Yorkshire now boasts the largest number of Michelin Starred restaurants than any other county in England outside of London. Here’s the 7 that make up Yorkshire’s Michelin Star experience.
Yorkshire’s Michelin Star Restaurants
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The Black Swan at Oldstead
A Michelin Star, a green Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosette, pub and restaurant with rooms, 20 miles north of York. Michelin says of chef/owner, Tommy Banks, who is believed to be Britain’s youngest Michelin Star Chef, ‘cooking is modern and highly skilled but satisfyingly unpretentious”. The AA says ‘Chef Tom cooks with the seasons and with a great deal of passion and flair’, 2014. The restaurant was also awarded the Michelin’s first ‘green star’ award, commending their commitments to sustainably-sourced produce.
The Angel at Hetton
The Angel Inn at Hetton is the UK’s original gastropub. For many 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 Pipe and Glass South Dalton
Winner of the ‘Taste of England’ Award at the 2009 Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. Other awards include being voted one of the top 40 restaurants outside of London. ‘Caterer and Hotelkeeper’ said of the restaurant “If East Yorkshire was once a culinary desert, The Pipe & Glass is very definitely its new foodies oasis.”
The Star Inn at Harome
Situated in a picturesque village on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley, this much loved inn has origins believed to date back to the 14th Century. This restaurant is owned by Andrew Pern and the Head Chef is Steve Smith.
The Star Inn at Harome suffered a fire in 2021 but Andrew Pern has reassured those of us desperate to dine at The Star Inn that they will be back soon.
Sister restaurant to The Black Swan, Roots is the first restaurant in the centre of York to be awarded a Michelin star. Using Tommy Bank’s ethos of farm-to-fork brings a taste of Oldstead to the city.
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon
Originally from Richmond in Yorkshire, Shaun Rankin has travelled the world and was delighted to return to his Yorkshire roots with his latest restaurant at Grantley Hall. He, and his hand selected team, have worked tirelessly to create inspirational menus showcasing the very best seasonal Yorkshire produce which has clearly paid off.
The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds
Yorkshire’s newest star – awarded in October 2015 – Head Chef, Michael O’Hare has created a restaurant serving ultra modern food with its own identity, inspired by the arts, music and contemporary culture.