It’s been said that, outside of London, Yorkshire has the biggest number of amazing restaurants in the UK. York and Harrogate have their fair share, with an array of food and drink experiences from local offerings to international cuisines, with a range of wines, craft beers, ales and spirits to wash it all down.
The Star Inn the City
can be found in the heart of York and is ran by Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern. Mr P's Curious Tavern
is Andrew Pern’s latest brainchild, found on Petergate, offering a tapas of small plates from around the world; there’s literally something for everyone. Another venture from a Michelin-starred chef, Roots
is a new sharing-plate venue from Tommy Banks, formely of the Black Swan (Oldstead). The menu is inspired by homegrown and foraged ingredients, it is a contemporary and creative take on tradition and culture.
For real ale fans, York is home to two fantastic breweries, Brew York and York Brewery, which offer a vast selection of ales and craft beers to tick off your list. Visit any of the many pubs dotted around the centre to sample both local ales and beers from further afield.
If you’re a fan of traditional tea and cake, you will love the famous Betty’s Tea Toom. Well known for its delicious cakes and variety of teas, Betty’s is located on the corner of Helen’s Square and is never without a queue of thirsty customers that stems around the block! There is also a shop where you can take home some of the mouth-watering cakes, scones and teas, as well as a smaller Betty’s on Stonegate. famous for its mouth-watering cakes and never ending selection of teas.
Over in Harrogate, you will find the original Betty’s Tea Rooms, which has been serving delicious teas and cakes since 1919. This beautiful building is steeped in history, much like the rest of the town.
And that’s not all. Harrogate boasts around 130 dining experiences, with cuisines from around the globe leaving you spoilt for choice! The town’s diverse selection is what keeps shows like The BBC Good Food Show and Cake and Bake keep coming back for more.