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10 Romantic Restaurants

Yorkshire has plenty of delicious restaurants that can help make the perfect evening for you and your loved one. Here's a selection of 10 crackers...

1. The Star Inn at Harome

An historic C14th thatched inn with hospitality steeped in its very timbers, The Star Inn is located in the picturesque village of Harome on the edge of the North York Moors. It was taken over in 1996 by Andrew Pern and has since won nearly every award worth its salt, including a Michelin Star, for Andrew's 'Modern Yorkshire' cooking and his Inn’s warm hospitality. A real gem of a restaurant. 

2. Pintura Kitchen & Bar, Leeds

Pintura (Spanish for ‘work of art’) is a brand new kitchen and bar concept in Leeds City Centre, inspired by the owners' experiences of working and spending time in the food-crazed Basque region of Spain. Their aim is to paint an authentic portrait of Spanish tapas using traditional recipes and artisan ingredients combined with bold and modern flavour combinations. Located in Trinity Leeds, they are set over four floors with vibrant décor, evoking the feeling of San Sebastiàn.

3. Crab and Lobster Restaurant, Asenby

Generous, unpretentious and prepared to perfection. If you're serious about food, a visit to the highly acclaimed Crab & Lobster Restaurant is a must. The 'Crab' offers a wide variety of gourmet dishes, from fresh local seafood to traditional English fare. With a sun-trapped beer garden, bright and airy pavilion, cosy main restaurant and a friendly bar, the Crab & Lobster offers a variety of facilities and settings for all occasions - whether it be a light bite to eat during the day or a romantic candle-lit meal in the evening.

4. Little House Restaurant, Settle

The Little House Restaurant, housed in a Victorian Gatehouse, is just minutes from the market place in Settle. Here you can enjoy refined dining in a relaxed atmosphere, a menu which evolves with the seasons using the best local produce available, a small but eclectic wine list to accompany your choices and an ever changing specials board. It'll not disappoint!

5. Restaurant 92, Harrogate

At Restaurant 92 the menus are the heart and soul of their operation, bringing together fusions of flavour, creating an unforgettable experience for diners. The award winning menus have been cleverly designed by the head chef, Michael Carr and they serve a modern menu of British European dishes that are expertly crafted. The team take time and effort sourcing the finest local ingredients and have created some truly memorable dishes as a result. 

6. Rafters, Sheffield

With a shared passion for food and service and a mission to give diners a truly memorable experience, the dynamic young team leading Rafters are putting the restaurant firmly on the fine dining food map in Yorkshire serving exciting and creative dishes. If you're looking for a truly memorable Valentine's Day meal, then here's the place to head.

7. The Timble Inn, Timble

The Timble Inn, a romantic Grade II listed 18th Century Coaching Inn, situated in the beautiful Washburn Valley, a part of the delightful Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A stone's throw from the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and close to two stunning reservoirs, Swinsty and Fewston, where you can enjoy walks with breathtaking views and return refreshed. The restaurant is cosy and intimate, serving freshly cooked dishes using locally sourced ingredients and produce wherever possible.

8. Tapasya Restaurant, Hull

Tapasya is one of the first restaurants outside London to offer Indian fine-dining. They are local and independent but draw on global influences. 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. 

9. The Old Deanery, Ripon

A subtle contemporary ambiance 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. Celebrating the best of Yorkshire produce and using only the freshest of ingredients, the modern menus and afternoon teas are sure to excite your taste buds and make for a memorable meal. 

10. Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax

For over 350 years The Shibden Mill Inn has been at the heart of life in West Yorkshire's Shibden Valley. The Inn's reputation for warm hospitality, premier gastro dining and first class accommodation draws people to the Shibden Valley from far and wide, and the Mill has naturally become a popular choice for those wishing to savour a sumptuous weekend break or mid-week stay. Ideal for a romantic trip away!

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