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10 New Food and Drink Places to Know About from Across Yorkshire and the North East

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Eat and Drink
September 2023
Reading time 5 Minutes

Get your fill of food and drink news this month

From the latest fine-dining restaurants to casual cafés at the coast - here's what you need to know from across Yorkshire and the North East this month.

Hearth is a restaurant and bakery based in Hull’s old town. On the ground floor the bakery serves fresh bread, pastries and delicious brunch, while in the restaurant you’ll find bar snacks and cocktails, as well as large plates cooked fast over fire on the custom-made hearth smoker – think dry-aged ribeye and confit potatoes with a mature cheddar, hollandaise and red wine sauce fondue.

Reimagining fine dining with a commitment to sustainability and innovation at its core, Helmsley’s Pignut (meaning foraged nut) is the new restaurant from Tom Heywood (former head chef at The Rattle Owl) and his partner and sommelier Laurissa Cook. Focusing on local and seasonal food, expect an eight-course tasting menu in the evening and a four-course menu for lunch, alongside a carefully thought out drinks menu.

The Chippie Experience

Restaurant group Six by Nico, who are known for their ever-evolving dining concepts, have opened a new restaurant in Leeds. For more than six years they have developed and refined The Chippie Experience giving diners the perfect combination of seaside nostalgia in a fine dining setting. The menu changes every six weeks so be sure to try their reimagined chip shop classics alongside an optional wine pairing, snacks and aperitif.

Olive Coffee Co.

Royal Navy veteran Sean has set up a new coffee company, Olive Coffee Co. in the North East. After converting an old horse box into a beautifully bright pink mobile coffee shop, you’ll find Olive Coffee Co. serving smooth lattes, iced coffees and fruity coolers at Kingston Park Green and at pop-ups across the region.


A new social dining restaurant, Rubus has opened in Hove Edge near Brighouse, serving creative cocktails alongside seasonal, local and homemade dishes. Start your day with the asparagus, crispy pancetta and runny eggs for brunch, or book a table for dinner and order a selection of small plates, including the honey harissa carrots, bourbon pulled beef and Sri Lankan prawn curry. We’d order the signature Rubus Sour cocktail or the raspberry limoncello martini alongside too.


Quinns wine café and kitchen has recently opened in Haxby, where nibbles and scrumptious sandwiches such as brie, fig and truffle honey, or cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and dill, can be enjoyed alongside exquisite wines. The team behind this stylish new wine bar worked together for more than 15 years running Plonkers in York city centre, so they have plenty of experience when it comes to choosing brilliant wines.

The Treehouse at The Alnwick Garden


Classically trained by Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, The Treehouse at The Alnwick Garden’s new executive head chef Gareth Clarke will be adding his own touch of Northumberland to classic British dishes. The new à la carte menu features starters such as scallop ceviche and Craster kipper mousse, followed by orange glazed duck breast or beetroot gnocchi.


Butakun is a Japanese restaurant in the heart of the city serving authentic sushi, donburi and ramen. Enjoy everything from sushi rolls and seared nigiri to deluxe bento boxes served with a selection of fresh sashimi, appetisers and seasonal dishes. Make sure you check out their extensive wine and sake list too.

The Bumble Crumble

The Bumble Crumble dessert and deli bar has opened its doors inside Darlington Market. Claiming to be the North East’s first artisan crumble bar, the team switch up their flavours daily so there’s always something new to try – look out for flavours including rhubarb, apple and plum. You can top your delicious crumble with everything from toasted marshmallows or rose petals to ice cream and custard.


A popular name on the North East food scene, Allard’s has opened its third venue in Monkseaton. Serving the same tapas and cocktails they’ve become well known for (we love the ham and applewood croquettes and chicken and chorizo paella) take a seat under the retractable roof in the orangery and when the sun is shining it’ll feel just like you’re on holiday.

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