The Waiting Room

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    ( 11 reviews )
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9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton On Tees, England, TS16 0AB

Licensed vegetarian restaurant and coffee shop. Features a daily changing evening menu. Music and entertainment on Sunday nights. Bakes its own bread. Dinner reservation is advised. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Beer/Wine, British

11 Reviews

First Review by hack_man

It sends my future into clearer dimensions - Edit

I've been coming here since the early 2000's and eventually tonight it became a five star Happy Cow dining venue. I've deleted my original review written about 6 years ago and cleaned the slate. Setting, atmosphere, lighting, staff, food, wine and company all excellent. The vegan options are superb. Only two main courses could not be modified as vegan. We started with antipasti and homemade pates and bread. The main courses we chose were both ridiculously delicious. A roasted lemon and aubergine chick pea tagine and a mushroom and spinach curry with cashew instead of feta. The Waiting Room is now a priority dining venue and up there with the best in the North East of England.

Pros: lively menu, vegan options , great atmosphere

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Nice food, lovely staff. - Edit

Came here for a meal with my family. They're not veggie but enjoyed it anyway!

Pros: Cute decor , Friendly Staff, Nice food

Cons: Not exceptionally spacious

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Korm-a-ing back for more! - Edit

I visited yesterday with my niece, her partner and my husband, on my niece's recommendation.
From the two vegan main meal options on the lunchtime menu I chose a korma with nut koftas and rice - it was absolutely delicious, well presented and a good sized portion. It was a mild curry, as you'd expect from a korma, with great flavour and the odd burst of extra spicyness from a carroty-salady bit on top! My niece chose a vegan loaf with sweet onion gravy, her partner went for a nutty biryani and my husband had an omelette; all were good I'm told. We were given also given a bowl of salad and a bowl of roasted potatoes with sesame seeds for the table, the potatoes were lovely but I can't speak for the salad as I didn't add it to my curry.
There weren't any vegan options marked on the dessert menu but when I enquired, I was told there were 3 options. I went for the summer fruit pudding with vegan icecream, which was great - a good mix of tart berries and sweet vanilla icecream.
A nights I'm told there is sometimes live music and I'm guessing that there's a different menu at night (because of a conversation which I overheard. This place is well worth a visit and if you get an opportunity to try the Korma, go for it!

Pros: Great food

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Great local venue and restaurant - Edit

This restaurant has been on the scene for ages and it keeps improving. It's getting more and more vegan friendly - still more progress to make there - but it's located in a lovely building with two distinct spaces and a diverse menu. Staff are always attentive and extremely knowledgable and helpful. It's a super venue for large groups too and is popular.

Pros: Superb staff, Extensive menu, Lovely setting

Cons: Pricey-ish, Needs more vegan items

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Superb Restaurant - Edit

The Waiting Room is a local restaurant for me serving vegetarian and vegan food and drinks. The menu changes with the seasons so you will always be able to choose something different every time you visit. The restaurant also has live performances on a Sunday evening that can range from music to poetry readings.

Pros: Vegan Menu, Many Options, Great Staff

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Lovely! - Edit

When you eat in the Waiting Room, you feel like you're in someone's front room, it's really cosy and familiar - it's a nice place for a casual lunch, but also good for a special occasion in the evening. It's quite a small menu, usually with two or three tempting vegan options. The portion sizes are good, the staff are really accommodating and friendly, and it's generally a really nice place to be.

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Loved It. - Edit

Had the spinach curry and it was gorgeous

Pros: Good Food , Good Price, Good People

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Wonderful Food - Edit

We had a delicious lunch here. The vegan red pepper smoked paprika chickpea goulash was amazing. One of us had the spicy chilli enchilada and he found it filling and very tasty. Very friendly service.
Highly recommend The Waiting Room.

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Lovely meal - Edit

Went here planning on having a cup of tea and the food looked so amazing we ended up having something off menu (so it was vegan) and had chick oea and lentil chill with rice, a lovely salad and sesame coated potatoes. Despite being early on in the day the place was still packed. Absolutely lovely food.. We will definitely go back.

Pros: Lovely food, Accommodating staff, Nice atmosphere

Cons: none

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No Salad?! - Edit

Went here a while ago for an evening meal with friends,food was lovely & filling but ordered food which was supposed to come with salad,but when it arrived it came with potatoes when I queried this she said they were out of salad!!! A veggy restaurant without salad (Wierd).Staff unapologetic & not well informed.

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Brilliant food, awesome food - Edit

Go to this restaurant very often, around once a month and I've never had a bad meal yet! The food is so good.
The menu changes with the seasons, and the variety on the menu is very good. Would highly suggest the plait! Service is good and friendly. The price can be a touch high, but that is more than made up with the portion size and the quality of the food.
Usually there is entertainment on a Sunday night. I have suggested this place to many friends and all have had a brilliant time and become regular themselves.
Would highly recommend a visit, atmosphere is lovely on a night and feels warm and welcoming.

Pros: Superb food, Nice atmosphere, Good portions

Cons: None!

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