Dining Out

Dining Out

Restaurant review: Cleveland Tontine, Northallerton

Yorkshire has some of the finest restaurants in the country, and the diversity is overwhelming, we have everything. That is not merely my opinion; the national plaudits bear testament to the fact. Sometimes, lost in the mire of the next new thing and the hip are those restaurants that have stood the test of time, the ones referred to as the Classics.

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The George and Dragon, Hudswell

Pub of the Week: The George and Dragon, Hudswell

A small Dales village with glorious views, walks in abundance but no pub is unthinkable, yet this was exactly the fate of the George and Dragon at Hudswell only a few years ago.

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Ian Sargent in the Vineyard. Picture by Simon Hulme

Say cheers to red wine from white rosé county

It’s a few days before the first harvest of the year at Laurel Vines and Ian Sargent is surveying what looks likely to be a bumper crop. By the end of the month he hopes that around 6,000 tonnes of grapes will be on their way to becoming wine – that’s 2,000 tonnes more than last year – and among them will be the grapes for the company’s first ever red.

The Dore Moor Inn.

Pub of the Week: Dore Moor Inn, Sheffield

When The Dore Moor Inn first threw open its doors – precisely 200 years ago – it welcomed those who were going to, or coming back from, Derbyshire. Much has changed since then and many of the original snugs have been converted into a single larger room, but one which still retains many quirky corners and more private areas.

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Bossa Grill, Cloth Hall Street, Leeds.

Restaurant review: Bossa Grill, Leeds

Opening night at Bossa Grill, the all-you-can-eat Brazilian restaurant, marks the latest in a raft of newly opened restaurants in Leeds this year: Banyan, Lost and Found, Polpo, Turk’s Head, Iberica, Ox Club, Mr Nobody, the list goes on.

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Indian chef Shajahan Choudhury has left his day job to buy an old Hawker Sidley HS125 800 series aircraft shell.

Plane naan - Bradford chef turns abandoned aircraft into a curry house

An Indian restaurant owner who dreams of being a pilot has finally got a plane of his own, after swapping it for 500 curries and 1,000 poppadoms.

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Heston Blumenthal. PIC: PA

Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck restaurant regains three Michelin stars

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck has regained its three Michelin stars to rejoin the elite club of world eateries.

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Confit de canard. Picture by Simon Hulme

Restaurant review: The Butchers Arms, Hepworth

There’s a lot of press about the concept of ‘clean’ eating. Winsome young women called Natasha, Jasmine and Melissa are selling books by the million about the health-giving properties of quinoa, kale, cauliflower rice and spiralised courgettes.

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The Bay Hotel, Robin Hoods Bay.

Pub of the Week: The Bay Hotel, Robin Hood’s Bay

As pubs in stunning locations go, the Bay takes some beating. For the very few of you who have never ventured down the vertiginous hillside to the harbour, you’ve a treat in store. The handsome 19th century inn sits proudly on the very edge of the beach; climb up the stone steps to the bar and you start to get an idea of what the view might be like from one of the long windows.

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Oyster and caviar at Horto, Rudding Park, Harrogate
 Picture: Tony Johnson

Restaurant review: Horto at Rudding Park

Possibly, this is the first time I have written a restaurant review knowing that what I tell you I have eaten you will not be able to have. As you read this review, all will have changed; such is the nature of Horto, the exciting, new ‘pop up’ restaurant at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate. If you don’t know what will be on offer next week, then neither does head chef Murray Wilson; it is the magnificent vegetable garden at Rudding which is the palette for his creativity and very much the dictator of the menu there.

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10 Devonshire Place, Harrogate

Pub of the Week: 10 Devonshire Place, Harrogate

A couple of friends have been raving at me for quite some time about paying a visit to 10 Devonshire Place in Harrogate. So I did.

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The Angel at Hetton's Bruce Elsworth. 
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s Yorkshire trip leaves a pleasant aftertaste

THE IDEA was simple, and gave viewers one of television’s cult hits from six years ago.

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Simon Cockerill (left) with Mark Lockwood, from Westfield House Farm, Wold Newton, Driffield, in a field of barley

The beer they’re drinking faster than we can brew it

One of the newest enterprises on the Yorkshire brewing scene has “bottled out” of one potentially lucrative branch of its business. At least so far, because at the time of writing, you can enjoy the result of their labours only by searching them out in a cask in a pub. The bottles for 1883 Best Bitter, 86 Golden and 84 Indian are all stacked up and ready to be filled. The labels are printed and waiting. The orders are coming in. So what is the problem?

Chef Andrew Pern

Starfish: Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern opens new restaurant in Whitby

WHITBY, famed for its ice cream and fish and chips, will now be the location for a signature restaurant by one of Yorkshire’s leading chefs.

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The fare at ButterBees

Monty Python had its cheese shop, but Malton has one that’s utterly butterly

A shop selling only butter – how scrumptiously marvellous. As a lifelong butter-boy, I’d love to be able to tell you how artisan butter tastes. Sadly, during my visit there wasn’t a scrap or smear to be had anywhere. Not a lovely fat-packing blob. Lucy Briden had sold out, you see.

The Leopard, Doncaster.

Pub of the Week: The Leopard, Doncaster

Here’s a pub which is many things to many people. To some it’s one of the area’s best live music venues; to others it’s a place where they know they can get a good pint and to others it doubles as a tourist information.

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Great Yorkshire Show: We name Yorkshire’s favourite pub

PUB owner Gil Richardson has expressed her honour in being recognised as the region’s favourite inn at the 158th Great Yorkshire Show.

Samantha and Jamie Hart, owners of Bon Coeur Fine Wines, Melsonby, North Yorkshire.

Red, white and bloom: How we built a wine business in a North Yorkshire village

Just off the A1 at Scotch Corner sits the brand new home of Bon Coeur fine wines. The 32,000 sq ft state-of-the-art offices, tasting and show rooms wouldn’t look out of place in a city centre, but owners Jamie and Sam Goodhart decided upon the tiny village of Melsonby, just north of Richmond, to relocate their growing business.

Konak meze cold to share

Restaurant review: Konak Meze, Harrogate

Looking for authentic Turkish food and a warm welcome? Elaine Lemm finds both at Konak Meze.

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