Michelin stars A taste of the best
Food with a view A feast for the eyes
Hot or cold? Curry and ice cream
Delicious county Welcome to our latest guide to the wonderful food and drink that’s on offer right across our entire county. From the seaside to the cities, Yorkshire is full of culinary delights and boasts an eclectic range of cuisines. Read on to discover the fresh seafood and local produce on offer along Yorkshire’s coastline. We’ve also located the best spots for dining with a view and handpicked places to sample Yorkshire’s world-class curries. There’s a selection of family-friendly restaurants to choose from and a pick of the best ice-creams in the county. Yorkshire has something to please every palate so whether you’re eating the finest fish and chips or dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant – bon appetite!
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive Welcome to Yorkshire
Front cover images: Ice cream on Bridlington beach © VHEY. Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb. Lottie Shaw’s Bakery. Fine dining at Jöro in Sheffield. Yorkshire spices. Apples from Todmorden. Pontefract cakes. Black Sheep Brewery. Barnsley market. Mixing a Slingsby Gin & Tonic. Fortune’s Kippers. Pies from Blacker Hall Farm Shop. Yorkshire Asparagus. Malton Harvest Food Festival. Keelham Farm Shop. Bettys Café Tearooms. Vegetables from The Star Inn at Harome. Lewis & Cooper. Wensleydale Cheese. Images this page clockwise from top left: Yum! Festival of Food & Drink in Hull. Spicing things up at the Aagrah. Bettys Café Tearooms. Yorkshire Fettle Cheese.
Yorkshire boasts the largest number of Michelin Starred restaurants than any other county in England outside of London. For more information go to yorkshire.com/michelin
2 1 The Yorke Arms Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, North Yorkshire Nestled in Yorkshireâ€™s beautiful Nidderdale Valley, The Yorke Arms is an historic 18th century coaching house and shooting lodge, now serving as a Michelin starred restaurant with rooms, the perfect place to relax. With an award winning kitchen, led by top female chef Frances Atkins, the restaurant has a firm reputation for excellent food with a creative flair.
The Box Tree Ilkley, West Yorkshire This small renowned restaurant has been a part of Ilkley since the early sixties. Now owned by husband and wife team Simon and Rena Gueller, the Box Tree continues to aim to be the best. The modern French classical menu and extensive wine cellar offer food lovers an unforgettable experience. The Box Tree represents 21st century efficiency and exquisite good taste.
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Leeds, West Yorkshire Yorkshire’s newest star - awarded in October 2015 - Head Chef, Michael O’Hare has created a restaurant serving ultra-modern food with its own identity, inspired by the arts, music and contemporary culture. Expect something a little different with dishes such as “The insecurity of postmen in Oakley sunglasses”, comprising pork pressa, mandarin spices, and basque foie gras.
The Black Swan Oldstead, North Yorkshire This Michelin Star Pub and Restaurant with Rooms is unique as the only pub in the north of England with a Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes. The original building dates back to the 16th century and is set in a stunning rural location near Byland Abbey. Chef Tommy Banks cooks with the seasons and a real sense of nature, coupled with great passion and flair.
4 The Pipe & Glass South Dalton, East Yorkshire Dating back to the 15th century, The Pipe & Glass stands on the site of the original gatehouse to Dalton Park, in the pretty village of South Dalton and holds East Yorkshire’s first and only Michelin star Chef and proprietor James Mackenzie is committed to sourcing as much local and seasonal produce as possible; and this is reflected in the menu, with dishes featuring the highest quality ingredients from across the Yorkshire region. For those who wish to book an exclusive experience, the private first floor dining suite - which comprises the The Hotham Room and Chefs’ Library - can accommodate between six and ten people, with bespoke tasting menus created by James.
6 The Star Inn Harome, North Yorkshire An historic 14th century thatched inn located in the picturesque village of Harome on the edge of the North York Moors. Andrew Pern frequently changes his menu to reflect the best of what’s on
offer, such as Butter-roast Sand Hutton Asparagus with Shavings of Aged York Ham in early summer, to autumnal game dishes, such as Roast Grouse with Ampleforth Abbey Apple Purée, Mulled Brambles and Sloe Gin Juices. Local shoots provide him, in season, with a ready supply of game, hare and deer, whilst beef and pork come from nearby farms, and fish and shellfish from the North Sea.
Spice up your life The spiciest county in the UK is home to thousands of authentic Asian restaurants. Bradford is famous for making taste buds tingle so there’s no wonder it’s been named the country’s curry capital six times. Foodies come from far and wide to experience the authentic Asian recipes of talented local chefs. As well as offering a wide variety of unique dining experiences, Bradford also hosted the World Curry Festival, an exciting celebration of one of Britain’s favourite dishes! The immense Indian restaurant chain Aagrah was established in Shipley in 1977 and has grown into a well known local brand. The family-run business uses recipes handed down from older generations to serve authentic Kashmiri cuisine to the people of Yorkshire. But not being content with serving us in their restaurants, Aagrah has recently started selling their award-winning sauces to major supermarkets like Asda and Tesco making it one of our great Yorkshire exports.
Tattu Sit beside one of the impressive white cherry blossom trees and enjoy the best in contemporary Chinese cuisine in Leeds City Centre.
of the best curries in Yorkshire From the modern to the traditional we have every level of spice you can hope for. From Hyderabad to Halifax, Bangkok to Bradford and Pahang to Pateley Bridge we will put some spice in your life.
