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“Great food! Slightly bigger portions please...”

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa
Ranked #18 of 36 Restaurants in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
York
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great food! Slightly bigger portions please...”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

12 months ago we stayed at the hotel, which was absolutely brilliant. However the meal but we had at the time I felt was very average, and said so in my feedback. The manager of the hotel called to apologise and actually sent me and my wife a free dinner voucher, which wad pretty classy i thought. We have only just got around to using it.
We had the five course tasting menu last night. The starter was celeriac whip with choritzo. Very nice.
The next course was salt cod with paprika potato, which was not bad, but not good either. Easily the weakest part of the menu.
The next course of seabass was lovely, and very well executed. Perfectly and delicately cooked.
The final main dish of lamb was excellent, really very good and extremely enjoyable.
All of these courses have something a little different about them, and the chef certainly isn't afraid to have a few risks. For instance the lamb contained bits of orange, pine nuts and cheese. As I said it was very good
The dessert was a rhubarb dish which was good, not great, but pretty good.
The only main criticism I would really have is that the size of the portions are extremely small and both me and my wife were still peckish at the end of the meal. Having said that the wine was excellent, the service was really good, and the standard of food was also very good. Definitely recommended, as the entire building is also really beautiful.
You will probably need to pay extra £8.50 for the cheese course if you've got a big appetite.


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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice rooms”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Rooms cosy.Great location in the centre of Helmsley,helpful staff.

  • Visited November 2011
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“drinks”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We went here for some wine its a beautiful hotel the drinks were expensive £8.50 large wine

Visited December 2011
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Hong Kong, China
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Ordinary”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Service was super, but....
Food was ordinary. Nothing to write about......

Visited October 2011
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England
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Luxurious hotel...but didn't feel comfortable.”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Called in for lunch. Found the welcome from the maitre d' cold and slightly intimidating. Why did he demand our car keys to lodge at reception? Did he suspect we were going to abscond without paying? Were we not trusted to actually use the hotel facilities? Bar lunches were overpriced and the snadwich selection contained more bread than filling. Overall we appreciated the sumptious surroundings but came away feeling we had not been welcome as casual visitors.

Visited October 2011
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