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. 

Oak panel detail in restaurant at Middlethorpe Hall
Ladies lunch at Middlethorpe Hall

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, Sunday luncheon or a candlelit dinner, and also feature an extensive wine list reflecting quality and variety.

The chefs work closely with local suppliers and the hotel's gardening team to ensure the menu's ingredients are 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.  

Enjoy the fine dining delights at Middlethorpe Hall's restaurant, choosing from the 'a la carte' dinner menu or the gourmet 'Tasting Menu' created by Head Chef Ashley Binder.

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


Sunday 12:30hrs to 13:45hrs

Afternoon Tea:

Wednesday to Saturday from 13:30hrs to 16:00hrs
Sunday from 15:00hrs 

Available Wednesday to Sundays inclusive (Monday and Tuesday - resident guests only)


Resident guests only Wednesday to Sunday 18:00hrs to 20:30hrs (Monday and Tuesday closed)

Snacks are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm (see Light Bites Menu) and served in the Pineapple Room

Please call us to book on: 01904 641241