Michelin star restaurants in Yorkshire

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Michelin star restaurants in Yorkshire

From the rugged North York Moors to the sweeping Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire is a patchwork of epic sights, thunderous walks, and memorable things to do – not to mention the smorgasbord of eateries and vineyards that provide the very best pit-stops and refuels.

Naturally, with such a mouth-watering collection of foodie hotspots, Yorkshire has built quite the reputation. Oh yes, with the highest number of Michelin star restaurants outside of London, this food-filled county is the place to go for fabulous restaurants that are sure to whet your appetite and wet your whistle.

From family run inns to beautiful country houses, Yorkshire’s selection of Michelin star restaurants leaves nothing out, providing the ultimate choice of where (and how) to dine – who can say no to a 10 course tasting menu!

Ready to see what’s cooking in Yorkshire’s many Michelin star restaurants? Let’s see what’s on the menu for your stay

 

Mýse, Hovingham

The golden-bricked exterior of Michelin star restaurant Myse in Yorkshire

Main Street, Hovingham, York YO62 4LF

One Michelin star

Yorkshire’s newest restaurant to gain a coveted Michelin star, Mýse enjoys a dreamy setting in the rolling Howardian hills in North Yorkshire and offers the warmest of Yorkshire welcomes. Vines creep up the beautiful stone walls, while the characterful dining room promises an elegant yet relaxed space to enjoy a Michelin starred meal.

With Northern generosity at heart, the menu plays with traditional Yorkshire cuisine to create dishes that celebrate the area’s rich history and local food producers, while also crafting something new for the tastebuds. Starters include the likes of summer field biscuit with salted bramble, braised ox cheek in Yorkshire pudding batter with fermented cucumber, and pickled cacklebean quail egg with hay and wild mushrooms, while the main features dishes such as hand-dived Orkney scallops in sea urchin butter, duck and walnut wine broth with liver crumpet, and roasted Thirkleby duck with chewy beetroot and black walnut. For dessert, you can enjoy Colostrum custard tart, flambéed medlar cake with malted ice cream, or some toothsome linseed caramel. 

There’s also a superb vegetarian menu featuring the likes of homemade seeded sourdough with ampersand butter and slow-cooked rocket and russet tomatoes, roasted kohlrabi with barbecued leaves and a chive butter sauce, and broad bean porridge with confit ceps, fresh cheese, and whey. If the food sparks your inspiration, Mýse also offers cookery workshops, so you can learn how to cook like a Michelin star chef, from delicious homemade breads to foraging along Yorkshire’s bountiful hedgerows. 

 

Forge at Middleton Lodge Estate, Richmond

The beautiful dining room at Forge on the Middleton Lodge Estate in Yorkshire

Middleton Lodge Estate, Kneeton Lane, Middleton Tyas, Richmond DL10 6NJ

One Michelin green star

Dedicated to sustainability and sourcing many of its ingredients from the estate’s gardens or local producers, it’s of little surprise that Forge has received a Michelin green star for its efforts. The Forge’s team works hard to preserve the surrounding landscape, while taking cues from the rolling seasons on what to grow and when. The timeless style of the restaurant marries perfectly with the restaurant’s ethos, with exposed stone and shelves upon shelves of thriving plants creating a calming and oh-so-relaxed space in which to dine.

When it comes to dining here, you have a giddy choice between a six and ten-course menu, which changes regularly depending on what’s plucked from the garden outside. You can expect the likes of English mushroom biscuit with Barncliffe mascarpone and black winter truffle, dry-aged hogget with celeriac and toasted yeast cream, and honey cream with Yorkshire rhubarb and sorrel. Fabulous vegetarian and vegan tasting menus are also available (as well as pescatarian and gluten-free options), which feature dishes such as potato with horseradish and barbecued kale, salted Estate pears and walnut tartlet with umeboshi vinegar, and preserved orchard apples with cinnamon and ginger. Each menu comes with an optional wine pairing, allowing you to truly sink into the carefully curated flavours that have been gathered from across the rolling landscapes of Yorkshire.

