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An Evening with Daniel Fletcher, Danny Parker and David Coulson

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This event is now fully booked, a waiting list is in operation.

Sunday 3rd February 2019 from 6.30pm - please note this event is now fully booked, a waiting list is in operation.

Rockliffe Hall is excited to announce another can’t miss event has been added to the Festival of Food line-up taking place in February 2019.

Daniel Fletcher, Danny Parker and David Coulson are the three North East regional finalists from this year’s Great British Menu and they will be cooking in the 4AA Rosette Orangery restaurant. 

The evening begins with a glass of Champagne on arrival followed by a six course tasting menu featuring dishes inspired by Dan, Danny and David’s time on BBC2’s Great British Menu. Guests have the option to add on Sommelier selected wine pairing options to match each dish. A raffle will be held on the evening to raise funds for Hospitality Action. 

Tables are available at three sittings of 7pm, 8pm or 9pm.  

Daniel Fletcher
Born and raised in North Yorkshire, Dan travelled the world after finishing catering college, taking jobs in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. On his return to the UK Dan worked at a number of distinguished restaurants including The Kitchin, in Edinburgh under Michelin staffed chef Tom Kitchin, and the Michelin starred Black Swan pub in Oldstead under two-time Great British Menu banquet champion, Tommy Banks. Dan won this year’s North East final of Great British Menu and is currently head chef at Fenchurch restaurant at the Sky Garden in London.

Danny Parker
Danny got his first job as a kitchen porter at just 14 years old. He then went on to work at Wynyard Hall before taking on the role of sous chef at Kenny Atkinson’s House of Tides in Newcastle. He is now Executive Head Chef at Jesmond Dene House. He was a finalist on MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, made the finals of National Chef of the Year 2017 and the regional finals of The Roux scholarship. 

David Coulson
David’s first job was at the Castle Eden Inn where he learnt on the job rather than training at college. After working with Marcus Bennett at Newcastle’s McCoy’s Brasserie at the Baltic, Wynyard Hall and with Michelle Roux Jnr at the 2 Michelin starred La Gavroche in Mayfair, David returned to Newcastle to open his own restaurant, Peace and Loaf. His restaurant, which offers “fine dining without the fuss” has since been awarded The Good Food Guide Local Restaurant of the Year for the North East, 2 AA Rosettes and a mention in the Michelin Guide.

Please note this event is now fully booked, a waiting list is in operation. To put your name on the waiting list please call 01325 729999 or email

This special event includes

  • A glass of Champagne on arrival
  • Great British Menu inspired six course tasting menu by our three guest chefs
  • Option to add on Sommelier selected wine pairing options to match each dish
  • Tables are available at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm
  • As part of Rockliffe Hall's Festival of Food


Date & Time: Sunday 3rd February 2019 from 6.30pm
Price: £85 per person with Sommelier selected wine pairing available for an additional £45 per person
Location: The 4AA Rosette Orangery restaurant

The Orangery

Rockliffe’s magnificent, lovingly restored Victorian Orangery sits in the heart of the Old Hall, featuring high glass ceilings and stunning views.

Please note full pre-payment is required at the time of booking. We will endeavour to accommodate all dietary requirements, however please be aware that in some instances this might mean your dishes are created by Rockliffe Hall’s executive chef rather than the guest chefs. Please notify us of any food allergies on booking. Accommodation prices are based on two adults sharing a double or twin Tiplady Lodge bedroom. This event will run in three sittings, at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.


per person for the six course tasting menu


per person for the six course tasting menu and wine pairing


for two people, with bed and breakfast accommodation