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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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Fabulous Yorkshire ingredients prepared with flair

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The Georgian house at the heart of the 200-acre estate is a handsome pile, and even its coach house is on a grand scale. In fact, The Coach House restaurant is the heart and soul of this operation, and with its smart, rustic finish, soothing natural colours and a ceiling opened to the rafters, it is a stylish spot to tuck into fine Yorkshire produce treated with respect. The hard-working kitchen kicks off with breakfast (eggs Benedict with Yorkshire ham), before lunches such as classy sandwiches or fish and chips, or sea bream with heritage salad carrot. The kitchen garden provides a good deal of the salads, veg and herbs. In the evening, the chargrill comes into its own for top-notch steaks (côtes de boeuf for two to share, say), served with a choice of sauces and sides. This kitchen has a sure touch, with starters like torched mackerel with sweet-and-sour apple, and main courses such as that bream or soy-glazed duck with sweet potatoes and toasted seeds. Finish with baked pistachio Alaska. A new dining addition is on the way: The Forge will be adding to Middleton Lodge’s culinary output.

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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(s): Gareth Rayner

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Starter from: £5
  • Main course from11
  • Dessert from: £5
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

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

Getting here

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

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Darlington
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