Homestead Kitchen, Goathland
When you tire of tasting menus, small plates, micro leaves and mini vegetables, then head for the Homestead Kitchen where chef Peter Neville, late of the Pheasant Inn at Harome, serves a small but perfectly balanced menu of exceptional seasonal dishes.
Peter came here in 2021 with his wife Cecily and their two small children. They refurbished the former 18th-century farmhouse to create a family home, a three-bedroom self-catering cottage and the Homestead Kitchen.
The restaurant is relaxed and low key and has quickly become one of our favourites. The menu has just three dishes at each course, all of them beautifully executed and presented. Dinner might begin with puffy little cheese gougères. Then perhaps a salad of roast beetroot, salad leaves and candied walnuts, or a local game terrine. Shiny bread rolls have been glazed with lamb fat, served with cultured butter. Mains might be Radford’s steak and chips or sea bass with Whitby crab sauce. To finish, there is invariably a cheeseboard with local Dale End cheddar or perhaps a clementine cheesecake with lemon thyme ice cream.
Until the Homestead Kitchen, Peter Neville was chef and co-owner of the lovely Pheasant Inn at Harome and before that at Hibiscus under Claude Bossi. His co-chef Peter Hall comes via the Square in Mayfair, but it was at the Star at Harome that the two Pete’s met and they are reunited here at the Homestead Kitchen where they are sending out a deceptively simple menu of excellent dishes that celebrate the best of Yorkshire produce.