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Dining Out

‘I bought a restaurant by accident – then opened a dozen!’

He goes by a single name, and is fairly single-minded when it comes to following his business passions. A Harrogate man – who is stepping back after running his own award-winning venues – offers his tips on how to make one of the most common entrepreneur dreams come true

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Restaurant review: Dope Burger, Hull

You can’t beat a good burger and few do it better than Dope Burger in Hull, says Dave Lee.

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Treacle tart with bourbon vanilla ice cream. PIC: Tony Johnson

Restaurant review: Elder, The Piece Hall, Halifax

The Piece Hall is back in business and chef Justin Thomas has also found his stride within the landmark building.

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Andrew Pern of the Star Inn at Harome, top right, Tommy Banks, head chef at the Black Swann at Oldstead, Frances Atkins from the Yorke Arms and some hand-massaged octopus from Michael O'Hare's The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds.

Queues for the £300-a-head restaurant where you have to eat what you’re given

IT IS the sort of restaurant for which, even at £300 a head, you need to book early. The Araki, in London’s Mayfair, has just nine seats and can accommodate only two sittings a night.

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Beetroot cured bream, chorizo Jam, hummus and lime dressing.
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Restaurant review: Abbey House, Selby

Selby might often be overshadowed by Leeds and York when it comes to restaurants, but Abbey House is worth seeking out, says Elaine Lemm.

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Lucy Standing with chef Richard Allen. PIC: Joan Ransley

Why this former Leeds Harvey Nichols head chef is happiest down on an allotment

Once head chef at Harvey Nichols in Leeds, Richard Allen tells Joan Ransley why he is now happiest down on an allotment helping people with learning difficulties to blossom.

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Restaurant review: The Hidden Kitchen, Bradford

Upstairs in a Bradford tennis club may be an odd location, but the good people behind the Hidden Kitchen have served an ace, says Amanda Wragg.

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STAR IS BORN: Surf meets snout with belly pork and fresh lobster.

Restaurant review: The Star Inn the Harbour, Whitby

Does Whitby need another fish restaurant? Absolutely, says Elaine Lemm, when it’s the brainchild of Andrew Pern.

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Elizabeth Cottam and Mark Owens, pictured in their new restaurant in Kirkgate, in Leeds city centre.

A taste of home brought to fine dining in Leeds

Former Masterchef semi-finalist Elizabeth Cottam has just opened her first restaurant in Leeds. Chris Bond reports.

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FISHY PIC N MIX: A selection of baby squid, white bait, sea bass coated in breadcrumbs and served in a retro style chip shop bag  with prawn crackers and tartar sauce , with  a Craggy  Egg, a pickled egg surrounded in a layer of black pudding and sausage meat , deepfried in a coating of pork scratchings.

Restaurant review: The Hinchcliffe, Hebden Bridge

Robert Owen Brown has crossed the Pennines to open at The Hinchliffe. He might yet be Manchester’s finest export says Amanda Wragg.

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Pan fried pigeon with fondant potato, maple shallot and girolle mushroom with Madeira and thyme jus.

Restaurant review: The New Inn, Great Limber, Grimsby

It might have lasted less than an hour but the food at The New Inn was something to savour says Dave Lee.

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"Just nipping out to the shed for a while ..."

6 of the world’s quirkiest bars

We all love our local but prepare to have your jaw drop at these breathtakingly unique bars from all around the world.

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Grilled Tiger Prawn Corriander Taco and Mango Salsa. PIC: Simon Hulme

Restaurant review: Chef’s Table at True Foods, Ripon

Who’d have thought an industrial unit on the edge of Ripon would house the hottest dining experience in Yorkshire right now? Elaine Lemm grabs a seat.

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Salad with Whipped Tofu.

Restaurant review: Issho, Victoria Gate, Leeds

It’s impossibly stylish, but can the food at Issho in Leeds live up to its surroundings? Jill Turton finds out. Pictures by James Hardisty.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

Restaurant review: The Pig & Whistle, Beverley

The Pig & Whistle in Beverley specialises in meats and cheeses, but will it be heard in a crowded market asks Dave Lee?

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"Prep" al fresco

Meet Yorkshire’s own campfire gourmet

If you see a man with a pan on top of a mountain it could be Paul Robinson. Sharon Dale meets the Yorkshire Gourmet.

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Big interview: Leeds’s own enfant terrible of British cooking Marco Pierre White

The enfant terrible of British cooking Marco Pierre White seems to have mellowed with age, as Catherine Scott discovered.

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Restaurant review: Cafe Thai Tapas, Greetland, Halifax

The West Vegas tag may be a step too far, but Amanda Wragg finds things are changing very much for the better in one corner of Calderdale.

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FIELD TO FORK: Mushroom Linguini with truffle. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Restaurant review: Winteringham Fields, North Lincolnshire

Wot no tree bark? Under Colin McGurran, Winteringham Fields remains a celebration of fine dining and the humble china plate, says Jill Turton.

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