delicious homemade food
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Our organic restaurant serves delicious homemade dishes using organic, fresh, wild, local, seasonal & some quite unique home-grown ingredients.
Food is served throughout the day providing everything from a snack to a hearty homemade meal. A great venue for catching up with friends & family or for people travelling looking for a pit stop.
Featuring on the hearty breakfast menu is our home-cured bacon and homemade sausages produced in our butchers, made from our own rare breed pork. Popular lunch specials are the chef’s burger, two lentil dhal, kofta kebab, falafel salad & seasonal dishes such as home grown fig salad from our greenhouse always go down a treat.
Chefs Emily & Stevie have produced a menu using local and organic produce which has been key to the success of the organic restaurant at Cross Lanes.
Everything is made fresh from scratch on the premises, all meals are made using chef’s own mix of ingredients with herbs & spices to flavour. Bread is baked daily & all scones and cakes are made on site.
Throughout the menu, all dietary requirements are catered for including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan.
Our organic restaurant was the first to achieve a top accolade from the Soil Association ‘Organic Served Here’ award. We received the maximum 5 stars award in recognition of our commitment to serving a menu that contains 95 to 100% certified organic ingredients.
Takeaway Sunday Lunch as everywhere is reopening we have stopped doing our ‘takeaway lunches to reheat at home’. However, we have a fully stocked ready meal freezer in our farm shop with everything you need to create an easy Sunday lunch at home (Cooked meat & gravy, yorkshire puddings, roasties and sides of veg).
Organic Coffee Served
All good restaurants require a quality coffee and we’ve got just that.
We use Railtown Organic Coffee from Henley, based in Darlington. Our beans are a triple certified espresso blend, with Sumatra, Columbia and Honduras. It has a dark chocolate, walnut flavour with full body.
We use a Fairtrade organic Columbian medium roast filter coffee which is 100% Arabica with a full nutty flavour with fruity aroma.
Our coffees are available to takeaway as well.
We sell retail bags on the farm shop of both our organic beans & ground coffees. So if you have enjoyed a coffee in the restaurant you can buy a bag to enjoy at home.
Woodfired Pizza Oven
The restaurant features a traditional wood fired pizza oven which sits at the heart of the building.
Our delicious pizzas are a must to try. Everything is homemade from scratch, we make all our own pizza dough in the bakery, the passata is a chef’s special recipe and the toppings are freshly prepared daily.
A popular pizza is the pulled pork with pesto which uses our own rarebreed pork from the butchers.
We created our famous breakfast pizza, which literally is all your favourite breakfast ingredients on top of a pizza topped with melted cheddar cheese.
Flat breads, rarebits, lasagnes and other daily specials are also cooked or finished in the wood oven.
All pizzas are available to take away so you can enjoy them at home or on the go.
Our table menus include the everyday offering off food and drinks.
Cross Lanes Table Menu
We have a specials board which changes daily ensuring a varied choice for our regular customers and a menu which is based solely on availability of local, seasonal ingredients.
We have a separate Children’s menu.
Our Restaurant is a Green Oasis On The A66
The restaurant is situated beneath a glazed atrium providing a light spacious relaxing atmosphere. A stop off at Cross Lanes offers a little bit of tranquility just seconds off the busy A66 with the restaurant overlooking the rolling Teesdale countryside.