The Cleveland Tontine

4.1
223 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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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.
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LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue for afternoon tea on a dull, gloomy January day. Enjoyed it from start to finish.

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MM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming, good service, super food, reasonable prices, friendly and lovely environment. We shall come again!

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BH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Very disappointed
Lovely setting let down by poor quality of food which is overpriced.
Will not be using this venue again
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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always nice ambience and service much improved over last 3 months!

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T
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food exceptional,
Although it was quiet being so close after Xmas we were well looked after , seafood starter was excellent followed by a chateaubriand to die for, chocolate indulgence to finish all accompanied by a nice bottle of Chablis.
We will be back.

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CH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service, would definitely come back.

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food. Exceptional service. Very very impressed with the barman’s knowledge of wine. I told him just what I liked and the wine he recommended was one of the nicest I had in some time. And I’m fussy. Nothing was too much trouble we were looked after from start too finish.

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B
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely surroundings and fantastic staff. The care taken for a guest with an egg allergy was superb. Food, tea, and coffee were delicious.

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JD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and atmosphere and the service is outstanding. Love this place. Always impressed with everything they do.

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JF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food good. Would have appreciated a little more meat for the Sunday lunch main course. Staff extremely welcoming.

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CG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, well looked after, a little disappointed with the seafood starter, most expensive on the menu but very little on the plate. Main was lovely had a great evening overall.

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HM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm welcome, great service, delicious food. Open log fire was a delight.

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GB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Sunday lunch. Friendly and attentive staff.

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C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, fabulous food, great attention to detail and our waiter was outstanding.

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CS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Service is superb and quality of food amazing.

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good meal, food quality top notch, good value for money.

Only complaint was dining room was cold, coal fire was ok but did not warm dining room up, needed radiators on to provide a nice warm atmosphere.

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R
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely presented dishes, although portions very small. Taste of food is good. Looking at price-quality it is too expensive. Also asked for the Market menu, but said they didn't serve it?

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PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive service. The staff were excellent and throughly enjoyed our experience celebrating my daughters 18th birthday

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AE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to The Cleveland Tontine and it certainly met our expectations.
From being met at reception to finalising the bill at the end it was a lovely evening.
The food was fabulous and staff took the time to explain dishes and engage in conversation with us.
This will certainly be a place we visit again both together and with extended family and are looking forward to the festive season menus.
Our thanks goes out to everyone who made the experience memorable.

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HH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing menu , couldn’t fault the food one bit and the service was outstanding

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JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Had Sunday lunch, beef was amazing but the gravy let the full thing down it tasted horrible. The veg and roasties were also great.

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MB
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A cut above the other provenance inns chain of gastropubs TheTontine is beginning to regain former glories. Very good food nicely presented and attentive staff. Excellent Sunday lunch easy parking and modestly priced

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B
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice food and building. Noise from the A19 seems to have reduced with the addition of fence panels since the last time I was here. The close proximity of tables to each other (or just noisy diners?) spoils for me what would be an excellent dining experience.
p.s. more vegetarian/vegan options please

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R
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Great food and outstanding service service. Probably a bit too pricey but definitely worth it for a night out for a special occasion.

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OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for the quality of the food.

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D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor service began with the waitress pouring the wine all over the table. No apology, and only a feeble attempt to wipe it up. Poorly dressed staff didn't do the surroundings justice. I was supprised to be led down a narrow staircase to our table. I'm not sure if this was even the main restaurant. Our table for two was sandwiched between two other tables, leg room was minimal. Conversations on the other tables was a distraction due to the close proximity of the tables. The food was average from a restraunt this standard. Overall disappointed as I had heard so much praise over the years.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I had dined here a few months ago and had the most incredible steak, probably the best I had ever tasted. Returning on Friday 21 September for my wife's birthday, I ordered the steak again. As before, it was a rib eye, which is among my favourite cuts. This one, however was full of grizzle and sinew. When asked about the meal, the waiter could see I was struggling to get through it. He said it was a characteristic of the meat and although offered another steak, I left it at that, not wanting to make a scene. I am mad with myself for not challenging his comment, because I enjoy fat in a rib eye, but this was definitely not fat.
Although my wife's chicken was cooked to perfection, the downside is I will not be returning.

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DS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall a very good experience, the food was very good and great value for money. The reason for not outstanding is the level of service. The greeting was excellent and we were shown to our table very quickly, given a wine list and a menu but then............ a bit of a wait. Again when I asked for the bill it took some time for it to appear.
Having said that I would definitely recommend the Cleveland Tontine for an everyday dining experience or even a special occasion. So much so in fact that we are going to book a night at the hotel so we can both enjoy the experience and explore the surrounding area.

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PC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at The Tontine. Food was very good, served hot by very efficient and friendly staff. The dining room itself was really nicely set up with white linen table cloths, napkins and fresh flowers. I am puzzled as to why the restaurant is named "The Bistro" it is definitely a far cry from a bistro, it is much more than that.

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M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place, helpful staff , great food, nice atmosphere

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GH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal a truly fabulous steak and an astonishingly good chocolate dessert.
It's not cheap to eat here but it is worth every penny

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the 4th Sunday lunch we have enjoyed here in the last 11 months. We have to make a special trip as it’s not a local dining location for us, so it must be good!

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MF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, perfect for our special celebration. Food and surroundings were worth the drive.

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C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the Sunday lunch here food was amazing Veg was all from their own garden/green house , took my partner for his birthday we were placed next to an original feature fire place was so lovely

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JG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We had Sunday lunch and the roast vegetables where overcooked to the point of being burnt , the cauliflower was also overcooked the point of being soggy and watery. We had to ask for the yorkshire puddings which were part of the dish. the resteraunt wasn't busey.

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AL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Rooms excellent and excellent value, food very good, breakfast service excellent, evening bar service as there was no dedicated bar staffing, we had to go to to find a member of staff every time we needed more drinks, including ringing the reception bell, restaurant dinner service had waiting staff, but not attentive / focused on checking to see if we needed anything and again we had of our way to get the attention of waiting staff. Overall the service issues didn't spoil the experience but did get a bit frustrating. Bar staffed and waiting staff scanning the tables for guests needing something would be the final ingredient.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Overall the quality of the food was good.
The service left a lot to be desired.
At the prices charged I expect a lot higher quality

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EI
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We took some friends out for a special occasion and so thought the Tontine would be a nice treat. The food was beautifully presented and beautifully cooked. However, I found the menu tailored very much towards the fish and seafood diner and the starters for me, were limiting, not even a soup to choose and so I did without. It was a lovely venue and everyone enjoyed their meals and the staff were very helpful and easily on hand for wine and other drinks. I would definitely recommend the Tontine to friend however I would advise them to check the menu before they came just to make sure it was to their liking.

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GK
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked Tontine for our wedding anniversary. Went a la carte and the food was world class. Service was very effective and me and the wife really enjoyed the whole experience.
Will definitely book again and recommend to friends and family.
Thanks to all at the Tontine as I have kept the Mrs happy for another 12 months.

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m
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Poor service, aggressive bar staff, warm food and the toilets were broken so a very unpleasant aroma all evening. Had notified a birthday celebration and not one person acknowledged the fact
Overall very disappointing and will take my future business elsewhere

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