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The Cleveland Tontine, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

The Cleveland Tontine

4.2
4.2
266 Reviews
£26 to £40
International
The Cleveland Tontine is something of an institution in beautiful North Yorkshire. With its open fires, eclectic mix of furnishings and fabrics, outstanding service and fantastic food, the Tontine is still 'the' place to eat, drink and stay in this beautiful part of the country. Whether you’re here for a business meeting, bite to eat or a relaxing break our team will ensure you are made most welcome.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    International, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01609 882671
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    North Yorkshire
  • Parking details
    We have a number of car parking spaces available within the grounds of The Cleveland Tontine.
  • Public transit
    The Cleveland Tontine is located 8 miles from Northallerton British Rail station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 266 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

266 Reviews
  1. paulk

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went back after 25 years. Was my wifes favorite resturant. It was as good as our memories

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  2. TraceyF

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love it here. It is classy, intimate, professional and serves great food! Not to be missed and perfect for a special occasion.

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  3. Alibongo97

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely experience for our wedding anniversary from start to finish. Attentive at the bar when we first went in, pouring our wine for us.We were taken through to our table. We had a 3 course meal and each course was to die for. Again staff very attentive. Would highly recommend as not expensive, meals delicious and courteous staff. We will return

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  4. JoKe

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved this place. Great food and wine. Very quiet when we dined there, but deserves to be packed out.

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  5. Maisywoo

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service, very friendly professional staff. Best Sunday lunch in the area!

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  6. JaniceG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, very attentive service, lovely atmosphere. Just a perfect dining experience

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  7. Maisywoo

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Staff, Excellent food, Excellent service, Excellent value for money. What more can I say!!!

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  8. JudithH

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday lunch we've had in a restaurant for a long time. The beef was gorgeous and the whole dining experience a pleasure.

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  9. HayleyL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal with attentive staff. The chef clearly knew what he was doing. We will be returning soon!

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  10. JoM11

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, impeccable service, lovely surroundings. Would definitely recommend.

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  11. CharlesB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Verry attentive Staff who could not be more helpful.We went for Sunday Lunch and found it very good.

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  12. TraceyF

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, great venue, great food and great environment. Would I recommend? I already have! Fantastic! Thank you very much.

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  13. JH1432

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent meal and reasonably priced wine - no significant problems - all four of enjoyed the meal

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  14. AnnM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very lucky as we caught them on a very quiet afternoon. So we had the whole place to ourselves.

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  15. GDSH75

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and efficient service without being too intrusive in our evening. Exceptional food which was good value for money from the evening menu. The surroundings were lovely.

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  16. DianeS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place to eat; would highly recommend. We booked for a birthday treat and the food was excellent.

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  17. JeanPierreO

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Have visited the Tontine many times and have never been disappointed - until now. Restaurant was very quiet but it still took one and a half hours to complete a 2 course lunch which was pretty ordinary. Now off our list of preferences

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  18. Lolajayne

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, definitely worth the 2 AA rosettes! Service perfectly balanced, relaxed but attentive

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  19. AndyH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great Sunday roast with the our family of 4, and they let our dog sit under the table in the lounge, as advertised. Excellent food and excellent, friendly service.

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  20. Bettyfoodieyumyum

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been wanting to visit The Tontine for over 15 years and it didn’t disappoint! Amazing staff and service, great food and lovely surroundings. Would definitely recommend this place and we will be visiting again soon.

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  21. RobertyK

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice food and wonderful attentive staff. Would recommend.

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  22. MirandaB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I chose to go to the Tontine as I used to go there as a child with my parents and I wanted to show my friend how lovely it is. We received a warm welcome on arrival and we were seated in the bar area and we ordered drinks. The waiter who saw to us was wonderful. Very polite and helpful, friendly but professional. We moved into the restaurant and had a table by the window which was lovely and we ordered our lunch. As it was a special occasion we order the Chateaubriand for our main course which was probably the best I have ever had. The starters were also very nice. I had the Smoked Duck with hazelnuts and rhubarb and my friend had the beetroot & fennel risotto. Again the service was perfect. Our desserts did not disappoint and I had the lemon posset with raspberry coulis and my friend had Affogato which she told me was fabulous. Having worked in the hospitality business for over 30 years I suppose I am quite picky about where I eat but I have nothing but praise for the Tontine and we will certainly be back soon

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. Excellent service. Unfortunately the main meal was over seasoned with too much salt. I did mention this after my meal and did receive a sorry.

