All the North Yorkshire Restaurants and Foodie Hotspots to Visit
From award-winning restaurants to long-standing favourites, North Yorkshire has plenty of fabulous places to dine
Aysgarth Falls Hotel
Aysgarth, Leyburn DL8 3SR
Having recently undergone extensive refurbishment, the Aysgarth Falls Hotel have reopened their doors to diners looking for a delicious meal. The new relaxing and friendly Palmers Restaurant with beautiful decor and stunning views sees executive head chef Tristan Prudden and his team offering a casual, fine dining experience using the very best local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy their signature venison Wellington from the à la carte menu or head to the dog-friendly main bar and Penhill Lounge for a delicious lunch, hearty evening meal or a refreshing pint or cocktail. And don’t miss the Sunday roasts at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel – they’re legendary.
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
Bolton Abbey Estate, Skipton BD23 6AJ
Seasonal produce, including home-grown fruit and veg from their kitchen garden is used in the renowned Burlington Restaurant – their tasting menu is ever-changing and there is an award-winning wine list to accompany the fabulous food. The bright and cheery Brasserie & Bar is a great place for a more informal catch up, offering everything from small and sharing plates to well-thought-out mains and Sunday lunch, all set against a backdrop of contemporary art. Or enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea served in the Cocktail Lounge or Conservatory.
Coxwold YO61 4AD
Home-cooked classic country food served in the cosy bar and snug or in the restaurant is what you’ll find at the Fauconberg Arms. With fresh seafood delivered daily and home-bred and -reared lamb, beef and pork, there’s a real emphasis on locally-sourced produce at this welcoming 17th century country pub. Wash it all down with a fine wine or hand-pulled ale before cosying up by one of the log fires.
The Feather & Beak @ Brickfields
Kirby Mills, Kirkbymoorside YO62 6NS
Whether you’re dining in the elegant garden room-style restaurant or out on the patio with the wood fired ovens roaring in the background, you’ll enjoy freshly prepared, delicious dishes at The Feather & Beak. As well as a good selection of wines, local craft beers, spirits and aperitifs, you can enjoy baked camembert followed by wood roast ratatouille or whole roast sea bream – and make sure to leave room for the chef’s sticky toffee pudding.
Feversham Arms Hotel
1–8 High Street, Helmsley YO62 5AG
The Feversham Arms’ two AA Rosette Weathervane restaurant serves a modern British menu with its roots firmly in Yorkshire’s own larder, making good use of locally-sourced and foraged ingredients. During the summer, fresh lunches and light bites are served along with a selection of drinks in the restaurant or on the pool terrace. Starters include queen scallops or a tasty Thai crispy beef salad, followed by confit duck or moules frites and there are also nibbles, grazing boards, wraps and club sandwiches on the menu. Look out for head chef Jon Appleby’s cookery demonstrations and lunch events starting this summer, or why not stay a while longer and make the most of the Verbena Spa?
The Homestead Kitchen
Prudom House, Goathland
Run by chef Peter Neville and his partner Cecily Fearnley, The Homestead Kitchen offer a relaxed fine dining experience inside their converted 18th century farmhouse. Dishes follow the ebb and flow of the seasons, showcasing home-grown or locally sourced ingredients, so expect the likes of wild seabass, smoked chicken tortellini and twice-baked cheese soufflé, and their Sunday lunch offering is not to be overlooked.
Le Caveau Restaurant
86 High Street, Skipton BD23 1JJ
This award-winning hidden gem in the heart of Skipton serves Yorkshire produce with a French twist. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or private dining for up to 24 guests, Le Caveau’s head chef and owner Mark ensures there’s plenty on offer. Their menus (which include a five-course tasting menu, fixed price menus, and daily changing blackboard specials) change regularly to reflect the best seasonal ingredients, and their expertly chosen wine list allows you to pair your drink perfectly to your meal.
The Magpie Café
14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU
A trip to Whitby isn’t complete without popping into The Magpie Café for fish and chips. The menu is extensive but all the fish is responsibly sourced – so think carefully about what you fancy, and enjoy the sea views while you’re at it. You can also buy quality fish and seafood online with The Magpie Café’s Whitby Catch or head to their takeaway shop for fish and chips to enjoy by the harbour.
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel & Spa
Lady Edith’s Drive, Scarborough YO12 5TD
01723 365295 oxpasturehallhotel.com
This luxury boutique country house hotel and restaurant is located in 17 acres of grounds in the beautiful North York Moors. Sticking to a philosophy of ‘keeping it simple’, Ox Pasture Hall are firm believers that buying the best quality ingredients and cooking them well will let the flavours speak for themselves. This is clear to see in their Thomas Carr at The Coast Restaurant which serves modern and creative dishes packed with local and regional produce. Why not try the Courtyard Restaurant, serving traditional gastro pub food, and enjoy slow-cooked ox cheek with bacon lardons, mushrooms and mashed potato, with a glass of wine?
Three’s A Crowd
11 West Park, Harrogate
Sit down to enjoy quality British food in a relaxed setting at this modern gastro pub. The ever-changing menu and hand-picked wine list make the perfect combination for a meal with friends (and the dogs). After the success of their Harrogate location, Three’s A Crowd now have an outpost in Leeds too.
The Talbot Hotel
Yorkersgate, Malton YO17 7AJ
This elegant hotel stands as a culinary beacon at the entrance to Malton (Yorkshire’s foodie capital). From breakfast to supper and everything in between, the seasonal menus at The Talbot showcase the finest, locally-sourced ingredients – and the afternoon tea is splendid. Dine in the casual and relaxed bar or in the restaurant where you’re promised friendly service.
The Wild Plum
34–36 Hookstone Road, Harrogate HG2 8BW
Coming from a family lineage of entrepreneurial, amateur, and impassioned home cooks, head chef Bethany Haresign heads this wonderful brunch eatery. Expect colour, fresh flavours and quirky creations here – think breakfast doughnuts, spring pancakes, tomato crumpets and pea fritters.