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Eat and Drink
October 2023
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From new restaurants to try to award-winning ethical honey makers and a new hotspot to grab a coffee from

Here's everything you need to know this month.

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.

Enjoy delicious drinks, tasty grazing boards and beautiful coastal views at Coast, a new café and bar on Roker’s seafront. Whether you’re looking for somewhere for a coffee after a walk along the beach, or a great place for a cocktail alongside some live music, Coast has you covered. You’ll also find freshly baked sweet treats and a bottomless brunch on the menu.

Adding to their already large collection, the family-run The Travelling Bee Company have won yet another seven Great Taste Awards. Their Soft Set and their Honeydew honeys have been awarded two stars, whilst their Sweet Chestnut Honey was awarded a coveted three stars. Visit their stand at Living North’s Christmas Fair to discover what all the buzz is about!

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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.

Acquiring two derelict barns just a stone’s-throw from the world famous Whitby Abbey, Whitby Distillery have started work on restoring the barns at Abbey Lands Farm, turning them into a brand new distillery. The new site will lead the way in green technologies whilst using a traditional distilling technique to create new spirits, and the team at Whitby Distillery are giving you the chance to set your family’s name in the new grounds’ pathway, with all proceeds going towards the build.

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.

Yorkshire’s Finest

Standing on the edge of Driffield, Highfield House has more than 150 years of local heritage, grand creativity and fascinating stories in its past – and makes the perfect backdrop for any dining occasion. Enjoy a delicious two- or three-course lunch in one of the beautiful dining rooms, or when the sun allows, make it afternoon tea on the terrace. In an evening, book a table at 1864 restaurant where head chef David Prysor Jones creates dishes inspired by cross-continental influences such as Korean, Japanese, Nordic and French, or try the eight-course tasting menu. Stopping by on Sunday? The roasts here are renowned.

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