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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York Cocoa House
In 2011 Sophie Jewett, a true chocolate enthusiast, opened the York Cocoa House in Blake Street and made it a place to learn, buy, eat and celebrate all things chocolate.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Homemade Sausages with lentils
Everyone loves a sausage but most ready-made sausages contain wheat and other cereals which can be a problem for some people. Make them yourself and you can leave out the cereals and keep the fat content down by choosing lean mince.
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Yorkshire's Sweet Tooth
Yorkshire is a county rich in natural resources.  We have brown crab, white pigs and red grouse. Rhubarb and chocolate 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.

New this month is the Oak Tree, the Man Behnd the Curtain and Cochon Aveugle. Stay in the most amazing artists' Atelier or with the Brontes of Haworth at Ponden Hall. We recommend a visit to York Cocoa House but before you do,  read about Yorkshire's love affair with chocolate. Joan has some wonderful autumn recipes beautifully photographed as ever, and our blog is loaded with food news from new Michelin Stars and Good Food Guide entries to edible couture and a special cheese offer from the Courtyard Dairy. Sign up for our newsletter so that you don't miss a thing about food in Yorkshire

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