With the doors to hospitality opening on May 17th, here’s our round-up of some of the best restaurants in the North East and Yorkshire to return to.
Jesmond Dene House
Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is set to open a new restaurant and dining concept launched by executive chef Danny Parker.
Described as an “upmarket neighbourhood dining room and bar”, Fern will serve up a “non-fussy” menu created by the MasterChef: The Professionals finalist.
“Fern will present a seasonally changing à la carte dinner menu, showcasing the team’s relationship with suppliers and the incredible British larder, drawing on inspiration from memories, and of course, embracing the classics. Serving breakfasts, afternoon teas, Sunday lunches, cocktails and evening dinners, the intention is to offer a relaxed area to enjoy for both guests and locals alike,” said Danny, who joined Jesmond Dene House as executive chef in 2018, after working at Kenny Atkinson’s House of Tides as head chef.
Danny plans to celebrate the launch with an exclusive dining experience for guests on May 30, where he will serve the same menu he cooked when he returned to MasterChef for its festive competition in December 2020.
Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2EY
To book, visit www.jesmonddenehouse.co.uk or call 0191 2123 000
3SIXTY at Hadrian’s Tower says it’s Newcastle’s answer to fine dining and enjoying a drink or two with stunning views across the city.
With its luxurious and decadent interior and one-of-a-kind experience where you can take in stunning panoramic views of Newcastle’s view from its tallest building – 3SIXTY is expected to be the place to be and be seen.
Discover fusion cuisine at new heights and treat your tastebuds – and your eyes – to an experience to remember.
Rutherford St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5DT
To book, visit www.3sixtynewastle.co.uk or call 0191 9338591
House of Tides, Newcastle
As Newcastle’s only michelin-starred and four AA Rosette awarded restaurant – it’s no surprise that House of Tides is on our list of the best restaurants to visit in the North East and Yorkshire.
“It’s such a wonderful feeling seeing the team being back at work again ready for the reopening,” said chef patron Kenny Atkinson on Twitter.
His menu is “seasonal, sustainable, relaxed fine dining,” and we can’t wait to see what creativity the team will unleash when the doors open.
28-30 The Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RF
To book, visit www.houseoftides.co.uk or call 0191 230 320
Sunderland favourite D’Acqua has been taken over by the owner of Emily’s Table to reopen the restaurant as a gastronomic dining experience.
Christopher Spence, owner of Emily’s Table in Sunderland, has taken over D’Acqua, transforming it into an ‘upscale dining experience’, Undisclosed.
The chef patron was inspired by the hidden bars he visited during his time in Australia. He wanted to bring the speakeasy influence to Undisclosed and says: ‘there is no other restaurant in the North-East like Undisclosed, and we are excited to bring this unique experience to Sunderland and welcome old and new clients alike.”
28 John St, Sunniside, Sunderland SR1 1JG
To book, visit www.restaurant-undisclosed.com or call 0191 565 1988
The Fox Hole, Piercebridge
It was one of our fave places to visit before former owners Eleanor Richmond and Jack Bowles decided to sell up – and unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to try it out before lockdown when one of its regular customers, Tom Park, purchased it.
Tom, who’s local to Piercebridge and who also owns other leisure businesses, said he build on the venue’s reputation for quality.
Expect dishes inspired by locally-sourced, seasonal, fresh ingredients, locally brewed, hand-pulled beers, organic wines, and a large section of spirits plus an extensive gin selection.
Piercebridge, Darlington, DL2 3SJ.
To book, visit the-foxhole.co.uk or call 01325 374286
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Coach House, Middleton Lodge, Richmond
It’s a firm favourite at Savour HQ as Coach House at Middleton Lodge is just one of those places that you always leave with a smile on your face.
It offers a wonderful sensory overload with it’s charming setting a delight on the eyes, scents of the countryside and herbs growing in the kitchen garden giving the nostrils a good tingle and chef Gareth Raynor’s food leaving the taste buds dazzled every time.
The venue has been open for Al Fresco dining over the last few months but will once again welcome guests back into the stunning Georgian Coach House for a menu lovingly curated Gareth inspired by ingredients from the estate’s ever-evolving garden.
Kneeton Ln, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, DL10 6NJ
To book, visit www.middletonlodge.co.uk or call 01325 37977
The Fox Hall Inn, Layton
Set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and smack bang on the A66 route to the Lake District The Fox Hall Inn gets the blend of traditional country pub with fine-dining just right.
It was taken over by Eleanor Richmond and Jack Bowles, former owners of The Fox Hole, Piercebridge, in 2019 and the couple got straight to work renovating the place, completely transforming it into a cool country pub.
The venue will reopen its doors to serve freshly cooked dishes in its stylish dining areas.
East Layton, Richmond DL11 7PW
To book, visit www.foxhallinn.co.uk or call 01325 718303
Restaurant EightyEight Grantley Hall, Ripon
Set inside Grantley Hall Bar & Restaurant EightyEight and expect to be whisked away to far flung corners of the globe.
Here, East meets West with an energetic city dining vibe in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire countryside. Bar & Restaurant EightyEight is a visual and experiential treat.
Restaurant EightyEight, Grantley Hall, Ripon, HG4 3ET
To book visit www.grantleyhall.co.uk or call 01765 62000
The Black Swan at Oldstead
There’s something pretty special about Tommy Banks’ The Black Swan at Oldstead.
“Outwardly simple” yet “fresh and delicious”, the venue offers only one menu, which is inspired by ingredients that are grown and foraged in the local area of Oldstead.
The Michelin-starred restaurant with room is on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors and the perfect destination venue to visit after a long lockdown and definitely one of of the best restaurants to visit in the North East and Yorkshire.
Oldstead, York YO61 4BL
To book, visit www.blackswanoldstead.co.uk or call 01347 868 387
The Old Vicarage, Sheffield
Victorian House turned restaurant, the Old Vicarage is the only Michelin starred venue in Sheffield.
Situated on picturesque grounds and enjoying views over the Ridgeway and Moss Valley, the menu offers up a selection of dishes that are “in-tune” with the local countryside, including produce and game from their own gardens.
Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XW
For more information go to www.theoldvicarage.co.uk and to book call 0114 247 5814
The Burlington Restaurant, Bolton
Set inside the Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, The Burlington Restaurant has a Michelin star and 4 AA rosettes as well as an award-winning wine list.
Each dish is carefully created using produce grown on the grounds and makes for a spectacular dining experience.
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Bridge, Skipton BD23 6AJ
To book, visit www.devonshirehotels.co.uk or call 01756 718 100
Samuels Restaurant, Swinton Park Estate
Serving seasonal menus that emphasise seasonal and local produce, you can expect dishes that are inspired by fruit, vegetables and herbs that are grown in the hotel’s magnificent gardens which can be viewed from the windows of this spacious and stylish restaurant.
Swinton Estate, Swinton, Ripon HG4 4JH
To book, visit www.swintonestate.com or call 01765 680 900
Horto Restaurant, Rudding Park
To round up our list of the best restaurants to visit in the North East and Yorkshire, we simply must include this venue. Winner of 3 AA Rosette Horto Restaurant uses seasonal ingredients from Rudding Park Kitchen Garden. The menu is dictated by nature, the skill of the Gardener and the flair of the Chef.
Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH
To book, visit to www.ruddingpark.co.uk or call 01423 844822