Restaurants Yorkshire

Yorkshire Restaurant review: Cochon Aveugle, York
It’s taken us too long, ridiculously long, to report on Cochon Aveugle especially as it’s one of our favourite places in York. A tiny little French bistro on the foodie strip of Walmgate that offers no choice but a beautifully prepared an...
20 October 2014
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Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds
26 September 2014
Oak Tree Inn, Helperby
5 August 2014

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B&B review: Ponden Hall , Haworth
Bronte pilgrims are going to go NUTS about this place. There's about as much history here as there is at the nearby Parsonage. Emily visited the library (reputedly 'the best in West Yorkshire') and wrote and slept here. Branwell sketched in the huge ...
17 October 2014
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Atelier 22, York
17 August 2014
Shallowdale House , Ampleforth
17 July 2014

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The Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard
Squidbeak have long flown the flag for the wonderful Courtyard Dairy in Settle. Andy and Kathy Swinscoe opened their specialist cheese shop in 2012 and have since picked up every cheese award going: Best Cheese Retailer at the 2013 British Cheese Awa...
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Cooks at Carlton Towers
'Not a Cookery School', Development Director Elaine Lemm, corrects me: 'It's a School of Food' - the difference being that the courses at Carlton Towers offer far more than cookery lessons.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Baked plums with elderberry honey and almond crackle
Joan made these baked plums after a visit to the Church Orchard in Addingham. They are made extra special with the addition of elderberry honey and almond crackle.
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Yorkshire Crab & Lobster
Yorkshire is a county rich in natural resources.  We have brown crab, white pigs and red grouse. Our rhubarb and liquorice have unique histories. If you want to experience the best Wensleydale cheese, and the worst Denby Dale pie,  the finest Yorkshire pudding, we have it here.
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Squidbeak is where you will find independent reviews of the best restaurants in Yorkshire. We cover fine dining, Michelin starred restaurants as well as Yorkshire’s finest gastropubs, cafés and tearooms. In short we report on the best places to eat in Yorkshire. And if you want to know where to stay in Yorkshire we have the best boutique hotels, self-catering cottages, top quality B&Bs and guest accommodation. We have a new review of 1884 Dock Street Kitchen and Toast House in Ilkley. Our blog is loaded with foodie news. We have a report on the new cookery school at Carlton Towers and an aubergine and quinoa recipe from Joan Ransley our recipe writer. Enjoy.

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