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12 of the Best Restaurants in North Yorkshire

Monday 11th January, 2021 by hostandstay

12 of the Best Restaurants in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. With so many amazing things to see and do, you won’t tire of discovering new things here.  

If you’re looking to eat out in North Yorkshire, it’s not all pub food and bakeries. In fact, there are lots of restaurants providing modern dishes from around the world, as well as classic British dining. There are also plenty of award winning fine-dining establishments for that high-end touch.

So, since we’re so passionate about all things North Yorkshire and love a good restaurant, we’ve decided to put a guide together showing you the best of the best when it comes to eating out in North Yorkshire.

Let’s start in the heart of Whitby.

Ditto, Whitby

Ditto serves traditional English food in a homely restaurant by the sea.

An intimate establishment with only 20 seats available, Ditto serves British beef, pork, and fish dishes to excite the culinary senses. 

With friendly staff and a quaint, classically British atmosphere, Ditto is located right near some of the key Whitby attractions such as The Marina and Dracula Experience.

And if you’re looking for somewhere to stay on your culinary quest of the North Yorkshire coast, we’ve got you covered with a range of holiday homes and apartments in and around one of the most-loved seaside towns in the UK, Whitby.

Stuzzi, Harrogate

Stuzzi is a compact venue and is short for Stuzzichini, which are small dishes you generally find in the north of Italy, particularly Venice. This means that the food in Stuzzi is to be shared, similar to Tapas, and eaten by hand. 

But that’s not to say the food isn’t stunning. In fact, Stuzzi is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Harrogate, and it’s not hard to see why. 

Combining traditional recipes and modern Italian cooking, with imported wine and cheeses from the culinary capital of the world, Stuzzi is a unique establishment that will leave you with a smile on your face.

Looking for somewhere to stay in Harrogate to enjoy the food and drink on offer? We provide numerous 5 star, serviced properties in the area, so take a look or give us a call on 01287 658171 to discuss your options.

Melton’s Restaurant, York

Melton’s is fine dining at its finest and located in the historical town of York.

With a relaxed atmosphere and environment, Melton’s focus is on high-quality, modern British meals with locally sourced ingredients from North Yorkshire.

The restaurant has been established for 27 years and in that time, has won countless awards and been included on good food guides around the country. It’s earned its reputation as one of the best British food cuisines in North Yorkshire due to the consistently fantastic food served throughout the year.

As well as upmarket mains, Melton’s also provides a Yorkshire tasting menu to really whet the appetite, and it’s a worthy inclusion of any culinary trip to one of the best places to visit in North Yorkshire – York.

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Mango, Wetherby

If you’re looking to be a little adventurous with your food and sample some delicacies from around the world, then head over to Mango in Wetherby.

With some of the tastiest Indian food in North Yorkshire, predominantly from the Gujarat region of India, Mango serves a wide range of culinary delights, as well as an extensive vegetarian menu.

Expect lots of flavour and colour when you order at Mango, and a taste sensation on your plate with their highly rated, beautifully presented, authentic Indian food.

Magpie Café, Whitby

The Magpie is one of the most famous fish and chip restaurants in the country.

It has established quite the reputation over the years, and a regular sight as you’re walking along the waterfront is the queue outside the door of this popular restaurant. This has been the case for decades and doesn’t look set to change anytime soon. 

And it’s not undeserved. The queue is down to the sheer quality of the food within the walls of this seafront jewel, and the reputation it has earned for incredible fish and chips with a view.

The Magpie serves classic fish and chips as well as an array of seafood in their cosy, waterfront location in world-famous Whitby, and it is top of most people’s to-do list when they visit the seaside town.

Lazenby’s, On York Place, Scarborough

Lazenby’s is a family run restaurant and has been established since 2013. In this time, they’ve cemented themselves in the local area of Scarborough as one of the best restaurants around. This is down to their hearty, tasty food using locally sourced ingredients.

