Must-Try Cafés and Restaurants in Wakefield
Whether you're looking for the perfect morning brew or after something special in the form of luxury fine dining, Wakefield has it all
Blakes Coffee & Co.
Pontefract Road, Crofton, Wakefield WF4 1LW
Blakes, based inside Spring Green Nurseries, launched in the first lockdown. The name came from owner Lauren Morgan’s first born, Blake, while the floral decor is inspired by her second born, Daisy. What started with one follower on social media now has almost 9,000 and the business is growing in popularity daily. Blakes is open seven days a week, with the kitchen open from 9am to 3pm. Stop by for a coffee or delve into their sweet treats – their Ferrero Rocher pancake stack looks delicious. While you’re there, explore the garden centre which is filled with plants and garden furniture.
25–27 Northgate Road, Wakefield WF1 3BJ
Combining the best of Yorkshire with influences from around the globe, Robatary offer up an outstanding array of small plates, packed with flavour from being cooked over hot charcoal. Try the soy and ginger Japanese-style chicken and the Vietnamese pork belly.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakeﬁeld WF4 4LG
Enjoy a delicious, seasonal menu of locally and sustainably-sourced dishes in The Weston, a Scandinavian-inspired, open kitchen restaurant found within Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Sit back and enjoy tasty brunch and lunch dishes as you look over the stunning views across the Park. Once you’ve enjoyed your lunch, head to the shop where you can also purchase produce such as bakes, honey and chutneys made at the Park.
The Three Houses
379 Barnsley Road, Wakefield WF2 6HW
Head to Wakefield’s most historic pub for some old world charm alongside your delicious bistro fare. In warmer weather, head to the outdoor terrace – every night is themed and tapas Saturday just screams al fresco dining.
Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, Pontefract WF8 3JJ
Enjoy seasonally-inspired dishes in the two AA-Rosette Fleur de Lys Restaurant, or relax in the vibrant atmosphere of The Brasserie and enjoy something from their Sunday lunch menu – the dry-aged Dovecote Park sirloin of beef is a particular favourite of ours. Don’t miss their afternoon tea either – a quintessentially British treat served in the Drawing Room, Fleur de Lys Restaurant, The Brasserie or on the Garden Terrace.
The Pledwick Well Inn
434 Barnsley Road, Newmillerdam, Wakefield WF2 6QE
The Pledwick Well Inn ticks all the boxes for a good gastro pub. They do more than pie and mash, with an à la carte menu that keeps posh punters pleased, but most importantly, they treat beer and food with equal respect. Cask ales and lagers from near and far are best taken outside to enjoy in the bustling beer garden.