Michelin Star Restaurants in Yorkshire 2023
Michelin Star Restaurants in Yorkshire 2023
For the very best fine dining experience, there is no need to look further than God’s Own County – Yorkshire. There are seven spectacular Michelin Star restaurants in Yorkshire, all waiting to tickle your taste buds with the finest food from the region. This, of course, includes The Black Swan at Oldstead, named by TripAdvisor as the ‘Best Restaurant in the World’!
With Yorkshire boasting miles of coastline for sustainable fishing, acres of farmland for the very best meats and dairy produce, delicious orchards, herbs, breweries and more, it comes as no surprise that people are flocking to the area to get a table at these sought-after restaurants.
One Michelin Star
Originally from Yorkshire, Shaun Rankin honed his skills at The Mayfair Hotel in London and attended the Thames Valley University at Slough. Shaun’s love of the sea then took him to the Channel Islands where he spent the majority his career residing in Jersey.
Since Grantley Hall’s opening in 2019, and the appointment of Shaun to oversea the fine dining restaurant, the hotel has received an array of awards. The hotel is an impressive Yorkshire Dales jewel. Grantley Hall’s Michelin star is a reflection of the hard work and dedication from the team to be recognised with one of the highest accolades in the culinary world.
Grantley Hall, Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 3ES – 01765 620070
One Michelin Star and one Green Star for their commitment to sustainability
Michelin Star restaurant in Yorkshire The Black Swan at Oldstead has been perfectly summed up by chef Tommy Banks when he describes ‘it’s not just a job for us, it’s a lifestyle’. Such a lifestyle comes about from generations of the Banks family living and farming around Oldstead, with their knowledge of the land and produce being translated onto each plate of food.
he Black Swan is a beautiful marriage between tradition, homeliness and modern eccentricity, with Oldstead produce meeting lashings of creativity. From the outside, The Black Swan looks like a cosy, quintessentially English Pub. Once inside, however, it offers a relaxed, yet casual, rustic fine dining experience.
Chef Tommy Banks was Britain’s youngest Michelin Starred Chef in 2013, aged only 24. Since then, he has won Great British Menu in both 2016 and 2017, with The Black Swan at Oldstead being named ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World’ in 2017, and the best restaurant in the UK in 2018 by The Food and Travel Magazine. He works alongside Development Chef Nick Brown, who experiments with alternative produce and techniques to build new dishes, and Head Chef Will Lockwood to offer the best Oldstead produce and menus all year round.
The menu is a fresh take on ingredients used in Oldstead for generations. As such, some ingredients are outwardly simple but given a new lease of life with flavours developed by fermenting, pickling and ageing. Of course, to wash it down there is a carefully selected drinks menu featuring high-end wines, spirits and cocktails; including a selection of locally distilled Garden Spirits. If you’re searching for a rooted Michelin Star Restaurant in Yorkshire but with modern food at its forefront, The Black Swan at Oldstead is one not to miss.
2022 saw The Black Swan in Oldstead retain its Michelin Green Star alongside their Michelin Star. The Michelin Green Star is recognition for sustainable gastronomy practices, commitment to reducing food waste and use of locally sourced ingredients on their menus.
The Black Swan at Oldstead, York YO61 4BL – 01347 868387
One Michelin Star
Deep in the Yorkshire Dales near Skipton is the renowned Angel at Hetton, with Michelin-Starred chef Michael Wignall at the helm.
Michael and his wife Johanna – along with James and Josephine Wellock, took over in September 2018. Their combined vision resulted in them being awarded as one of Yorkshire’s Michelin Star restaurants in just a year.
Expect a wide range of foodie fodder from modern takes on pub classics to fine dining revelry. They offer a warm welcome, a little bit of peaceful tranquillity and 9 luxury bedrooms. The perfect Michelin Star restaurant in Yorkshire for a romantic getaway.
The Angel Inn at Hetton, Back Ln, Hetton, Skipton BD23 6LT – 01756 730263
One Michelin Star
Currently closed due to a recent fire but still retained their Michelin Star for 2022. The Star Inn at Harome is the place to head for a quirky but rustic Michelin Star restaurant in Yorkshire. Chef Andrew Pern brought his passion for French cooking back home to Yorkshire to be combined in a delicious stirring pot of the finest Yorkshire produce and the French eye for perfection. Andrew and Head Chef Steve Smith work tirelessly to ensure their food is the highest standard, and it’s paid off with The Star Inn being decorated with seven awards of excellence. The restaurant shows off the legendary game and finest seafood from North Yorkshire in its range of menus, and the daily specials ensure that the chefs take advantage of the best ingredients of each season. A large selection of fine wine and beers are available to compliment any meal or to be enjoyed in the cocktail bar.
The Star Inn at Harome was born in 1996, but its beautiful building dates back to the 14th century. There are multiple dining rooms and spaces to enjoy the food and drink available, so whatever your preference there’s space to enjoy what The Star Inn at Harome has to offer. The atmosphere is cosy but luxurious, a true reflection of a rich Yorkshire heritage.
The Star Inn at Harome, Main St, Harome, near Helmsley YO62 5JE – 01439 770397
One Michelin Star
The Pipe and Glass Michelin Star restaurant with rooms, nestled in the East Yorkshire town of Beverley, which boasts a historic and picturesque atmosphere. The restaurant, which has held its Michelin Star since 2010, reflects the town with its 15th-century building and Yorkshire charm. Chef James Mackenzie and his wife Kate have embraced the traditional English pub spirit but combined it with a generous helping of modernity and luxury. This makes The Pipe and Glass a destination for both quality pub-goers and die-hard foodies alike.
