North Yorkshire’s award-winning country retreat, Middleton Lodge Estate, has created an all-new outdoor dining experience at its Coach House Restaurant, just in time for summer and the release of a new seasonal menu.
A stretch tent has been positioned over The Coach House courtyard, where restaurant and hotel guests can dine out in the open air for breakfast, lunch and dinner, whilst overlooking the Estate grounds.
Designed by Estate owners James and Rebecca Allison, the structure has been created to compliment the peaceful outdoor setting, with relaxed lighting and natural colour tones. Part of the courtyard seating remains uncovered, so guests also have the option to enjoy the sunshine should they wish.
Diners can now enjoy a new summer menu curated by the restaurant’s chef Gareth Rayner, inspired by ingredients from the Estate’s everchanging kitchen garden.
New dishes include ‘Beetroot & Horseradish Cured Salmon with Garden Flowers’, ‘Moroccan Chicken & Carrot Salad with Cous Cous & Coriander’, and ‘Chargrilled 8oz Rump Steak with Roast Cherry Tomatoes, House Salad & Skinny Fries’. For dessert, choose between ‘Vanilla Panacotta with Garden Fruits’ or ‘Bakewell Tart with Cherry Sorbet’.
The Estate’s sommeliers and mixologists have also created a summer wine and garden cocktail menu, with choices perfect for an alfresco drink in the sun.
James Allison, owner of Middleton Lodge Estate, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming guests back to the Estate.
“The team has worked very hard to create the new space where guests can relax. Our new alfresco dining area allows people to unwind, catch up and enjoy the Yorkshire countryside over a bite to eat or something to drink in a safe, socially distanced environment.
“Guests can feel completely reassured that the safety measures and hygiene protocols in place are an extension of our high standards of cleanliness and service.”
Reservations for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant’s new alfresco dining area can be made now. Reservations are required ahead of visiting the Estate. Reservations of up to eight guests can be made so long as they are in the same social distancing bubble or from two households.
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