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The Ultimate Foodie Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Does gift-giving fill you with stress? And are your wrapping skills as woeful as ours? Look no further…

Let us direct your eyes to our Christmas Gift Guide. It is filled with a range of experiences from Yorkshire’s best restaurants and hotels that have all been created exclusively for Yorkshire Food Guide readers. What’s more, they’re all covered by our COVID-19 guarantee so you can gift with confidence. 

Not only will you wear your invisible crown as the most thoughtful person at Christmas, but you’ll also save up to 53% while doing so! Perfect for the person who has everything.

From award-winning fine dining to luxury foodie stays and comfort food classics – all with sizable discounts.

WANT TO BROWSE BY CATEGORY? Afternoon Tea | Boutique Stays | Brunch | Cookery Classes | Fine Dining | Gin | Restaurant Gift Vouchers | Yorkshire Food Guide Vouchers

For Afternoon Tea Lovers – Save up to 50%

The Grand York Afternoon Tea close up

From £19.12 | Afternoon Tea at York’s 5* The Grand HotelSAVE 25%

As York’s only 5 Star Hotel, you can be sure that Afternoon Tea at The Grand York is going to be the ultimate treat. Served in the hotel’s striking Rise restaurant, indulge in their selection of savoury and sweet treats. A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Signature, Champagne, Prosecco and Hendricks Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea available from £19.12 per person. Available for use 7 days a week, voucher valid for 6 months.

Livin Italy Afternoon Tea Offer desserts

From £19.50 | Italian Afternoon Tea at LIVIN’Italy, LeedsSAVE 25%

LIVIN’Italy delivers the true “Bella Vita” to the heart of Leeds city centre hotspot Granary Wharf. Their brand new Italian Afternoon Tea showcases the finest ingredients together with their unique spin on this quintessentially British tradition.

Afternoon Tea with Prosecco or Aperol Spritz from £19.50 per person. Valid Monday – Friday, for 6 months from the date the restaurant re-opens.

Goldsborough Hall Afternoon Tea Harrogate

£35 | Afternoon Tea for Two at stunning stately home nr HarrogateSAVE 50%

Experience an exquisite afternoon tea fit for royalty at Goldsborough Hall, a former royal residence, set in 12 acres of perfectly manicured gardens. Located just a few miles from the much-loved spa and market towns of Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Afternoon Tea for Two and access to the Royal Gardens now £35, save 50%. Served daily, voucher valid for 6 months.

Manor House Lindley afternoon tea overview shot

£25 | Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Manor House, LindleySAVE 31%

Treat yourself to an indulgent Afternoon Tea at Manor House Lindley, one of Yorkshire’s finest boutique hotels and restaurants.

Perrier-Jouët Champagne Afternoon Tea now £25 per person. Valid Wednesday & Thursday, for 12 months.

For those in needs of a relaxing staycation – SAVE up to 43%

The Plough Scalby offer bedroom with 4 poster bed

From £190 | Boutique East Coast Break at The Plough Inn ScalbySAVE up to 39%

The Plough is a 5 Star AA Rated inn with rooms designed by award-winning interior designer Rachel McLane. Pub grub it is not – expect local and seasonal ingredients from land and sea to create a mouth-watering menu of gastropub classics.

Located just a couple of miles north of Scarborough and Burniston beach, the perfect location for walking and day trips with Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby only a 30-minute drive away.

Enjoy a one/two-night stay with champagne & truffles on arrival, 3-course dinner, breakfast & late checkout, from £190. Valid for stays 7 days a week* until 30th April 2021.

Black Bull Sedbergh bedroom with wooden floor

£199 | Black Bull in Sedbergh Yorkshire Dales Foodie EscapeSAVE up to 31%

A super-stylish Yorkshire Dales escape to one of the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs. Popular with walkers, book lovers, cyclists, those looking for a romantic getaway and of course foodies. With numerous rave reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Telegraph, Conde Nast and more, The Black Bull at Sedbergh should be on the top of your ultimate foodie Christmas gift list.

