01642 780465

11.30am-2.30pm + from 6.30pm

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The Waiting Room is an award-winning vegetarian restaurant in Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees. We’re busy, but relaxed and friendly, with a wonderful warm, bohemian atmosphere throughout two dining spaces. Our light, airy front room has a comfortable faded elegance, with high ceilings and generous tables. Our livelier conservatory back room has a darker, punk-cabaret vibe and makes a good party room.

 The restaurant’s atmosphere and delicious homely food have attracted regular awards and commendations, including runner-up in The Observer’s Best UK Restaurant category in at least five of the last ten years, and the “Best Restaurant in The UK” award from the Vegetarian Society.

We create and serve generous, satisfying dishes using beautiful slow cooked vegetables, whole foods and organic dairy. Our food is carefully complimented with a great drinks list, comprising all organic wines and beers, locally produced fruit wines, really good juices and our own-label beer.

We host regular regular live music and arts happenings in our back room, on Sunday nights.

“A wonderful little restaurant selling great food” – BBC Good Food magazine.

Established 1985

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Waiting Room Special Brew

Our own-label beer, brewed and filtered especially for us by Schoolhouse Brewery on Yarm Lane, is going down a storm. Graham Gannaway brews a beautiful pale ale, reserving especially for us a batch that goes through a special filtering process. Rather than receiving the traditional fish filings, it passes through nine layers of paper to […]

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Our brand new car park beckons!

We are pleased to say that Station Road’s recent parking problems have greatly improved with the opening of Eaglescliffe Station’s new car park this month. The car park had been closed for the past nine months as it was expanded to accommodate ever-increasing passenger numbers on Grand Central’s terrific service to London. The popularity of the train […]

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New Website

Welcome to our new website, where we hope you’ll find everything you need – on any device you like. It features our opening times, phone number and current menu… what more could you want? There are lots of things you don’t need, of course; so we’ve got a logo, galleries, eye candy, ‘news’ (like this […]

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