Dining Out

Dining Out

Restaurant review: The Ivy, Harrogate

It remains one of London’s most famous – and popular – restaurants, but can the Ivy enjoy the same success in Harrogate? Jill Turton heads to the spa town.

IVY LEAGUE: Mark Askew. PIC: Paul Winch-Furness

Big interview: Mark Askew brings The Ivy to Yorkshire

For 18 years he was Gordon Ramsay’s right hand man, now Mark Askew has the job of helping to bring the famous Ivy restaurant to Yorkshire. Catherine Scott met him.

A starter of smoked salmon. PIC: Richard Ponter

Restaurant review: Estbeck House, Sandsend, Whitby

Estbeck House has been quietly serving up excellence with little fuss. Time to raise the volume levels says Elaine Lemm.

Cider braised belly pork with black pudding, potato fondant, red cabbage and a reduced cider jus.

Restaurant review: The King’s Head, Barmby On The Marsh, Howden

It might be a little off the beaten track, but those who seek out the The King’s Head in Barmby On The Marsh will be rewarded says Dave Lee.

White and milk chocolate pots with fresh strawberries. PIC: Tony Johnson

Restaurant review: Home at Lindley, Huddersfield

Has the small plates phenomenon run its course? Not if Home at Lindley is anything to go by, says Amanda Wragg. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

Yorkshire blackberries, pear, buttermilk, brown butter.

Restaurant review: Hudson’s Restaurant at The Grand, York

The food has gone up a notch at Hudson’s after a £15m revamp of Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel, but diners deserve a better welcome, writes Elaine Lemm.

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

‘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.

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.
 PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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.

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.

Crispy calamari

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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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