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May bank holiday events & things to do in Yorkshire

May Bank Holiday events & things to do in Yorkshire
28th – 31st May 2021

The May bank holiday weekend is not too far away thankfully and as ever there are loads of great things to do all over Yorkshire. We’ve rounded up all the best May bank holiday events to make sure your plans go off with a bang.

Three's A Crowd Bottomless Brunch Harrogate

Bottomless Electro Brunch, Harrogate | Bank Holiday Sunday 30th May

Harrogate’s favourite gastropub is throwing their renowned electro brunch party event over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy a mouthwatering all-day brunch menu, optional 90 mins of beer, selected cocktails, prosecco and soft drinks + house music to celebrate no work Monday!

Harvey Nichols 4th Floor Terrace, Leeds

The 4th-floor heated terrace has been an instant hit since re-opening so book early to avoid disappointment. Alongside their delicious new seasonal menu, they’ve teamed up with The Botanist Gin to bring you a bespoke cocktail menu with a selection of wild and foraged Botanist Gin twists. 

If you’re looking for May Bank Holiday things to do with some good food and glamour, this one’s for you. Yorkshire Food Guide customers save an exclusive 25% off food.

Water Lane August Bank Holiday Boat House Festival

Water Lane Boathouse, Taco & Tequilla Festival, Leeds| 29th – 30th May

Join Water Lane Boathouse down by the canal, this May Bank Holiday Weekend, for ​two whole days dedicated to Mexico’s national drink and food.

The Margarita bar will be operating alongside the tastiest taco traders; Sabroso Street and The Twisted Meal. Plus Water Lane Boathouse resident DJs will be playing all day!

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Great British Food Festival, Harewood House | 29th – 31st May

The hugely popular Great British Food Festival event at Harewood House near Leeds returns this May bank holiday weekend.

The line-up includes around 100 best of British producers and street food vendors, celebrity chef demos, talks, kids cookery lessons, great live music, a ‘Cake Off’ competition and ‘Men v Food’ challenges, a BBQ stage + more.

Solita Bottomless Brunch

Solita Bottomless Brunch, York

There’s no better way to get the bank holiday started than bottomless brunch. York foodies can enjoy one dish from Solita’s menu, together with 90 mins of bottomless drinks for only £25! Available 7 days a week.

Beck and Call Leeds Burger

The Crown Hotel re-opening weekend, Boston Spa

After an extensive 12 month renovation costing £1.2 million, Further Afield Pubs (behind the successful overhaul of The Beck & Call in Meanwood) will re-open The Crown Hotel in Boston Spa in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. The Crown Hotel will feature an open kitchen, private dining space and a newly constructed conservatory, named The Stables, which will sit amongst a newly landscaped garden.

Silversmith's Sunday Lunch gravy over the beef

Bank Holiday Sunday Lunch, Sheffield

What better way to celebrate the Bank Holiday than a slap-up Sunday feast? Sheffield foodie favourite Silversmiths Sunday Lunch is famed as possibly the best in the area, utilising the city’s local suppliers to their full advantage to capture a true taste of the region. Yorkshire Food Guide readers save an exclusive 37% off Silversmiths 3-course Sunday lunch + drink. 

Grand York Cookery School Staff

Cookery School Classes at The Grand, York

If you’re looking for a May bank holiday event in York, head to The Cookery School at The Grand for a unique and fun day out for cooks and bakers of all abilities. On Saturday join the pastry masterclass, learn the tips and tricks to re-create three different types of pastry from scratch.

Sunday, 11:30 – 3 pm join them for ‘Tapas Showstoppers’. This class showcases some of the best Spanish recipes, including a demonstration by their Head Chef Tutor, before sitting down to enjoy the dishes with a glass of wine. Yorkshire Food Guide readers save 25% off full & half-day classes. 

The Orchard at Grantley Hall Ripon

The Orchard at Grantley Hall, Ripon

Yorkshire Dales luxurious Grantley Hall hotel have opened a brand new dining area, The Orchard. With the installation of a vintage Airstream taking centre stage, creating a stylish laid-back summer atmosphere where you can enjoy all-day drinking and dining. Tuck into a selection of creative summer dishes, perfect for sharing with friends this May bank holiday weekend. 

Solita Marina Hull Alfresco Dining

Solita Hull Marina

Head down to Hull Marina this bank holiday weekend to catch the rays, watch the boats go by and indulge in some delicious wagyu burgers, sides, cocktails and more. Yorkshire Food Guide customers save 25% off food too!

Grand York Afternoon Tea 2021

Afternoon Tea at York’s 5* Hotel

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. Indulge in their selection of savoury and sweet treats, a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Enjoyed in the stunning Rise restaurant or on their outdoor terrace with views of York’s historic city walls.

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The Beck & Call, Leeds | 29th – 31st May

Beck & Call the Leeds suburban pub that everyone wishes were their local, has a huge line-up of May bank holiday events.

English footie fans are in for a treat with the Champions League final getting shown on the big screen, together with their famous Bank Holiday grill and Glazed and Confused doughnuts for anyone with a sweet tooth, yes please! Sunday and Monday they’ll be serving their sublime Sunday Roasts together with Glazed and Confused (Sunday) the Bank Holiday Grill + activity packs for the kids too.

Dakota Leeds Laurent Perrier Terrace

Dakota, Leeds

If you’re looking to head into Leeds city centre this bank holiday, then Dakota’s Salon Prive should be at the top of your list. The recently launched Laurent Perrier Rosé Lounge is an al-fresco luxurious escape tucked away on the Salon Privé terrace.

Diners can enjoy a host of dishes from the Terrace menu. Highlights include North Sea Trout, accompanied by grilled Hispi cabbage and mussel veloute; signature steaks from the chargrill, and a plethora of indulgent desserts to choose from, innovative cocktails to sample and fascinating wines to explore.


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Written by

Peter Henry


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