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Our favourite destinations for a spot of al fresco lunch

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Al fresco
As the days are getting warmer and the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds, this is the perfect time to try some of our favourite al fresco lunch spots in the North East and Yorkshire

Lord Crewe Arms
Chef Simon Hicks takes pub food up a notch at the Lord Crewe Arms by using the finest ingredients to give classic dishes a modern twist. When the sun is shining the pub’s walled garden is the most beautiful setting to enjoy a pint of local ale, views of the North Pennine moors and a delicious lunch with friends and family.
The Square, Blanchland, DH8 9SP
01434 677100 www.lordcrewearmsblanchland.co.uk

Muse
Sitting outside this brasserie on Yarm’s high street, with a cup of coffee in hand, evokes the Parisian café culture which inspires Muse. Look out for the café’s delicious ‘Plats du jour’, including duck shepherd’s pie and slow cooked lamb shank, or for a real treat try something from the seafood menu – our favourites include a bowl of classic moules marinière or the seafood pancake with thermidor sauce.
High Street, Yarm TS15 9AU
01642 788558 www.museyarm.com

Crab & Lobster
The quaint terrace at the award-winning Crab & Lobster is a real sun trap on warmer days, providing the perfect place to try the restaurant’s delicious food made from the finest local produce. Head outside and choose from the Crab & Lobster’s three-course set lunch menu which serves refined yet unpretentious dishes. As the name suggests, the fresh local seafood is the thing to try here.
Crab Manor Hotel, Dishforth Road, Asenby, Thirsk YO7 3QL
01845 577286 www.crabandlobster.co.uk

The Beaumont
When the sun comes out, the elegant glass frontage of the beautiful Beaumont Hotel in Hexham opens up to give diners the ideal al fresco experience. The restaurant’s ever-changing seasonal menu is a real hit with both locals and visitors, offering a delicious range of dishes. The sandwiches, salads and sharing boards are perfect if you’re looking for a lighter lunch, whilst main courses including tasty seafood dishes and tender steaks are great for a special treat. 
Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LT
01434 602331 www.thebeaumonthexham.co.uk

The Devonshire Arms
This beautiful country house hotel builds its menus around locally sourced produce and ingredients from the hotel’s own kitchen garden. With a beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales, the Brasserie’s terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a special lunch. Try the ‘Taste of the Dales’ platter to sample some of Yorkshire’s finest produce, or choose something from the grill – the chargrilled venison with truffle mash and blackberry jus is a real taste sensation.
Bolton Abbey Estate, Skipton BD23 6AJ 
01756 718100 www.thedevonshirearms.co.uk

Angelica 
Located on the sixth floor of the Trinity Leeds shopping centre, Angelica is the perfect place to take a break from a shopping trip in the city. This chic restaurant’s wraparound terrace offers panoramic views and a sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy an extensive menu served throughout the day. Angelica’s sharing platters and salads are perfect for a lighter lunch, or try the delicious rock oysters with one of the bar’s sensational cocktails.
Level 6, Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW
0113 897 0099 www.angelica-restaurant.com

Published in: March 2019

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