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Nordish, Saltaire

We’re embracing all things Scandi round Squidbeak Towers. We’re loving the whole pale wood furniture / Mid Century Modern / folk print / wintry drama noir vibe – can’t get enough of it. It’s a culture that promises chunky knit-wearing, svelte millennials, often sat round a fire pit, cupping hand thrown ceramic mugs of twig tea, smiling white-toothed smiles. Hygge indeed.


For those of us who aren’t a) blonde b) young and c) look like Michelin Man in chunky sweaters, there’s Nordish. Small and perfectly formed, it’s a two-person operation; Beth O’Reilly and Sam Leach are doing pretty much everything – all the fetching, all the fermenting, all the pickling, all the cooking – and boy can Sam cook. Watch him working away quietly in his open kitchen in the calm, light café  and before you know it, something wonderful arrives – perhaps pickled herring with creamy horseradish sauce, or a smoked ham hock open sandwich so pretty you really don’t want to put your knife in it. A glass of biodynamic wine or a bottle of Provision Saison, Burning Sky beer (‘tart, crisp and slightly sour’) and you’ve got the perfect lunch. Oh, and one of those extraordinary cinnamon buns please. FOH Beth is so sunny, so warm, so – well, good for you she should be on prescription.


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79 Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3JS


79 Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3JS



Price guide

2 out of 5 price guide

Area: West Yorkshire

Reviewed by Mandy on 29 Jan 2020

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