North East & North Yorkshire Restaurants In The Michelin Guide 2021

There has never been a better time to champion the remarkable work of some of our region's finest restaurants. We've rounded-up the North East and North Yorkshire foodie spots featured in this year's Michelin Guide...
MICHELIN GUIDE 2021

During such a turbulent year, and an incredibly testing time for the hospitality industry, it’s amazing to see so many regional restaurants retaining or making their debuts in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2021. The glorious guide was announced on 25 January and features some of our foodie favourites spanning the area, from Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, to Teesside, Durham, Darlington and the depths of North Yorkshire.

The region as a whole is celebrating over 50 Michelin recognised restaurants, covering everything from fine dining to street food – and everything in between. 

James Close’s The Raby Hunt, near Darlington, has retained its status with 2 Michelin stars, while Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Roots in York and Hjem in Northumberland, have all picked up their first Michelin stars. 

Tommy Banks’ Black Swan in Oldstead has only retained its star, but has received a Michelin Green Star for gastronomy and sustainability. 

Restaurants with a Bib Gourmand recognition include: Terry Laybourne’s The Broad Chare, Route in Newcastle, Staith House in North Shields, Chadwicks Inn in Maltby, Skosh in York and Haveli in Ponteland. 

Huge congratulations to all businesses featured in this year’s prized guide. See below for a full list of the Michelin recognised restaurants that continue to ensure our region’s food scene is thriving…

 

Tyne and Wear >>

HOUSE OF TIDES, NEWCASTLE-UPON TYNE

One Michelin Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop! 

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This characterful Grade I listed merchant’s house sits on the historic quayside. It’s a vast place, with a rustic ground floor bar featuring flagged floors, cast iron pillars and exposed brickwork, and an upstairs restaurant characterised by sloping floors, wonky ceilings and carved beams.

Passionate chef-owner Kenny Atkinson fell in love with the place at first sight and wants a visit here to be a real experience from start to finish. He is helped along by an engaging, knowledgeable serving team and a sommelier who recommends some great wine matches for the well-balanced tasting menus. Accomplished, creative dishes evolve as ingredients come into season, with only top quality produce being used. The attractively presented dishes are well-thought-out and flavours have plenty of depth – and there’s the occasional playful touch in evidence too.

houseoftides.co.uk

 

THE BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

Bib Gourmand: Good quality, good value cooking

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Sit in the snug ground floor bar or more comfortable upstairs dining room of this quayside pub. Choose from a snack menu of ‘Geordie Tapas’, an appealing ‘on toast’ selection, hearty daily specials and tasty nursery puddings. They also offer over 40 ales, including some which are custom-made for the pub.

thebroadchare.co.uk

 

ROUTE, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

Bib Gourmand: Good quality, good value cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This simple bistro sits on a steep city centre street that once formed the route from the castle to the Quayside. It has a concrete floor, a breeze block wall and an open kitchen to the rear. Regularly changing menus offer well-priced, gutsy small plates with punchy flavours and a British heart.

routenewcastle.co.uk

 

STAITH HOUSE, SOUTH SHIELDS

Bib Gourmand: Good quality, good value cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A stone’s throw from market stalls overflowing with crab, lobster and Craster kippers, is this smart quayside pub. Photos of the old docks line the walls of numerous dining areas and it has a pleasingly cluttered feel. Daily changing dishes showcase Northumberland’s latest yield; the fish is smoked on-site.

thestaithhouse.co.uk

 

TRÄKOL, GATESHEAD QUAYS

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: An assortment of shipping containers in an enviable waterside location make up this on-trend eatery which comes complete with its own microbrewery. Its name is Swedish for ‘charcoal’ and cooking takes place over an open fire. Bold, hearty dishes range from small plates to feasting options for two to share.

bytheriverbrew.co/trakol

 

21, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Start with a gin from the large selection behind the zinc-topped counter then head through to the smart red and black brasserie. Menus offer a comprehensive array of confidently cooked classics; the ‘menu du jour’ is good value.

