Eat & Drink in a castle
Contemporary informal dining in the friendliest surroundings
Food has always been an important part of a stay at Augill with the dining room the beating heart of the castle. Wendy has been tutored by celebrated Italian chef Giancarlo Caldesi at his restaurant in London and before buying the castle Simon ran a modern British restaurant in London’s Mayfair.
Now we have been joined by Justin Woods who brings his international Michelin-starred experience to the castle to take our food to a new level. Justin comes from one of the Lake District’s top hotels, having started his career in Switzerland, he cut his culinary teeth under John Burton-Race at the two Michelin starred L’Ortolan restaurant in Berkshire and then worked up from commis to executing sous chef at The Lanesborough Hotel on London’s Hyde Park Corner. He lives locally with his family and is passionate about creating an authentic sense of place with his food.
His philosophy is simple:
“Let’s look at more local farmers and producers and really see what amazing things we can find in the Eden Valley and surrounding area – the best quality food, cooked simply in the friendliest atmosphere.”
It’s what we’ve always striven to do at Augill, only now it’s better.
December sample menu
£27.50 for two courses, £35 for three
Cartmel Valley smoked salmon, beetroot, horseradish, rye toast
Roast cauliflower soup, toasted almonds, parsley oil
Prawn & Cumbrian crab cocktail, avocado, lemon, sourdough
Pressed confit duck, black pudding & apricot terrine, Cumberland mustard, watercress
Creamed goat cheese, beetroot, watercress, sourdough
Cumbrian lamb, gratin potatoes, parsnip puree, sprouts, shallots, lamb jus
Steamed fillet of salmon, brown shrimp risotto, samphire, lemon butter
Roast breast of chicken, fondant potato, cauliflower, wild mushrooms, pancetta, tarragon jus
Slow cooked beef cheek, creamed potatoes, roasted roots, red wine sauce
Root vegetable strudel, creamed potato, parsnip puree, shallots, sprouts, Cumberland mustard cream
Toffee vodka mascarpone, oat crumble, red wine syrup
Green tea panna cotta, polenta sponge, orange syrup
Chocolate Chantilly, peanut chip ice cram, peanut brittle
Damson Bakewell, custard, plum & damson ice cream
Cumbrian cheeses, grapes, celery and crackers
“Eating here is a social occasion” – Red Magazine
“No whispering over the consommé or hushed separate tables here” – Manchester Evening News
- Tuesday to Saturday Justin will be cooking his signature style contemporary northern British menu
- Sunday is pizza night – a selection of Cumbrian-infused Italian classics with big salads and berry and lemon tiramisu to end
- Mondays we serve delicious seasonally inspired two course suppers
- Every day we serve Afternoon tea – sweet or savoury, a sumptuous and very filling affair until 6pm with or without champagne! Read on below.
- Please get in touch if you have specific queries about evening meals.
Dinner £35 three courses, Four course tasting menu £40, Monday night supper £25, Children (under 12) £15
Sunday night pizza, salad & pudding £20
Advance booking for all our food is required – you’ll get details of how to do this when you book your room.