The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

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326 reviews
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At the heart of The Coach House is an all-day Restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner and roasts on a Sunday.

In the evening, sip one of the seasonal cocktails or craft ales at the bar, with cool sounds and a laid back atmosphere. Followed by a visit to the relaxed restaurant, with original features dating back to the 18th-century Georgian carriage house.

For those looking for an intimate party, the Private Dining Room can host up to 26 guests, and is located just off from the main Restaurant.

After dinner, take a visit to the snug, cosy up by the fire in the restored chesterfield armchairs and order your favourite night-cap.
What 326 People Are Saying
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JR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5th visit here and really does get better, my husband and son had steaks and they were delicious. Harissa chicken was so tasty and filling we all loved every aspect of this gem of a place, cant wait to return.

RP
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely venue. Food and service up to their usual high standard. Atmosphere was good as the restaurant was busy even though it was a Wednesday evening. Staff are pleasant and helpful.

JP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely place for lunch, excellent service, freshly prepared food and great decor. Will book again, thank you

B
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked the Coach House for Sunday lunch, we stay in Richmond often but have not dined here previously. Both my partner & myself agreed this was probably the best Sunday lunch we have ever had. We eat out regularly, almost every Sunday & were absolutely blown away by the quality of the food, everything cooked to perfection, amazing value, fantastic service. We enjoyed it so much we've booked again for Sunday lunch in 2 weeks when we're staying in Richmond again, we even said we'd be happy to drive there & back on a Sunday (approx 2 hours each way) just to have Sunday lunch of this standard.

JB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A place for all occasions. Ours was just a relaxed family gathering. Staff excellent. There was lots going on but we never felt neglected.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife’s birthday.

KC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked to go to this restaurant having looked at the menus on-line. There was an exciting tasting menu. when we arrived however we were told that you can only book the tasting menu by telephoning. No-where was that stated on-line. We had been booked into their ordinary restaurant. There were no tables free for the tasting menu. As I had come from Essex to try the tasting menu, I was not pleased. We didn't bother to stay. I also won't be bothering to attempt another booking. Its rather a long way to come for no food. Not even a glass of water was offered.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite locations in the north-east - known in the family as the Soho Farm of the north. Great location, lovely surroundings, terrific food - the best Sunday roast beef in my opinion - and all in a relaxed atmosphere.

J
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food excellent. We are never disappointed by the quality of the food and everything done with a smile!

KA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with huge variety on the menu, great service, beautiful venue!

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

A lovely restaurant with excellent service. The staff were knowledgeable and provided excellent recommendations when choosing our wine and cheeses. A good choice of main meals at reasonable prices. We really enjoyed the seafood linguine and halibut.
And mustn’t forget to mention the interesting choice of cocktails. In all ... a fantastic evening.

MH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow...what a place, beautiful location, stunning building, attentive and friendly staff, excellent food... and not expensive for a high quality restaurant.. thank you so much.... will definitely recommend and return

M
County Durham
10 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, a lovely evening at The Coachouse. Food and service is always impeccable

AW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed our Sunday lunch. The beef was particularly delicious, positively ‘melt in the mouth’.
The staff are always very friendly and efficient. Our third visit and we shall be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was good as we were travelling through (just off the A1.

Great flavours and presentation.
Mon the expensive side but good for the quality

BW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place and wonderful food for out first wedding anniversary. Staff were friendly and attentive

KP
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Hi overall very good. I was a little disappionted that nothing was done to mark or at least acknowledge my wife birthday which was informed on booking. Otherwise a nicw meal and we will return

RP
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The fine weather enabled us to sit outside in the lovely courtyard area. The food and service were up to their usual high standard and the busy courtyard was lively without being noisy. The staff are friendly and helpful and it is good value for money.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue in a beautiful setting with high quality food (I’m a vegetarian) and excellent, non-intrusive service. We will certainly return to this restaurant.

SS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely relaxing experience on a Saturday lunchtime.

PB
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

£18 for a Greek salad with less than 100grams of chicken breast seems far too steep of a price. The olives were nothing special and neither was the feta. Something that could be easily replicated at home using Sainsbury’s own should not be sold at £18. Would be interesting to see the gp% of this dish that could more realistically be priced at £12/£13. I appreciate the leaf combination within the salad and do not deny the freshness of that part of the dish. However, it was greatly let down by its counterparts.
Coffee was excellent but again very over priced.
The restaurant and staff are great. Just the big issue of how they come to set these prices?