There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options available from Lazenby’s kitchen too, and all of their products are sourced from Yorkshire. When ingredients are from further afield, such as the Mediterranean, they also use Yorkshire importers.

Whether you’re after a bistro lunch, dinner, or a coffee and a pastry, Lazenby’s is the place to visit for some fantastic food and a relaxing, upscale atmosphere in Scarborough.

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The Box Tree, Ilkley

The Box Tree is a multi-award winning establishment nestled in the village town of Ilkley, North Yorkshire. 

Established in 1962, The Box Tree has a reputation for serving incredibly high-quality food using the freshest seasonal ingredients. This means that their menu is subject to change depending on the season, but you will never be disappointed by what arrives on your plate.

With a broad vegetarian menu as well as lunch, dinner, and a Sunday roast, The Box Tree is up there with the best of the best when it comes to fine dining. 

The wine list is also extensive and extremely popular, and has something to suit every palate. 

The Kings Grill, Saltburn

The Kings Grill is a popular restaurant in Saltburn, with a fabulous meaty menu and some of the finest, locally sourced steaks you’ll find in North Yorkshire.

Priding themselves on first class service and high-quality ingredients, The Kings Grill have an extensive meat-based menu. This includes prime-cut fillet steak, freshly-caught fish, vegetarian options, as well as a seasonally inspired, daily menu. 

Their coffee is also beautiful, and they have a fantastic liqueur menu if you fancy a tipple.

If you do decide to have a drink, then you may need somewhere to stay in the local area. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with stunning self catering holiday homes and apartments in Saltburn.

Scarletts, Guisborough 

Scarletts in Guisborough specialises in modern British dining, with an emphasis on locally sourced, fresh ingredients. These ingredients come from markets, farms, and producers across the North East and North Yorkshire.

With seasonal dishes expertly crafted by chef Michael Lee, Scarletts is a beautiful location with extremely tasty, interesting takes on modern British dishes. They also have vegan and vegetarian options and their menu changes on a regular basis due to the seasonal produce they use.

Some of their mainstays on the menu include a duck liver and orange parfait, crab benedict, and moules mariniere, along with lots of other wonderful seafood pastas and delicious desserts to finish.

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The Star Inn, Harome

The Star Inn is a cosy, interesting, Michelin Star restaurant located in Harome, Helmsley.

With a stunningly unique design on both the outside and in, it boasts an incredible reputation all around North Yorkshire, and for good reason.

The building dates all the way back to the 14th century and has been grade II listed since 1955. The food here is phenomenal, and worthy of the Michelin rating, and this is a restaurant with a lot of character and personality.

Their focus is and always has been on the finest ingredients to create the most exquisite food, and something that they definitely get right at The Star Inn. 

This is a must-visit if you’re visiting the North Yorkshire area.

Le Cochon, Aveugle, York

Another trip to York is on the cards in our guide to North Yorkshire restaurants, with Le Cochon, Aveugle. This is another incredibly high class restaurant with a Michelin star, bringing fine dining into York with aplomb.

The menu is incredible and the attention to detail with every dish is breathtaking. This one is a real treat and seats only 5 tables within the dining room, making it extremely desirable and sought after in the local area. 

The blind tasting menu at Le Cochon is a firm favourite among visitors, with a wine pairing that will open up your tastebuds to incredible new flavours and combinations. This, in partnership with a menu incorporating the chef’s unique style and approach to food, make it a fantastic fine-dining experience.

Le Cochon, Aveugle is a truly unique experience if you’re looking for the best of the best in terms of fine dining in North Yorkshire, particularly, York.

Get in Touch

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We’re passionate and knowledgeable about the area, and we are dedicated to providing a 5 star service in all that we do. 

Give us a call on 01287 658 171 to discuss accommodation in areas such as Scarborough, Osmotherly, Darlington and Harrogate, and book today for a stay you won’t forget in our unique, beautiful accommodation offerings. 

Or you can get in touch via email at staynorthyorkshire@hostandstay.co.uk

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