Palate Freshener: Euro glam, inspired bistronomy and a burger empire

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Euro glam in Middlesbrough, inspired bistronomy in Jesmond and a burger empire rising in Hull

If you like: European glam
Then try: Brasserie Hudson Quay, Middlesbrough
The quayside near Boro’s Riverside stadium isn’t the first place you’d think to look for a plush continental brasserie, but that’s exactly what this is. It’s got top suppliers – Hodgson Fish, R&J Butchers, Yorkshire Vintners – and a breezily upscale feel which impressed Michelin’s inspectors enough for a mention in the latest guide. 

If you like: Modern cool
Then try: Bistro Forty Six, Jesmond
Since taking over here nearly exactly two years ago, chef Max Gott has shoved Northumberland’s produce to front and centre here, including foraged bits and pieces and deer and venison butchered in-house. It’s all very personal, and the menu is liable to change at the drop of a hat to work in whatever’s freshest. It’s earned its spots in both the Michelin and Good Food Guides for 2018.

If you like: Really, really good burgers
Then try: Dope Burger, Hull
Since opening their new place on the corner of New Cleveland Street and Witham in August, this knowingly street-styled burger joint has forced its way to the forefront of the burger scene on Humberside. Their burgers are a cut above your maximalist ‘dirty burger’ clones: see the praline-smoked burger for proof. They’ve just opened another one on Beverley Road too. 

Published in: October 2017

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