One of the good things about Lockwoods is its comprehensive opening times. Call in for brunch (smoked salmon, scrambled egg & toast perhaps) pop in at lunchtime, drop by for afternoon coffee and delicious home made cake and guess what? Yep, an early or late supper, it's up to you.
Space-wise, it’s all glass, exposed brick walls and light wood floors and furniture, original art work and good lighting, really a very pleasant place to sit and read the paper. On our visit, it was buzzing on a mid-week lunchtime, full of all sorts of folk; business people, lunching ladies, and on the next table, a birthday treat for a 90-year-old chap who was enjoying his food enormously. And who wouldn’t? Starters might include warm black pudding salad, crispy hen’s egg, chorizo and confit tomato, or in my case, Yorkshire rarebit, own honey roasted ham and field mushrooms – a proper plateful, simply presented but packed with flavour.
The dinner menu steps up a gear, with the likes of chargrilled Yorkshire Dales lamb leg steak, pistachio and apricot cous cous, harissa dressing and watercress, or perhaps batata harra Lebanase spiced potatoes, spinach & feta samosa. Lockwoods cater well for veggies – a rare and noteworthy event. Puddings are irresistible; anyone for pistachio and olive oil cake, poached rhubarb and rhubarb ice cream? See what I mean?
83 North Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1GPTel 01765 607555
Review by Mandy, 20 November 2011blog comments powered by Disqus