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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Lake District hotel's food gets rave review on Jamie Oliver website

“It was the best plate of food I’ve ever eaten.” That’s how the main course of a meal at Overwater Hall, near Bassenthwaite, was described by a celebrity chef’s website.

Overwater Hall photo
Adrian and Angela Hyde

The stunning review appeared on the website of school dinners pioneer Jamie Oliver, after one of his trusted sidekicks, website editor Jim Tanfield, visited the Lakes.

After staying at the beauty spot he posted the rave report on www.jamieoliver.com which receives around 26 million hits every month from all around the world.

He clearly enjoyed his selection of langoustine and lobster ravioli for starters, mini tuna nicoise for a fish course, fillet of beef for main and a citrus trio for pudding.

Mr Tanfield wrote: “Dinner was extraordinary. I save that word for the best, extraordinary. The fillet of beef was so spectacular that I’m finding it hard to hold back saying it was the best plate of food I’ve ever eaten – there, I said it.

“The lime posset was insane, as was the lady-wife’s hot-smoked salmon starter with cucumber jelly, crab and avocado.”

He also praised the hall itself, calling it a “triumph”.

“This is a gem, a classically-designed experience, offering the very best in food, service, comfort and relaxation. It has a very subtle tongue-in-cheek appeal, thanks in part to one of the owners Stephen; they know what they have here, they have a vintage beauty and I defy anyone (of any age) to deny it,” he added.

Angela Hyde from Overwater Hall said: “Jim was a pleasure to host and it has made us so happy that he really understood what we are about.

“We were blown away by his review and really hope it inspires those who haven’t yet visited us, to come and experience Overwater hall for themselves.”

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