Lavish, luxurious and a place that guarantees great memories, Grantley Hall offers the ultimate stay, spa and dining experiences.
The hotel in Ripon, North Yorkshire, opened its doors after a 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 the 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 general manager Andrew McPherson.
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 and is a foodie destination in its own right – with plenty to please the palate.
Norton Courtyard at Grantley Hall
Bask in the Yorkshire sunshine as you listen to the River Skell trickle past whilst enjoying a bistro style menu in the outdoor Courtyard. Open all year round, the al fresco dining option is a fantastic way to relax and unwind – something we certainly all need – whilst enjoying great quality food served by our excellent team.
Guests will be able to enjoy all day drinking and dining or a cup of Yorkshire tea accompanied by a slice of delicious cake. A selection of creative summer dishes including hot spiced crispy chicken salad with black fig, cucumber, honey and mango or warm salad of chargrilled sirloin steak, harissa, black quinoa with spring onions and enoki mushrooms will be available. The menu is perfect for sharing with friends whilst enjoying a choice of seasonal cocktails and fine wines. .
There is a tempting choice of delicious cocktails to enjoy including a signature gin and tonic with botanicals from the Grantley Hall kitchen garden, garnished with rosemary, dill, and edible flowers.
Open 7 seven days a week, with food available each day from 12pm until 9pm and the bar open until 11pm.
EightyEight at Grantley Hall
Following the popularity of the Norton Courtyard, Restaurant EightyEight – Grantley Hall’s pan-Asian outfit – has launched EightyEight Terrace. Located next to the enchanting Japanese Garden and with gentle sounds of its water features, the EightyEight Terrace makes for a beautiful setting to enjoy a unique fusion of far Eastern flavours and masterfully crafted innovative cocktails. There’s no need to worry about the temperamental British weather as the terrace is fully covered.
The creative dishes offer a unique fusion of local Yorkshire produce and Far Eastern flavours, and guests can look forward to specialities such as slow braised rare breed pork with Tokyo turnip, curried greens and chilli oil; miso glazed sea trout with sesame greens, crispy fried potato, nori butter shrimp and Korean fried cauliflower with chive aioli.
The choice of innovative cocktails is equally as tantalising including a Princess Momoko featuring award-winning Yorkshire gin at its base, floral jasmine, sweet peach and yuzu sake which create a light and delicate balance of flavours.
Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday – Sunday, from 12pm – 9pm.
The Orchard at Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall has extending its outdoors dining offering with the addition of a stylish new alfresco dining space, The Orchard, which will open on Friday 7th of May.
The Orchard is set to make a splash on the local outdoors dining scene with the installation of a vintage Airstream taking centre stage and a stunning sailcloth marquee creating a stylish laid-back summer atmosphere where guests will be able to enjoy all day drinking and dining.
Located on the West Terrace, with stunning views overlooking the manicured gardens of the West Lawns, The Orchard offers a relaxed space to enjoy with friends and family.
Spend the afternoon sipping seasonal cocktails while admiring the view or catch-up with loved ones over grilled lobster, mouth-watering steaks and vibrant salads.
Diners can also look forward to tucking into a selection of casual contemporary favourites including delicious hamburgers and lobster, accompanied by a choice of seasonal cocktails and fine wines.
The Orchard will be open 7 days a week and food will be served from 12pm to 8:30pm. Drinks will be served until 10pm
Alfresco dining at Grantley Hall can also be booked by emailing email@example.com, or by calling: 01765 620070.
While all the outdoor dining areas have been established from the indoor restaurants (which reopen on May 17), the real jewel in Grantley Hall’s finely polished crown is the Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall.
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall
Having opened in July 2019 to critical acclaim, the restaurant has gone from strength to strength – and gained a Michelin star earlier this year. 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.
“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,” said Shaun.
Dishes include the likes of Bread, butter, dripping, beef tea, scallop cauliflower nut crust, aged duck, buckthorn and beets, Horlicks malt cake and daily changing snacks from the Kitchen Garden.
There’s also an eight-seater chef’s table offering and immersive dining experience.
Wednesday to Sunday, dinner, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Sunday, lunch, 12.30pm – 2.00pm.
Fletchers sits within the Queen Anne wing of Grantley Hall and is the perfect place to enjoy sophisticated, casual, all-day dining set in a relaxed atmosphere. Combining traditional oak panelling with historic fireplaces, Fletchers it is a place to admire the tranquil parkland setting.
The menu, served throughout the day, is comprised of British and European cuisine, made from the finest locally sourced seasonal produce and designed by head chef, Craig Atchinson, and his team.
The all-day dining restaurant features a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu and guests can enjoy delightful dishes such as a traditional Yorkshire breakfast, glazed Yorkshire duck leg, East coast cod and signatures from the Josper grill.
Open 7 days a week
Breakfast, everyday, 7am to 10.30am
Lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 9pm. Last drinks order is 11.00pm.