One/two-nights stay in a Superior Room, wine & chocolates on arrival, 5-course dinner & full Yorkshire breakfast, from £199. Valid for stays 7 days a week, from 6th January – 31st March 2021*.

Goldsborough Hall Harrogate Review

£223 | Luxury Stay with 3/AA-Rosette Dining & Cream Tea, nr HarrogateSAVE up to 43%

Goldsborough Hall is a privately-owned 5 Star AA-rated stately home and former Royal Residence. Set in 12 acres of perfectly manicured gardens, just a few miles from the much-loved spa and market towns of Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Offering a 3-AA-Rosette award-winning dining experience, headed up by Chef Chris O’Callaghan who has worked in some of the finest restaurants across the UK.

Enjoy cream tea on arrival, stay in a Luxury Garden View Room, pre-dinner canapes, 5-Course tasting menu & full Yorkshire breakfast, now £223 for two. Valid for stays on or before 30th June 2021*.

£219 | Luxury North Yorkshire Stay, Dine & Spa at The Feversham Arms, HelmsleySAVE 22%

The 4 Star Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa is a Mediterranean oasis tucked away in the picture-perfect postcard market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire. This luxury hideaway is the epitome of a charming countryside retreat, offering individually designed rooms, outstanding dining and an award-winning spa.

Expect the finest local and seasonal cuisine from their 2-AA-Rosette awarded restaurant, headed up by former Michelin Starred Black Swan at Oldstead Head Chef, Adam Jackson.
Enjoy a stay in their newly refurbished Traditional Rooms, pre-dinner glass of fizz, 3-course dinner, outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi access, late-checkout and breakfast. Now £219 for two. Valid for stays Sunday – Thursday, on or before 29th April 2021.

For Brunch Lovers – SAVE up to 41%

Silversmiths Sheffield Bottomless Brunch Selection of Dishes

£31.50 | Silversmiths Bottomless Brunch, SheffieldSAVE 10%

Looking for bottomless brunch in Sheffield city centre that’s a cut above the norm? Silversmiths is ‘THE’ place to experience the city’s best boozy brunch. Expect Cornish lobster roll, fried chicken with French toast, wagyu beef sliders and eggs Florentine with locally foraged greens.

One brunch dish and 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco, selected cocktails (Passion Fruit Martini, Summer Spritz or Cosmopolitan), wine or Amstel beer. Valid Saturdays, for 6 months from the date the restaurant re-opens.

Friends of Ham Leeds Brunch Avo on Toast

£15 | Friends of Ham Brunch & Drinks for Two – SAVE 41% 

National Food Critic for The Guardian Jay Raynor said: “I would choose Friends of Ham over any number of bona fide Leeds restaurants”. Yorkshire Food Guide readers can now save an exclusive 41% off their mouthwatering Leeds brunch menu.

Two people can enjoy one brunch dish and one drink each for just £15. Valid Sunday – Friday, for 6 months from the date that the restaurant re-opens.


Solita York Brunch Pancakes

£20 | Solita Bottomless Brunch, YorkSAVE 20%

A few streets away from the historic cobbled Shambles is Solita Bar & Grill, which has been an instant hit among York foodies since opening. Brunch dishes come packed with flavour and plenty to choose from however hungry you are, there’s also a great selection of cocktails to keep everyone happy.

One brunch dish and 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco, selected cocktails or draught beers. Served 7 days a week, 10 am – 1 pm. Voucher valid for 6 months.

Gifts for budding chefs or bakers – SAVE up to 53%

The Grand York Cookery School Review Interior

25% Off Cookery Classes at The 5 Star Grand Hotel, York

Located within York’s only 5 Star Hotel, The Grand – The Cookery School is part of the Hotel’s £15 million expansion and refurbishment scheme. Providing a unique, fun day out for cooks and bakers of all abilities. Offering a tempting selection of 43 classes catering to all kinds of abilities, tastes and ages. From ‘Perfect Pastry’ to ‘Around East Asia’ and ‘Vegetarian Dinner Party’ – there’s a range of classes to suit everyone’s interests.

Save 25% off full and half-day classes. Vouchers valid for 6 months.