Prashad A family-run vegetarian restaurant in Drighlington specialising in Gujarati and South Indian food with a loyal fan base.
Aakash has a famous five course buffet prepared by five star chefs set in the splendour of a English Congregational Chapel, as well as passion for excellence.
All Siam Thai This Sheffield favourite has been delighting people for years. Giving a true taste of Thailand, satisfying to the nose, eye and palate.
Zaap Thai Enjoy delicious Thai street food in Leeds while feeling like you’ve been taken to the streets of Bangkok with hustle and bustle and funky tuk tuks.
One scoop or two?
Yorkshire is famous for everything from Yorkshire puddings to rhubarb and Wensleydale Cheese to Pontefract Cakes but did you know it’s also home to some seriously good ice cream? Yorkshire’s love of the cold stuff is growing fast with numerous producers and parlours popping up everywhere.
Brymor Ice Cream
Jervaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire Brymor Ice Cream, nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, has been making luxurious Real Dairy Ice Cream since 1984. Situated at High Jervaulx Farm, just round the corner from the impressive ruins of Jervaulx Abbey, their parlour and café have become an obligatory stop for passing visitors and locals alike. With over 35 different flavours of ice cream on offer, it can be difficult to choose.
Driffield, East Yorkshire It all began back in 2003 when Mr Moo’s Real Dairy Ice Cream was established on the East Yorkshire coast. After much ice cream tasting, the doors were opened for the first time and the production of the award winning range of ice cream flavours commenced. It all went from milking cows to scooping and designing delicious ice cream sundaes. There are now over 30 different flavours to sample.
Beverley, East Yorkshire Poma make their own authentic Italian ice cream by hand and sell it in their two café’s in Beverley and from their new trailer nicknamed The Poma Pod. Jessica Poma studied ice cream at Gelato University in Bologna, Italy so she could make additive free ice-creams and sorbets back home in Yorkshire. They also sell homemade Italian almond biscuits, scones, pizzas, quiches and artisan bread.
Pickering, North Yorkshire A fourth generation family business making artisan gelato specialising in all gelato products including freak shakes, milkshakes and sundaes. You’ll find 24 flavours of exquisite, mouth-watering gelatos on display including their original 1930’s recipe, chocolate and strawberry. It can be enjoyed on the premises or be taken away in a razzle dazzle sugar cone. Why not treat yourself to a 500ml to 1 litre of gelato to take home?
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Based in the heart of the Pennines, Yummy Yorkshire makes the most delicious artisan ice cream using fresh milk and cream from its own Holstein herd combined with ingredients sourced as close to their Yorkshire farm as possible. The result is a diverse and innovative flavour list that changes with the seasons. You will find all the classic, time-honoured favourites, as well as a host of more modern, ice cream flavours.
North Cave, East Yorkshire William’s Den not only provides endless fun for your little ones but they also make delicious fresh ice cream in their very own parlour. They think the simplest flavours are the best which is why they’re currently serving up firm family favourites vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavour as well as creating zingy, light and refreshing sorbets for hot summer days. They use dairy products sourced from East Yorkshire’s St Quentin’s Creamery.
Images clockwise from left: Mixing a delicious Slingsby Gin & Tonic. Yorkshire Heart Vineyard. Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery.
Glass of Yorkshire’s finest The English wine and spirit industry has grown rapidly over the last few years. Britain’s love of gin alone has more than doubled the amount of distillery’s in the UK. Some might say that Yorkshire is at the heart of this recent boom with numerous vineyards and distilleries gracing all four corners of the county. The Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery is currently producing Yorkshire’s very first Single Malt Whisky. Located just outside Filey the barley used in the process is homegrown on the family farm where the distillery is based while the water used in production comes straight from boreholes that connect into the chalk aquatics deep underground. Trading regulations mean Whisky must have matured for at least three years to qualify as single malt. Having fired up their pot sills in 2016, the wait is almost over but for those that can’t wait that long, bottles of maturing malt can be purchased online or from their distillery in Hunmanby.
Who’s round is it?
Visitors can now go on a journey of discovery right across Yorkshire and experience the many tipples the county has on offer.
Humber Street Distillery Taking its name from the man who discovered the first spa well in Harrogate; Slingsby Gin seeks to capture the Spirit of Harrogate and deliver it in a bottle for you to enjoy. Each of their products uses the finest pure single grain spirit and is blended with water drawn from the world-famous Harrogate aquifer. The key ingredients in their gins are hand-grown local botanicals (a great deal of which, come from the nearby Rudding Park Estate). Slingsby has gained recognition on a global scale and are exceptionally proud to have received 20 awards from around the world. Established in 2007 in the beautiful seven acre vineyard with 360 degree views of the Peak District National Park, Holmfirth Vineyard has been going from strength to strength producing a number of award winning wines. Spend a morning or afternoon discovering the colourful history of the vineyard, the growing popularity of English wines and learn how they produce their award-winning English wines on a tour and tasting session. One of the most northerly vineyards in Britain is the Little Wolds Vineyard in South Cave. Starting eight years ago as part of a diversification scheme on the Wilson family farm, it is growing in both size and notoriety. Their white wine Barley Hill White and Poppy Hill Rose have already won two awards at their first wine competition.
Yorkshire’s first gin bar and distillery set in Hull’s unique Fruit Market (above).
Cooper King Distillery England’s only self-built whisky and gin distillery run on 100% green energy.
Harewood Greystone Gin Made with foraged elderberries and hand-picked mulberries from the Harewood Estate.