21newcastle.co.uk

 

COOK HOUSE, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: After opening a shipping container café and writing a cookery book, local food blogger Anna Hedworth crowdfunded this relaxed, stripped-back restaurant with an industrial feel. Dinner is the main event, with many of the vibrant, fiercely seasonal dishes cooked on the hibachi barbecue.

cookhouse.org

 

THE PATRICIA, JESMOND

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This simply furnished bistro sits in the vibrant suburb of Jesmond and is named after the owner’s grandmother. Tasty cooking displays Mediterranean influences and the wine list is good value. They also open at the weekend for lunch – Saturday sees a selection of well-priced small plates.

the-patricia.com

 

BISTRO FORTY SIX, JESMOND

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A refreshingly honest bistro with a homely interior. The self-taught chef hunts and forages, using the local larder to full effect. Passionately seasonal dishes will appeal to one and all; check the blackboard for the daily specials.

bistrofortysix.co.uk

 

THE RESTAURANT, JESMOND DENE HOUSE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Jesmond Dene House’s elegant restaurant comes with bright décor and views out over the garden. Their strapline is ‘simple dishes, done well; nothing tricksy, just honest flavours, locally sourced produce and plenty of attention to detail’ and that perfectly sums it up. Afternoon tea is also a feature.

jesmonddenehouse.co.uk

 

 

Northumberland >>

HJEM, WALL

One Michelin Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop! 

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: The setting in an English country inn might seem slightly at odds with the Nordic food but Ally and Alex’s first business together has been a hit from the start – so much so that securing a table isn’t easy. Enter into the inviting locals bar to a sea of smiling faces and the smell of coal fires, then head through the curtain to a room with just 6 tables and an open kitchen.

Ally is from Northumbria and Alex from Sweden, and Hjem – which means ‘home’ in both their dialects – blends their lives together seamlessly. Precise, original cooking combines a handful of local ingredients with Scandinavian techniques and an element of finesse. The menu is a surprise, with dishes arriving in quick succession and enthusiastically described by the chefs.

Both wine and juice pairings are available, and pristine modern bedrooms complete the picture.

restauranthjem.co.uk

 

HAVELI, PONTELAND

Bib Gourmand: Good quality, good value cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View:Haveli means ‘grand house’ and this neighbourhood restaurant is certainly very smart. Influences come from all over India; try one of the chef’s signature curries. Staff combine personality with professionalism.

haveliponteland.com

 

FEATHERS INN, HEDLEY ON THE HILL 

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This warm, welcoming pub is set on a steep hill in the heart of a characterful village and is a hub of the local community. The shelves are crammed with cookbooks and the walls are hung with pictures of their suppliers. Constantly evolving menus highlight Northumbrian produce and everything is made in-house.

thefeathers.net

 

RAT INN, ALNWICK

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Set in a small hillside hamlet is this traditional 18C drovers’ inn with wooden beams, an open range and a multi-level garden boasting arbours and Tyne Valley views. The daily changing menu showcases good quality produce in interesting dishes; the Northumberland rib of beef ‘for two or more’ is a must.

theratinn.com

 

POTTED LOBSTER, BAMBURGH

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View:A sweet, homely bistro hung with dramatic local seascapes; sit outside for a view of the majestic castle. Classic dishes come in large portions. Check the blackboard for the latest catch; the squid and oysters are must-tries.

thepottedlobster.co.uk

 

 

North Yorkshire >>

BLACK SWAN, OLDSTEAD

One Michelin Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop! 

Michelin Green Star: Gastronomy and sustainability 

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Hidden away down country lanes, the Black Swan is owned by the Banks family, who’ve farmed the area for generations. It’s centred around a characterful little pub with exposed beams, flagged floors and an open fire. Downstairs is the setting for aperitifs and coffee, while upstairs is a simply but pleasantly furnished restaurant with candlelit tables and a laid-back feel.

The appealing modern menu takes on a tasting format and is driven by produce from their farm, garden and local hedgerows. They then use an array of preservation techniques to ensure these ingredients last, which results in dishes with bold contrasts, plenty of depth and a Scandinavian accent. Preparation is highly skilled, dishes are attractively presented, and every wine on the appealing list is available by the glass.

The antique-furnished bedrooms have private patios.

blackswanoldstead.co.uk

 

SHAUN RANKIN AT GRANTLEY HALL, GRANTLEY HALL

One Michelin Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: After spending time in London and Jersey, Yorkshire-born Shaun Rankin returned home to open this formal fine dining restaurant in the luxurious 17C Grantley Hall hotel. Enjoy an aperitif in the sumptuous country house drawing room before dining under a beautifully ornate ceiling in what was once the mansion’s music room.

