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The Tempus, Charlton Hall Estate, Chathill, Northumberland

The Tempus, Charlton Hall Estate

4.5
4.5
294 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
We would like to introduce you to The Tempus at Charlton Hall Estate.

Whether you opt to join us for lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner, we present an array of enticing menus for your pleasure. Our à la carte menu highlights the finest local talent and ingredients, while our afternoon tea features an elegant assortment of delectable sweet and savoury delights.

Well behaved 4 legged friends are very welcome up until 7pm in our bar and restaurant area.

Lunch service from 12pm – 4pm Monday – Saturday.

Afternoon tea – 2.45pm – 4.45pm Wednesday – Saturday.

A la carte dining from 5pm daily.

Sunday lunch from 12pm.

Our bar and snug is open all day, daily, for coffee, tea, drinks and bar snacks.

Please note that we offer Afternoon Tea every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Pre-Booking is required no later than 48 hours ahead of your booking. Bookings available 2:30-4:45pm, please specify you are booking Afternoon Tea in the notes section!

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2 people

20:30


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    01665 579173
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Alnwick
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Tempus Afternoon Tea

    £32.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Say hello to Afternoon Tea at The Tempus! (Hey Parents, we are also offering a Children's Afternoon Tea, treat your little munchkins for £18.95, just let us know how many children in the party in the notes!!!!) Indulge in a mouth-watering selection of delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a delicious array of miniature cakes and pastries.​ However we do require 48 hours notice as everything is prepared on the day for you. Our brand-new menu has been carefully designed by our very own pastry chef, Catherine Smith, using freshly sourced ingredients from Northumberland and the Borders. Need we say more?​ Afternoon Tea will be served every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Pre-booking is required 48hrs before.
    The Tempus Afternoon Tea photo

What 294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Innovative

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Romantic

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Great for scenic views

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Good for special occasions

294 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Vegetarian food really dull. Why do chefs appear to want to penalise anyone who fancies a plant based meal by putting so little thought and effort into the options available? Plant based food can be exciting and nourishing. I wonder if there is someone the chef could turn to for advice and ideas.
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded 1 day ago
    Good evening, Thank you for taking the time to review, we appreciate all feedback, positive or negative. I will certainly pass on your thoughts to our Head Chef and we will look into our vegetarian options and review where required. We do regularly change dishes on our menus, so please do keep your eye open on social media for changes and hopefully we can tempt you back with some delicious choices that you will like. Have a lovely week, kind regards, Liz

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  2. Iana

    County Durham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Receptionists, Amy and Nicki, were charming and helpful. Liz and Lucy saw to our needs at the table professionally and pleasantly. The food was great, and the Orangery is a delightful setting. A really enjoyable experience.
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded 1 day ago
    Good evening Iana, Thank you for taking the time to review, we really appreciate your lovely comments and I will be sure to pass on to the Team Tempus. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to visit soon and hope you all have a lovely week. Thank you for choosing us, kind regards, Liz

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  3. SusanM

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Been to many afternoon teas n this one was near top end. Bit pricey compared to most. Food was really good n plentiful as we had to take some home. The gentleman that served us was very pleasant n nothing was a bother. Defo recommend.
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much SusanM, I will certainly pass on your compliments to Bryan, who we agree is a true delight. I certainly hope you enjoyed your afternoon tea treats back at home. See you again soon, have a lovely week. Best wishes, Liz

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal & wonderful mocktails. Staff lovely. Service a little slow on first drink order - which seemed a little odd as not a busy evening.
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much for the lovely review, I'll look into the wait on the first drinks for you as we want to get your beverages to you as soon as possible, mocktails and cocktails do naturally take a little bit longer, as we want to get them right for you. We will look forward to welcoming you back and I will pass on your lovely comments about the staff. Hopefully we will see you again soon, kind regards, Liz

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely family meal at The Tempus for Father’s Day! Nothing was a problem for the amazing staff, food was superb, and our children can’t wait to go back!
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you very much, we are glad your Children loved it so much, as we do. I will certainly pass on your lovely comments to the team who will be delighted, and we will look forward to welcoming you back. Have a lovely week. Kind regards, Liz

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  6. StephenG

    Cheshire

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, gorgeous interior decor, great service. The food is really good even though its a limited choice menu, it is absolutely worth visiting
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you very much for the kind review StephenG, and thank you for choosing The Tempus. We hope you visit us again soon, Kind regards, Team Tempus.

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  7. DavidP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoyed the menu choices but found the lamb livers to be over cooked on the outside. The place was lovely but the sauce was lacking in flavour
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded 1 day ago
    Hello DavidP, Thank you so much for the review and we will take your feedback on board of course, please do let us know next time as we will very happily change anything for you. We hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Team Tempus.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Venue, service and the food was stunning! Cannot fault a single thing about the place
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded on 15 June 2024
    Thank you so much for choosing The Tempus, we are so happy you had a wonderful time with us and hope to see you again soon.

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  9. HelgaH

    Perthshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Perhaps we chose a bad evening to dine at the Tempus, but we had a very long wait (30 minutes) before even finding out what the soup, pasta and pie of the day were. The fish and chips had sold out. My starter of mussels was delicious, but although my husband's starter of Craster kipper with cheese croquettes was tasty, there were only a few flakes of kipper on his plate. The 'lush' pie of the day was fish pie, which had been on the menu the night before. It arrived in a small dish with mussels, something my husband hates, pushed into the potato topping and was served without any vegetable, just chips or mash. Sadly, I didn't enjoy my main course of rainbow trout either. Far too much pastry and tomatoes. Disappointing and poor value for money.
    The Tempus, Charlton Hall EstateResponded on 15 June 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review, we are very sorry you didn't enjoy your time at The Tempus Restaurant. We have a great team of chef's and are always happy to adapt any dishes wherever possible. Please do let us know in future when we check back as we will change anything for you if we know, your husband said the fish pie was lovely, despite hating mussels, so we didn't know anything was wrong at all at this point, only now, when sadly we cannot change the outcome. We hope you change your mind and decide to visit again, we will be sure to look after you very well. Kind regards, Team Tempus.

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  10. HelgaH

    Perthshire

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service at the bar was poor. We could see that the barman was busy with an order, but he failed to acknowledge our presence, which we felt was thoughtless. Two items on the menu were sold out, including the mussels, which I had been looking forward to. I found the pork very fatty and disliked the stuffing, but my husband thoroughly enjoyed his soup and fish and chips.

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The Tempus, Charlton Hall Estate is rated 4.5 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Tempus, Charlton Hall Estate

Charlton Hall, Chathill, Northumberland NE67 5DZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Alnwick
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:00–00:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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