 

The Angel, Hetton

The traditional stone exterior of Michelin-starred The Angel in Yorkshire

Back Lane, Hetton, Skipton BD23 6LT

One Michelin star

Although one of the youngest restaurants on this list, The Angel has wasted no time in collecting a series of awards that demonstrate its devotion to top-notch cuisine. In fact, the restaurant earned its Michelin star just 12 months after opening its doors.

Led by equally award-winning chef patron Michael Wignall, the team at The Angel work tirelessly to produce dishes that all but leap from the plate, from toothsome flavours to striking visual arrangements. You can expect modern dishes that celebrate simplicity and finesse, all while using local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible.

For those who enjoy freedom of choice, the a la carte menu is a skilful whirlwind of tempting dishes. Start your delectable journey with lemon sole, sea vegetables, confit la ratte, and smoked pike roe, continue with Scottish venison, parsley root, pine, agnolotti, and Jerusalem artichoke, and finish with an ‘Opera’ of single estate chocolate, mocha, preserved summer cherries, and jersey milk. Of course, if you fancy being led by the hand through a series of decadent dishes, the tasting menu is the way to go; from Hokkaido milk bread and smoked aubergine to Shetland turbot with seaweed. Oh, and their Sunday lunch offering is second to none and the perfect way to finish a week of Yorkshire explorations.

 

Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon

The impressive dining room at Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall in Yorkshire

Grantley Hall, Ripon HG4 3ET

One Michelin star

With vegetables and herbs so local they’re grown in the restaurant’s very own kitchen garden, and with meat, seafood and cheeses carefully selected from around Yorkshire, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall is a true celebration of home-grown produce and unbeatable local flavours.

The best way to experience Yorkshire’s wondrous larder is to delve into the ‘Taste of Home’ tasting menu, which boasts a delightful series of courses that take the taste buds on a tour through the county’s very best flavours, from English truffle cruffin to Yorkshire rhubarb souffle. This tasty journey comes with the opportunity for a wine pairing, which includes non-alcoholic, signature, and prestige options. There’s also a seven course Sunday lunch tasting menu for those looking for a Michelin-starred end to the week – bread and beef tea might be our new favourite start to any meal!

The food may be the star of the show, but the dining room is definitely worth a standing ovation too. Set in the beautiful 17th century house, grand décor and opulent ceilings welcome you as you take your seat at one of the wonderfully intimate tables. Or, for a private dining experience with a difference, you can book the Kitchen Table, which sets you and seven lucky guests amidst the heart of the action. You’ll have your very own front of house team and head sommelier alongside an exclusive tasting menu, ensuring your visit is the last word in fine dining.

 

Black Swan, Oldstead

A pretty flower-lined path leading to the cottage-like exterior of Michelin-starred Black Swan in Yorkshire

Oldstead, York YO61 4BL

One Michelin star and one Michelin green star

Tucked away along the back lanes by the North York Moors and enjoying exposed beams, flagstone floors, and a roaring fire in the colder months, Black Swan combines country pub vibes with incredible Michelin-starred food for a welcoming and totally luxurious experience from the moment you walk through the door.

Family-run and with a real focus on home-grown, reared, and foraged ingredients (many of which come from the surrounding family farm), Black Swan shines a light on tradition while creating a modern culinary adventure – the cocktails need to be tasted to be believed! This ethos is highlighted by their Michelin green star, which puts them in the top percentage for sustainable restaurants.

Offering an incredible tasting menu that’s laden with farm-to-fork delights, it’s wonderfully easy to get swept away by the flavoursome dishes. Dine on pork, black apple, and turnip; leek, wild garlic, and lardo; and for those that have a sweet tooth, rhubarb, yoghurt, and lemon verbena. Of course, to make the most of the fields, hedgerows, and even beehives, Black Swan takes a seasonal approach to its menu, which ensures you can visit throughout the year and enjoy something entirely new each time.