Yorkshire Heart Producing award winning fine English wines in their Vineyard & Winery and craft beers from their modern micro-brewery.
Sloemotion An abundance of sloes turned a hobby of making sloe gin into production of a popular range of spirits.
Sweet by nature Yorkshire is experiencing a confectionary renaissance with a wealth of small producers once more creating exciting, high quality, handmade products. These are exciting times for chocolatiers in York and throughout the county.
Yorkshire’s sweet spots Discover some unmissable sweeteries in the county with the sweetest tooth.
Bettys Café Tearooms
A true Yorkshire great. Enjoy a perfect cup of tea, fresh coffee, tempting cakes and traditional Afternoon Tea.
John Bull’s Candy Kingdom
Discover the history of chocolate at York’s Chocolate Story. Located in the centre of York, come and find out how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate, and take a look at the history of York’s most iconic chocolate brands. Then master the secrets of the chocolatier, as you create hand-made chocolates.
Visit Inspired Chocolate in Leyburn and experience the whole fascinating process of seeing chocolate being tempered and moulded, filled and decorated in the factory, then pick up some delicious treats in the shop. Open Monday to Saturday, its great fun for all the family.
Situated in the seven hills of sunny Sheffield in South Yorkshire, Cocoa Wonderland (above) is a fantastic chocolate shop and café selling an abundance of sweet treats, many of which are locally sourced or hand made on site. Take a trip to the picturesque village of Haworth and make sure you stop at …and Chocolate. With a delicious selection of sweet treats available you will be spoilt for choice - try their salted toffee and coconut truffles, they’re delicious!
A traditional sweet shop in the heart of East Yorkshire, Weighton’s Sweet Treats in Market Weighton have all sorts of sweet treats available. With over 500 different varieties of sweets to choose from, they also create fantastic bespoke gift packages. Satisfy your chocolate cravings with a trip to Amelia’s Chocolate in Scarborough (above). Try marvellous marshmallow lollies and crunchy cinder toffee - you can even go along to a workshop and learn how to make your own tasty chocolate treats.
You can make your own chocolate lolly and roll your own personalised stick of rock in Bridlington.
White Rabbit Chocolatiers
An artisan chocolate kitchen and shop in Beverley, producing and selling their own luxury chocolate truffles.
The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World
View row upon row of jars filled with handmade sweets in Pateley Bridge.
York’s Chocolate Trail Take a mouth-watering wander through time, packed full of chocolate pioneers and famous confectionery.
Terry’s Shop and Tea room
Stroll along to St Helen’s Square, where you can still see what was once an elegant Terry’s Chocolate Shop and Tea Room. Terry’s original factory lay behind the shop. Bettys Café Tea Rooms on the corner, another celebrated name in confectionery, has been handcrafting the finest chocolates for nearly 100 years.
Make your way to The Mansion House. In 1914, the Lord Mayor sent a bar of Rowntree’s chocolate to every York soldier fighting in the Great War – one of the original tins with the chocolate bar still inside is on display. Go down Coney Street past British chocolatier and cocoa grower, Hotel Chocolat, with its rare collection.
Arrive at York’s renowned Castle Museum which exhibits many of the brand names that made York world famous for confectionery. Step back in time at the Terry’s sweet shop and Cocoa Temperance Room. Crossing Skeldergate Bridge towards Terry Avenue takes you over the River Ouse. Imagine boats laden to the gunwales with cocoa and sugar.
Situated on Terry Avenue is Rowntree’s Park, a gift to the City of York by Rowntree’s in 1921 as a memorial to the cocoa workers who fell during the First World War. Listed gates were added to the park in memory of those who died in the Second World War. Continue your walk out of the centre to Terry’s factory site.
Cross back over the river and return to the city and Fairfax House, home to the exceptional Noel Terry collection of English furniture and clocks from the family home on Tadcaster Road. The collection was given to York Civic Trust in 1980 following his death – Noel was the great grandson of Joseph Terry.
Onto Fossgate, where the ‘Mother of York's Chocolate Industry’ Mary Tuke had her grocer's shop. This is where the Rowntree dynasty started off in chocolate when apprentice (and Mary’s distant cousin) Henry Isaac Rowntree acquired the cocoa business from her. Today Fossgate is choc full of confectioners, delis and restaurants.
Merchant Adventurers’ Hall
York's Chocolate Story
Also on Fossgate is the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, home to The Company of Merchant Adventurers, which controlled a great deal of trade and industry in York. As a woman, Mary Tuke could only join the guild as the daughter or widow of a member. Mary was neither and therefore fined and threatened with prison.
Stop at 28 Pavement - now a pizza outlet. This was the Rowntree’s store established by Joseph Rowntree senior, a Quaker from Scarborough. In 1858, the team of apprentices working in the Rowntree’s grocers included a Mr George Cadbury and a Mr Lewis Fry. Finally, take the route through the Shambles.
The trail ends in King’s Square at York's Chocolate Story. From its Central American roots to our present love affair with all things sweet explore from bean to bar how chocolate is made, hear the story of how York became the capital of chocolate, sample sweet treats and make your way through York’s tasty story!
Food with a view Yorkshire is famous for its beautiful landscape and stunning scenery. What better way to enjoy these views than with some of the countyâ€™s best cuisine.
Soak it up Work up an appetite exploring Yorkshire’s stunning landscapes and then tuck into our gorgeous fare.
