Lunch and dinner at Fairlawns Hotel & Spa

Restaurant 178

Locally sourced, seasonal menus

Restaurant 178

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat after using the spa, or want to wine and dine someone special, dining at Restaurant 178 is not to be missed. Our Head Chef uses fresh local ingredients to create regularly updated seasonal menus, and uses English recipes influenced by flavours from around the world. We must warn you though, Chef loves to experiment, so be prepared for something really special.

Respect to ingredients and appreciating the impact food production has on the environment are also factors that influence our menu style. We try and source sustainable and local produce where possible and often prepare dishes in a way that keeps the integrity of ingredients in tact.

Vegetarian, Vegan and special diets are catered for and we always try and remember that we are here to cook for you (not ourselves) - so if you would like something preparing specially; please just ask.

Steak and Seafood Al Fresco

To kick things off in April we are hosting some special 'al fresco' Steak and Seafood nights on our heated terrace. Super relaxed evenings, top notch food and a table for you to enjoy for the evening. Why rush?

There will be 28 day dry aged steaks, Native UK lobsters and plenty of other seasonal delights. Relaxed and informal nights on our heated outdoor space.

We would love to see you - maximum party size, for everyone's benefit, is 6.

The menu is priced individually priced. We are serving Thursday - Saturday evenings from 15th April - 15th May

Steak & Seafood Menu

Opening times

Lunch: Mon - Sun
12.30 - 16.00
Dinner: Mon - Sat
18.00 - 21.00
Dinner: Sunday
19.00 - 21.00

Long, lazy lunches

Lunch Club

We spend as much time planning our lunch menu as we do our dinner menu, so drop in for a light bite to eat or mark a special occasion and enjoy our fresh, seasonal dishes. This is made up of chefs carefully prepared seasonal produce, everyday classics (sometimes you just fancy a scotch egg) along with some indulgent options. The menu is priced at a discounted £20 for 2 courses and £25 for 3 courses.

Lunch is served Mon-Saturday 12.30-16.00

Sunday lunch

Is there anything better than a traditional Sunday roast? We go all out for Sunday lunch at Restaurant 178 with a different menu every month. Always featuring the classic roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, but also mixing it up with more innovative dishes for those feeling adventurous.

For December we have a special Christmas Sunday menus running which include a Prosecco or classic G&T on arrival. Relax - its Christmas.

Expect chef to match the seasons with market produce. Our Sunday lunch is always popular so make sure you book a table. We look forward to welcoming you.


At Restaurant 178 , we love to experiment so you can expect traditional British dishes - locally sourced steaks, fresh fish, our famous chocolate brownies - with a twist. Our Market Menu changes with the seasons, so there is always something new to try including imaginative vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. You are in for a treat with our wine list too, including a special selection of French wines.

Items are individually priced. Residents with dinner included have an allowance towards the Market menu to treat themselves during their stay.

Please also visit our Offers page to find out details of our latest 'Steak Night: Date night' £50 for two offer

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Special dietary requirements

Vegetarians and vegans aren't restricted to one or two options at Restaurant 178. We have separate vegetarian and vegan menus which change seasonally so you can enjoy a greater choice of dishes, just ask to see the menu. As our dishes are freshly prepared in the kitchen at Restaurant 178, our team are able to adapt our menu to suit a number of special dietary requirements. Dishes that can be adapted for gluten-free diets are already highlighted on our menus but if you have any other requirements or allergies please let us know.

Dress code

We want you to be comfortable, so whether you're popping in for a quick bite with some friends or spending the whole evening celebrating with someone special, as long as you're smart/casual, you're in. Jeans are permitted but we ask that you refrain from wearing shorts, robes, slippers, workwear, sportswear or trainers in Restaurant 178.

Book your table

Treat your tastebuds to British dining with a twist at Restaurant 178.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our restaurant or want to let us know about your special dietary requirements then please get in touch and our team will be happy to help.

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