an ordinary roast dinner into something very special. Tenderest of lamb with an apricot and cumin stuffing and roast beef were served with an extensive range of unusual and perfectly cooked roasted vegetables. Throughout the meal, seasoning and flavourings were expertly judged and for the first time ever I found myself enjoying a portion of red cabbage, a vegetable which I normally detest because so full of vinegar. Mum was thrilled with the mother’s day message incorporated into the decoration of her panacotta dessert and delighted with the gift of macaroons which she took home with her.

Wonderful - from the pastry based little snacks offered with the aperitif in the comfort of arm chairs and sofas at the start of the visit, to the after-dinner coffee and home made treats at the end. Helpings were generous and the puddings sumptuous. This place just gets better and better; would very highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

A warm welcome, wonderful food and a relaxing atmosphere in a house built in 1492. Log burner glowing, friendly staff, good ale and little touches that made it a special evening.

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1  Thank HeidiSomersetUK
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This restaurant is a gem. An unexpected find in a small village. The food was cooked to perfection, the flavours were wonderful, the presentation was excellent and the service good. As a Coeliac I was even more surprised by the delicious sauce served with my chicken. Often restaurants will adapt dishes by omitting sauces so you end up with food which often, although well cooked, lacks in flavour. Not here though. 10 out of 10 on every course. Well worth a visit.

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Thank MRSFROSTY
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