Natural beauty The Devonshire Fell (left) sits upon the slopes above Burnsall with fine views across the valley and below to the picturesque Yorkshire Dales village that is so awe-inspiring that it was used as one of the locations in the 2003 film, Calendar Girls. An award winning meal at this luxurious Yorkshire Dales hotel is a feast for all the senses. A warm Yorkshire welcome awaits at the Three Acres Inn. Nestled in the stunning Pennine countryside in the shadow of the impressive Emley Moor mast it enjoys glorious views across the rolling green hills. You’ll be struggling to find such wholesome delicious food with a view as good as the one at this old coaching house in Last of the Summer Wine county. The Swinton Bivouac Café is located in the grounds of the Swinton Estate (above). Welcoming resident guests of the nearby lodges and yurts and visiting walkers with dishes made from local produce. Situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it has striking views across the timeless landscapes.
Family favourite Enjoy stunning views of Calderdale at The Fleece Inn, Barkisland from the outdoor garden with live music, large screen television, occasional discos or karaoke, as well as children’s facilities.
The world’s best Appreciate the stunning views of the North York Moors at The Black Swan, Oldstead while dining in the restaurant that was recently named the World’s Best Restaurant by Trip Advisor. Head Chef Tommy Banks will treat you to some incredible creations.
Grow your own Enjoy al fresco dining and rooftop views at INC in Sheffield. This unique shipping container development at Kelham Island that will ensure you have a delicious and memorable experience.
You’ll struggle to find a better view than the ones you’ll experience at the top of Ilkley Moor (below). Named after the iconic nearby rocks; the Cow and Calf Inn allows visitors to bask in these lovely surroundings while tucking into some traditional Yorkshire delights.
City eats With its 700 square foot roof terrace Issho has some of the best views across Leeds City Centre. Enjoy a glass of sake on a plush rooftop sofas before dining on one of their exquisite Japanese dishes (Issho means “together” in Japanese) including Beef fillet with smoked chilli Robatayaki and Crispy Soft Shell Crab.
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Taste of success Miller’s Fish and Chips in Haxby took the title of the best fish and chip shop in the UK after winning the National Fish and Chip Awards 2018. They beat stiff competition from nine other regional winners at an awards ceremony in London.
Heroes of Haxby Fish & Chips has been a way of life for the Miller family for over 75 years. Nick Miller’s great-grandfather started things off by opening the first family Fish & Chip shop during WWII.
There are around 10,500 ‘chippies’ in Britain and Yorkshire is home to the nations favourite. Miller’s Fish & Chips in Haxby has been run by the Millers for over 50 years, first by grandfather Jim Miller who had a string of fish & chip shops across Yorkshire, then for 30 years by Nick’s father David Miller. Throughout the years, the shop has been loved by generations of local families as the community has grown and changed over time. They now offer a variety of options catering for Halal and gluten-free diets. Miller’s is proud to be MSC certified. All of their line-caught haddock and cod is from sustainable sources and supplied
The Magpie, Whitby Housed in the famous black and white building overlooking the harbour and serving a staggering 250,000 portions of fish and chips every year.
included everything from mystery shoppers to in-depth audits and probing interviews with a 15-strong specialist industry judging panel. “We brought it home for Haxby!” said Nick Miller, 28, who runs the business with his father David, 56. by the MS Leinebris, meaning their catch of the day is always traceable. With their amazing fish and chips, an indoor seating area and a full license to serve alcohol, Miller’s is the perfect destination for any food fanatic. Beating thousands of other establishments to the top spot, the father and son duo endured seven months of gruelling judging, which
“I can’t believe we’re the UK’s best fish and chip shop – words can’t describe how this feels. We entered the competition for the first time last year, and were so proud to get to the final, but to go all the way this time and scoop the ‘Oscar’ of the fish and chip world is truly amazing. We bring the tradition associated with great British fish and chips together with a new, innovative approach.”
of the best Yorkshire chippies Whether eaten straight from the paper or on a plate, with a glass of wine or mushy peas, you can’t beat a good portion of Yorkshire Fish and Chips. Here’s where to get some of the best...
The Wetherby Whaler, Guiseley The premises is the original site of the iconic Harry Ramsdens - regarded by many as the ‘spiritual home of fish and chips’ in Yorkshire.
North Beach Fish and Chips, Bridlington Every portion of their fish and chips is cooked fresh. Enjoy the uninterrupted panoramic sea views of Bridlington Bay and Flamborough Head.
Bizzie Lizzie’s, Skipton Have gained an enviable reputation as well as a number of awards, with visitors travelling from far and wide to taste the award winning Fish & Chips.
The Seaview Restaurant, Saltburn Saltburn’s long stretch of golden sands with dramatic cliffs and historic Victorian pier could offer no better location for this seafood restaurant.
Special blends Forget tea, a caffeine revolution has slowly been brewing across Yorkshire. Find your fix at one of these exceptional cafĂŠs.
Moors Coffee Shop Serving up a slice of nostalgia with a scone or two, have a hot cup of java in Goathland - the home of Heartbeat. Discover a mouthwatering range of snacks and refreshments.
Coffee-Bike York Eco-friendly, organic coffee with a difference! They also offer Coffee-Bike Discovery days, a chance to learn all about this kooky company and sample something special.
York Coffee Emporium Committed to providing you with the perfect cup. The coffee is roasted daily in small batches at their artisan roastery in York.
Happy Days Cycles Why not enjoy a hot cup of coffee and also give something back? This cafĂŠ and social enterprise in Sowerby Bridge helps homeless and vulnerable people in the Calderdale area by selling new and recycled bikes.
coff’ee by gum Whether you’re a frequenter of flat whites or have a whole latte love, these coffee destinations will have something to give you a buzz.
