The Coach House at Middleton Lodge, based on the outskirts of Richmond in North Yorkshire, is celebrating after being awarded two AA Rosettes.
The restaurant with rooms received the accolade, following its latest inspection by the AA experts. Located on a 200 acre Georgian country estate, The Coach House restaurant launched in October 2014 following a major restoration of the old carriage house, and since then has been building a strong reputation for its outstanding food and hospitality.
The AA Rosette scheme has been long established and successfully recognises cooking at different levels nationwide. The success in achieving Rosettes is based on a single visit to the restaurant, where the entire meal including service, crockery and staff knowledge are assessed. To receive two AA Rosettes, a restaurant must demonstrate excellence, outstanding standard, greater precision and high attention to detail.
The Coach House’s head chef, Gareth Rayner, had led the kitchen team since the beginning, his acclaimed seasonal menus take a casual fine dining approach to well-loved British dishes, whilst using the very best locally sourced produce.
Gareth, originally from Hartlepool, comments: “This is such a fantastic achievement by both the kitchen and the front-of-house restaurant team. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the hardwork and dedication of the entire 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 an award-winning nine-bedroom restaurant with rooms, located on the country estate of Middleton Lodge. The 200-acre estate comprises of The Lodge, an 18th century private mansion, The Coach House, The Treatment Rooms and the recently restored Farmhouse.