9 of the Best Skipton Restaurants

Searching for the best Skipton restaurants? At the foot of one of the most stunning National Parks in the UK, Skipton is steeped in historic landmarks and British history. Known for its markets, a town trading tradition that dates back to the Domesday Book, Skipton was voted one of the best places to live in Yorkshire in 2018. With exceptional scenery and vast vistas of green grass, it’s no wonder Skipton has an array of fine restaurants making the most of the bountiful land.

Skipton restaurant guide written by YFG’s Alexandra Thompson

The Angel at Hetton

The Angel at Hetton

Skipton Michelin Star Chef Fine Dining Tasting Menu Hotel North Yorkshire

Nestled in the beautiful Rylstone Fell in the Dales is The Angel, one of seven Michelin Star restaurants in Yorkshire and a stunning boutique hotel. Head Chef Michael Wignall presents astoundingly beautiful plates that look too good to eat. Almost.

Guests have the option between their two or three course al carte menu of adventurous flavours. Or we’d recommend to go all out with their impressive 5-course tasting menu. Fresh seafood and locally sourced meat from the abundant Yorkshire scenery surrounding your table are ones to look forward to. With the wow factor in full swing, The Angel is a dining experience to remember. Topping our list of one of the best Skipton restaurants.

Back Ln, Hetton, Skipton BD23 6LT – 01756 730263

Elsworth Kitchen

Elsworth Kitchen

Skipton Breakfast Brunch Lunch British Al fresco dining

Located in Skipton’s historic canal quarter, Elsworth Kitchen serve fresh authentic dishes, lovingly created by award-winning chef and co-founder Bruce Elsworth.

Daytime menus include the very best breakfast, brunch, coffee and cakes, followed by a seasonally changing array of lunchtime treats. On Friday and Saturday evenings guests are treated to a mouth-watering a la carte menu of the very best locally sourced ingredients.

18-20 Coach Street Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1L

The Devonshire Fell at Burnsall

The Devonshire Fell at Burnsall

Skipton Afternoon Tea Fine Dining Sunday Lunch Hotel North Yorkshire

Looking for a Skipton restaurant with a view? Set against one of the most dramatic backdrops Yorkshire has to offer, is the warm and welcoming Devonshire Fell at Burnsall. With a stunning river, picturesque lawns and farmland, The Fell offers a breathtaking country escape.

Their evening menu boasts venison carpaccio drizzled in a blackberry vinaigrette, red grouse topped with jus and roasted roots, and for afters delve into a plum bavarois with quince sorbet. If you fancy a spot of tea, The Devonshire Fell offers an Afternoon tea with all the trimmings. Complete with scones and clotted cream, fruit tarts and cakes, all to enjoy inside or out while taking in that astounding view.

Burnsall, Skipton BD23 6BT –  01756 729000

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Burlington Restaurant at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Burlington Restaurant at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Skipton Afternoon Tea Fine Dining Tasting Menu Hotel Spa

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is a picturesque and charming country house hotel, located within the Bolton Abbey Estate.

Chef Peter Howarth crafts seasonal ingredients into tasting menus from homegrown produce, grown and reared on the estate itself. Everything about 3-AA-Rosette awarded Burlington Restaurant exudes originality. Let the team surprise you with their choice of stunning and delicious dishes. They also serve one of the best afternoon teas in Yorkshire.

Despite the formality, the warm and friendly welcome along with personal service will make you feel totally relaxed during this special dining experience.

Bolton Bridge, Skipton BD23 6AJ – 01756 718100

Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa Brasserie

Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa Brasserie

Skipton Bistro British Lunch Sunday Lunch Al fresco dining

The casual sister restaurant to The Burlington, The Devonshire Arms’ Brasserie has a dazzling British menu with all the classic favourites. Set in vibrant decor to accompany an equally delightful menu.

Expect comforting dishes such as baked camembert to share sided with Manuka honey, garlic, thyme and sourdough croutons. Or local fish pie with sea vegetables and Dale End cheddar. No meal is complete without dessert, and the Devonshire Arms Brasserie offers some tempting treats. Finish off with sticky ginger sponge and spiced pineapple with coconut lime cream. Don’t missing their epic Sunday roasts too. A fine contender on the list of Skipton’s restaurants.

Burnsall Road, Bolton Bridge, Skipton BD23 6AJ – 01756 710710

The View Restaurant at The Coniston Country Estate, Hotel & Spa

The View Restaurant at The Coniston Country Estate, Hotel & Spa

Skipton British Lunch Afternoon Tea Sunday Lunch Al fresco dining Hotel Spa

Nestled in the heart of a 1,400-acre estate, amid beautiful country grounds with a lake view, The Coniston Hotel and Spa is a true Yorkshire delight. Enjoy award-winning fine dining, a luxury spa, and beautiful accommodation that boasts stunning views of the Dales.

Staying true to their Yorkshire roots, dishes range from partridge spring rolls in a port reduction, wild garlic risotto adorned with parmesan, along with British classics sirloin steak and duck breast. Not to mention their hugely popular afternoon tea. The View is certainly one of Skipton’s more delectable dining experiences.

Coniston Cold, Skipton BD23 4EA – 01756 748080

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Keelham Farm Shop Kitchen

Keelham Farm Shop Kitchen

Skipton Farm Shop Yorkshire Produce Afternoon Tea Lunch Cocktails Al fresco dining

Based just outside Skipton, Keelham Kitchen is part of the award-winning Keelham Farm Shop (Voted the Best Farm Shop & Deli in the North of England).

Relax in a courtyard surrounded by farmland, with a great selection of sharing plates with deli and antipasti boards to pick at. You can expect bresaola, local pecorino cheese, and perfectly British garden cocktails with flavours such as rhubarb and raspberry, peppered pear, even organic strawberry beer! Sip stylish mimosas on the mezzanine or opt for a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea, Keelham Farm Shop Kitchen will welcome you in.

21 Gargrave Rd, Skipton, BD23 1UD –  01756 664170

La Casita

La Casita

Skipton Spanish Tapas Al fresco dining North Yorkshire

Another gem in the form of Skipton’s restaurants is La Casita, set in the heart of the historic market town overlooking a riverbank.

Expect a wonderfully authentic Andalusian menu with mouthwatering dishes using the finest Yorkshire produce. Alongside a carefully curated selection of local gins, martinis, cavas, sherries, sangria and Spanish craft ales. Salud!

La Casita pride themselves on the experience their restaurants create – delicious dishes with great flavour and creativity, served in intimate restaurants.

10 Mill Bridge, Skipton, BD23 1NJ –  01756 798903

Alexander’s Grand Cafe, Bar & Terrace

Alexander’s Grand Cafe, Bar & Terrace

Skipton European Brunch Afternoon Tea Cocktails Al fresco dining

From morning coffee to night naps, Alexander’s is Skipton town centre’s popular all day dining destination. Munch through the brunch menu, paired with a midday tipple such as Marmalade Mimosas. Sip the night away on Wednesdays and Thursdays with pizza and prosecco night on their heated terrace. Evenings offer delectable dining with dishes such as seared tuna carpaccio, fresh oysters, spice-infused lamb rump, and even poke bowls.

Explore Alexander’s Secret Garden set with the running river, or bask on the terrace in the Northern sunshine. A secret hideaway on the high street, what’s not to love about this Skipton restaurant?

4-6 High St, Skipton, BD23 1JZ – 01756 228030

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