The Cleveland Tontine

4.3
241 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Birthdays
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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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

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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!

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MT
Yorkshire
2 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

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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

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M
Yorkshire
1 review
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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 .

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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

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

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

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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.

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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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JS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great large room and bathroom, food was excellent, staff were friendly, excellent customer service.
Will definitely stay and dine there again.

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SM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we like it here, it make the experiance really special, in stead of just a pub/restaurant and the Staff are very friendly, see you soon.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing evening for the Burn's night celebration

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PW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All staff were attentive from the minute we walked through the door.The food was excellent and so was the service.

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s
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Wasn't so keen on the location on our approach with it being so close to the A19 but you don't really notice the traffic noise indoors. Very warm welcome, lovely bar area with open fires. Lovely setting for Sunday lunch. Couldn't fault the food and the service was extremely courteous and attentive. Highly recommend

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LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
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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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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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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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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