James grew up on the North Yorkshire Coast and began his career at the age of 13, making him the perfect candidate to bring the very best out of Yorkshire foraged veg and herbs, local meats and seafood. His menu takes from the much-beloved English classics, such as fish pie and sausage rolls, but reforms them into modern and beautifully prepared dishes to get your mouth watering. With a considered wine list, tasty children’s menu and extensive vegetarian options, The Pipe and Glass is the perfect place to cosy up and indulge in comforting surroundings, delicious food and friendly staff.
For those wanting a more private dining experience, The Hotham Room and Chef’s Library on the first floor offer bespoke menus for between six and ten people, with an intimate atmosphere and stunning views across the manicured gardens and into Dalton Park.
The Pipe and Glass W End, South Dalton, Beverley HU17 7PN – 01430 810246
Overseen by Michelin-Starred head chef Tommy Banks – who also owns the Black Swan at Oldstead, Roots brings their unique farm to fork philosophy to York city centre, with a focus on sustainability, and preservation.
The tasting menus on offer rotate around three seasons – the hunger gap, time of abundance, and preserving – which enables the use of root ingredients at their best and throughout the year.
Roots, 68 Marygate, York YO30 7BH
One Michelin Star
If you are super into the latest trends on the food scene, The Man Behind the Curtain is the Michelin Star Restaurant in Yorkshire for you. Michael O’Hare, the Founder and Chef-Patron, has appeared on multiple TV shows, including BBC2’s The Great British Menu, and has gained a reputation for weird and wonderful dishes and food pairings. Think potato foam and wild puffed rice on top of a chocolate dessert, or cooked prawn brains with raw prawn tails. The dishes reflect the wacky chef, who studied ballet up until he was eighteen, then briefly studied aerospace engineering before turning his sights to cooking. It worked out well for him, with The Man Behind the Curtain gaining a Michelin Star in 2015, just a year after the restaurant opened.
The restaurant space offers a minimalist style that has been compared to an art gallery, for a dining experience to inspire your eyes and your pallet. The food has been called ‘engagingly bonkers’ and is most certainly different from your average restaurant. One for those foodies looking for an edgy, modern place to devour their next best meal. If you’re planning on checking this one out, be sure to make a reservation as tables are highly coveted.
The Man Behind the Curtain, 68-78 Vicar Ln, Leeds LS1 7JH – 0113 243 2376
New Michelin Plate Awarded Restaurants in Yorkshire
Alongside the Michelin Star restaurants in Yorkshire, there are 47 restaurants with Michelin Plate awards, given to restaurants when the inspectors have discovered quality food. There are five new entries since December 2022, including:
Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough. Michelin said: “A grand, 16C country house set in delightful grounds, and with its own kitchen garden. The set menu mixes classic and modern techniques to showcase the skills and experience of the team. The modern, French-based dishes are eye-catching, well-balanced and full of bold flavours; desserts are a highlight.”
Fletchers at Grantley Hall near Harrogate. Michelin said: “Enjoy a cocktail in the characterful hotel bar or out on the terrace, then head through to this three-roomed restaurant with wood panelling and a lovely garden outlook. Menus are influenced by the local area and dishes are unfussy and full of flavour. Service is relaxed and friendly.”
Pignut, Helmsley. Michelin said: “With just six tables, there is a cosy feel to this little restaurant with clean, unfussy décor. Dishes are fed by produce from the surrounding area, including Helmsley Walled Garden and the Castle Howard estate, while the tasting menu – available in 4 or 8 courses – begins with a ‘wastage’ dish which uses up offcuts from the other courses. The cooking showcases a range of textures and flavours, sometimes with an imaginative touch.”
Bar & Restaurant 88 at Grantley Hall, near Harrogate. Michelin said: “In the immaculately kept grounds of Grantley Hall sits this popular dining spot which features a chic ground floor bar and an exotically styled basement restaurant, with moody lighting, and glass flower hanging from the ceiling. The Asian menu offers plenty of old favourites alongside some more original dishes; must-tries include the char siu of Yorkshire pork belly and the exotic fruit rum baba.”
Forde, Horsforth. Michelin said: “Experienced chef Matt Healy – a onetime ‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ contestant – has come home to Horsforth to open this rustic bistro and wine bar. His appealing menu features appetising small plates with Mediterranean influences; two or three per person works well, and there are some well-chosen wines, craft beers and cocktails too.”
Paradise Cafe at Killinghall Nurseries near Harrogate. Michelin said: “A smart, spacious café behind a garden centre; if it’s sunny, grab a seat on the terrace overlooking the lake. They’re open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and the frequently changing menu offers seasonal dishes which are fresh, unfussy and full of flavour. Book the chef’s table to watch the kitchen at work.”
Michelin Bib Gourmand Awarded Restaurants
West Yorkshire’s popular Prashad and York’s renowned Skosh have retained their sought after Bib Gourmand award (the accolade below one star) for ‘good quality, good value restaurants’. With Sheffield’s JORO losing theirs this year.
Prashad – Michelin said: “This colourfully decorated, family-run restaurant offers interesting, original Indian vegetarian cooking inspired by the owners Gujarati heritage. Dishes are substantial in both size and flavour and spicing is well-judged; the dosas are popular.”
Skosh – Michelin said: “This bright restaurant is located close to the 12C Micklegate Bar; sit at the counter to watch the action. ‘Skosh’ comes from the Japanese word meaning ‘small amount’; a reference to the small plates for which the restaurant is known. Many dishes have Asian influences; choose around 6 or 7 between two.”
Michelin Star Restaurants in Yorkshire guide written by YFG’s Jemima Parsons updated for 2022 by Josh Bailey-Lee
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