Restaurants Yorkshire

Yorkshire Restaurant review: Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds
If you’ve ever wondered about our name Squidbeak, it comes from graffiti found in a fancy pants restaurant: ‘squidbeak of a bums arse on a bed of bum gravy’, describing the sort of dainty, deconstructed, mucked about food we general...
26 September 2014
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Oak Tree Inn, Helperby
5 August 2014
Rowntree Park Reading Cafe, York
19 July 2014

Stay Yorkshire

B&B review: Atelier 22, York
I know we keep saying this about our places to stay, but this one’s extra special. A gorgeous atelier in a tranquil spot yet just a few minutes walk from the river, the railway station, Museum Gardens and all the sites and interests of York. A...
17 August 2014
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Shallowdale House , Ampleforth
17 July 2014
Grassington House Hotel, Grassington
11 June 2014

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Michelin out today
The UK Michelin Guide is out today and the big news for Yorkshire is the Star at Harome winning back its star. We’ve always rated them and we're glad to see them back in the Michelin club.  Congratulations to Andrew Pern and his team. All the r...
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Places to Go Things to Do

Cooks at Carlton Towers
'Not a Cookery School', Development Director Elaine Lemm, corrects me: 'It's a School of Food' - the difference being that the courses at Carlton Towers offer far more than cookery lessons.
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Recipes If we can make it you can!

Blackcurrant, pistachio and verbena tartlets
We are at the end of the blackcurrant season but if you can lay your hands on some (you could use frozen), you might try combining them with the fragrant, citrus flavour of lemon verbena.
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Made in Yorkshire Local at its best

Yorkshire Crab & Lobster
Yorkshire is a county rich in natural resources.  We have brown crab, white pigs and red grouse. Our rhubarb and liquorice 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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New on Squidbeak

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. We have a new review of 1884 Dock Street Kitchen and Toast House in Ilkley. Our blog is loaded with foodie news. We have a report on the new cookery school at Carlton Towers and an aubergine and quinoa recipe from Joan Ransley our recipe writer. Enjoy.

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