Best places to eat in Whitby
An insider's guide to the best places to eat in Yorkshire, including Michelin-starred restaurants, traditional pubs and award-winning tapas. By Joe Shute, Telegraph Travel's Yorkshire expert.
Yorkshire’s reputation for food seems to grow by the year. Currently it has five Michelin-starred restaurants, more than anywhere else in the country outside of London. Wakefield’s Rhubarb Triangle, where the fruit is grown in sheds by candlelight, has been going for 150 years and when in season is touted as one of the country’s great foodie destinations.
But some of Yorkshire’s best food also revels in its simplicity: the tang of fish and chips on windswept promenades, pork pies and mushy peas (the pork pie "world championships" take place in Ripponden, in Calderdale, each year), a slab of curd tart and Yorkshire Tea after a long walk.
The Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley
This small yet perfectly formed restaurant has now retained its Michelin star for the fifth year running. An adventurous menu rooted in solid Yorkshire traditions, the restaurant itself is all warm wood and a lovely place to spend an evening: one of the very best.
The Pipe has an adventurous menu rooted in solid Yorkshire traditions
Details: West End, South Dalton, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 7PN
Contact: 46; pipeandglass.co.uk
The Old Vicarage, Sheffield
Another Michelin star winner, this grand old Victorian country house not far from the centre of Sheffield has a beautifully devised seasonal menu and is in a lovely location, too.
Set in a grand Victorian house, the Old Vicarage is another Michelin star winner Credit: OLD VICARAGE
Details: The Old Vicarage, Ridgeway Village, nr Sheffield, S12 3XW
Contact: 14; theoldvicarage.co.uk
The Star Inn, Harome
All low beams and wonky walls lifted straight out of Tolkien. Look out for the trademark carved mice in the oak furniture by local designer Robert “Mouseman” Thompson. A wide-ranging, wonderfully rich menu.
Look out for the trademark carved mice in the oak furniture in the Star Inn Credit: STAR INN
Details: Main St, Harome, York YO62 5JE
Contact: 97; thestaratharome.co.uk
Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
A cracking hotel in its own right, the restaurant alone is well worth a visit. A bright, smart dining room overlooking its garden through French windows.
Yorebridge House boasts a restaurant and rooms, for those who fancy staying the night