Our year-round restaurant
(Closed Mondays) Between 5 & 8
during festivals: noon to 3
or check please
tip included for groups of 6
cameras, cell phones, please.
One of the most
gratifying ways to learn about the middle ages is to sit down to a meal prepared
from recipes enjoyed by the noble classes. Camlann's restaurant is
designed as a 14th century village inne where you may relax in a country
setting, enjoy the genuine warmth of your
attentive server, savor the hearty food, and give yourself over to the music and
stories of the minstrels. Welcome, traveler, to the Bors Hede Inne, the
Northwest's most unique dining experience, where you may enjoy our medieval
Opening the heavy wrought-iron-hinged
door, you are welcomed by
the hosteler (innkeeper) into the softly-lit medieval dining hall where,
in winter, the great fireplace, lined with drying wood, warms the timbered
At your borde
server brings linens and scented water to wash hands before eating, and
describes what food the cook has on the fire for the evening meal, answering
your questions as is due the noble traveler (“Þe inne was built in þe reign
of King Edwards father...þe ale is brewed by our village ale wife...”).
For your pleasure, all the evening, are wondrous minstrel songs and stories,
accompanied on the lute.
Sumptuous platters of fresh food, prepared from authentic 14th
century recipes, are brought before you.
Sight, smell, taste, and touch are brought into play as your fingers,
spoon, and borde
knyfe dip into uniquely sauced entrées, served on platters,
to be eaten from your bread trencher
(plate). Fine wine, mead, ale or juice is served in earthen pitchers for your
drinking mazer (coffee, tea and soda pop are unknown in these times).
Built and opened in 1993,
the Bors Hede provides unique, educational food and entertainment year-round in
the dining room, while banquets and classes are held in the vaulted undercroft.
". . .You could easily believe that
600 years have slipped away and you are back in Chaucer's England"
(Jena MacPherson - Sunset Magazine, April 1995)
. . wonderful food combined with the atmosphere, accom- modating service
and terrific entertainment makes this restaurant a worthy night out"
(Sue Kidd - Eastside Journal, July 2001)
" . . . a near-total immersion into the more
pleasant aspects of 14th century English culture" (Jim Goldsmith - Eastside
Seattle Sidewalk Choice 1998
". . . a
great experience for groups and parties"
. . hearty food . . . no slickly packaged enterprise pushing ye olde hot
dogges . . . the culinary journey to the past." (Gregory Roberts - Seattle
Post Intelligencer, Sept 2000)
" . . . Flavorful and hearty meals"
(Merry Hays - Eastside Journal, July 1998)
" . . . you can have your history and eat
it too -- not only is the food tasty, but you won't find any egregious blunders
like potatoes (from the new world) or 'medieval Pepsi" (Melody Moss - The
Stranger, July 1999)
. . We're back in the 20th century too soon." (Carol Marsh - Northwest
Travel Magazine, Jan-Feb 2000)
Menu varies weekly, providing variety for the adventurous visitor.
Lunches are served during
festivals (at other times, by appointment, for groups of 8 or more).
Facilities are smoke free and handicap accessible.
No cameras, cell phones, please.
Not recommended for children under 10 (2 hour dinner / live music).
Dinner Reservations are
requested. Payment by Check or
(a unique appetizer)
BREAD (to eat upon)
& GREENS SALAT
chicken in dragon's blood sauce)
lamb in cameline sauce)
EN TENS DE NOIS
salmon in hazelnut sauce)
& chick peas in almond-anise milk)
choices vary weekly
in wine and anise)
and greens in a rich custard pie)
by reservation for groups of 6
drinks & dessert
English Cheeses, Fruit,
and /or Vegetable Pottage
includes 50% for entertainment)