5 The Square Grassington

Grassington has long needed a good place to eat and now it has it in the shape of the The Square a restaurant with rooms in Grassington House, a converted town house at the bottom of the high street. The conversion is awkward at times – an L shaped dining room, some pokey bedrooms, but none of that matters where the food is concerned. Chef/owner John Rudden is sending out some great dishes from his kitchen. What about Cornish, (why not Yorkshire?) crab with fennel served alongside a delicate warm crab mousse, or wood pigeon and mushroom tortellini? Pork comes from their own pigs and is converted into crisp crackled belly pork and loin. A beautiful lamb loin we tasted, was matched with tomatoes, capers and an anchovy jus and a classic summer pud rounded off a near perfect meal. Portions are generous and prices keen. Can’t manage the full monty? Then eat in the bar or on the terrace where they serve real ales and open sandwiches: prawn, tandoori chicken, smoked salmon or soup and bread, BLT or smoked haddock omelette. A great find and in our view, one of the best places to eat in Grassington.

5 The Square

Grassington House, Grassington, North Yorkshire BD23 5AQ 

Tel 01756 752406

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Type: Restaurant

Price guide

3 out of 5

Cuisine type: Modern British

Part of Eat North Yorkshire

Review by Jill, 19 November 2011

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