A cosy coffee
Art and artisan
This cosy coffee shop is an absolute must for anyone seeking caffeine enlightenment amongst the hustle and bustle of city life. With two shops to choose from, you can tickle your taste buds with delicious coffees and an incredible selection of cakes and sandwiches that are more out of this world than anything else!
Located in Hull’s historic and rapidly developing Old Town, this café and art gallery combo is the place to go for artisan coffees and phenomenal food. Great news for vegans, there’s plenty on the menu to satisfy your animal-friendly appetites, and as the aim is to support local suppliers and boost the region’s business, there’s no excuse not to grab yourself a brew and a brownie.
Out of the Woods Water Lane & Granary Wharf, Leeds
B.E. Coffee North Church Side, Hull
Bean to cup If fresh coffee is your fancy, you can’t do much better than this family-run roastery and shop in North Yorkshire. The very definition of bean to cup, the folk at Roost carefully select the right beans to roast before serving up their very own blend of hot dark deliciousness. The best part? You can even buy a bag of your favourite caffeine combination to enjoy at home. Roost Talbot Yard, Malton
If you find yourself in Sheffield and have made your way to the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, you might want to swap a meerkat for a mocha and take a load off next door at this spacious and comfortable coffee lounge. The cakes are pretty special, and you can even sit outside if the sun decides to shine. Lottie’s Coffee Lounge Woodsetts Road, Sheffield
Foodie favourites for families The prospect of a tantrum erupting over an uninspiring plate of food is enough to terrify any parent. Thankfully, Yorkshire doesn’t have that problem. There are restaurants and cafés that have successfully combined great ‘grown-up’ food, with well thought out facilities and refreshing kids menus. Family fun at Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. © NYMNP / Chris J Parker
It’s hard to please everyone’s taste buds. If the stress of pleasing all the families is taking its toll why not pay a visit to Trinity Kitchen in Leeds city centre? Enjoy a wide range of vibrant restaurants, bars and pop up vendors all under one roof. Street food vans, carts, sheds and trucks take residency for one month before they are swapped for another five eateries. Permanent eateries range from Vietnamese delights to traditional fish and chips.
The views from the top of Sutton Bank will be sure to distract any little ones away from the tablet for a while. Ranked as some of the finest views in Britain there’s no better place to enjoy a family lunch. The tea room at the Sutton Bank Visitor Centre offers full english breakfasts, paninis, warming jacket potatoes and an array of hot or cold drinks. With a great play area featuring two treehouses, a stone castle, three magical stone
roundhouses, a large sandpit with a ‘play tree’ in the centre and a mud kitchen there’s plenty to keep the children entertained so the grown-ups can enjoy that all important cup of tea while it’s still hot. Gino D’Acampo believes in making children the priority - as that’s the Italian way. All the family is welcome at his restaurants with a special kid’s menu available, high chairs and even a well-equipped baby changing room. Enjoy a true taste of Italy with their wide selection of authentic dishes including pizza, pastas, steaks and seabass while younger diners can feast on the Italian delights on the Bambino Menu such as breaded chicken, pizza, pasta and Gnocchi. For traditional hearty children’s meals there’s no better place than Lockwoods in Ripon. A regular in The Good Food Guide and a winner of Neighbourhood Restaurant of the Year; this family run restaurant is perfect for family gatherings. Owner Matthew Lockwood is keen to educate his younger diners on good food and has even worked with local schools to teach children to be more aware of the pleasures of growing, cooking and eating proper food. The Mayfield in Scarborough know how important it is to be able to go out with the whole family. That’s why they offer a relaxed, friendly environment with a spacious family dining room including a free to use indoor playroom with climbing frame, slide and large screens showing kids TV. Activity packs are available to buy along with sweet pots and jars of baby food. A huge choice of healthy options is available on the kid’s menu with flexibility for dietary requirements for fussy eaters too. If that’s not enough kids can also eat free every Monday night. Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel The Grand has created a children’s inspired afternoon tea. Designed to let younger guests indulge just as much as the adults so that the whole family can enjoy the experience at its best. Themed tea parties such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland happen several times a year while a more traditional afternoon tea is available most days. For larger meals. The Rise restaurant within the hotel also offers a children’s menu filled with classics like mac and cheese and sticky toffee pudding with banana ice cream.
Nice for nippers Forget cramped eating quarters, staff with a dislike of children, no suitable baby-changing facilities and a lack of highchairs. Yorkshire’s thought of everything you need.
The Deep Did you know that The Deep is transformed into a restaurant in the evening? Older children (it opens at 7pm) can enjoy seeing the resident sting rays, sharks and turtles in action as they taste some culinary delights. It’s one of Hull’s most unique restaurants located in the heart of the aquarium. Enjoy an evening with friends and family or to celebrate a special occasion.
Black Sheep Brewery Bistro Black Sheep Brewery Bistro is not just for the grownups. Take a trip to this iconic location in Masham where the much loved Black Sheep ale is produced. Enjoy a brewery tour before getting a warm Yorkshire welcome at the bistro & baa..r where youngsters can enjoy meals from the Little Lambs menu which includes sausages, burgers and pasta.