Gifts For Fine Dining Lovers

Shears Yard Leeds Interior

SAVE 30% Off Friday & Saturday Night Dining at Shears Yard, Leeds

Famed for showcasing seasonal produce at its finest. Set within stunning surroundings, Shears Yard use both traditional and modern flavour combinations.  Don’t be fooled by the ‘fine dining’ description, they’re a firm favourite in Leeds not just for their delicious food but their informal service and buzzing atmosphere.

Get a £50 voucher for £35 to towards Shears Yard’s Dinner Menu. Valid Friday & Saturday evenings, for 6 months from the date the restaurant re-opens.

Harvey Nichols Leeds restaurant new summer 2020 menu

£50 Harvey Nichols Leeds Restaurant Voucher – £37.50 – SAVE 25%

Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie is one of Leeds’ favourite dining destinations. A seasonally changing menu takes diners on a culinary exploration of Yorkshire’s finest produce.

Get a £50 Voucher for £37.50 to spend towards your food bill at Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie in Leeds. Available to use 7 days a week. Valid for 6 months following the date the restaurant re-opens.

Goldsborough Hall Sample Starter

£35 | 2-Course Lunch for Two at Magnificent Mansion nr Harrogate – SAVE 38%

The 3-AA Rosette-awarded restaurant at the Grade ll listed Goldsborough Hall, just a few miles from Harrogate is renowned for its fine dining and field to fork ethos. Their large Kitchen Garden allows them to make the most of their own natural larder. Growing fresh produce to create innovative dishes.

Experience a 2-course lunch for two people for just £35. Served Saturday & Sunday Lunchtimes. Voucher valid for 6 months.

For Gin or Spirit Lovers

Cooper King Sharing Selection Box 1&2

£25 | Cooper King Distillery Sharing Selection – SAVE up to 33%

The award-winning Cooper King Distillery based in North Yorkshire, are renowned for their flavour-driven sustainable spirits. They’ve curated two brand new Sharing Selection Boxes of their team’s favourite spirits for you to enjoy at home.

Sharing Selection box consists of 3x 100ml glass bottles, along with tasting notes and serving suggestions. One gin lovers gift (worth up to £12.50) guided tasting video + free delivery.

Whitby Gin Set Original with Glasses

£54 | Whitby Gin Gift Set – Was £60, Save 10% + Free Delivery

The multi-award-winning Whitby Gin is crafted using foraged botanicals from the Yorkshire coast and moorland.

Your choice of 70cl bottle of Whitby Gin’s Original London Dry Gin, Wild Old Tom or Bramble & BayTwo branded tumbler glasses or enamel mugs. Gift boxes with glasses include a perfect serve recipe card. Gift boxes with enamel mugs include a hot mulled gin recipe card. Packaged in a Whitby Gin’s branded gift box.

Restaurant Gift Vouchers

The Old House York Dessert Restaurant offers near me

The Old House Hull Restaurant Vouchers – SAVE 25% 

Head Chef and Owner Chef Harrison has a wealth of experience working in some of the UK’s best restaurants, before returning to his home town. Turning the award-winning Old House gastropub into one of the city’s hottest destinations for lovers of fine food craft ales and expertly prepared cocktails.

Get a £30 voucher for £24, or £40 voucher for £30 to spend towards The Old House’s A la Carte Menu and soft drinks. Valid Wednesday – Friday, for 6 months from the date that the restaurant re-opens.

Friends of Ham Beer and Wine Pairing experience Leeds

£35 | Friends of Ham Leeds Food & Drink Pairing Experience

Friends of Ham in Leeds are renowned for expertly celebrating the four greatest pleasures in life – meat, cheese, wine and beer. Groups of 2 or more can join their knowledgeable team as they talk you through their carefully selected wines or beers, perfectly paired with the finest charcuterie and Cheeses.

Reservations available 7 days a week. Voucher valid for 6 months from the date the restaurant re-opens.

Solita York Main Dish Selection

Solita Hull Restaurant Voucher – SAVE 25%

Located at Hull’s Marina, East Yorkshire foodies have been bowled over by Solita’s mouthwatering menus of juicy burgers, ribs, wings, brunch and cocktails. Showcasing the finest ingredients such as Yorkshire bred Wagyu beef, together with an array of superb starters and indulgent desserts that keep guests coming back time and time again.

