Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall – the eponymous fine dining restaurant from chef Shaun Rankin – has been awarded its first Michelin star.
Having opened in July 2019, and following months of enforced closure, this is a huge achievement for both Shaun and his team. Together they are delighted and honoured to have been awarded the prestige of a Michelin star, following the restaurant’s much-anticipated opening, its incredible reception, and the few past months of hardship for the industry.
Reflecting on the win of the star, Shaun Rankin said: “What a surprise and delight it was to be awarded our first Michelin star last night. I want to thank Michelin for believing in us and understanding what the restaurant at Grantley Hall is all about. Sustainability and highlighting the incredible produce and suppliers around Yorkshire are of huge importance to me, which is why we try to source all ingredients from within a 30-mile radius and never from outside of the UK. I’m so glad that our efforts have paid off and Michelin can see just how good the produce is.
“I want to say a massive thank you to the owners of Grantley Hall. They have had an incredibly steadfast approach during these tricky times and their continued support is hugely appreciated. Finally, the biggest thank you has to go to the whole team, front and back of house. It seems odd not to be celebrating with a full service today, however I’m itching to get back into the kitchen with them all. Here’s to a better 2021, this has certainly lifted the spirits!”
Having opened in July 2019 to critical acclaim, the restaurant has gone from strength to strength. Housed in a Grade II* listed Palladian mansion in Ripon, Yorkshire, it is synonymous with its environment and the bounties of Yorkshire produce. Shaun’s menus centre around locally grown and sourced ingredients including those from the hotel’s very own Kitchen Garden, and raw ingredients sourced within a 30-mile radius. Shaun’s signature tasting menu, A Taste of Home, takes inspiration from his formative years growing up in Yorkshire.
Using simple, quality and local ingredients and giving them an elevated touch fitting for the restaurant’s setting. Dishes include the likes of Bread, butter, dripping, beef tea, daily-changing snacks from the Kitchen Garden and ‘Lanark blue cheese with Harrogate sticky bun’. With an eight-seater chef’s table at its centre, and located within this 17th Century landmark, the experience of dining at Grantley Hall is both immersive and memorable.
Prior to opening Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Shaun spent much of his career in Jersey, Channel Islands, where he gained his first Michelin star at Bohemia in 2005. After nine years there, he opened the much-anticipated Ormer St Helier which was awarded its first star only four months after opening. Shaun is immensely proud to have his team and time at Grantley Hall recognised with a star in the 2021 Michelin Awards.
As well as Michelin-star dining, Grantley Hall offers a first-class experience – with everything from luxury bedrooms, stunning grounds and a spa to unwind in.
To find out more, visit Grantley Hall.
Why go to – The Destination
An exquisite setting that’s a feast for the eyes. Rooms to relax in that ooze luxury and restaurants that offer the most memorable experiences. Grantley Hall offers pure indulgence.
It opened its doors after a lavish, multi-million-pound revamp in 2019 by businesswoman Valeria Sykes – who fell in love with the 17th-century Palladian pile.
Now part of Relais & Châteaux, an elite status which sits independent hotels on a pedestal they belong for their commitment to exceptional guest services, Grantley Hall is five-star in every way.
“We stand for excellence, for experience, for food and for some North Yorkshire charm, said Andrew.
Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, only 4 miles from Ripon and 10 miles from Harrogate, Grantley Hall is decadence at its finest.
Why go to – The Restaurants
Outstanding food that creates everlasting memories is at the heart of the Grantley Hall experience – and with four to choose from, there’s something for every palate.
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall
The Michelin-starred flagship fine-dining restaurant, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall is the real palate pleaser and the menu showcases locally grown and sourced ingredients.
Shaun takes advantage of the herbs and vegetables grown in the Kitchen Garden and uses quality organic meat from nearby farms, speciality cheeses from across the county and fresh seafood from the nearby Yorkshire coast.
His Taste of Home menu at Grantley Hall features dishes reminiscent to his younger years, and Shaun is passionate about using Yorkshire ingredients.