Tiled Hall Café Nestled between Leeds Art Gallery and the Central Library you’ll find The Tiled Hall Café. A popular spot with culture vultures, food lovers and parents looking for a friendly pit stop. This magnificent arched space was originally a reading room for the library. This is a beautiful spot to visit for lunch with a tasty selection of sandwiches, soups, cakes and much more. Serving up quality food with an emphasis on service and presentation - there’s something to keep both grown-ups and children happy.
World on a plate Bradford has an abundance of industrial heritage, was the world’s first UNESCO City of Film and boasts a spectacular theatre and a national museum. However it’s the taste of Bradford that has visitors flocking.
Voted Curry Capital of Britain six times in a row, the only place in the UK to boast this accolade, it is clear that Bradford has a knack for producing the finest curry dishes around. If spice is what you desire try award-winning spice specialists such as Aagrah, Prashad, Sweet Centre Restaurant and Akbars. Enjoy 1st class cream teas on the Keighley Worth Valley Railway throughout the summer months. What could be nicer, than travelling through the beautiful Brontë countryside on a sunny Summer afternoon, whilst nibbling on a home-made scone, jam and clotted cream and sipping a perfect cup of English tea (or coffee), served in the finest china cups. The Commute is a welcoming hub in the heart of Ilkley where visitors can enjoy sublime coffee, relax and immerse themselves in Yorkshire’s cycling culture. Since opening in 2016 this cycling café has been striving to deliver the best speciality coffee in Yorkshire, working with some of the best up and coming independent local providers to help fill their menu. The Commute is a perfect destination for cyclists with ample bike parking inside and out and loaner locks available upon request. Waggy tails and families are also welcome and if you are not a cyclist, don’t worry - they cater for everyone! Bradford Markets comprises of three indoor markets, two in Bradford – The Oastler Shopping Centre and Kirkgate Market, one in Keighley as well as two outdoor Markets one in Shipley and in Bingley you’ll find everything from quality food retailers to the latest in fashion, jewellery, materials, homeware and lots more. For those with a sweet tooth, head over to …and Chocolates for a truly special treat. This family run business has been selling their delicious truffles to the residents and visitors of Haworth since 2012 with another store in Ripon. Be warned once you’ve tried them you’ll be coming back for more.
With so many places to dine in Bradford its often easier to get some help choosing. These venues are always popular with locals and visitors alike, just don’t forget to pass it on… The Box Tree. This iconic restaurant has been part of Ilkley since the sixties and was one of the first four British restaurants to hold two Michelin stars. It was quickly established itself as the North’s most successful restaurant. The modern French classical menu has been keeping food lovers happy ever since.
Tong Garden Centre. There’s much more to Tong Garden Centre than people think. Set in 17 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside visitors can enjoy food in the relaxed restaurant for a perfectly hand-crafted coffee or daily special. Before leaving guests can also pick up some tasty treats at the Food Hall.
Keelham Farm Shop. According to these awardwinners; Food tastes better from the farm and who are we to argue with three generations of family farmers and butchers. Keelham Farm also offers a wide variety of local beers, ales, ciders and wines. YORKSHIRE.COM
Main image: Bradford city centre Left top image: The Box Tree in Ilkley. Below left to right: Salts Diner. The Cow and Calf pub. Haworth Old Hall.
West is best
The stunning village of Saltaire is steeped in history and is one of two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the county. This once industrial village is now a quaint, yet cultured, attraction that includes the famous Salts Mill. This impressive, now fully-converted ex-mill, is home to Salts Diner (above) where you will find a range of food and drink options including Café into the Opera, the Mill’s excellent fish restaurant.
If you should find yourself up “Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at” fear not, as it won’t be long until you make your way back into the former-spa town and into one of the many country pubs that call this beautiful part of the world home. One such pub is the aptly named The Cow and Calf. This country pub is on the site of the county’s first hydropathic hotel and oozes rural charm and rustic character.
Brontë country is not just a great place to visit for its literary heritage, but for its idyllic locations to grab a bite to eat. At Haworth Old Hall, guests are welcomed with a blast from the past. Tudor charm, a warm atmosphere and beautiful log fires come as standard. Set amidst stunning countryside, the pub, dating back to 1621, is the perfect place to sample the local wares. Discover a first class destination for a first class feed.
Clockwise from top left: Raithwaite Estate Brasserie. Filey beach. Ox Pasture Hall. Andrew Pern at The Star Inn the Harbour.
Eating on the coast
There is no doubt that Fish and Chips by the sea straight from the paper is a winning combination. However, if you prefer something a little more formal the Yorkshire Coastline has all sorts of things on offer for you to enjoy. From a Michelin-starred chef serving up the epitome of culinary high quality, to bistros where you can enjoy a plate of something delicious without busting the budget.
With an award-winning Michelin starred chef at the helm, mouth-watering menu and views over the harbour and up to the abbey itâ€™s fair to say that The Star in the Harbour is a very special place to dine. Andrew Pern has successfully transformed this former tourist information centre into an impressive 160+ seater restaurant.
A new addition to the Raithwaite Estate is the fantastic Brasserie offering a celebration of the best of French brasserie food combined with Yorkshire specialities; a new culinary concept described as beret meets flat cap. Located within the 100-acre luxury coastal retreat of Raithwaite Estate itâ€™s a great addition to what the Yorkshire Coast already offers.
Situated between two clifftop gardens, with views over the North Sea; diners can enjoy the stunning coastal scenery from every table at The White Lodge in Filey. Dishes are prepared using locally sourced produce, including fresh fish caught in Filey Bay, crab, lobster and scallops from Scarborough, and quality meat from nearby Yorkshire farms. Enjoy meals such as Oven Baked Herb Crusted Salmon and Seared Glaves of Brompton Sirloin Steak.
