Eating in Yorkshire’s Cities

Yorkshire has 7 cities 8 cities (Doncaster is a city since 1 November 2022), each with their own unique, distinct culinary delights. Discover some of the treats in store, below:


Roots is a relaxed tasting-menu restaurant, located in the heart of historic York. Sister restaurant to Michelin-starred The Black Swan, Roots has embraced its farm-to-fork ethos to bring a taste of Oldstead to the city. Open for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday, Chef Director Tommy Banks has curated a new and exciting tasting menu, illustrating the incredible seasonality of the ingredients that are grown and foraged in Oldstead and are the essence of every course

The Star Inn The City opened in 2013, taking inspiration from Andrew Pern’s The Star Inn at Harome, but with the aim of creating a Brasserie-style Star Inn for the City serving ‘a little taste of the countryside in the city’. It has rapidly established itself as one of York’s favourite celebration destinations. Enviably located on the edge of York’s Museum Gardens and accessed via a tunnel through the city walls near Lendal Bridge, the restaurant’s Terrace runs alongside and the River Ouse affording some of the best views in York matched with stylish interiors and a great atmosphere.

Piccolinos, York provides a sophisticated setting in which to enjoy a refreshing cocktail, whilst our main restaurant offers a wonderful combination of both modern and classic Italian dishes prepared using only the finest ingredients.

Skosh started simply, as a word that represented a concept. It has evolved into a contemporary dining room serving uncomplicated yet refined dishes in a comfortable and informal manner. At Skosh, we serve our food in the form of snacks and small plates, this allows you to have as little or as much as you want, grazing as you go, or if you prefer, gradually served course by course to give you a complete dining experience.

The Rattle Owl is an independent 42 seat casual dining restaurant housed in a restored listed building. We have created a seasonal menu that draws from Yorkshire’s produce. While the daytime and evening menu differ in price and content, they are closely related and underpinned by quality and value, using the best local produce and crucially ensuring most of it is used.

Fancy Hank’s is a new bar and kitchen tucked away in the laid-back-streets of the historic Minster Quarter and offers good mood food inspired by two brothers travels through the 11 southern states. Dishes like shrimp and crab omelette, blackened Cajun salmon with black eyed pea and avocado salsa are on the menu, along with vegan-friendly Jackfruit Brunswick stew.


The Grouse Inn – Oakworth. Nestled high above the Worth Valley, with breath-taking views over the Brontë Sisters’ famous moors, the Grouse Inn offers a true Yorkshire welcome. You can be assured of the very best in home-cooked food, real Yorkshire Ales (from Timothy Taylor’s, no less!), a well-stocked wine cellar and a view to match any in the country.

Prashad, a family run passionate Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, focussed on delivering real Indian culinary excellence matched with knowledgeable, warm and intuitive service. Their ethos and values are completely focussed on your enjoyment, our customer. They strive to bring you cuisine and tastes that your palate has never tasted and will never forget.


Napoleons Casino & Restaurant, Hull – Enjoy a contemporary dining experience in relaxed and elegant surroundings. The food here has many influences and stays true to principles of good quality, taste and presentation, with a new menu designed every month. Whether a romantic dinner for two, a birthday celebration or a night out with friends, there is a menu to suit and the dedicated team can make that occasion really special by personalising your event.

1884 Dock Street Kitchen – Hull Marina, already a popular destination thanks to its tranquil waters, rich heritage, attractive vessels and breathtaking sunsets, is set to become the city’s primary dining quarter. 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

Tapasya, Hull, is one of the first restaurants outside London to offer Indian fine-dining. They offer the finest food and a wine list of more than 100 labels, with attentive service in luxurious surroundings and a private dining room. Housed in a former show room for gas fires and cookers, Tapasya has certainly turned up the heat when it comes to curry in Yorkshire. So spectacular are the surroundings that our luxurious Indian restaurant is enticing aficionados of Asian food who no longer have to travel to Manchester or London for a fine-dining experience.

