The Cleveland Tontine

4.5
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267 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Quiet Conversation

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About

The Cleveland Tontine is something of an institution in beautiful North Yorkshire. With its open fires, eclectic mix of furnishings and fabrics, outstanding service and fantastic food, the Tontine is still 'the' place to eat, drink and stay in this beautiful part of the country. Whether you’re here for a business meeting, bite to eat or a relaxing break our team will ensure you are made most welcome.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:30pm - 21:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 21:00
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Phone number
01609 882671
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
We have a number of car parking spaces available within the grounds of The Cleveland Tontine.
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Public Transit
The Cleveland Tontine is located 8 miles from Northallerton British Rail station
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went back after 25 years. Was my wifes favorite resturant.
It was as good as our memories

TF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it here. It is classy, intimate, professional and serves great food! Not to be missed and perfect for a special occasion.

A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely experience for our wedding anniversary from start to finish. Attentive at the bar when we first went in, pouring our wine for us.We were taken through to our table. We had a 3 course meal and each course was to die for. Again staff very attentive. Would highly recommend as not expensive, meals delicious and courteous staff. We will return

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved this place. Great food and wine. Very quiet when we dined there, but deserves to be packed out.

MT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, very friendly professional staff. Best Sunday lunch in the area!

JG
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, very attentive service, lovely atmosphere. Just a perfect dining experience

MT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Staff, Excellent food, Excellent service, Excellent value for money. What more can I say!!!

JH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday lunch we've had in a restaurant for a long time. The beef was gorgeous and the whole dining experience a pleasure.

HL
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with attentive staff. The chef clearly knew what he was doing. We will be returning soon!

JM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, impeccable service, lovely surroundings. Would definitely recommend.

CB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Verry attentive Staff who could not be more helpful.We went for Sunday Lunch and found it very good.

TF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, great venue, great food and great environment. Would I recommend? I already have! Fantastic! Thank you very much.

JH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent meal and reasonably priced wine - no significant problems - all four of enjoyed the meal

AM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very lucky as we caught them on a very quiet afternoon. So we had the whole place to ourselves.

GD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and efficient service without being too intrusive in our evening. Exceptional food which was good value for money from the evening menu. The surroundings were lovely.

DS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat; would highly recommend. We booked for a birthday treat and the food was excellent.

JP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Have visited the Tontine many times and have never been disappointed - until now. Restaurant was very quiet but it still took one and a half hours to complete a 2 course lunch which was pretty ordinary. Now off our list of preferences

L
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, definitely worth the 2 AA rosettes! Service perfectly balanced, relaxed but attentive

AH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Sunday roast with the our family of 4, and they let our dog sit under the table in the lounge, as advertised. Excellent food and excellent, friendly service.

B
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to visit The Tontine for over 15 years and it didn’t disappoint!

Amazing staff and service, great food and lovely surroundings.

Would definitely recommend this place and we will be visiting again soon.

RK
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food and wonderful attentive staff. Would recommend.

MB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose to go to the Tontine as I used to go there as a child with my parents and I wanted to show my friend how lovely it is.
We received a warm welcome on arrival and we were seated in the bar area and we ordered drinks. The waiter who saw to us was wonderful. Very polite and helpful, friendly but professional.
We moved into the restaurant and had a table by the window which was lovely and we ordered our lunch. As it was a special occasion we order the Chateaubriand for our main course which was probably the best I have ever had. The starters were also very nice. I had the Smoked Duck with hazelnuts and rhubarb and my friend had the beetroot & fennel risotto. Again the service was perfect.
Our desserts did not disappoint and I had the lemon posset with raspberry coulis and my friend had Affogato which she told me was fabulous.
Having worked in the hospitality business for over 30 years I suppose I am quite picky about where I eat but I have nothing but praise for the Tontine and we will certainly be back soon

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Excellent service. Unfortunately the main meal was over seasoned with too much salt. I did mention this after my meal and did receive a sorry.

HC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish!! And thank you to Alex, who looked after us.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice Sunday lunch with excellent service. Food was lovely although one of us had a lot of fat on beef. One of us had chicken in forestiere sauce and said it was absolutely delicious. One of us had whitebait starter and it was best he can ever remember having. Lovely ambience in the bistro and you would never know it was so close to a main road. We will definitely return.

JN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat out a lot and this is easily our favourite restraunt. The ambience, the food and the service are all excellent.

s
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasent staff and good ambience . Delicious food.Nothing to be critical of !

AG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spoiled for choice with the menu, and the set menu was excellent value for money. I had the risotto followed by the sea bass and both were cooked to perfection. Lovely selection of drinks and beautiful atmosphere in the lounge whilst waiting for our table. Staff were very polite and courteous, and made the experience even better

M
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was lovely, a little on the expensive side but really good quality ingredients however the service could have been better - drinks not topped up, ordered drinks that didn’t arrive and a fairly long wait for mains but maybe a one off as I’m sure they’d had a very busy Sunday service!

MT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday lunch I have ever had!! It was perfection!! Staff very polite and pleasant I would definately recommend this wonderful restaurant

SS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Sunday lunch....excellent service....apart from Luke warm carrots and parsnips all good

M
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch and brilliant staff! I had made a specific seating request to make a family member more comfortable and they were brilliant in accommodating this - thank you!

KK
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We (a party of 6) really enjoyed ourselves. On arrival we would have appreciated an aperitif upstairs in front of the fire in a more relaxing way. The small bar downstairs where we had pre lunch drinks has slippy high leather bar stools alright for youngsters but not so grand for the 60/70+. The food was very good, my whitebait starter was enough with good sized whitebait well cooked. Fish soup very tasty, not thick enough, and i like my fish submerged in the sauce (not placed on top) and served with a thick rouille sauce, grated Gruyere or Parmesan cheese, along with garlic toast or croutons. (traditional Bouillabaisse) For dessert ice cream was yummy. Yes we will go back as a party or a couple. Loved that you didn't get chucked out as we had a few more drinks and a bit of craic.

PE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable Sunday lunch experience. Have been here for around 30 years when staying in North York. New ownership but attentive service excellent & most importantly food to die for

MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the staff and the food was extremely good.

CH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food for the lunch menu, and very good value. Lovely ambiance in dining room with log fire .

SC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both outstanding, the restaurant was very busy which made it a bit noisy however this did not detract from the excellent service

M
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff and excellent food.Cosy by the big fireplace.

VB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We thought the place was lovely and the food good, a few things spoilt our evening . Firstly the service was poor and slow we had 2 people in our party waiting for utensils whilst the other two had their food and one person's sweet didn't arrive we had to ask for it. And secondly we had a lovely cup of coffee at the end of our meal but we're not offered a refill. Also it was sad to see so many wilting plants throughout the restaurant area. The head waiter was very good and attentive but unfortunately some of his juniors were less on the ball. Shame.

DH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant lunch. Notwithstanding its proximity to the A19 it was nice and quiet in he dining room.
Dave and Sue York

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