RestaurantsRutlandOakhamLE15

survey result

Summary

£74
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“There’s a great atmosphere in this country town restaurant, run by husband and wife team Neil & Louise Hitchen”“Neil turns out superb dishes from the barn-conversion kitchen while Louise is in charge of front of house. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally in Rutland and the well-briefed team can answer any questions instantly”. Set in a “venerable old building in the heart of lovely Oakham”, with “mismatched furniture and crockery adding to the charm”, it’s “a mainstay of the town” and about “as good as a proper neighbourhood restaurant can get”. “Better still, a huge effort has been made to construct dishes which achieve this whilst being affordable, so a dinner for two with some very good, interesting, wines is still possible for south of £100. No small achievement these days” – and it means “you leave smiling and probably happier than when you arrived. Even nearby Hambleton Hall (where the Hitchens met working in the 90s) can’t better that!” Top Menu Tip – “scotch eggs are a speciality and well worth trying”.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “little gem” with a “quirky interior” in the town centre that offers “wonderful service” and “amazing seasonal local food”. Owners Neal & Louise Hitchens met working up the road at swanky Hambleton Hall and cooked at luxury destinations around the world before taking on the Berkeley Arms at Wymondham, switching to the Barn in 2019. “Hambleton may be more impressive, but Hitchen’s knocks it out of the park on value!”.

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The Hitchens (Neil & Louise) are maintaining high standards after their move from The Berkeley Arms” at Wymondham – their new town-centre venue making for “the perfect market-town small restaurant. It’s very friendly, beautifully organised and totally relaxing,” with “ingredients, cooking and flavour combinations all spot on”. Extra points for the “excellent-value set lunch”.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Neil and Louise Hitchen have now left the lovely Berkeley Arms at Wymondham and opened this town-centre bistro, which slightly lacks the ambience of their pub but in every other respect is superb”. On the menu, “excellent seasonal food including game”, which is “smilingly and delightfully” delivered with “speedy efficiency”. “Massively popular in a short time – deservedly”: “booking is essential”.

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12 Burley Road, Oakham, LE15 6DH

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Highchair
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No dress code
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Hitchen's Barn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hitchen's Barn Restaurant in LE15, Oakham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hitchen's Barn restaurant.
Ros H
A really lovely experience - we went with f...
Reviewed 9 months, 29 days ago

"A really lovely experience - we went with friends who live locally We wish we live nearby too - we would be there a lot. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £23.95 £28.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.80 £27.00 £5.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
12 Burley Road, Oakham, LE15 6DH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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