Sunday lunch is a four-course with dishes such as 60-day dry aged wing end of Angus beef, Yorkshire pudding and onion gravy, which is served from the trolley.
OPEN: Wednesday to Saturday for dinner. Sunday for lunch.
PRICE: The Taste of Home menu is available for dinner and starts from £90. Wine pairing from £75. Four-course Sunday Lunch, £65 per head.
Fletchers is the perfect place to enjoy more casual, all day-dining set in a relaxed atmosphere.
The menu, served throughout the day, features British and European flavours, made from the finest locally sourced seasonal produce and designed by head chef Craig Atchinson and his team.
Open seven days a week, Fletchers has a maximum table booking of six people policy.
OPEN: 7 days a week, breakfast from 7.30am to 10.30am; lunch 12noon to 2pm (3pm on Sunday); dinner 6pm to 9pm (10pm Friday and Saturday).
PRICE: Starters from £12.50, mains from £22.50 – both on the lunch and dinner menu.
Norton Bar and Courtyard
In the Norton Bar & Courtyard visitors can tuck into ‘Grantley’ fish and chips, with Black Sheep beer batter, caramelised lemon, pommes pont neuf and crushed peas (£24.50); buttermilk chicken, served in a brioche bun, with truffle mayonnaise, gruyere cheese, lamb’s leaf and French fries (£19.50); or lobster linguini with crème fraiche and red chilli (£29.50).
From the josper (an enclosed BBQ style over which chargrills food), expect salt-aged beef fillet (£34); Waterford Farm sirloin steak (£30); herb-fed chicken breast (£28) and grilled native lobster. All are served with roasted roots, fries and red wine jus (excluding the lobster).
OPEN: Daily from 12noon to 6pm.
PRICE: Starters from £12.50, mains from £22.50.
Bar and Restaurant EightyEight
Bar & Restaurant EightyEight offers a unique fusion of Yorkshire produce and far Eastern flavours. Design-led décor is set against the stunning backdrop of ornamental Japanese Gardens. EightyEight is more than just a restaurant – it’s an experience.
Guests can tuck into small plates such as crab cake bao or smoked shiitake dumplings, or larger mains such as salmon, soba noodles or five-spice duck.
OPEN: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 9.30pm, Saturday and Sunday lunch from 12noon to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 10pm.
PRICE: Small plates from £7, large plates from £19.50.
Why to go – the bedrooms
Comfy, relaxing and ideal for a night, weekend or longer stay away – the bedrooms at Grantley Hall make the perfect escape from your own four walls.
From 17th-century splendor to fireplaces and Italian marble bathroom suites, each of the 47 exquisite rooms and suites at Grantley Hall have been designed to ensure that guests enjoy a fabulous night’s sleep in the most luxurious surroundings.
All room bookings come with a two-hour experience at Three Graces Spa, although currently the thermal rooms are not open until the Government advise otherwise.
PRICE: From £385 bed & breakfast for two people.
Why to go – offers and experiences
From the Shaun Rankin Overnight Stay Package to Spa Retreat, Four Nights For Three or Yorkshire Dales Escape, Grantley Hall has a number of packages available which are ideal for those who want to get away for a night or two – or indulge in a staycation holiday.
PRICES: For all packages and prices, visit Grantley Hall.
Why to go – nearby attractions
Visit the delightful spa town of Harrogate. Take a dip in the thermal spa baths, walk through the lovely Valley Gardens and don’t forget to eat a fat rascal in Bettys Tea Room – a Yorkshire institution.
Explore the small market city of Ripon – with its cobbled market square and impressive Cathedral you can easily spend a few hours soaking up the country charm of this North Yorkshire town.
If you like the fresh air, take a walk to the amazing World Heritage Site and National Trust experience that is Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Located only 3 miles from the hotel you can walk there across the fields (maps available from reception), or drive there in less than 5 minutes. You will discover the impressive ruins of a 12th century abbey, a stunning water garden and two cafes to enjoy.