Shaun’s creative, modern tasting menu is inspired by his childhood memories and superb knowledge of the surrounding area, with the majority of produce coming from within a 20 mile radius, their kitchen garden and greenhouse. Well-crafted dishes rely on natural tastes and textures and, while they may appear simple at first, have a subtle complexity and depth of flavour. Some are finished at the table and all are described with care and detail.

grantleyhall.co.uk/dining/shaun-rankin-at-grantley-hall

 

THE ANGEL, HETTON

One Michelin Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Deep within the Yorkshire Dales National Park sits The Angel, a stunning stone-built inn with 15C origins; now a 21C restaurant with a dramatic, rather Scandic style courtesy of polished concrete floors and light wood furnishings.

Chef-owner Michael Wignall’s experience shows through in his food, with dishes demonstrating a natural simplicity that allows every ingredient on the plate to shine. Classic combinations are to the fore but are subtly modernised and refined, and there’s even an appealing children’s menu. The exuberant serving team explain every dish as it’s served and the kitchen are proud to use Yorkshire produce, although also aren’t afraid to go further afield on their hunt for the country’s finest ingredients.

Bedrooms mix the classic and the contemporary and are spread about the village.

angelhetton.co.uk

 

STARR INN AT HAROME, HAROME

One Michelin Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop! 

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This 14C thatched building oozes character with its low beamed ceilings and fires burning in the grates. While the restaurant side has a plush, luxurious feel, it’s still very much the village local and you’ll find the regulars supping on a pint of bespoke ‘Two Chefs’ beer in the characterful bar.

This is a place that proudly champions its home county, with fish sourced from Whitby, game from the Yorkshire Moors and vegetables from the kitchen garden, and Head Chef Steve Smith uses them to create rich, gutsy, flavour-driven dishes with a classical base and modern overtones. The wine list, meanwhile, offers bottles from some lesser-known producers and growers.

Across the road are a series of sympathetically converted farm buildings with ultra-stylish bedrooms – one boasts a snooker table; another, a bed suspended on ropes.

thestaratharome.co.uk

 

ROOTS, YORK

One Michelin Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Set in a quiet area of the city, this attractive Arts and Crafts building – a former pub – is little sister to the Black Swan in Oldstead and shares its ethos of seasonality and sustainability. Take a seat in the spacious dining room – where the modern décor blends perfectly with impressive period features – and let the knowledgeable team look after you.

Tasting menus evolve naturally according to the availability of produce from their kitchen garden, from chef-owner Tommy Banks’ parents’ farm and other small regional suppliers. Creative, modern dishes are carefully prepared and deceptively simple to look at; offering great refinement and depth of flavour. There’s plenty of choice on the well-chosen wine list, with wine flights on offer – and all wines available by the glass.

rootsyork.com

 

SKOSH, YORK

Bib Gourmand: Good quality, good value cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Skosh sits in a glass-fronted Grade II listed building close to the 12C Micklegate Bar. Both the décor and the cooking are bright and colourful; sit at the counter to really get involved. Constantly evolving small plates keep Yorkshire produce at their heart but have global – especially Indian – influences.

skoshyork.co.uk

 

BOW ROOM AT GRAYS COURT, YORK

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Tucked away by the Minster, this attractive Jacobean house and garden is a hidden gem. Enjoy an aperitif in the lovely wood-panelled lounge, where the chef will come out to check your likes. The blind tasting menu features creative dishes with some unusual twists. Bedrooms have a luxurious feel.

grayscourtyork.com/the-bow-room-restaurant-york

 

STAR INN THE CITY, YORK

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This buzzy all-day brasserie sits within an old brick-built engine house and boasts a lovely terrace overlooking the river. Carefully cooked dishes are modern yet gutsy and showcase top Yorkshire produce, with local, seasonal and sustainable influences leading the way.

starinnthecity.co.uk

 

ARRAS, YORK

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This red-brick former coach house comes with a bright, contemporary interior and a lovely enclosed terrace hidden away to the rear. Well-priced modern menus offer creative, ambitious cooking. An excellent selection of British cheeses is presented on a handmade oak trolley.

arrasrestaurant.co.uk

 

LE COCHON AVEUGLE, YORK

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A red neon sign in the window marks out this individual little restaurant. It has just 5 tables, plus 4 seats at the kitchen counter, and the room has a pared-back, contemporary look. A constantly evolving surprise menu showcases boldly flavoured, imaginative combinations created using French techniques.

lecochonaveugle.uk

 

MELTON’S, YORK

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: The walls of this cosy suburban restaurant are covered with murals of ingredients and happy diners – a nod to their passion for local produce at this well-regarded neighbourhood spot. Cooking is fresh and flavoursome, with a subtle modern style and well-judged contrasts.

meltonsrestaurant.co.uk

 