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  24. HeidiC

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish!! And thank you to Alex, who looked after us.

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  25. ChristineJ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice Sunday lunch with excellent service. Food was lovely although one of us had a lot of fat on beef. One of us had chicken in forestiere sauce and said it was absolutely delicious. One of us had whitebait starter and it was best he can ever remember having. Lovely ambience in the bistro and you would never know it was so close to a main road. We will definitely return.

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  26. JohnN

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat out a lot and this is easily our favourite restraunt. The ambience, the food and the service are all excellent.

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  27. suew

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasent staff and good ambience . Delicious food.Nothing to be critical of !

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  28. AnimalGem

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spoiled for choice with the menu, and the set menu was excellent value for money. I had the risotto followed by the sea bass and both were cooked to perfection. Lovely selection of drinks and beautiful atmosphere in the lounge whilst waiting for our table. Staff were very polite and courteous, and made the experience even better

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  29. Missrsimmonds

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely, a little on the expensive side but really good quality ingredients however the service could have been better - drinks not topped up, ordered drinks that didn’t arrive and a fairly long wait for mains but maybe a one off as I’m sure they’d had a very busy Sunday service!

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  30. SydS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Sunday lunch....excellent service....apart from Luke warm carrots and parsnips all good

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  31. Maisywoo

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday lunch I have ever had!! It was perfection!! Staff very polite and pleasant I would definately recommend this wonderful restaurant

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  32. Melissa

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch and brilliant staff! I had made a specific seating request to make a family member more comfortable and they were brilliant in accommodating this - thank you!

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  33. K1KTE

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We (a party of 6) really enjoyed ourselves. On arrival we would have appreciated an aperitif upstairs in front of the fire in a more relaxing way. The small bar downstairs where we had pre lunch drinks has slippy high leather bar stools alright for youngsters but not so grand for the 60/70+. The food was very good, my whitebait starter was enough with good sized whitebait well cooked. Fish soup very tasty, not thick enough, and i like my fish submerged in the sauce (not placed on top) and served with a thick rouille sauce, grated Gruyere or Parmesan cheese, along with garlic toast or croutons. (traditional Bouillabaisse) For dessert ice cream was yummy. Yes we will go back as a party or a couple. Loved that you didn't get chucked out as we had a few more drinks and a bit of craic.

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  34. PETERH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable Sunday lunch experience. Have been here for around 30 years when staying in North York. New ownership but attentive service excellent & most importantly food to die for

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  35. MandyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from the staff and the food was extremely good.

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  36. CeliaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food for the lunch menu, and very good value. Lovely ambiance in dining room with log fire .

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  37. SharonC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both outstanding, the restaurant was very busy which made it a bit noisy however this did not detract from the excellent service

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  38. Mazda

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and excellent food.Cosy by the big fireplace.

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  39. VickiB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We thought the place was lovely and the food good, a few things spoilt our evening . Firstly the service was poor and slow we had 2 people in our party waiting for utensils whilst the other two had their food and one person's sweet didn't arrive we had to ask for it. And secondly we had a lovely cup of coffee at the end of our meal but we're not offered a refill. Also it was sad to see so many wilting plants throughout the restaurant area. The head waiter was very good and attentive but unfortunately some of his juniors were less on the ball. Shame.

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  40. DavidH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant lunch. Notwithstanding its proximity to the A19 it was nice and quiet in he dining room. Dave and Sue York

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The Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 3JB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    North Yorkshire
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    International, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We have a number of car parking spaces available within the grounds of The Cleveland Tontine.
  • Public transit
    The Cleveland Tontine is located 8 miles from Northallerton British Rail station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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