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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Yorkshire menu at the heart of a Georgian country estate

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

At the heart of Middleton Lodge, an expansive Georgian country estate not far from Richmond, The Coach House is a restaurant with rooms in the modern style. Its continuing development extends to the current planning of a 2.5-acre kitchen garden, due to come on stream in 2018. Inside, well-spaced chunky wood tables and shelves displaying ornamental glassware beneath a beamed ceiling are the setting for a Yorkshire menu influenced by the bounty of the local countryside. Dishes are pleasingly based in British culinary tradition, with modern flourishes in the form of wild ingredients and eye-catching presentation. Chargrilled meats are a feature, including 32-day Galloway rib-eye and Cheviot lamb, served with skinny fries and salad, while the rest of the menu deals in cured sea-trout with oyster mayonnaise, horseradish and apple, and mains such as grilled hake in wild garlic butter with sea spinach, brown shrimps and toasted almonds, or locally reared chicken with hen-of-the-woods and gnocchi. At the end, there are fashionable tweaks to old favourites, adding rhubarb sorbet to custard tart made with duck egg, or tropicalising the rice pudding with coconut and a mango sorbet. A top-value market menu offers the likes of slow-cooked brisket with pancetta, onions and wild leeks for main.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Gareth Rayner

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 43
  • Wines over £30: 47
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Starter from 6
  • Main course from10
  • Dessert from4
  • 2-course lunch from15
  • 3-course lunch from20
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24

Getting here

A1 junct 56, follow signs towards Barton, 2nd right onto Kneeton Lane, 2 mins on left

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Darlington
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