The Angel at Hetton

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Gastro Pub
This Michelin star restaurant with a style that’s casual and contemporary, the new Angel is all about great food and great hospitality – and it aims to give people a relaxed experience no matter who they are or how they choose to dine.
Michael Wignall delivers food that wows on every plate. His ever evolving style creates unique dishes full of flavour, underpinned by a contemporary, less formal approach to fine cuisine. Describing his food as ‘modern, technical and meaningful’, each element brings flavour or texture, enticing diners to experience new combinations and ingredients.

What 168 People Are Saying
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PR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff, with very good food and very good service

AR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday lunch at a reasonable price for the quality. Well-spaced tables, so noise not a problem. Mackerel starter was particularly memorable and lamb was melt-in-the-mouth tender.

IS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another fabulous Sunday lunch at the Angel. It is incredible value for such high quality dining

GM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to the Angel after a couple of years absence, fully aware of the renovations since the New Management took over.

Everything was as we would have wanted, we where greeted with a friendly and efficient welcome and
despite being a few minutes early immediately shown to our table.

We ordered pre meal drinks whilst perusing the menu, the food was excellent the service could not be faulted and the total experience could not be bettered as you probably would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant.

We had a discussion with the receptionist/restaurant manager about the future planned intentions of the management and were suitable impressed.

We will certainly recommend the Angel at Hetton to friend not only in Yorkshire but further afield.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the tasting menu and the wines to go with it. Amazing place will visit again!

M
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great service to match! I personally felt that desserts could have a bit more flavour but starters and main course were 10/10

K
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food, excellent service and great value! Worth travelling for, will be back!

ID
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food, beautiful setting and professional and friendly service. Yorkshire’s best restaurant.

a
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

really nice place to go for lunch we will try staying & having dinner next time .

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent welcome and the bar area is fully accessible for me as a wheelchair user and we can take the dog too. Very attractively prepared and extremely tasty food. A good selection of wines by the glass too.

AM
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant just gets better. Congratulations to the chef for outstanding food and the staff for the great service

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most beautiful food

PI
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely day, lovely place ,lovely staff and meal the whole experience was fantastic
Will definitely return

DR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend friend for a lunch treat. We knew it wouldn’t be cheap but the meal was superb. We chose a mixture of set menu and a la carte dishes. Portion sizes are small but flavoursome and plenty for lunch. Altogether it was an excellent dining experience and I will certainly be dining there again.

JK
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a fabulous Sunday luncheon at The Angel with our niece and husband. The service was attentive, always there when you wanted them to be there. The quality of the various courses was excellent, innovative and appealingly challenging your taste buds. Our niece is vegan and gluten free and she enthused about the variety of choice she was given on a special menu and she qualified her luncheon as one of the best she had ever had. I wholeheartedly recommend The Angel and my wife and I will be back soon. Joost Kuurman

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and impeccable service.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It's getting better, a little disappointed with the Lobster starter; lacked a little taste and very small portion. The steak main course was very good.

LB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what a fantastic restaurant from the staff to the food everything was just perfect. Can't wait to return.

f
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The lunch was delicious and beautiful but portions were too small.We are aware of fine dining norms but personally feel the description of the dish leads you to expect more.

PC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food and fab service. Already booked our return visit

A
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable dining experience. Pleasant surroundings and attentive but unobtrusive service. The food we ate from the Sunday lunch menu was excellent in every respect.

RP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, excellent food. The lunchtime set menu was very good value. We thought the service was particularly good. We will be back!

TC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been looking forward to visiting The Angel at Hetton as I'd had the pleasure of sampling Michael Wignall's menu when he had been at Gidleigh Park. That meal had been one of my favourite ever. When I arrived I was delighted to be greeted by some of the lovely staff that had served me at Gidleigh Park and they actually recognised me which was nice. I had planned to go with the ALC but on seeing the taster menu I had no choice but to opt for this as it sounded amazing with a couple of menu items that reminded me of Michael's menu from Gidleigh. I was not disappointed, dishes were all beautifully presented, perfectly balanced and portions were ideal. Highlights were the celeriac with hen of the woods and the optional extra course 'ox meadow' which was a beautiful light espuma flavoured with Mrs Kirkhams Cheshire cheese with a rich onion puree and cubes of salty ox tongue lurking in the cheesy depths, fantastic dish! The place was a pleasant dining area and service was really friendly, some dishes being served by a knowledgeable chef. All in all as good as I hoped it would be. Thanks to all ! I will be back!

SI
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely meal we had. Yes it is pricey but in terms of the food quality, originality and presentation, combined with great service skills from a delightful front of house team made it a night to remember. We will be back.

OT
Lancashire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday. Fab service. Quick service. Great staff and venue.

a
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Overall this was a very overpriced restaurant. The portions were extremely small- there were only 3 very small pieces of lobster for a starter which cost £20. The main course of turbot cost £30 and also only had extremely small pieces of fish - the same with the fillet of beef. The taste of the food was overall very good though the beef was not a patch on the beef served by the previous owner both in quality, texture or taste.
The decor is a dismal grey and the atmosphere non existent.
Such a disappointment!

GD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Service & atmosphere very good indeed, the food was perfect in everyway.

£12 for a glass of wine I thought was very expensive, that is the only negative, I would highly recommend the Angel.

Keep up the good work!!!!

G
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, wonderful food, beautifully presented. Would definitely recommend. I especially appreciated the gushing ‘welcome back’ after I had visited the gents!

J
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, but he food was very very special, bursting with flavour, different textures and subtlety with every mouthful - the quality maintained through our three courses.

JA
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Delicious food with great attention to detail, beautifully presented. Well-balanced tasting menu. Friendly, attentive staff.

HU
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been here over a hundred times under the previous regime and frankly it had lost its way.
The new broom in the form of Michael Wignall has made a world of difference-expensive but superb-I anticipate that a Michelin Star will soon be arriving

BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great, but portions were very small for a Sunday dinner!

SC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was very nice although not cheap. Our problem was the portion size - it was disappointing, mean and totally unreasonable.
My wife’s beef was over cooked.

PC
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PE
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food with amazing taste and presentation. Having been a few times I think the portion sizes are smaller than our last visit and the tasting menu hadn't changed much. We were looking forward to going again but felt a bit disappointed on leaving.

MG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of friends visited The Angel for Sunday lunch. As soon as we walked through the door we were greeted by the bartender with a genuine smile and the friendliness continued throughout our visit.
There was an excellent choice of food and wine. The meals were cooked perfectly and beautifully presented. I especially enjoyed my dessert, deconstructed Snickers.
We will certainly be returning after this experience.

LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully tasting food and beautifully presented, great service too! We will be back!

KT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is now certainly back on our must do list. The change from when we were last there, is amazing. The food is certainly some of the best we have experienced. And the decor and ambience sets it up perfect. However the highlight of the day was the young lady that served us, she was delightful. A truly special day for our wedding anniversary and best of all, it right on our doorstep. We will be back real soon.

LD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food both beautifully cooked and presented and friendly and efficient service

NW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very small portions and virtually no vegetables with main course. I thought Nouveau cuisine had died a death but not here!

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