23 April 2014


Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire BB6 8BE

£55.00 British Lancashire
  • Wine: £18.50
  • Champagne: £35.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-1.30pm (Sun -2pm) 7-9.30pm (Sat -10pm)

Square Meal Review of Northcote ?

Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft’s Michelin-starred flagship venue has made a startling leap into the 21st century. The previously staid interior positively sparkles, thanks to a glossy new-look lounge, bar and private dining room, with more bedrooms and a revamped restaurant next on the list during 2014. Northcote is a barnstorming champion of all things Lancastrian, with the emphasis firmly on careful sourcing, big flavours and precision-tuned cooking (ably interpreted by head chef Lisa Allen). The kitchen shows real respect for seasonal pickings and regional produce, with beautiful presentation adding a sophisticated gloss to more robust ideas including Cumbrian roe deer with cherries, butternut squash, ginger and salted pumpkin seeds. After that, the star dessert has to be a soft-centred tropical fruit mousse with pineapple sorbet and candied parsnip. The kitchen’s unbridled generosity is backed by warm, friendly service, while accommodation is much appreciated by those wishing to explore the upbeat, international wine list.

Wine List Of The Year

This Lancashire institution – Michelin-starred since 1996 – has a good selection of wines in every geographical section of its list. But it’s quality, not bling (and certainly not sheer weight of numbers) that’s the goal, with fairly-priced pedigree offerings everywhere, from Chile to Ribera to Champagne. Clear, consistent and easy to follow, there’s a lot here to like.

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  1. Northcote

    Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire BB6 8BE
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 17th September 2013

    Nomface :: Northcote, Langho

    Northcote is a hotel & restaurant situated in the scenic countryside of Langho, Blackburn. Being quite far out the way from our usual haunts of Liverpool and Manchester we wish we made the thirty odd mile journey earlier than we did last week. Holding a Michelin star for many years the style of the food prides itself on its simple fresh produce which it has in abundance in the surrounding areas...
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  2. Published : Monday, 1st April 2013

    Ross eats :: Northcote

    All the ingredients used tasted super fresh with I’m guessing the majority of the vegetables being picked that day in the house gardens assortment of green houses, we talk about food miles being an important thing but here we’re literally talking food meters. While we had 12 different plates ahead of us the amuse and pre-starter were the same both nights and featured a double beetroot hit with crisp cubes and a creamy sorbet again adding to the list of successful beetroot dishes I’ve had...
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