We plan to open the hotel from 17th May, subject to any changes to Government ruling. We are delighted to confirm that we are now taking bookings for luncheon and afternoon tea from this date. 

Much praised in the guide books, and awarded 2 AA Rosettes, the imaginative menus follow the hotel’s theme of traditional excellence.

We have taken the best advice to ensure everything is in place for a visit that will be as safe as it will be comfortable and enjoyable. Please click here to download the Covid-19 Safety Measures for dining guests. 

Click here to download the pre-arrival health questionnaire for diners.

Middlethorpe Wine Cellar
Middlethorpe Oak Dining Room

Twice awarded "Restaurant of the Year" in the Visit York awards and retains 2 AA Rosettes

With a tranquil vista over neatly mown lawns, our two dining rooms, The Oak and The Pineapple, provide the perfect, elegant setting for breakfast, luncheon or a candlelit dinner, and also feature a wine list reflecting quality and variety.

The chefs work closely with local suppliers and the hotel's gardening team to ensure the menu is fresh and seasonal.

The combined experience of Head Chef Ashley Binder and Pastry Chef Paul Harrison produce superb menus that have won many accolades over the years, and continue to attract connoisseurs of fine food from around the world.  

The carefully designed 'Tasting Menu' with paired wines offers a gourmet experience, while dishes are individually priced on our 'a la carte' dinner menu. 

A non-refundable allowance of £45 per person is included in all dinner, bed and breakfast breaks.  

DRESS CODE – smart please (although jacket and tie for gentlemen are not obligatory), trainers, tracksuits and shorts are not acceptable. 

CHILD POLICY – We welcome children over 6 years old.

Restaurant opening times:


Weekdays 07:30hrs to 10:00hrs
Weekends & Bank Holidays 08:00hrs to 10:00hrs


Saturday and Sunday 12:30hrs to 13:45hrs

Afternoon Tea:

Monday to Friday from 13:00hrs to 16:00hrs
Saturday to Sunday from 14:45hrs to 16:00hrs


Daily 18:00hrs to 20:30hrs

The Bar and Hotel Restaurant close at 22:00hrs per mandatory Government instructions. 

Please call us to book on: 01904 641241