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The Waiting Room

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9 Station Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS16 0BU, England
+44 1642 780465
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent lunch here, first time I've eaten in a veggie restaurant and it won't be the last. Not a flash place by any means, quite rustic in fact, but the food is divine

Thank Smoggy123
Venice, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needed to go shopping in Stockton and wanted to have lunch some where other than the usual. Read good reviews of this place and so pleased we went. It only serves vegetarian meals but don't let that put you off as the menu was very imaginative and varied. Neither of us are vegetarians, but we both left feeling full and... More 

Thank Anne K
South west
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a vegetarian resturant. The staff were fine, service was OK. I found the menu un-inspiring and old fashioned. Just not the sort of food that I eat nowadays- rather stodgy and lots of cheese sauce. Lacked imagination and reminscent of vegetarian restaurants in the 70s I had a thai curry which comprised raw (but slightly warmed) vegetables in... More 

Thank Gizmobristoltriangle
Yarm, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch and as always the food was amazing - had a super salad which was one of the best salads I have ever had and we also had the cheese and brocoli crumble again this was delicious one of my favourites places to eat - the atmosphere was as always great and the staff and service were... More 

Thank Caroline G
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I introduced a friend to the Waiting Room on this visit. She avoids dairy. She was very pleased with all the dishes (humous, biryani and chocolate mousse type pudding) and I'm sure it'll be now one of her 'go to' places. For me as always tasty food and freindky, efficient staff and no complaints whatsoever!

Thank stockt
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

This was my 7th visit to the waiting room and again it was excellent altho i will admit to their stock forecasting being very poor. Every time i have been there has been at least one thing they didnt have. Tonight was a sunday and we dined as soon as they were open (6.30). My first request spiced rum which... More 

Thank Wendy K
Holywood, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

We ate here whilst visiting the area, we went a couple of years ago and it did not disappoint this time either. The food is delicious and packs a real punch in terms of flavour. We had pate's and the savoury cheesecake to start - all delicious. I had the quesadilla and my partner had the spinach and feta curry... More 

Thank Jodene v
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Came here for a wedding reception and it was lovely. We ate from a hot buffet and had a choice of lasagne, biryani and goulash which were all veggie and I tried a bit of all. Loved the food and are looking forward to returning here for a meal!

Thank Chloe C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Nice little restaurant off the beaten track. Looks closed from the outside due to the bare board on the street, but glad we went up the path to the door to investigate. Staff are lovely and the food was tasty and fresh. Lots of choice for food and drink. Alcohol free beer which is always appreciated for drivers!

Thank Sairaanhoitaja
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Bitterly Disapointing starter included bread!!!! We were given on each starter plate three one inch wedge ends, asked about two more pieces as four of us were sharing were advised is was a another 3.50!!!! Declined the extra bread only to see that when the next table got their starters there bread potions were a LOT bigger and they got... More 

Thank Amanda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Station Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS16 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Stockton-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 780465

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?