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 lobster ravioli or tempura tiger prawns? Mains might be roast sesame and honey duck breast and a beautiful lamb loin we tasted, was matched with tomatoes, capers and an anchovy jus 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, sharing platters, sandwiches: prawn, fillet steak, smoked salmon, fish and chips, beetroot burger and a local delicacy, rag pudding (mince and onions in suet crust). A great find and in our view, one of the best places to eat in Grassington.