COACH HOUSE, MIDDLETON LODGE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: The clue’s in the name: this stylishly converted building was once the coach house to the Georgian mansion where the owner grew up. The smart country bistro is located in the former stables and the modern British menu evolves throughout the day, via snacks, brunch and afternoon tea. Bedrooms are contemporary.

middletonlodge.co.uk/coach-house-restaurant

 

NUMBER 20, PORT MULGRAVE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Having previously run the nearby Fox & Hounds, Jason and Sue opened this homely little restaurant in the small coastal village of Port Mulgrave. Concise, daily changing menus have a seafood bias with the occasional Mediterranean element thrown in, and cooking has a fresh, unfussy style.

restaurantnumber20.com

 

THE HARE, SCAWTON

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Exposed bricks and wooden beams give this passionately run, part-13C inn a characterful feel and two comfy bedrooms complete the picture. The self-taught chef offers 2 set menus of creative, accomplished dishes which are attractively presented, full of flavour and have some Asian influences.

thehare-inn.com

 

THE WEATHERVANE, HELMSLEY

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Experienced chef Adam Jackson leads the restaurant at this well-known spa hotel. Views over the outdoor pool create a calming feel and service is friendly and relaxed. Modern British dishes are informed by the availability of local produce, and great presentation is matched by bold flavours.

fevershamarmshotel.com

 

THE PHEASANT, HAROME

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Elegant hotel dining room with both classical and contemporary touches – along with a less formal conservatory and a lovely terrace overlooking the village duck pond. Appealing menus of seasonal dishes with a classical base and a modern touch. Skilful, knowledgeable cooking; smooth, assured service.

thepheasanthotel.com

 

SANDPIPER INN, LEYBURN

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: You’ll receive a cheery Yorkshire welcome from the friendly owners of this characterful stone pub, set just off the main town square. Menus reflect the location, with the experienced chef carefully preparing tried-and-tested dishes. Two ‘country-chic’ bedrooms offer excellent comforts.

sandpiperinn.co.uk

 

THE STAR INN THE HARBOUR, WHITBY

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Andrew Pern has fulfilled a dream by opening this modern brasserie by the harbour in his home town. The extensive menu offers classic British brasserie dishes from the ‘Harbourside’, the ‘Countryside’ and the ‘Ice Cream Parlour’.

starinntheharbour.co.uk

 

THE HOVINGHAM INN, HOVINGHAM

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: They might have smartened it up a little but Richard and Lindsey Johns ensured that this pub retained its homely Yorkshire style. She looks after everyone out front while he carefully prepares time-honoured dishes with authentic flavours. The Chateaubriand is a speciality and the Sunday roasts are a hit.

hovinghaminn.co.uk

 

THE DURHAM OX, CRAYKE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A 300 year old pub in a sleepy hamlet; in summer, head for the lovely courtyard. Menus focus on honest, homely cooking, with everything made on-site; choose a blackboard special – often game or seafood accompanied by something ‘wild’. Cosy bedrooms feature original brickwork and quarry tiling.

thedurhamox.com

 

FLETCHERS RESTAURANT, GRANTLEY HALL

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Enjoy a cocktail in the characterful hotel bar or out on the terrace, then head through to this three-roomed restaurant with wood panelling and a lovely garden outlook. Menus are influenced by the local area and dishes are unfussy and full of flavour. Service is relaxed and friendly.

grantleyhall.co.uk/dining/fletchers-restaurant

 

YOREBRIDGE HOUSE, ASKRIGG

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This romantic restaurant sits within a stylish former schoolmaster’s house in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, and offers lovely countryside views. Top quality British ingredients feature in attractively presented dishes with a personal twist. Book a bedroom with a riverside terrace and a hot tub.

yorebridgehouse.co.uk

 

NEW MALTON, MALTON

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: 18C stone pub with open fires, reclaimed furniture and photos of old town scenes. A good-sized menu offers hearty pub classics with the odd more adventurous dish thrown in; cooking is unfussy and flavoursome with an appealing Northern bias.

thenewmalton.co.uk

 

THE DAWNAY ARMS, NEWTON-ON-OUSE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A handsome village pub with stone floors, low beams, open fires and all manner of bric-a-brac; find a spot in the delightfully airy dining room, with its view over the garden and down to the river. Gutsy, well-executed British dishes feature plenty of local produce, and game plays a big role.

thedawnayatnewton.co.uk

 

