The Coach House at Middleton Lodge is celebrating after being awarded 2 AA Rosettes following its latest inspection by the AA experts.
The nine-bed restaurant with rooms, based on the outskirts of Richmond in North Yorkshire, launched in October 2014 following a major restoration of the old carriage house, set on the 200 acre Georgian country estate.
The hotel’s dining room, headed up by top chef Gareth Rayner, was deemed as 2 AA Rosette standard for its excellence, outstanding service, precision and attention to detail after the entire restaurant experience was judged by an AA inspector.
Rayner has led the hotel’s kitchen team since the beginning and his seasonal menus take a casual approach to fine dining, utilising the best of British locally-sourced produce.
He says: “This is such a fantastic achievement by both the kitchen and the front-of-house restaurant team.
“Our aim at The Coach House restaurant is to create food that our guests fall in love with, creating a memorable experience that keeps diners coming back time and time again. This is just the beginning of the restaurant’s journey, our Kitchen Garden is in the process of being restored and planted with which will bring our dream of estate-to-plate one step closer.”
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge is part of the 200-acre estate in Yorkshire, owned by James Allison and his partner Rebecca, which comprises of The Lodge, an 18th century private mansion, The Coach House, The Treatment Rooms and the recently restored Farmhouse.