The Angel at Hetton
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.
Very attentive staff, with very good food and very good service
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.
We had another fabulous Sunday lunch at the Angel. It is incredible value for such high quality dining
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.
We really enjoyed the tasting menu and the wines to go with it. Amazing place will visit again!
Stunning food, excellent service and great value! Worth travelling for, will be back!
Stunning food, beautiful setting and professional and friendly service. Yorkshire’s best restaurant.
really nice place to go for lunch we will try staying & having dinner next time .
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.
This restaurant just gets better. Congratulations to the chef for outstanding food and the staff for the great service
The most beautiful food
Lovely day, lovely place ,lovely staff and meal the whole experience was fantastic
Will definitely return
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.
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
Beautiful food and impeccable service.
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.
Wow, what a fantastic restaurant from the staff to the food everything was just perfect. Can't wait to return.
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.
Stunning food and fab service. Already booked our return visit
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.
Great lunch, excellent food. The lunchtime set menu was very good value. We thought the service was particularly good. We will be back!
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!
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.
Birthday. Fab service. Quick service. Great staff and venue.
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!
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!!!!
Excellent meal, wonderful food, beautifully presented. Would definitely recommend. I especially appreciated the gushing ‘welcome back’ after I had visited the gents!
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.
Amazing meal. Delicious food with great attention to detail, beautifully presented. Well-balanced tasting menu. Friendly, attentive staff.
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
Food and service were great, but portions were very small for a Sunday dinner!
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.
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.
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.
Wonderfully tasting food and beautifully presented, great service too! We will be back!
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.
Wonderful food both beautifully cooked and presented and friendly and efficient service
Very small portions and virtually no vegetables with main course. I thought Nouveau cuisine had died a death but not here!
Great food and service,relaxing atmosphere and attentive staff.