 

Roots, York

A beautifully presented dish at Michelin-starred Roots in Yorkshire

68 Marygate, York YO30 7BH

One Michelin star

The second Banks family restaurant to hold a Michelin star in Yorkshire (the first being Black Swan), Roots continues the tradition of creative dishes that are chock with outstanding local ingredients and really shine a light on Yorkshire’s agricultural heritage, while upholding the seasonality and sustainability the Banks family holds dear.

Set within an Arts and Crafts building in historic York, the laid-back setting pairs perfectly with the wholesome ethos of the restaurant. Putting exciting (and delicious) cooking techniques to the test, the menu melds tradition with the new as you taste your way through Yorkshire and beyond. From Oldstead charcuteries to trout, scallop, or aged beef, the tasting menu boasts a dish for every palate. We particularly recommend adding in the cheese course for those who love a dairy-fuelled interlude during their meal.

Over 130 wines are at the ready to compliment each dish, or you can leave your lip-smacking experience in the skilled hands of the sommelier and opt for the drinks package, which is carefully curated to pair perfectly with the tasting menu.

 

Star Inn at Harome, Harome

The traditional thatched exterior of Michelin-starred Star Inn in Yorkshire

Main Street, Harome, Harome, near Helmsley YO62 5JE

One Michelin star

Dating back to the 14th century and serving up Michelin-starred ‘modern Yorkshire’ food, this charming thatched inn is perhaps the cosiest on this list. From the open fires to the inn’s renowned ‘home-cured hospitality’, it’s blissfully easy to melt into the atmosphere here – and that’s before your eyes get a hold of the menu!

Changing with the seasons, Star Inn’s menus provide an in depth look at local flavours and themes throughout the year. Embark on a toothsome journey with the seasonal tasting menu, or let your eyes run free over the a la carte menu. The Star Inn’s signature dish, which features grilled black pudding with pan-fried Fois gras, Pickering watercress, apple and vanilla chutney, and a Scrumpy reduction, is always a hit, while the likes of squab pigeon royale or cumin-rubbed North Sea monkfish add even more choice to the carefully curated menu.

Keenly aware that people are just as likely to have a cheese tooth as a sweet tooth, Star Inn boasts a winsome selection of cheeses, which vary between seasonal and home-matured options, and are served with stewed grape chutney, celery, and biscuits for a totally unforgettable feast. Each dish comes with a suggested wine pairing too, creating an effortless dining experience amidst the traditional wiles the Star Inn is famed for.

  

Pipe and Glass, South Dalton

Al fresco dining at Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass in Yorkshire

West End, South Dalton, Beverley HU17 7PN

One Michelin star

The perfect place whether you’re looking for an afternoon bite at the bar or the full Michelin star treatment in the dining room, Pipe and Glass is a foodie dream that caters to all tastes. Spring and summer call for days soaking up the sun in the beautiful (and entirely edible) garden, while the cosy bar welcomes you in for a winter warmer… or two.

In true Michelin style, the menus are a symphony of local flavours and creative combinations. Stop by for a Michelin-starred sandwich, a Pipe and Glass fish pie, or settle down for an evening of gastronomic delights, from beetroot tartare and cider braised rabbit, to spring vegetable tart and barbecued rump of Yorkshire Dales lamb. The afters menu is just as tempting, with the likes of baked dark chocolate ‘millionaire’ pudding with salted burnt butter ice cream or the ‘five reasons to love chocolate’ dessert – they had us at reason one!

With a ‘little people’s’ menu, week-defining Sunday lunches, and a lip-smacking selection of Pipe and Glass wines, you can rest assured that every visit will be a winning experience worthy of a Michelin star.

 

Best enjoyed after a day traipsing across Yorkshire’s striking landscape (which has been used time and time again as a backdrop for many a film and television series), Yorkshire’s Michelin star restaurants are a must-visit for very good reason. Our growing collection of welcoming holiday cottages in Yorkshire offer the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful county and its impressive selection of top-notch eateries.

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