Fodor's Expert Review The Yorke Arms
The peaceful rural location of this "restaurant with rooms" in the scenic Nidderdale Valley belies the sophistication of its distinctive cooking, which has been consistently rated as one of the top five dining spots not only in Yorkshire, but in the United Kingdom. It won its Michelin star with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, creative combinations of flavors, and elegant presentations. The menu changes daily but main courses might include a saddle of venison with oxtail beetroot, lovage custard, and gnocchi, or a truffled turbot with English lobster mousse. The dessert selection is fabulous, so save room. The dinner menu is pricey, but the three-course set menu at lunch is a good value. The restaurant is housed in a building that is partially medieval, dating to the 11th century (the monks of nearby Fountains Abbey made cheese in the cellar), and partially an 18th-century coaching inn. The 16 rooms are spacious and charming, and four are modern courtyard rooms.
Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire HG3 5RL, England
- Daily changing menu of high-quality English dishes
- Fabulous dessert selection
- Historic building in a peaceful setting