Bistro in Durham

Behind a high stone wall, country manor Aykley Heads House's exposed beams, wide floorboards and whitewashed walls provide an elegant setting for modern cuisine that takes its cues from Britain's north: haggis scotch egg, pan-fried scallops with Stornoway black pudding, North Pennines cheddar and spinach soufflé, and Northumberland rib-eye steak with locally foraged mushrooms.