Andrew Pern is without doubt one of Yorkshire’s finest chefs and operators and his culinary impact on not only the county but also the UK now spans decades. Andrew returns to his roots in Whitby with the opening of The Star in the Harbour and an impressive 160+ seater restaurant in the building that once housed the Tourist Office.
Tharavadu had been brought to my attention some time ago, but it took their recent success in winning Best Indian Restaurant for three years on the bounce at the Oliver Awards run by our sister paper the Yorkshire Evening Post to remind me.
Unbelievably, it is 10 years since I last reviewed the Angel Inn at Hetton. I have eaten there with friends, attended numerous functions, was even part of a TV documentary filmed there. I still love the place. But there’s trouble afoot.
With three such culinary whizzes at the stove, I wanted great things. So, did I find it at 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. After all, there are only so many ways to present a restaurant… Continue reading True Foods Chefs Table – a Unique Food Experience
Usually, I measure the appropriate time between revisiting a review in years rather than months. In what has to be a first for me, I was back at Horto at Rudding Park in less than 12 months. Why so soon? Because last year I ended my review with the future of Horto hanging in the… Continue reading Horto, Rudding Park. Still as Good?
Low Petergate is in that enchanting part of York almost touching the penumbra of the Minster, chock full of snickets and alleyways, and now a new tavern. Not a pub, not an inn, but a tavern conjuring up Dickensian images of jugs of frothy ale, platters of food, mystery and curiosities. Even the name of… Continue reading Mr P’s Curious Tavern, York
I fell in love with Norse, the Nordic influenced restaurant in Harrogate three years ago when they opened as the evening switch over of the daytime café Baltzersens. Like any love affair, there’s the possibility it would fade. With new radical changes I went to find out if the affair is over?
It was a hard battle with the planners, but Brewdog, the most talked about opening in York for some time, finally happened in December 2016. With over 200 pubs already in the city, on the scale of this was always going to be contentious.
Without traipsing over old ground, just how a village the size of Harome can be home to not one, but two restaurants is still a marvel. That both of these have the prominence most can only dream of simply beggars belief.
I rarely write a scathing review, as an ex-restaurateur myself, I am all too aware of the impact one can have. That does not, however, mean I don’t speak my mind, I say as I find and no holds barred; integrity and honesty are the keys to an honest and fair one…read on
A fabulous Inn, in an enviable location. The Inn is picture perfect, and though service suffered from a lack of direction and the food, a severe case of arrogance, I am sure the quality is there as long as you don’t complain about anything and upset the chef. I would go back.
Just exactly when North Cornwall became a millionaire’s playground and food lover’s paradise isn’t clear. A friend tells me his family had a house in the beautiful seaside village of Rock 25 years ago and sold it back then for about 50 grand. The same house is now worth over a million, so shall we… Continue reading Travel: 4 Days in North Cornwall