For a gastronomic treat in Scarborough Ox Pasture Hall is the place to go. The Bistro & bar serves traditional Yorkshire gastro pub food with all the usual family favourites while the Courtyard Restaurant is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in the area. The modern British menu draws heavily upon the local landscape with an emphasis on local produce and imaginative and creative dishes, many with modern twists on traditional food.
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Clock Tower Café
The Runcible Spoon
Situated within the 50-acre clifftop parklands of 19th century Sewerby Hall and Gardens the Clock Tower Café overlooks the beautiful gardens and the Floral Clock flowerbed on the south lawn. The incredible building dates back to the early 1820s and the mechanism for the clock is actually in the Clock Tower Tea Room itself. The recently refurbished café serves a wide range of refreshments with freshly ground coffee, freshly made sandwiches, hot soup, cakes together with seasonal specials.
The Plough is located just outside Scarborough in the pretty village of Scalby. Visitors to this friendly village pub can enjoy an interesting variety of local craft ales before dining on a classic modern British dish created with new and exciting flavours using fresh, seasonal Yorkshire ingredients. The varied menu includes Yorkshire Tapas, along with a weekly changing Specials board. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat at lunch, evening dinner or Sunday Lunch The Plough will never disappoint.
Inspired by Edward Lear’s Owl and the Pussy Cat - The Runcible Spoon offers a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy art, ceramics and great food in Saltburn. A selection of teas, good coffee, cakes and home cooked hot and cold food are on offer throughout the day while in the evening diners can enjoy stone baked pizza and a varied specials menu with local fish, meat and vegetarian options. Enjoy an afternoon tea or even a breakfast in the lovely, sun trap-garden bedecked with floral displays and ornamental planting.
In Sandsend, one of the most picturesque villages and a true hidden gem of the Yorkshire coast you’ll find Estbek House; an award winning and critically acclaimed restaurant with rooms. The daily changing menu is focused on the very locality of Estbek, with the sea and moorland on the doorstep, the finest of fresh local ingredients are used in all the dishes giving them an unmistakable natural flavour which is all too often lost in a modern world. Having held an AA rosette since September 2004, gaining a second rosette in April 2009, you will find Estbek ideal for that special occasion.
The Lamp restaurant is located in the heart of Bridlington’s historic Old Town, in a grade II listed Victorian building. The restaurant takes it’s name from the original Victorian gas lamp that is situated in the rear courtyard, an area that is used today for perfect al fresco dining in the warmer summer months. The menu is an array of British fare with a contemporary twist using locally sourced produce where possible. The atmosphere in the restaurant is cosy and intimate with candle-lit tables and a relaxed ambience.
The Grainary Tearooms
The Grainary Tearooms have been letting weary travellers pause in the beautiful views of the dales and the Scarborough coast line for over a decade. Indulge in the English tradition of afternoon tea and scones or a hearty home-cooked lunch. What’s more, because all ingredients are local, visitors can pop into the Farm Shop and take a taste of the North Yorkshire countryside home. Whether you fancy a hearty home-cooked lunch, or want to indulge in the English tradition of Afternoon Tea and a scone, you’ll love the refined but relaxed experience.
Crackers about cheese
Shepherds Purse Cheese
Yorkshire Dama Cheese
Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers
Began in the 1980s after farmer’s wife, Judy Bell, discovered her passion and talent for cheese making as she set out on a mission to create quality dairy alternatives for cow’s milk allergy sufferers.
Manufacturing halloumi cheese in Yorkshire from 100% British cow’s milk, salt and vegetarian rennet, with no additives or preservatives. The story is an inspirational tale of two cultures and overcoming adversity.
A family run Cheesemongers who are passionate about artisan products. Cryer & Stott source over 700 British cheeses as well as a full range of continental varieties. Renowned for supplying prestigious events.
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Wensleydale Creamery Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales is The Wensleydale Creamery, home of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and a fantastic Visitor Centre. Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese has been handcrafted in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales since 1150, when Cistercian monks first brought their skills and recipes to the area. For food lovers the world over, Wensleydale Creamery needs to be visited at least once in a lifetime.
Cooking up a storm If you are a novice or a kitchen pro, experienced chefs teach you the tricks of the trade, and of course along with the learning comes the tasting. Cooks at Carlton Towers Goole, East Yorkshire
Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School Driffield, East Yorkshire
This is far more than a cookery school, itâ€™s a place to truly discover food. Here you can learn to grow, cook, photograph and write about food. Set in 250-acres of glorious parkland you will bake, butcher, forage and preserve in the original kitchens of the stunning Carlton Towers, near Selby.
Take your cooking to a new level whilst enjoying the Yorkshire Wolds landscape at this relaxed cooking school. Set in a peaceful, rural location the resident chef will show you how to make superb food in a laidback, informal setting. Courses are held in the newly built, state of the art kitchen and one thing is for sure, a true Yorkshire welcome awaits you at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School.
York Cookery School York, North Yorkshire At York Cookery School, you can indulge your love of cooking, pick up new recipes and techniques, or simply learn how to cook. Based in York, they have a team of expert chefs and instructors who can show you how to create tasty treats and delicious dishes. They offer a range of mouth-watering cookery classes, from cupcakes and macarons to cuisine from far-flung places.
Taste the Wild various locations Their courses are designed for people who love good food and the outdoors. Taste the Wild are a company passionate about food, the environment and passing on knowledge and they aim to teach and inspire people of all ages to go out and find interesting wild foods to enhance their dishes and diet.
