Harden's survey result
With its “lovely, old, grandiose atmosphere”, the NT’s William & Mary country pile is a “beautiful place to eat in high-ceilinged dining rooms” and its cooking is consistently well-rated, if seldom plugged as being terrifically exciting. Top Tip – “lovely surroundings for an excellent afternoon tea: really spoiling”.
The “ultra-traditional” wood-panelled dining room of this handsome William & Mary country pile, now owned by the National Trust and operated as a hotel, is the perfect setting for a “civilized lunch”, with “food and service that match the splendid surroundings”. “A must for dining when visiting York”, or just drop in for afternoon tea.
This “lovely” country house with expansive gardens and “elegant Georgian dining room” makes a “special venue”. Set lunch is “a bit of a bargain and makes for a very civilised, good value day out”, and afternoon tea is also a key attraction.
“Enjoy your tea in spacious Georgian lounges” and “feel like the lord of the manor” at this “very special” country house hotel with “lovely” gardens. The victuals – “wonderful” cake and “excellent” Sunday lunch – attract praise, but “it’s the ambience that makes this place worth a visit” (“you could be on Downton!”)
Middlethorpe Hall Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Do they ever change the set menu? Service never up to silver standard; nearer Fawlty Towers. Location in verdant grounds lovely"
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2GB
|Monday||12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|