Review Index

The Angel Hetton

The Angel at Hetton Review

The Angel Hetton is back and they have only just begun with massive changes afoot.

Origin Helmsley

Origins Haxby moves to Helmsley but did the transition work?

The Beehive X

Sometimes things go wrong as it did at Beehive X …

Skosh York Review

Skosh, York

Skosh just keeps on pleasing. Now Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year at the White Rose Awards 2018.

The Park, York

Elaine Lemm, The Park, York

I am over the Tasting Menu. Was I at The Park? To find out, you need to read the whole review.

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.

The Pheasant

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.

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.

Norse Gets Better


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

Courtyard Dairy

Courtyard Dairy

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

Tharavadu, Leeds

What makes Tharavadu, Leeds so special that it continues to scoop awards, including best Indian in a city teeming with others?

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.