My Restaurant Reviews

Here are my some of my restaurant reviews, you will find some of the latest and an extensive archive of my restaurant and pub reviews in recent times. Some are here on the site and many over on the Yorkshire Post site where I have been writing for over twenty years.

The Beehive X

Sometimes things go wrong as it did at Beehive X …

Six by Nico – Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review from Elaine Lemm samples a new and popular arrival in Leeds, Six by Nico, which promises a fair, affordable Tasting Menu – and finds that it is serving up a success story.

The Lifeboat Inn

Lifeboat Inn

A fab inn, in an enviable location. Picture perfect in every aspect. But how is it to stay at the Lifeboat Inn in Thornham?

No Amore Here

No Amore for Gino D'Acampo

I rarely write a scathing review, as an ex-restaurateur myself, I am all too aware of the impact one can have.
Read on…

Pern Does it Again


Pern does it again with The Star in the Harbour his new brainchild in Whitby.But what do I really think about it?

True Foods Chefs Table


After so many years involved in food writing, there aren’t that many dining experiences that have not crossed my path, until I found True Foods Chef Table.

Courtyard Dairy

Courtyard Dairy

The Courtyard is more than just a country-based cheesemonger. Read the review to find out why.

The Angel, Hetton


10 years may have gone by since I ate at The Angel, Hetton, what had it been up to in that time and does it still hold its reputation intact?

Mr P’s Curious Tavern

Mr P's Curious Tavern

Mr P (of the Curious Tavern) is none other than the illustrious chef of chefs, Andrew Pern, who will need no introduction for regular readers of my reviews.

A Brewdog Stir


It was a hard battle with the planners, but Brewdog, the most talked about opening in York for some time, finally happened.



I fell in love with Norse, the Nordic influenced restaurant in Harrogate three years ago sadly it is now closed.