Furley & Co, Hull, is an independent craft beer bar-newly established, they opened their doors in December 2015. Run by local people who want to offer the people of East Yorkshire the chance to sample a varied selection of craft beers and ciders. They have 12 keg lines and 5 cask lines and they change the beers regularly.


Fazenda, Leeds – You will seldom find a Brazilian restaurant that serves their meat the traditional way. Located at the heart of Leeds City centre, Fazenda is well known for its’ outstanding service and delicious food – what more could you ask for?

Sukhothai is the home of authentic Thai cuisine in Yorkshire, with 4 restaurants in total – 3 in Leeds, at Chapel Allerton, Headingley and our newest restaurant on South Parade in Leeds City Centre, plus our Harrogate restaurant. Since 2002, Head Chef & Owner, Ban Kaewkraikhot, has won a passionate following with her unique mix of innovative Thai food and friendly service. Her efforts have since been rewarded with rave reviews, numerous awards and 6 consecutive appearances in The Good Food Guide since 2008.

The restaurant at Sous le Nez is a cavernous basement with an array of nooks and crannies and secluded private spaces. It’s ‘subterranean’ nature provides the ideal hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city above. Ever popular with the business community and diners alike the restaurant has built a reputation for consistency of high quality cuisine, a renowned extensive wine offering both backed up with excellent service and value for money.

Restaurant Bar & Grill, Leeds – Open every day, the restaurant boasts an open kitchen, wood stone oven and rotisserie, placing an emphasis on serving great food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere

Claret Jug, Oulton Hall, Leeds – Classic British wholesome food with a contemporary twist, the Claret Jug has views overlooking the 18th fairway, and is a great location to meet with friends for a casual lunch or to bring your partner for a wonderful evening. Working with Leeds Brewery, the cask ales are always delicious and a popular choice amongst guests, while the wine list offers great value wines from some of the best vineyards in the world.

Brasserie Blanc, Leeds – A central part of the local community where you can have fun and enjoy particularly good food. So sit back and relax!

LIVINitaly are the first multi-concept bar in Leeds and the only enoteca gastronomica in the North. Since opening in March 2012, we’ve quickly become a place for regulars to pop in and enjoy great Italian food and wine, just as we hoped.


The Old Deanery – A subtle contemporary ambience has been created within the restaurant; you will be welcomed by the wood panelled walls, an open fireplace and contemporary furniture with interesting paintings, prints and sculptures for you to enjoy. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed, comfortable and stylish.

The Royal Oak, Ripon – Food is served at The Royal Oak throughout the day and late into the evening. They are very proud of our menu and being in an area so rich in quality local produce, they have worked hard to create a variety of dishes using these ingredients, sourced through local suppliers and cooked fresh to order. They believe a superb menu needs a drinks list to match and The Royal Oak is well known for its great selection of fine wines and of course its famous Timothy Taylor hand-pulled Yorkshire ales. 


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Rafters, in Sheffield

Rafters Opened in 1994 and now under the ownerships of Manager Alistair Myers and Chef Tom Lawson, Rafters has long been accepted as one of Sheffield’s finest restaurants. The combination of the highly skilled & creative cooking of Tom and the kitchen team partnered with the knowledgeable, friendly and relaxed service of Alistair and the front of house team partners to make the best dining experience possible.

Whether sampling our exceptional range of malt whiskeys, savouring one of our four hand-pulled ales or choosing from our extensive wine list, there is always something to tempt you at Cubley Hall.


The Barn Coffee Shop at Blacker Hall offers fresh, seasonal, local food every day using produce sourced largely from the Farm Shop – from their own expert butchers, bakers, local growers and producers. They use this to create delicious, seasonal menus, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Tea, including traditional Cream Tea and Afternoon Tea.


Rossington Hall, which is just to the South of Doncaster, down the A638, has an excellent restaurant.

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