Swinton Park Cookery School Masham, North Yorkshire Located on the Swinton Estate, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, this cookery school is run by Chef Kevin Hughes; known for his appreciation of diverse food cultures and modern cookery. The courses utilise produce grown in the 4-acre walled garden at Swinton Park Hotel, with a variety of courses available from Baking, Pastries and Desserts, to the Ultimate Sunday Lunch to Modern World Street Food Classics.
Betty’s Cookery School Harrogate, North Yorkshire This national award-winning cookery school based in Harrogate is passionate about sharing their love of food with adults and children alike. Whether you’re a newcomer to cooking hoping to learn the basics, or an aspiring chef looking for fresh ideas, they offer an array of courses from skill enhancing, to perfecting everyday dishes.
Coddy’s Farm Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Malton Cookery School Malton, North Yorkshire In the food town of Malton, you’ll find a stylish and homely kitchen where you’ll be able to unleash your inner gourmet. With God’s own county and coastline all around, this school specialises in game, seafood and baking.
These fine folks are passionate about food and farming and believe there is a wealth of knowledge and fine local dining within the area to educate and entertain the most discerning foodie. Their experience days are held regularly throughout the year and showcase the best local produce with food demonstrations and seasonal cookery lessons including sausage and pork pie making.
What better place to sneak a sample of some fine fodder than at one of Yorkshire’s fabulous food festivals? If you’re feeling adventurous and in the mood for a nibble of something tasty, read on to find the fantastical feast for you!
2 1 Malton Harvest Food Festival Malton, September Malton is fast becoming one of the most popular foodie destinations in Yorkshire. Don’t worry if you missed their famous Food Lovers Festival in May, this event is largely regarded as part 2, with over 80 stalls, top chefs and live music. Celebrate the bountiful season of autumn with a selection of fine food. Expect a harvest of game, seafood, wild and foraged food, soft fruit, baking galore, vegetarian and vegan food and the very best street food!
Saltburn Food Festival Saltburn, July If you do like to be beside the seaside, you may want to consider a trip to this annual gastronomic extravaganza. With over 100 stalls offering the finest selection of food, drink, art and crafts, you won’t struggle for something to do as this stunning town transforms from sleepy coastal cove into full on festival fiesta. There’s plenty of live cookery to inspire you in the kitchen, street food to tickle your taste buds and best of all, admission to this incredible event is completely free.
5 Yum! Festival of Food & Drink Hull, August
3 The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival Carleton near Skipton, July
Putting East Yorkshire on the map, the Yum! Festival is an absolute destination for all foodie fans in The Rose Bowl and Queen’s Gardens. The city centre location makes it ideal for exploring this former UK City of Culture, as you wind through the streets, sampling the fantastic foodstuffs on offer. As well as a glorious selection of artisan cheeses, craft alcohol and even tea, there’s also a kids zone to keep little ones occupied.
This fun-filled foodie fest has so much going on you’ll want to make the most of the onsite camping facilities to make sure you don’t miss anything out! With live cookery demos, workshops, tasting sessions and even a fun fair, there’s plenty of activity to keep everyone in the family entertained. There’s also evening entertainment for those who decide to camp out. A disco under the stars? Count us in.
4 Liquorice Festival Pontefract, July Pontefract is arguably the liquorice capital of Yorkshire, so where better place to hold a festival devoted entirely to this controversial sweet treat than here? Whether you love it or hate it, you can learn all about it at one of the talks on offer or simply soak up the atmosphere in one of the local pubs or eateries. There are stalls devoted to liquorice themed food and drink, and crafts and fairground rides to keep the youngsters busy. Be sure to try the Liquorice Stout, it’s a festival favourite!
6 Underneath the Stars Cawthorne near Barnsley, July If music be the food of love you won’t go without at Barnsley’s ever-popular festival event, now in its fifth year. The good news is, there’s actual food as well, a great accompaniment to this eclectic musical mix and an impressive range of creative vendors offering delicious food, real ales, ciders, wines and spirits.
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International flights connect Yorkshire to the rest of the world, as well as UK flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Newquay and Southampton to Leeds-Bradford Yorkshire’s Airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Humberside Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport.
Yorkshire by road Britain’s biggest and fastest highways cross Yorkshire, making getting here by car or by coach very simple. For details of the quickest (or the most scenic) driving routes see the AA or RAC websites www.theaa.com and www.rac.co.uk. Plan a journey online with Arriva, who have buses running across Yorkshire on a regular basis.
Yorkshire by rail
Yorkshire’s cities and market towns Motorways are easy to get to from other parts of the country. Travel to Yorkshire with A Roads high-speed trains from either London or Edinburgh in less than two hours RailGrand Routes with LNER and Central services. You can also get to Yorkshire by Airports train from the North West with First TransPennine Express, who offer Heritage Coasts direct services into the county from Liverpool and Manchester. Northern Areas of Outstanding Rail also offer direct services to Natural Beauty Yorkshire from the North West.
Yorkshire by sea National Parks Ferry services to Hull and Newcastle Ferryport link Yorkshire with Northern Europe. P&O Ferries operate overnight services to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.
Welcome to our latest guide to the wonderful food and drink that’s on offer right across our entire county. From the seaside to the cities,...
Published on Jul 4, 2018
Welcome to our latest guide to the wonderful food and drink that’s on offer right across our entire county. From the seaside to the cities,...