Comfortably seating more than 80 patrons, our newly decorated restaurant takes its name from the magnificent stained-glass window on the property’s first floor, which features a scene from the famous Shakespearean play ‘Othello’. If you are celebrating a special occasion and want to pull out all the stops, our well-appointed dining rooms offer that extra bit of privacy while capturing the essence of the building’s former glory. If there is one thing that beats our exquisite restaurant and elegant dining rooms, it is our chefs’ passion for creating the most scrumptious dishes, showcasing quality, seasonal produce at its best. With all our dishes prepared fresh on the premises and our ingredients sourced locally, the eating experience is astonishingly good.
In our restaurant it is not just adult palates we cater for. With a specially designed and super tasty children’s menu that features smaller but still yummy portions, we guarantee that their eyes will light up and there will be no arguments from even the fussiest eaters. So if you want to take the kids out but you are not sure where to go then we’ve got you covered.
Food allergies and intolerances are at an all-time high, and as we become more conscious about what we eat, we feel it is really important to be aware that our clientele may have a range of different requirements. If you have any special dietary requirements, one quick phone call to the restaurant ahead of your visit and we can easily accommodate you.
Our Bar & Lounge
Needless to say, if you want to relax after a meal or unwind after a hard day at work, there has never been a better time to visit our snug bar and lounge areas. Both have benefitted from stunning new furniture to provide the ambience that matches the character of the rest of the estate. We offer a variety of exceptional teas and coffees as well as a selection of fine wines and beers, or a glass or two of champagne if you feel like treating yourselves. When the temperature drops outside, escape the winter blues and get into a cheerful mood while sipping a few festive cocktails in front of our fireplace. As the day draws to an end our bar and lounge come to life.
The combination of convenient access, beautiful location and superb cuisine makes the Astley Bank Hotel the ideal choice for a private dinner, a function, or any other celebration, including birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, and christenings. Along with Othello’s Restaurant, we also have several striking private rooms for a more intimate affair.
Special occasions are sometimes celebrated in a more relaxed and private way, but this doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on the setting. Enjoy a date with the divine with our private dining experience, including impeccable service and culinary delights in the splendour of your very own manor house. Bring your family and friends together and make it an occasion worth remembering. Please get in touch to find out more about Darwen’s perfect intimate dining experience.