The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

4.7
566 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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 20 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.

Support The Coach House at Middleton Lodge during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 566 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlanB
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow, but very polite and helpful servers. Our only complaint is that the menus were very difficult to read. The typeface was grey on a parchment colour paper, which was almost impossible to read in a dim light.

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Anonymous
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not such a good lunchtime menu as at end of April. Some prices ie artichoke and crab starter very overpriced as was chocolate bread and butter pudding

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EmmaH
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really liked the outdoor ambiance would visit again

OT
OpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Lunch at Middleton Lodge yesterday… Everything was lovely… would definitely recommend and will see you again soon.

SJ
SuzanneJ
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch for my husband!
Delicious food and drinks!

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poprogie
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing Lunch on the terrace but under flexible cover, well ventilated. The food was eclectic very locally based and great use of vegetables and herb grown in the Middleton Lodge gardens. Most outstanding was Gazpacho with Watermelon and herbs. Also fantastic was Halibut with mussels and a smoked mussel jus.
Service was perfect and I recognised many of the young and energetic staff who had clearly been retained. Well done to management.

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IngeJ
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food,wine and service what more can I say !!!

JG
JadeG
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and drinks. The atmosphere was great really and the staff were very helpful and efficient.
A little pricey but overall a lovely experience.

LB
LouiseB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, really good foot and very helpful staff

VM
VMip
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal here - lunch to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. We had a lovely, secluded table in the sunshine. The food was delicious and the staff were attentive. The buildings at Middleton Lodge have been beautifully restored and it's one of my favourite places to be.

JT
JohnT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable evening with good food, attentive and friendly staff in a safe and stunning location.

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carolg
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great setting will definitely be back.

SC
SteveC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional fare once again. Had to send props to Jake Jones in the kitchen who sent out cuisine of the highest order. Highly, highly reccomended

KT
KenT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This visit was to take a former colleague and friend for lunch. We were impressed with the way that the Civid precautions wee carried out without intruding on the ambience and excellent service. The food we had was cooked to perfection and presented well. It was a perfect summer’s lunch, relaxed and unhurried.

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JaneH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I personally found the service on the slow side of being laid back

I also -possibly because we were seated near a speaker found the choice of music and noise level intrusive

The food was good but the service needs to be better

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxing meal fir both our birthdays. Great food, service and overall ambience.

HA
HowardA
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A very pleasant experience with friendly and welcoming staff. Lovely surroundings with nice food and drinks and looking forward to returning to the venue

EM
EveM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting , delicious breakfast and attentive staff.

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stevea
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful food and very attentive staff

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EmmaTaylor
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, front of house manager sorted a small issue with a food order very efficiently. Have been several times and it’s always been a special meal with great service. Thank you

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Emily
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Definitely read the menu before you go! Always changes and we were very disappointed. Food was not great

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FatherG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first Sunday Lunch at ML for well over a year. It was all top notch. Delicious mackerel pate, succulent and perfectly cooked pork accompanied by a lovely Yorkshire Pudding and an amazing selection of vegetables and followed by an exquisite rhubarb trifle. Quality wine at good prices. Usual first class service - an absolute delight! Thank you ML!

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Tink
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very nice, staff were friendly service was slow.

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Beffa
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an exceptional lunch. Service and food was outstanding Sat outside under an open marquee which was very comfortable. Highly recommended.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, service and lovely food. Slightly overly expensive cocktails but worth it for a treat

VM
VMip
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic breakfast outside. At £12, the full continental breakfast represented value for money, with 3 lovely dishes, a pot of coffee and a fruit juice. Sitting outside in the sunshine in such beautiful surroundings was a massive plus. Thanks a lot.

JP
JackieP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food especially Sunday lunch , service excellent that’s why we go back .

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mags
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Setting and staff wonderful. Some dishes we ordered were fantastic and a few were not. Overall as a dining experience, it was very pleasant

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Ruth
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, the usual friendly and efficient service and a lovely setting. Always a treat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside for our wedding anniversary with our daughter - the food and service were outstanding

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Kbkb
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu format with lots of vegetarian options! Everything we ate was delicious and we had prompt service

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FrankB
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food with the veg given as much thought and care as the main feature. The smoky potato mash was a real treat. In a lovely courtyard setting we got outstanding value and a very tempting menu which will ensure a return visit.

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Puffin
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I feel the menu is over fussy and over described. trying too hard too be different . My recent meal was small and not tasty I had to ask for a dressing the carrot puree provided did not help the salad be any more palatable . the chips were not browned or crisp. The pear and almond tart was dry only helped by the ice cream.

I feel the quality of the food is mediocre and over priced for what is provided.
The atmosphere and surroundings of the restaurant are very nice and the staff helpful and pleasant however the food needs to improve.

SH
StephenH
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Fillet steak was expensive at over £30 with sides not included. Food was very good. Outside heaters worked well but gas not replaced when they stopped working and quickly turned cold. Deserts were excellent if again a bit pricey £7 would have been more acceptable than £8 plus. Staff were very helpful and professional.

BG
BrynG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful courtyard setting, well thought out and prepared dishes and friendly service.

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was superb, from the outdoor setting under a huge awning with heaters, beautiful grounds, excellent service without being in-your-face, great wine advice, fabulous menu and most of all delicious food. Wonderful - couldn’t fault it, so much so we went back the night after and it was just as good.

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MikeH
County Durham
15 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here since before COVID 19 lockdown and although it was in covered heated outside area was lovely to be back to eat at this beautiful venue. The food from the Sunday Lunch menu was up to usual standard and delicious with tasty fresh vegetables. The prices have inevitably risen quite a lot and is not cheap but for a special occasion worth that little extra. Felt like the lockdown was in the past despite the expected restrictions and summer was round the corner along with a feeling of normality

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ERachaelB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for being accommodating to us. Being vegetarian, we felt quite disheartened when all we could have was a curry or a roast without a main event. But the staff went above and beyond and the mushroom burgers we had were absolutely delicious. We love coming here as it is beautiful and the staff are always SO pleasant.

JW
JaniceW
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Food excellent, staff friendly and efficient. Setting great, despite the weather. Area well covered and plenty of heaters keeping temperature very pleasant. Will definitely be coming back, even better now we can dine inside.

SR
SheilaR
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting relaxed atmosphere. The food was amazing as always and service second to none

FAQs

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge is rated 4.7 stars by 566 OpenTable diners.

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://middletonlodge.wearegifted.co.uk/.

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.