Yorkshire's Bucket List Foodies
From Michelin-starred dining experiences to an award-winning traditional fish and chip restaurant
The Homestead Kitchen
The village of Goathland is now home to a picturesque farmhouse restaurant run by Peter Neville (previously of The Pheasant, Harome) and Cecily Fearnley. The Homestead Kitchen is a 26-cover restaurant offering relaxed fine dining with a moorland twist, and the team of passionate chefs source ingredients locally. Overlooking the garden and sprawling landscape of the moors beyond, the varied menu includes such dishes as glazed belly pork and salt baked celeriac with cod roe cream. The Yorkshire rhubarb frangipane tart with fresh ginger ice cream would be our choice for dessert.
Prudom House, Goathland YO22 5AN
The Friars Head
A destination dining pub and restaurant in a fantastic location, The Friars Head in Akebar offers traditional and contemporary dishes all served in their beautifully refurbished venue. The main bar area takes inspiration from the countryside with flagged stone floors, neutral heritage colours and roaring log fires – the perfect place to kick back and enjoy one of their hand-pulled craft ales. Family-run, The Friars Head offers a choice of classic and modern dining, with popular Sunday lunches served with traditional Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Akebar, North Yorkshire DL8 5LY
A trip to Tickton Grange is one which could last all day (and night) as there are numerous rooms and dining areas to explore. In the Garden Room enjoy coffee and biscuits in the morning sun before heading to The Hockney Lounge for the delicious Yorkshire produce served at lunch, or the afternoon tea with sumptuous savoury bites and fine finger sandwiches all served on three tiers of exquisite fine bone china and accompanied by tea or coffee, or with Champagne. Dinner at Tickton Grange is served in the popular Hide Restaurant. Or why not try The Tasting Stay – a seven-course dinner, a saucer of Champagne, coffee and truffles to finish with a night’s stay in one of their 21 beautiful bedrooms and a fabulous breakfast to wake up to. Sounds like the ultimate treat if you ask us.
Tickton, Beverley HU17 9SH
This restaurant, in upcycled shipping containers, is in the heart of Sheffield’s old industrial quarter, and offers a style of food, drinks, atmosphere and service which is unique to them. The team of passionate chefs, lead by chef director Luke French, create an immersive dining experience offering five, eight or 10-course tasting menus with dishes such as Highland wagyu knuckle with wasabi mustard and watercress on the menu, as well as a constantly evolving list of artisan produce and optional drink pairings. The new House of JÖRO, just a stone’s throw away from the flagship restaurant, has four beautifully designed rooms and an intimate 10-seater chef’s table which plays host to private dining events and a high-profile guest chef series.
0.2–0.5 Krynkl, 294 Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 8US
0114 299 1539
This new neighbourhood restaurant is not to be missed. Chef and co-owner Sam Varley brings delicious and imaginative food to an informal dining setting in the heart of Helmsley. After working in a number of restaurants around the world, Sam has settled back in Yorkshire and brings his culinary experience with him. Dishes vary depending on the availability and seasonality, but expect the likes of game, seafood and lots of local fruit and vegetables, whilst the wine list reflects the ethos of the food as the Bantam team use small independent growers who practice minimal intervention, allowing full expression of the wines’ terroir.
8 Bridge Street, Helmsley YO62 5BG
The diverse menu at Skosh showcases a precise yet playful style of cooking, serving eclectic food in the form of snacks and small plates. Expect contemporary British cooking with an international influence, and plates on the menu often include special house-style dishes such as chargrilled Galician octopus and salt-baked celeriac glazed in teriyaki. Guests can enjoy a selection of small plates or a course-by-course complete dining experience, alongside a detailed wine list, cocktails and a variety of local and international craft beers.
98 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
The Pipe and Glass Inn
This former coaching inn in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalton Estate has been run by James and Kate Mackenzie since 2006, and since opening the restaurant has gained an international reputation and won many awards, including a Michelin star which they have held since 2010. With immaculate attention to every detail, the fabulous food here includes everything from a sandwich in the bar to a full-blown Michelin star dining experience – plus an award-winning wine list with a selection of house wines taken directly from their family-run vineyard in France.
West End, South Dalton, Beverley HU17 7PN
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall
Leaving no stone unturned, Grantley Hall’s fine-dining restaurant champions locally-sourced ingredients, taking advantage of the herbs and vegetables grown in the hotel’s own kitchen garden. Shaun’s Taste of Home menu pays tribute to his surroundings and the signature and prestige wine pairings perfectly complement each course. The Kitchen Table, set at the heart of Shaun’s kitchen, is also available for up to eight guests looking for a unique dining experience – expect a dedicated head sommelier alongside an exclusive tasting menu where each dish is prepared in front of you by a skilled team of chefs is what you can expect.
Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3ET
Chef Jono at V&V
For a modern British dining experience with a real focus on seasonal produce, creative cooking and precise yet elegant presentation, look no further than Chef Jono at V&V. Serving up a signature tasting menu in the restaurant in Leeds from Wednesday to Saturday, expect a range of dishes such as ramen broth, salmon tartare and mushroom tiramisu. Jono also offers a fantastic Sunday lunch tasting menu which gives Sunday roasts a whole new meaning. The current menu includes six courses with an option to add a cheese section at the end.
68 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU
0113 345 0202
Fish & Forest
This neighbourhood bistro serve seasonal and sustainable fish, game and forest foods in their Micklegate restaurant in York. The team of chefs, lead by Stephen Andrews, take inspiration from both the land and sea, focusing on ingredient-led, sustainable and ethical dishes which have been recognised by the Michelin Guide. Expect to find dishes such as venison haunch, skrei cod and carrot tartare on the ever-evolving à la carte menu.
110 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
Liz Cottam’s restaurant, HOME, has embarked on a new chapter after finding a new location on the banks of Leeds’ River Aire. The tasting menu experiences (which include an eight course, 10 course, or garden lunch tasting menu) are ever-evolving and the beautiful surroundings offer endless creative inspiration to the team of chefs, who combine global influences with primarily British ingredients, many of which are sourced from across Yorkshire. Each dish tells a different story so expect the likes of Orkney scallop with coffee, roasted salsify and charred lemon, as well as smoked cola, chocolate and honey.
3 Brewery Place, Leeds LS10 1NE
0113 430 0161
Mowgli Street Food
Fresh, bright and intense in flavour, the food at Mowgli is a million miles away from curry stereotypes. The dishes here are fresh and healthy, and from the speciality house-style curries to house kitchen favourites and authentic traditional dishes, the menu is full of wonderful street food. The menu also includes low-carbon footprint dishes which allow eco-conscious diners to enjoy a delicious meal which is as climate friendly as possible.
631 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PT
0114 266 0069
34 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 5DA
0113 403 3215
Le Cochon Aveugle
This York-based restaurant offers a unique experience where the food is inspired by traditional French cooking techniques that chef and owner Josh Overington learnt during his time in Paris. As the name suggests, the food here is served as a blind tasting menu in the style of a dinner party, where all guests arrive and dine at the same time. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the experience to its full potential as Josh and his talented team cook up a number of unforgettable dishes.
37 Walmgate, York YO1 9TX
The Burlington at The Devonshire Arms
Head chef Chris O’Callaghan crafts seasonal produce into menus using home-grown fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden and produce reared on the estate. The food is accompanied by an award-winning wine list and the wine flights are highly recommended – the head sommelier works closely with Chris to ensure each wine and dish are matched perfectly.
Bolton Abbey Estate, Skipton BD23 6AJ
The Angel at Hetton
Widely regarded as the UK’s original gastropub, The Angel at Hetton is set in an inn which dates back to the 15th century, providing a fantastic dining atmosphere soaked in hundreds of years of dining and drinking history. The restaurant is headed up by two Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall, who has reimagined the pub’s offering and created a fabulous new menu.
Hetton, near Skipton BD23 6LT
Samuel’s Restaurant at Swinton Park
With produce from the estate’s four-acre walled garden, Samuel’s Restaurant offers seasonal fine-dining with an emphasis firmly on seasonality and local produce. At this award-winning restaurant, dishes such as eggs Benedict and oak smoked salmon are served at breakfast, with salt dry-aged duck and pan-seared east coast cod for dinner. If you prefer a quintessential afternoon tea with homemade scones, clotted cream and Wensleydale cheese, book an enjoyable treat in the Drawing Room.
Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon HG4 4JH
A trip to Whitby would not be complete without stopping by Magpie Café for a delicious fish supper – known throughout North Yorkshire as one of the finest fish restaurants in the area, and for the queue outside. The fish and chips here, as well as the seafood chowder, set this restaurant apart and their reputation is based on good quality food and excellent service. We recommend the seafood pot filled with clams, king scallops, mussels, salmon and haddock.
14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU
The Black Swan at Oldstead
The Black Swan is more than just a Michelin-starred restaurant run by renowned Yorkshire chef Tommy Banks. Grounded in tradition and culture, yet oozing creativity and modern touches, the tasting menu reflects the character of Oldstead and the team behind the restaurant. Using ingredients grown and foraged in the surrounding areas, dishes include lobster tail with Jerusalem artichoke, pork with black apple and raddicchio, and smoked eel with Exmoor caviar.
Oldstead, York YO61 4BL