The Leven

3.8
27 reviews
£25 and under
International
At The Leven, we have a passion for good food, great wine and outstanding service. We believe that eating out should be an experience and, with our three dining areas, we aim to create the perfect atmosphere to suit every occasion.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 27 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.5
ambience
4.1
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service are absolutely great, especially for the price, but the atmosphere, albeit durng the pandemic which would affect custom, it was quiet with no real atmosphere.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly service. Spacing could've been better.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1food5service4ambience4

The food and service was outstanding at the Leven Hotel, unfortunately it was greatly let down by people visiting the bar and been allowed to walk through the dining room without any masks on during Covid, the staff and duty manager didn't address or stop anyone entering the bar, we were asked to use the track and trace on entry but not the people using the bar, the duty manager just shrugged his shoulders, there were other diners complaining about the same issue. There must have been at least twenty people walking to and from the bar through a busy dining area without a mask on. To say we were very dissatisfied and disappointed is an understatement, the reason we were there was to find a venue for our upcoming wedding, the reviews on their website and trust pilot were really encouraging, however I would not even return to have another meal or drink let alone book our wedding there when a simple request like ensuring masks are worn during a pandemic are not adhered to. Shame on you Leven Hotel Stokesley, no wonder the pandemic isn't going away when you ignore the government guidelines and you would be the first to moan if you had to Close due to High Covid Levels going into a lock down, I will not be recommending your Hotel to anyone in fact I would advise people to stay away and give you a wide berth.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food lovely however service was a bit slow but seemed to be short staffed as only 1 waiter & 1 waitress so understandable.

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TracyO
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed the night in the hotel it was gorgeous the food was amazing and the service , tony was great we will be back

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MaveO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and service nice restaurant very nice Pinot

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JulieZ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had The Parmo it was delicious. Lovely real chips. Great friendly service.

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Andrew
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality food at The Leven restaurant with excellent service. Highly recommended.

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DarrellB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very nice taking into account the limited menu.
Our only gripe was that we booked a 'dog friendly' hotel with a view to having a couple of drinks in the bar with our dog. Dogs were only allowed in the room

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joGo
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Staff were great, food was lovely, not much atmosphere in the restaurant, it might have been that it was early on a Wednesday evening but only one other couple in. Quite expensive for what you get

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Booking was excellent and we received the confirmation and menus via email. However on arrival we wee informed the Al la carte menu was not available on a Tuesday. No one advised us of that when we booked and I couldn't understand why they would send that menu to us on email if it was not available. We chose from the bar menu and the prawn cocktail was very bland. No taste in the prawns and the sauce had no Marie rose flavour at all. We advised the server who said she would inform the chef but we still had to pay for them. The server was very friendly but no sanitizing took place on any of the tables as people came and went during the evening, which we would have expected during this pandemic. I must also say that the chocolate brownie was delicious.

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None
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Prawn cocktail was very good lots of prawns mains good apart from mustard sauce on chicken was more a gravy no mustard taste but chicken was really good disappointed when no posset left as we where eating early before 7 but all staff where brilliant

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Dosser
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice looking surroundings but very busy.
Food tasted re heated, peppercorn sauce was off.
Reminded me of a posher Yates

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend out for her belated birthday. The whole experience at the Leven was excellent. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The ambience was lovely. The food was fantastic, lots to choose from on the pub menu. We were very impressed with the food (Steak, chicken and sticky toffee pudding). Will definitely recommend and return. Thank you.

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Borogirl
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Very well placed safety wise. Fab cost with the Govt scheme. Recommend

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AlisonP
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good choice of dishes. We all had the salmon which was beautifully cooked. A good portion size for ladies! Good service.

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Leesemm
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place will definitely visit again. Food was excellent

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Shawzee
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Meal satisfactory without a wow
Young waitress not Au-Fait with complimentary starter.
In rear room that probably caters for large parties with 2 tables taken therefore devoid of atmosphere/ambience
Trust it changes to provide success

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DanielP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Went on a Wednesday for the help out eat out deal. Staff were miserable and very short with you (place wasn't even busy). Food was average nothing special, tried to use the meerkat code as well to save myself a few more bunsen (have used both in many places whilst this deal has been on) and they said due to having the eat out deal on they aren't honouring the meerkat promo as well. All in all poor experience was hoping it would be better after the take over. Seems not.

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TroyS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m definitely coming back with my family we really enjoyed our meal and the service.

Thank you.

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Brid1
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, hot and good portion sizes. Desserts were also good sized! Excellent service by all staff to us and other diners, they were very kind and attentive to an elderly couple nearby. We booked very late and were in rear room, only 2 tables in use...very quiet, although other areas were busy. Good covid protocols in use. Garden is large for a town centre.

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aphilla
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The staff are lovely, very well trained and so enthusiastic for this newly reopened venue to work. Both of the drinks we ordered were unavailable and of the second round the bottled lager was warm. This was swiftly fixed with an ice bucket. The food, however, was amazing. The best halloumi fries going!! Steak, burger and parmo all excellently cooked with copious amounts of triple cooked chips. A power cut (the previous day) was responsible for the lack of cold lager and it was also a very hot evening. Rise above the steep learning curve they are all facing (we also went on an EOTHO day) and enjoy The Leven. We will go again to try the a la carte menu!!

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LoisM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, all dishes were beautifully presented & delicious, staff were friendly & attentive, they all wore masks.The place was spotlessly clean with hand sanitisers I would certainly recommend a visit.

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NatashaT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average food. Not sure I would be happy if we had paid full price. Pleasant staff but some very uninformed. Sat people very close together in an almost empty restaurant ?

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Hill
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Breakfast was a limited menu unlike what the website stated and was not open to the general public unless booked beforehand. I think it was accommodating for guests who stayed in the hotel. There was no atmosphere and only one person serving so had to wait a while for the food.
Overall the food was ok but would not return .

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Leven was a great place for our 1st wedding anniversary. The team were very welcoming polite and incredibly generous.

All the food was excellent, we weren't rushed and were made very welcome.

I'll definitely be going back for the next anniversary.

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Angel
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food started good but beef was a bit tasteless, which was a shame but then the meal ended well with desert. It was a bit difficult to understand our waiter due to him wearing a face mask but better safe than sorry..he was happy to repeat things several times...lol
We will be back...

FAQs

The Leven offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01642 711888.

The Leven is rated 3.8 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.