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The Oak Room at Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Stunning is the word that comes to mind when first viewing this William III country house with its striking antique-filled and wood panelled dining room. With a calm view over neatly mown lawns, the two dining rooms, The Oak and The Pineapple offer the perfect, elegant setting for breakfast, lunch or even a candlelit dinner, along side a wine list reflecting quality and variety.

Where is The Oak Room at Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa located?

Middlethorpe Hall is situated in 20 acres of gardens. Overlooking the York race track, the Hall is a good choice for Racegoer. It is just a mile and a half from York railway station and the City – one of the oldest cities in Britain, still enclosed by its mediaeval walls.

What cuisine is on offer at The Oak Room at Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa?

The bang up to date British menu features a plethora of foams: ginger with salmon, scallops and crab; truffle foam accompanying roasted guinea fowl with morels and crisp pancetta and lime flavoured one to partner a lemon-curd parfait with a fashionably salted butter caramel. Chef Nicholas Evans is also keen on more traditional cooking, offering stuffed frogs' legs or foie gras, seen here with duck and pear. Roasted zander marries well with red wine salsify. Warm chocolate tart with passion fruit ice cream makes for a tempting dessert combination.

What makes a meal at The Oak Room at Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa unique?

In order to keep the menu fresh and seasonal the chefs work closely with local suppliers and the hotel's gardening team. Chef Ashley Binder and Chef Paul Harrison combine their experience to produce excellent menus, which have been recognised over the years and continue to appeal to experts from the world of fine food.

Facilities & information


17th century buildings

No smoking


Free car parking (on site)



Extra info

Closed Times: Lunch Monday to Friday

Open Times: Luncheon Saturday, Sunday 12:30-13:45, Afternoon Tea 15:00-17:30, Dinner 19:00-21:45

Vendor Accreditation: AA 4 Red Stars, AA 2 Rosettes, Visit York 'Hotel of the Year' 2012, Yorkshire in Bloom, Gold Award category Best 2011

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

Address: Bishopthorpe Road, York, North Yorkshire, YorkYO23 2GB, United Kingdom

Take the A64(T) off the A1(T) near Tadcaster, follow signs to York West for 14 miles and continue to the sign marked York West (A1036). Follow signs to the Racecourse and Bishopthorpe. Middlethorpe is on the right just before the Racecourse.

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