Our current menu is shown first, and should be correct… menus for other seasons and occasions are for our past seasons and will change when the season comes around again.

In addition to the menus shown, we also add daily special dishes, as well as our lovely homemade puddings, to the blackboard. We also have side dishes available.

We always have dishes which are – or can be – made suitable for vegans, and folks wanting gluten-free meals. Please specify your requirements when ordering.

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The Waiting Room’s atmosphere and delicious homely food have attracted regular awards and commendations, including the last “Best Restaurant in The UK” that was awarded by the Vegetarian Society, and runner-up in The Observer’s Best UK Restaurant category in at least five of the last ten years.  We create and serve generous, satisfying dishes using beautiful slow […]

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Common Room our 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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Luke’s new slow food restaurant for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

New for 2017, Luke and Emma have created a new community cafe art event and restaurant for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. THE SMELTERY has a Slow Food ethos, where vegetables are given high status and we create delicious slow-cooked dishes with a strong Waiting Room influence. Luke was commissioned to create the café as part of […]

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