Where to Eat this Weekend to Celebrate World Food Day
From fabulous brunches, breakfasts and small plates to indulgent Sunday roasts and the best spots for coffee and cake – here are our top picks for dining out this weekend
If you’re looking for somewhere to brunch, Horticulture in Newcastle is the place to go. From classic dishes with a twist to signature Horticulture specials, there is plenty of choice. We recommend the Shloumi – creamy avocado, halloumi, mushrooms and two poached eggs on sourdough, topped with spicy Horti oil. If you’ve got more of sweet tooth then head to River View Kitchen in Durham where the pancakes are a must. Choose from bacon and maple syrup, banoffee, strawberries and Nutella, mixed berry Eton mess, utterly chocolate deluxe, or blueberries, maple syrup and vanilla créme fraiche. If you’re around the Leeds area then If Up North is the perfect place for either an indulgent brunch or a quick bite for breakfast – you’ll find delicious freshly-baked pastries, veggie, vegan and meat-based breakfast sandwiches, as well as homemade granola with compote and smashed avocado on sourdough.
If you’re planning on going all-out this World Food Day then we recommend giving the French Quarter a try. From mussels in a tomato, chilli, garlic and white wine sauce, to sea bream fillet, pork tenderloin and roasted vegetables in a tomato and basil sauce, the French Quarter will have your tastebuds tingling. We also recommend trying the homemade chocolate mousse if you have room. If Italian cuisine is more your style then you’ll want to grab a table at Devour at the Dyehouse. This Holmfirth favourite offers riverside dining combined with a British take on Italian food. We love the sound of the antipasto boards as well as the Napolitana pizzas. Or, try Bizzie Lizzie’s in Skipton for a good old fashioned portion of quality fish and chips.
Cake and Coffee
If you love delicate cakes that are almost too pretty to eat then you have to try Dreamworld Cakes Patisserie. Located under the arches at Stepney Bank, this small café and takeaway patisserie was established in 2017 and took off after the owners Bernadett and Richard appeared on the Great British Bake Off – The Professionals. If you’re by the coast, Spurreli is where to find award-winning ice creams and sorbets. In the seaside town of Amble, Spurreli is a boutique ice cream parlour and coffee shop which serves homemade cakes alongside a range of coffees and teas. If cupcakes are what you’re after then there is no better place to visit than Crumbs Cupcakery. This York favourite is run by twin sisters who have a passion for baking, creating delicious cupcakes in flavours such as caramel fudge, chocolate orange, classic Victoria sponge and cherry bakewell.
Still reminiscing about summer? Then Seaview Restaurant is where you’ll want to dine. With spectacular views over the sea and Saltburn’s long stretch of golden sand, Seaview Restaurant has that summer feeling even on a winter’s day. Their seafood is the real highlight here – they serve everything from lobster thermidor to scallops, scampi and the classic cod and chips. The Pickled Sprout is where to visit if you’re in the Harrogate area and wanting delicious hearty and flavoursome food, where the menu includes pan-seared fillet of seabass, shepherd’s pie and superfood salads, as well as a range of steaks, pizzas and sandwiches. For Michelin-starred dining head to The Angel at Hetton. In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, this gastropub is where head chef Michael Wignall creates an ever-changing menu packed with unique dishes full of flavour, underpinned by a contemporary and less formal approach to fine dining.
You can’t go wrong with a Sunday roast from The Punch Bowl Inn at Marton-cum-Grafton. Offering three types meat, including roast loin of pork, Yorkshire Wolds chicken and 21-day-aged sirloin of beef, all served with delicious Yorkshire puddings, roasted potatoes, smashed carrots and swede, seasonal vegetables and cauliflower cheese, finished off with proper gravy. The Ship Inn at Wylam is another great spot for a hearty Sunday roast. Go all out and order the pressed ham hock terrine, or the smoked cod’s roe dip with flatbread to start, and follow with the roast sirloin of Northumbrian beef, the slow roast leg of lamb, or the rare breed pork belly, all served with a Yorkshire pudding and plenty of seasonal veg. We’re fans of Sunday lunches at Hibou Blanc in Newcastle too, where all roasts are served with roast and mashed potatoes, confit of carrot, Yorkshire puddings, seasonal greens and plenty of gravy. Choose between beef, lamb or chicken, or opt for the North Sea fish pie, the grilled chalk stream trout, the double baked cheese souffle, or the slow cooked lamb shank as delicious alternatives.