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Restaurant review: The Park, York

Elaine Lemm puts her growing fatigue of tasting menus behind her at The Park in York and is most glad that she did.

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Restaurant review: Partisan, York

They can be hard to find, but after a long search Jill Turton finally stumbles on a neighbourhood restaurant to shout about.

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Chef Tommy Banks at The Black Swan at Olstead. Picture by Simon Hulme

Top chefs stick knife into diners who resort to online ‘blackmail’ when they can’t get a refund

Their cooking has delighted some of the world’s most discerning palates and their waiting lists are often months long – but some of Yorkshire’s leading restaurateurs have been left with a nasty taste in their mouths by the underhand tactics of a few customers.

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Wakame seaweed roll

Restaurant review: Sashimi, Hull

Sashimi is everything a great Japanese restaurant should be. Dave Lee welcomes it – and its conveyor belt – 
to Hull’s thriving foodie scene.

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Food review: Whitby’s famous Magpie Cafe back in business

The late restaurant critic AA Gill declared The Magpie Café’s fish and chips the best in the world. Amanda Wragg agrees.

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Pepperoni, chorizo and air dried ham pizza.

Restaurant review: The Coach House, Bridlington

I must say that, in my near 50 years of visiting Bridlington, I’ve never found anywhere particularly good to eat.

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Pressed Swaledale lamb, smokey aubergine, quinoa salad.
 PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Restaurant review: The Hawthorn, Haworth, Keighley

The Hawthorn is Haworth’s newest eatery and, says Amanda Wragg, ‘Dear reader, relax there’s not a single reference to the Brontës’.

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Yorkshire Ham Terrine and Rhubarb Relish. PIC: Simon Hulme

Restaurant review: The Alice Hawthorn Inn, Nun Monkton

There was a revolving door at the Alice Hawthorn Inn, but with experienced restaurateurs now at the helm the future looks bright says Elaine Lemm.

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LEMON MERINGUE ALASKA: Baked meringue with lemon ice cream, lemon curd sauce and baby basil. PIC: Tony Johnson

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.
 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.

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