Fine dining is not just restricted to Yorkshire’s Michelin star restaurants. Quality food with the emphasis on local produce and imaginative, creative dishes can all be found in Yorkshire restaurants.
Hull’s 1884 Dock Street Kitchen is a sleek, luxurious tribute to the art and appreciation of good food in lavish surroundings. Whilst its design elements balance the contemporary with the timeless, food preparation methods combine comfort with class in true Yorkshire fashion.
The impressive landmark exterior of the Ferguson Fawsitt Arms at Walkington in East Yorkshire belies the surprises unveiled when exploring inside the building. Lovingly preserving some of the charm of days gone by, the layout is reminiscent of an intriguing and captivating past. Food is freshly prepared daily by talented chefs and the team share a passion for fresh ingredients, combining flavours for the best possible taste experience whilst preparing food to exacting presentation.
Crafthouse is located on the fifth floor of Trinity Leeds and offers regularly changing seasonal British menus, courtesy of executive Head Chef Lee Murdoch, with views across the city from within the restaurant or on the exclusive outside terrace. Brassiere Blanc is one of Leeds’ hidden gems and once you’ve found it you’ll be back time and time again. Tucked away in Sovereign Street the setting is stunning, the atmosphere relaxed and informal and the extensive à la carte menu features wonderful French food that changes quarterly.
At Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants you can dine with a difference. Their signature ‘Dine in Style’ package has become a popular choice with customers allowing them to enjoy a drink on arrival, a three course dinner and a £5 gaming chip to play with in the casino. Staindrop Lodge’s Brasserie 1806 in Sheffield is inspired by the 1920 Art Deco Style emphasised in the luxurious menu, wine list and decor.
Enthusiasts of haute cuisine will discover a more formal dining environment, which provides a tranquil setting for a stunning combination of food and wine. The 1806 menu selects only the freshest locally sourced produce including venison, lamb and a variety of seafood. Understandably one of York’s most talked about eateries, The Blue Bicycle serves award winning food in a relaxed dining atmosphere. Highly commended for fresh fish dishes, home-made desserts and a seemingly endless selection of fine wines.
Sit back and enjoy the daily changing menu at Estbek House in Sandsend near Whitby, which is focused on the very locality of Estbek. With the sea and moorland on their doorstep, it’s hard not to enjoy the best of this beautiful corner of the world. Using the finest of fresh local ingredients, their dishes are packed full of flavours to savour and enjoy.
For à la carte dining or a lazy sunday roast with the family, Jeremy’s in Scarborough offers a chic environment to enjoy outstanding food, wine and service. Award winning chef de patron Jeremy has a passion for flavour, seasonal local produce and contemporary, accessible cuisine.
At Yorebridge House in Bainbridge, the dining room is calm and peaceful for breakfast as light streams in through the French windows framing breathtaking views over the North Yorkshire Dales. At night it transformed by candle light allowing guests to relax in an atmosphere of decadence.
Food is the essence at the Angel at Hetton, with customers travelling from far and wide to enjoy delicious freshly prepared local Dales bred lamb, beef and seasonal game. Since 1983, it has become a place to enjoy the finest of food, good real ales and a wine list hand-picked of extraordinary length and surprising value. The Burlington restaurant at The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa near Skipton has a fresh and exciting menu offering from Head Chef Adam Smith. His seasonal tasting menu is a stunning and mouth-watering treat you simply must try - let him surprise you with his choice of delicious dishes.
At Holdsworth House near Halifax dinner is served by candlelight in the exquisite 17th century, oak panelled restaurant, which has held 2 AA Rosettes for over 13 years. Whilst the Long Bar has a wide selection of wines, whiskeys, cocktails and of course non-alcoholic drinks.
Sumptuous seasonal food, service with a smile and a splash of real ale are the essential ingredients at The Spiced Pear, Hepworth, that, and a love for local. It is an independent family business that uses the best local produce from regional producers.
The Talbot Hotel in the market town of Malton offers contemporary British cooking delivering delicious food throughout whether you are dining in the Bar and Atrium or the Restaurant. Championing the use of fresh produce from local suppliers, their seasonal menus are created by Head Chef Jake Jones. Expect a journey of exciting flavours and textures showcasing the best of Yorkshire produce.
This article is taken from our 2016 Stylish Breaks guide.