I
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu choices, ample portions and very tasty food with intersting sauces to accompany the food. Service very friendly and efficient. Superb wine list with a wide range of prices and variety of all types.

SB
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party was for a birthday celebration and I can honestly say it was a perfect evening.
We have always enjoyed our visits to the Coach House, it is a wonderful location with excellent food and service.
The staff are attentive and the tables placed to allow privacy whilst enjoying the ambiance.
We will be back soon, thank you

CB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings, lovely food, excellent service. Will definitely return.

RB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've recommended Middleton Lodge to many friends, both as a place to eat and a place to stay. On this occasion we took someone for a treat, and she was delighted. Service was excellent as was the ambience and the food was really good. I had seared beef, risotto and sticky toffee pudding - and I would class these all as excellent (with a generous jug of extra sauce for the STP!). The vegetable risotto was terrific - rice just the right texture with lots of crunchy spring vegetables and plenty of parmesan. My companions had some of the fish dishes which were presented in a way that might surprise some diners. The tiger prawns needed to be dismantled and the bream came on the bone complete with head. If this worries you make sure to ask how fish is served before you order. Both of my friends enjoyed the fish however - my wife had the prawns and coped fine - I think she would have found the bream a little off-putting, but she had the delicious lamb cutlets so that wasn't a problem. My only query is about the policy of charging for bread to start the meal. The bread was really good (as it always has been at Middleton Lodge) but to charge £4.00 for four smallish slices of sourdough, however good, seems a bit like penny pinching by a fairly prestigious place to eat. If it's important for the cash-flow, surely it's better to spread the cost of the bread over the rest of the menu and not charge.

JA
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

On arrival, it took a while to find our booking.
They only had cheap tonic for our gin.
Service was OK
Afternoon tea was OK

Not good value
Not going back

AA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting, staff and food. Attention to detail was high, such as complimentary petite fours as a birthday treat. Would highly recommend and already planning to return.

GD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, incredible food. I’d highly recommend

LD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner here at The Coach House. The food was outstanding, especially the fillet steak, chilli and garlic prawns and the chocolate dessert. The atmosphere was just right. Excellent service and, although more expensive than we are used to, excellent value for money. We would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue. Staff friendly and efficient. Good food. Only one problem Please light car park efficiently before there is an accident. Had to use phone torches to find our way as did other diners! Otherwise a great evening

AH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our lunch, just wished we could look around the gardens but there was a wedding, will have to come another day

JB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

everything was spot on - and we had good advice for the wine

ED
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, excellent food and friendly and professional staff. A definite place for lunch for a special occasion.

JL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Sunday lunch, the food was delicious and well presented. Service was excellent and staff were very pleasant and professional

MT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful building, very helpful staff. Some of the food was perfect, unfortunately the tempura prawns were more like plain battered prawns, the turbet was dry and overcooked and the broccoli was hard . Sorry.

VM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Coach House buildings and courtyard are beautiful and the food was lovely, as always. My favourite place in the area, for special occasions.

DL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was my birthday, so a special event. The table was well placed, the service attentive and not pushy, the food was excellent and to my surprise, a special birthday dessert was brought to the table. A really delightful touch.
If I have to make a negative comment, it was that there was a private gathering in a function room. There was unfortunately a lot of noise from that room, the door to which was in our direct line of sight and sound. We had to ask the waiters to ensure that the door was kept closed but of course that was difficult for them to do.
To sum up, the meal was excellent - the starter so good that I have recreated it twice since we ate there, but the noisy function took the edge off an otherwise perfect evening.

MH
County Durham
12 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quality Sunday Roast Menu again and our favourite venue for a us at this time. All the ingredients are fresh and tasty and well presented. The prices are on the high side but worth it for the food, ambience and quality.

N
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch with family. Lovely setting, freindly staff, super food. Highly recommended.

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely food and ambience. Good value. Staff really excellent. Only slight quibble the service was a little slow. Think this may have been because there was a wedding on. This didn't matter as we were having a catch up with friends. Overall it was great and we'll be back.

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