White Rose Awards 2017

This category is aimed at businesses that offer the best of Yorkshire dining and food with a focus on locally sourced produce. All entries must include a high quality dining experience and entries must demonstrate creativity in their menu with emphasis on local produce, and consistent quality in the delivery and presentation of food.

Lanterna Ristorante

A Yorkshire institution, Lanterna Ristorante has stood on the same site in Queen Street for almost 40 years now. Chef-patron Giorgio Alessio bought it in 1997, and has worked tirelessly ever since to live up to the accolade given it by the influential Italian daily newspaper La Stampa – ‘the English temple of Italian cuisine’. This is not a restaurant to visit if you’re after pizza. This is an altogether more refined form of Italian cucina, hailing from Giorgio’s native Piedmont in northern Italy.


The family run, Indian vegetarian restaurant, Prashad, is based in Drighlington. At Prashad the mantra is ‘cooking with love’ and they focus on delivering real Indian culinary excellence matched with knowledgeable, warm and intuitive service. Prashad was set up by Kaushy and Mohan Patel with a view to showcasing the very best cuisine from India, their recipes have been handed down through generations.

The Hare Restaurant

The 13th century Hare Restaurant nestled in the glorious North Yorkshire Moors is run by Head Chef Paul Jackson and his team. They create and prepare beautiful food from seasonally available local produce, the use of modern techniques and creativity produces some stunning dishes, giving you an exceptional fine dining experience in and relaxed and intimate setting.

The Pheasant Hotel

The Pheasant Hotel is home to Chef/Director Peter Neville’s award-winning restaurant. Peter has a growing reputation for offering the best in locally sourced, seasonal dishes. Residents and non-residents can choose from a wide range of menus, including a fixed price daily Market Menu, the A La Carte and a Tasting Menu with optional matched wine package.

The Westwood Restaurant

Enjoy a relaxing meal in the modern, elegant surroundings of The Westwood Restaurant. Situated in the historic market town of Beverley, the Westwood’s twin partnership of Matthew and Michele Barker focus on offering high quality, locally sourced ingredients, showcasing the best of what the region has to offer. Whether you’re visiting for a light lunch, an evening meal or a special occasion, you can always look forward to a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.

Wentworth Restaurant

The 2 AA Rosette Wentworth Restaurant offers a delightfully formal setting to showcase the best of Yorkshire produce. Championing the use of fresh ingredients from local suppliers. The wine list is carefully put together to offer a varied choice to suit all pockets and palates including, from Bordeaux, the aptly named Chateau Talbot!

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