Get a £30 voucher for £24, or £40 voucher for £30 to spend towards Solita’s main menu and soft drinks. Visit 7 days a week. Voucher valid for 6 months from the date the restaurant re-opens.

La Casita Spanish tapas restaurant food

£13 | La Casita Spanish Tapas Feast – SAVE 41% 

Expect traditional Andalusian tapas dishes created using the finest Yorkshire produce at La Casita. Alongside a carefully curated selection of local gins, martinis, cavas, sherries, sangria and Spanish craft ales.

Enjoy x3 tapas dishes for £13 when dining in or taking away to enjoy at home. Available at their Horsforth, Boston Spa, Skipton, IlkleyLeeds restaurants. Valid Tuesday – Thursday, for 6 months following the date that the restaurants re-open. 

Friends of Ham Leeds Pairing Experience

£30 | Friends of Ham Charcuterie Board & Bottle of Wine, LeedsSAVE 27% 

Enjoy selected produce from around the World. Yorkshire Food Guide readers save an exclusive 27% off Friends of Ham’s delicious range of cured meats, cheeses and wines.

Create your own x4 item board (includes meats and/or cheeses), accompanied by olives, cornichons, sourdough bread and a bottle of wine. Valid Sunday – Thursday, for 6 months from the date the restaurant re-opens.

Silversmiths Sunday Lunch - Best Sunday lunch in Sheffield

£20 | Silversmiths 3-Course Sunday Lunch & a Drink, SheffieldSAVE 37%

Possibly the best Sunday Lunch in Sheffield, utilising the city’s local suppliers to their full advantage to capture a true taste of Yorkshire. Silversmiths’ kitchen team boasts experience working in some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the north.

Get a 3-Course Sunday Lunch and your choice of drink (wine, beer or soft drink) for just £20 per person. Valid Sundays, for 6 months from the date that the restaurant re-opens.

Solita York Sunday lunch roast beef overhead shot

£14.50 | Solita 2-Course Sunday Lunch, York  – SAVE 34% 

Solita specialises in using the very best locally sourced ingredients to showcase their mouthwatering menus. Their Sunday lunch menu features the very best Wagyu beef, sourced locally from Warrendale Wagyu on the outskirts of York. Veggies are also well looked after with Solita’s mouthwatering nut roasts, served with all the trimmings. Valid for 6 months following the date of purchase.

Old House Hull Sunday Lunch

From £22 | 2/3-Course Sunday Lunch at The Old House, Hull – SAVE 31%

The Old House is absolutely brimming with charm and character, the oldest domestic building in the city. Expect comfort food classics with a twist, focusing on local and seasonal produce, including Yorkshire’s Warrendale Wagyu beef.

Two or Three-Course Sunday Lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink from £22 per person. Valid for 6 months from the date that the restaurant re-opens.

Barrowboy Deckard's Sheffield food

Save 25% at Sheffield’s Award-Winning Deckards

Expect soft Taiwanese steamed buns stuffed generously with a range of tempting fillings such as Korean brisket, buttermilk fried halloumi and cherry cola glazed pork belly. Alongside moreish loaded fries. Comfort food at its finest. Perfect for a post-work treat.

Two bao buns at loaded fries for £11.62 per person. For dine-in or collect and enjoy at home. Valid Monday – Thursday & Sundays, for 6 months from the date that the restaurant re-opens. 

Yorkshire Food Guide Gift Voucher

Can’t decide on a gift from our range of exclusive restaurant and hotel offers? Never fear, let your friends and loved ones choose for themselves with our Yorkshire Food Guide Gift Vouchers.

Our gift vouchers can be used to purchase any offer from our online shop. From boutique foodie stays to indulgent afternoon teas and much more.  Our e-vouchers are sent to your email as a PDF, so you can gift a foodie treat in a matter of minutes.

Yorkshire Food Guide gift vouchers are valid for 12 months following the date of purchase.

Written by

Jozef Ashley


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