Eat, drink and be merry

Christmas is the time for a good feast, so here’s 11 places where you’re guaranteed a tasty treat or two!

Pipe & Glass pub at night in Yorkshire

Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire

This Michelin star pub and restaurant has a long list of accolades including World’s Best Restaurant (Trip Advisor Awards 2017). Head chef Tommy Banks is Britain’s youngest chef to hold a Michelin star. Other awards for his unpretentious, innovative cooking include 4 AA Rosettes and being placed 28th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants.

Pipe and Glass, South Dalton, East Yorkshire

In the pretty village of South Dalton you’ll find East Yorkshire’s first and only Michelin starred restaurant. Chef and proprietor James Mackenzie is committed to sourcing as much local and seasonal produce as possible; and this is reflected in the menu, with dishes featuring the highest quality ingredients from across the Yorkshire region.

The Star Inn Harome, Harome, North Yorkshire

An historic 14th century thatched inn located in the picturesque village of Harome on the edge of the North York Moors. The menu reflects the best of what’s on offer, such as Butter-roast Sand Hutton Asparagus with Shavings of Aged York Ham in early summer to autumnal game dishes, such as Roast Grouse.

Home, Leeds, West Yorkshire

This Leeds restaurant is a dining concept from Michelin starred chef Mark Owens and MasterChef contestant Elizabeth Cottam. The team believes that there’s more to dining out than just great food. Home offers a genuine, warm welcome and a relaxed environment where diners arrive as customers and leave as friends.

The Angel at Hetton, Skipton, North Yorkshire

The Angel Inn at Hetton has a long and illustrious history. As the original gastropub it has always led the way and done things a little differently. In recent years it has held the reputation of being the destination establishment, in one of the most exquisite corners of the North Yorkshire Dales. Famous for its food as well as its warm, welcoming atmosphere – it has maintained a strong following among locals as well as with customers from all over the world. The arrival of Michael Wignall in 2018 as chef patron put the tiny hamlet of Hetton firmly back on the culinary map. Their bold and ambitious plans took The Angel to a new, unique and very special place, when they were rewarded with a Michelin star for 2020.

Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, yet only 4 miles from Ripon and 10 miles from Harrogate, Grantley Hall is a luxury 5* hotel and wellness retreat. Set in 38 acres of landscaped grounds the hotel offers 47 exquisite rooms including a selection of beautifully appointed and spacious suites as well as a diverse range of dining options from British afternoon tea in the Drawing Room to signature fine dining by Michelin star chef Shaun Rankin.

Brocco on the Park, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

When guests walk through Brocco’s front door, everything feels like home. The staff work hard to create a boutique hotel space where guests can sleep soundly and dine in style. Brocco on the Park lies in the heart of social Sheffield, making it perfectly placed for the city’s green spaces, theatres and universities. For an evening meal the modern smörgasbord menu mixes classic ingredients with Nordic and seasonal twists.

Raithwaite Estate, Whitby, North Yorkshire

The 80-acre Raithwaite Estate with its landscaped grounds is located in the coastal North Yorkshire countryside. Luxurious rooms within The Hall and The Keep buildings feature alongside an indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym, two restaurants and two bars. For evening meals, The Brasserie at the Hall offers an extensive menu featuring French classics with a Yorkshire stamp.

Matt Healy at The Foundry, Leeds, West Yorkshire

After becoming a MasterChef Professional 2016 finalist Matt Healy has taken the helm of the Leeds iconic restaurant The Foundry and transformed it into a modern, fresh and comfortable restaurant. Using their formidable skills in the kitchen, Matt’s team have already started making waves in the food scene, winning Best Newcomer at the Yorkshire Life Awards.

Skosh, York, North Yorkshire

Skosh has evolved into a contemporary dining room serving uncomplicated yet refined dishes just beyond the ‘Micklegate Bar’, a 12th century gateway into the historic city of York. At Skosh, food is served in the form of snacks and small plates, allowing you to have as little or as much as you want, grazing as you go, or if you prefer, gradually served course by course for a complete dining experience.

The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

Nestled in Yorkshire’s beautiful Nidderdale Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, The Yorke Arms is an historic 18th century house and lodge. Now serving as a restaurant with rooms, it is the perfect place to relax. The award-winning kitchen is led by top female chef Frances Atkins.

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