Wow, April has treated us well. From gin tasting, afternoon tea at one of Yorkshire’s most stunning dining locations, gastronomic tapas and visits to exciting new restaurant openings. Tara Harris our Food Writer from the Yorkshire Food Guide shares her packed month of indulgence.
CHIDA CANTINA LEEDS REVIEW
We felt dubious when we heard of yet another Mexican eatery opening in Leeds. In comparison to the great pizza, tapas, charcuterie bars and other regional tastes on offer, we’ve always felt like Leeds is a few steps behind places like Manchester or London. Low and behold, when discovering Chida Cantina, we immediately felt like it had filled that missing gap in the market. Read full review.
SLINGSBY HARROGATE GIN TASTING EXPERIENCE REVIEW
Based in the heart of Harrogate town centre, overlooking the beautiful views of the stray you’ll find Slingsby’s ‘Spirit of Harrogate’ store. We attended their ‘Spirit of Gin’ tasting experience which included a range of activities from gin tasting from a selection of over 80 gins, mixology lessons and a chance to learn about the history of gin in their bespoke venue. Gin heaven! Read full review.
INTRODUCING ONE OF YORKSHIRE’S MOST EXCITING STREET FOOD TRADERS
As one of Yorkshire’s most exciting street food traders it hard to keep up with Street Cleaver. From appearances at some of our favourite foodie events, pop up restaurants, private event catering and current residency at York’s popular Evil Eye Lounge. Street Cleaver is definitely one to watch. Find out more.
CRAFTHOUSE LEEDS AFTERNOON TEA REVIEW
AN INDULGENT TREAT IN ONE OF LEEDS MOST STUNNING RESTAURANTS
When we heard that Crafthouse were launching an Afternoon Tea menu, we thought it couldn’t be more fitting in one of Leeds most stunning restaurants. With Head Chef Lee Murdoch’s modern way of cooking and the skills of in-house Pastry Chef Stefan Rose, who will again be on BBC’s Bake Off Crème de la Crème this year, their Afternoon Tea has the classic elements of what we all know and love, but with their own unique twist. Read full review.
NORSE HARROGATE REVIEW
NORSE SETTLE INTO NEW RESTAURANT FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER
Following a successful Kickstarter Campaign, Norse Harrogate has opened its new restaurant doors with a tantalising casual dining menu influenced by Nordic cuisine. After shining reviews from the UK’s top critics, Norse quietly outgrew the after-hours pop-up style restaurant they previously shared with Scandi-inspired café, Baltzersen’s. We checked out their new 40 seater. With a friendly atmosphere, great service and show-stopping dishes we can see Norse pushing for even more awards in the not too distant future. Read full review.
THE REFECTORY YORK REVIEW
SHOWCASING YORKSHIRE PRODUCE IN STUNNING SURROUNDINGS
Situated within the Grade II listed Principal Hotel, The Refectory York serves up seasonal dishes that showcase some of the best produce sourced throughout Yorkshire and the Yorkshire dales. Upon hearing about their new spring menu and seeing the mouth-watering dishes on their Instagram we decided a weekday treat was in order. Read full review.
IBERICA LEEDS REVIEW
A TASTE OF SPRING IN ONE OF LEEDS MOST STUNNING RESTAURANTS
We had the pleasure of sampling Iberica Leeds new spring menu, situated in the iconic listed antique Hepper House. Michelin-Starred executive Chef Nacho Manzano and the team have once again worked their magic to deliver an authentic Spanish dining experience whilst showcasing some of the best seasonal produce available. Read full review.