ALICE HAWTHORN INN, NUN MONKTON

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This smartly modernised dining pub sits on a large village green where, as well as a duck pond, you’ll find the country’s tallest maypole. Hearty, well-presented dishes have classical roots and showcase local and garden produce. Welcoming service and smart bedrooms complete the picture.

thealicehawthorn.com

 

STUZZI, HARROGATE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This appealing little place comprises a deli, a café and an osteria, and is run with passion by a young but experienced team. Cooking is great value and you can come here for anything from coffee and homemade cakes to topped focaccia and fresh, authentic Italian stuzzichini (small sharing plates).

stuzzi.co.uk/harrogate

 

THREE’S A CROWD, HARROGATE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: It might have been refurbished but this former boozer has managed to retain its rather attractive vintage style. Large windows look out over West Park Stray and service is warm and efficient. Refined modern dishes have plenty of appeal; they are British at heart and full of flavour.

threes-a-crowd.co.uk

 

HORTO, RUDDING PARK, HARROGATE

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This smart restaurant in Rudding Park’s spa has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the hotel grounds. Inspired by the surroundings and, in particular, the kitchen garden, dishes have a vibrant, Nordic style and are full of contrasting textures and tastes. Service is bright and breezy.

ruddingpark.co.uk/horto-restaurant

 

THE BURLINGTON, BOLTON ABBEY

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: An antique-filled hotel dining room hung with impressive oils; sit in the conservatory overlooking the Italian garden. Restrained modern dishes utilise just a handful of complementary ingredients, with many coming from the kitchen garden and estate. The wine cellar is one of the most impressive in the UK.

devonshirehotels.co.uk

 

 

Darlington >>

RABY HUNT, SUMMERHOUSE

Two Michelin Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: This former drovers’ inn in a pretty rural village was originally part of the Raby Estate and its name refers to it being a favourite finishing point for the old hunt. It’s owned by the Close family, with son James heading up the open kitchen, which looks out over the sleek, clean-lined dining room.

Self-taught chef James is full of passion and in his pursuit of perfection, has never missed a service. His enticing, highly original menu is a showcase of precision, from a selection of snacks that reflect his global travels to signature dishes such as a seasonal salad of 48-52 top-notch ingredients, presented in a beguiling array of textures and temperatures. To conclude, you’ll find some of the country’s most sublime desserts.

Chic, restful bedrooms complete the picture.

rabyhuntrestaurant.co.uk

 

BAY HORSE, HURWORTH-ON-TEES

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A good-looking pub with an elegant feel and plenty of appeal; the jewel in its crown is its lovely garden and terrace. Appealing modern menus include the likes of pan-fried halibut with a glazed chicken wing, red wine salsify and purple potatoes. The caramelised rice pudding is something of a speciality.

thebayhorsehurworth.com

 

THE ORANGERY, ROCKLIFFE HALL, HURWORTH-ON-TEES

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A striking country house plays host to this elegantly refurbished orangery. Each carefully crafted, well-presented dish features just a handful ingredients and focuses on using them in their natural state. There is an à la carte but go for the tasting menu for the best experience. Service is engaging.

rockliffehall.com

 

 

Teeside >>

CHADWICKS INN, MALTBY

Bib Gourmand: Good quality, good value cooking

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Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Well-prepared dishes, a wide-ranging wine list and smartly attired staff add a touch of formality to this village pub; although you can still come just for a drink in the bar. Pub classics sit alongside more modern creations; all are colourful and eye-catching and show a clear understanding of flavours.

chadwicksinnmaltby.co.uk

 

MUSE, YARM

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A smart continental café with a bright modern interior and a popular pavement terrace. Extensive international menus list everything from a bacon sandwich to salads, pastas and grills; they also offer a good value set price menu.

museyarm.com

 

JUDGES COUNTRY HOUSE, KIRKLEVINGTON

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: A formal two-roomed restaurant in a traditional country house hotel; the conservatory extension has a lovely outlook over the lawns. Modern, well-prepared dishes are straightforward yet full of flavour. Choose from classics, a strong vegetarian selection and some more refined, imaginative dishes.

judgeshotel.co.uk

 

 

Durham >>

FINBARR’S, DURHAM

The Michelin Plate: Good cooking

Michelin Guide’s Point of View: Finbarr’s sits in an attractively converted farm building on the edge of the city and comes with a contented buzz. Menus offer plenty of choice and the hearty brasserie cooking suits the area well. If the weather’s good, start with a drink in the lovely inner courtyard.

finbarrsrestaurant.co.uk


 

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