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US$6 - US$37
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British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews seafood gratin bakewell tart beef pudding soup original features opposite the train station this wonderful restaurant sunday lunch course set menu three courses family celebration fine dining fantastic meal visited with friends food was amazing great menu
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What an outstanding venue for fine food and perfect service. This place is a must. The quality of the food is excellent and the atmosphere is exceptional. The owner has created a stunning historic ambience combined with locally sourced fine food. The service was excellent...and amazing value for money. A special place and well worth a visit and more visits!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Called in, on spec, for a late lunch with the poodle in tow. Welcomed warmly by Phil into the comfortable bar which is beautifully decorated. Great selection of drinks and the menu had us swaying between loads of delicious options. Ordered haggis (Burns night) neeps...and tatties which was gorgeous and needed to be eaten with a spoon to not waste a bit , burger (handmade, amazing crispy fries) then pudding. Rice pudding was to die for. Toasted brioche, toffee sauce and home made ice cream ,I needed to pay the extremely reasonable bill and get home for a lie down to recover. Just go here and order lovely food and drinks in a perfectly restored historic building with excellent service. EAT LOCAL AND INDEPENDENTMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the most lovely dinner, delicious food and a very romantic setting. Philip and the team were really welcoming. Couldn’t recommend more!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent friendly service, and beautiful food. Would definitely recommend it and will come back again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2022 via mobile

Visited here for my Dads 80th Birthday yesterday, knew it wouldn’t disappoint! Two family members had to drop out late on due to illness which wasn’t a problem for Phil! Food amazing as always, staff attentive, love this place…..thanks for making our family celebration a...day to remember. Can’t recommend this little gem enough…More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 December 2022 via mobile

What a fantastic find. Staff amazing attentive helpful recommendations. Food was amazing and more than reasonably priced. The decor is absolutely fantastic and I cannot wait to share this with friends.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 November 2022

Absolutely loved it. The food was fantastic, the staff were great, the dining room is gorgeous. A little gem of a place - would definitely return when back in Middlesbrough. Fixed price menu was a bargain. Can't recommend highly enough!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

I am a regular to this wonderful restaurant which has been restored to its original state. The restaurant is beautiful and just a nice size with enough room between tables so very comfortable. A lovely traditional bar is inviting and a good place to have...a drink before dinner. There is a varied and good selection of drinks and some of the best wines I have drank. We had a lunch last week for 13. The owner Philip also the chef found himself on his own but the food and service were exceptional. I really don’t know how he did it as everything is cooked fresh. We did pre-order so thankfully he did know what we wanted. We were the only people that day at lunch which was lovely. Philip service was exemplary and nothing was too much trouble. The food is amazing always enjoy it and good value for money. I did not order a desert but as soon as I saw the bake well tart I wanted to try some and again no problem. The menu is varied suiting all diets, but if you don’t see anything then if you ring you will be accommodated as one of our party did. A truly lovely place with exceptional service and food well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2022

I had the chance to dine for the first time in this wonderful restaurant in early October 2022. The food was delicious with a good choice of French and continental classics. The service was most professional but friendly too and the staff were very willing...to explain anything about the various dishes that we need to know. The decor of this restaurant is exceptionally impressive, and the ambience is very warm and welcoming. I enjoyed the experience so much that I went for lunch just 4 days later and it was just as impressive. Do not miss this restaurant - it is a real treat for all the senses!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 November 2022 via mobile

What a lovely lunchtime gathering made better by the delicious food and ambiance of the place. All 13 of us had different choices and we all admired and converted what we hadn’t ordered. The menu is such that it offers something for everyone. The attentiveness...of the proprietor Philip ensures everyone is served on time and with a smile.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

My brothers 60th birthday . Fantastic service from start to finish . Fabulous bar and dining area in its original Victorian splendour. Attentive member of staff was exceptional and made our family occasion very special . Great value and super food and drinks as well...! Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

14 of us met at the Zetland for early evening drinks and dinner. The bar is a great place, superb beers and spirits and very good service. The dining room is a fantastic room and the service and food lived up to it. We were...extremely well looked after and the menu of the day was very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2022 via mobile

Just had a lovely meal with friends. We all ordered the Prix Fixe, staff accommodated my friend with a gluten free option. All 3 courses were beautiful and the surroundings equally as attractive. We stumbled upon the restaurant and will definitely be returning. Thank you...for a perfect eveningMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 12 November 2022 via mobile

From the moment we stepped inside The Zetland I knew we had struck gold! The decor, the charm, the ambiance and of course the staff!! If you are ever lucky enough to visit this little gem, we'll done, you will nit be disappointed. We started...with the reccomendation of smoked Mackerel ( I've never tried this before) we were not disappointed, it was sublime, the potato accompaniment was so delicious, I could have eaten a bowl of it. The meal was perfect,the setting was perfect and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommend this fantastic restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2022

We were a party of 7 on a Friday night a few weeks ago. Greeted at the bar where we the only people in, the young chap took our drinks order and delivered them promptly - your Princess Alice cocktail was delicious. That’s where the...positives end. Specifically for my meal - The crusty bread never came with the moules nor did you provide a finger bowl to clean up which is common practice with the dish. The other starters seemed very sparse. My duck main course again was sparse and very dry. Asked for the dessert menu and it turns out your fridge was broken and the small selection you did have our party didn’t want. Ok no problem - we’ll try a coffee … no we won’t the machine is broken. We got the bill & left. WHAT A MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT we could have gone anywhere but I wanted to try The Zetland given all of the great reviews. Never again - given your location we couldn’t even go for dessert and coffee elsewhere as getting up Linthorpe Rd in the pouring rain with some elderly folk in our party wasn’t really an option NOT THAT WE SHOULD HAVE NEEDED TO AS WE HAD CHOSEN TO DINE WITH YOU?? While I’m on a rant our first choice of wine from your drinks list you also never had. What’s the point in running at restaurant when you don’t have availability especially on a weekend ? I’d rather you have contacted my to explain the problems you had that evening therefore giving me the option to make alternative arrangements if I so wished - We eat out a lot, I would have booked with you at a later date when you were fully functioning. A pretty room with no atmosphere in the restaurant at all, the same lad from the bar serving the food and clearing the tables basically doing everything (I appreciated that he was try his best) but overall I’m sorry to say as I was excited to visit beforehand, a massive waste of money as I didn’t enjoy any of it and as such could not recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Yes, they do. The only thing I would say that would have gluten is the Yorkshire pudding.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5