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New Foodies You Should Be Visiting This Month
Eat and Drink
February 2022
Reading time 4 minutes

From a new artisan food hall and family-run restaurants to the latest independent wine merchant

We've got all the foodie news you need from across the region.
Wetherby’s latest corner coffee shop BAE

Good Start

We can’t think of a better way to start the day than with a hot velvety coffee, preferably one prepared by a talented barista – and at Wetherby’s latest corner coffee shop BAE, you can have the perfect morning brew. If you’re feeling peckish you can also order from a range of freshly-baked cakes and sweet treats, as well as Italian-style sandwiches, soups or a hearty brunch. Taking your four-legged friend with you? We suggest you order a puppychino for them too. 

Family Flavours 

Bringing the traditions of Kashmir to Sheffield, Wazwān is a new family-run restaurant which showcases a range of flavoursome dishes all which have been enjoyed at the family table. From street food favourites such as tasty pakoras and samosa chats to exciting biryani dishes and traditional dhaals, Wazwān has something for all palates. Their sister cocktail bar, Hungama, also takes inspiration from Kashmir and mixes the rich culture with modern and up-to-date cocktail creations.

Hull Hotspot

A place to dine, drink and shop all under one roof, Hammonds of Hull invites shoppers to sample some of the finest and freshest food in the county. From world flavours to a large selection of local produce, browse the shelves and counters before settling down in one of the many cafés, restaurants or bars within the store. We recommend taking a seat at the Vino Deli and ordering a charcuterie and cheese board to share over a glass of wine. 

A Taste of Home

Since launching in 2017, Leeds-based Home has become a popular restaurant for those looking for a fine-dining experience. Having recently reopened on the banks of Leeds’ river Aire, former MasterChef semi-finalist Elizabeth Cottam invites guests to join her in sampling the evolving tasting menu. Taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape, Elizabeth and her team create globally-influenced dishes using primarily British ingredients and Yorkshire suppliers.

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Durham’s newest tasting menu restaurant, Coarse is set to be an affordable dining experience infused with creativity – think fine dining without the fuss or formalities. Head chef and co-owner Ruari MacKay trained under Michelin star restaurateur Terry Laybourne before he took the lead in the kitchen at Bistro 21 and The Traveller’s Rest. Diners can expect dishes such as lightly smoked chalk stream trout with buttermilk, dill, celeriac and pine which recently featured on Coarse’s winter menu.

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Riley’s Fish Shop Riley’s Fish Shop


Sourcing the highest quality Northumbrian produce from local suppliers, The Whittling House in Alnmouth is the place to go for cosy and hearty pub grub. After a long walk along the beach there is nothing better than warming up in front of the roaring fire and being served some delicious seasonal food. Think pan roasted monkfish served with creamed cauliflower, or 28-day dry aged fillet of beef with truffled cheese potatoes and crispy oxtail.


After three years in the making, as well as the success of the Fish Shack at King Edward’s Bay, Riley’s Fish Shop has officially opened its doors to welcome fish-lovers to shop their range of fresh, locallycaught wet fish from their counter alongside a fridge full of produce such as pickled crab, smoked fish, game, sauces and stews. If you’ve got the time, take a seat in front of the open kitchen and enjoy a range of breakfast, lunch or dinner dishes, or order a bowl of oysters to share alongside a glass of wine.

Jesmond Wine Co.


An independent wine merchant, Jesmond Wine Co. is the latest retailer to open shop on Clayton Road. Stocking a range of wines from around the world, find peachy French favourites, classic Argentinean Malbecs and light white wines from Japan. With the chance to sample some of the delicious wines on offer, head to here to find your new favourite.

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