27 restaurants in Skipton
Restaurants in Skipton:
Hellifield Road, Gargrave, Skipton, BD23 3NA [Map]
Brewer's Fayre restaurants offer a warm welcome to those who want a reliably tasty meal in pleasant surroundings, with plenty of choice, minimal fuss and friendly service. With a reputation going back 25 years they should have a fair chance of doing that, but don't take our word for it. Give them a try and see if you agree that this is how good quality pub food should be served.
Whether it's snacks, grills, pub classics, fish, Sunday roasts or side dishes they think their way through the options, talk to their guests, and then come up with the goods. Not everybody wants a full meal so they've considered the needs of those who want to keep the gap filled and the children contented, perhaps on a journey or a day out.
Hot filled baguettes are always popular be it sausage and red onion or a classic chicken club sandwich. Jacket potatoes are good on their own but filled with mature cheddar cheese and beans they take on a new dimension.
More paced occasions demand a wide menu, perhaps with starters of breaded butterfly prawns, chicken goujons or breaded camembert bites. Grills are there for the hungry and whole rack of meaty BBQ pork ribs served with extra sauce, chips and coleslaw can be very welcome. The days of the mixed grill are back - or did they ever go away - a 4oz rump steak, two pork sausages, and a gammon steak topped with a fried egg served with all the trimmings will remind you if they did.
Salmon and prawn fishcakes are served with buttered new potatoes, tartare sauce and a lightly dressed salad. A combination of sea and land comes with a rump steak, whole grilled chicken breast and breaded breaded butterfly prawns, served with chips and a side salad or garden peas.
The rise of eating out in pubs has brought into our daily lives a whole legion of what might be termed 'pub classics'. Many of them have their roots in what used to be called 'good home cooking' and include such dishes as sausage, egg and chips, beef and ale pie, chicken and mushroom pie and for the very daring a beef lasagne. Well, all of them and many more are on the menu at Brewer's Fayre, supplemented by such new regulars as vegetable Goan chicken curry, pork chop, chilli con carne and grilled chicken and bacon salad.
It has often been said that chicken tikka masala is now the most popular dish in Britain. Some may not really want to believe that, much as they love curry, but travel, population movement and other factors have widened our scope and they are probably pretty keen on fish and chips in Timbuktu.
What is certain is that the great British Sunday roast is exclusive to these islands, though copied maybe elsewhere or in ex-pat outposts. No surprise therefore that it's on the Brewer's Fayre menu. A trade of three roasts with an opportunity to trade up to a mega roast for a modest sum. With it come two Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables and that important element - gravy.
A fine list of immensely tempting desserts may well bring the most ardent weight-watcher to their knees. A short but well thought out wine list offers all choices, except champagne, by the glass. Staying the night - check to see if there's a Premier Inn next door - chances are you'll be lucky.
A quick click on their Website is always worth while. The only thing that stays still permanently is the quality which is helped by a changing menu, and some very special offers.
34 Swadford Street, Skipton, BD23 1RD [Map]
Verdes is a delightful delicatessen, coffee shop and restaurant all rolled into one, serving locally sourced, free-range food in the historic market town of Skipton. Sitting cosily in the basement of a Grade II listed building, the interior of beamed ceilings, exposed stone work, and candle lights add that rustic feel.
The restaurant is open only on Friday and Saturday evenings and the menu might include the delightful patchwork pâté and stilton walnut and pear salad for starters, a grilled sirloin steak topped with Cajun spiced king prawns to follow and chocolate truffle pudding for dessert.
Who does not fondly recall the famous chicken paninis or wraps, quiches, pies, cakes and outsized scones? Tuck into all this and more at the coffee shop and if you want that taste lingering in your mouth for a longer time, pop in to the deli counter where the neatly stacked bottles of chutneys and local wine are all waiting to be given good homes.
Modern British, Restaurant
The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6AJ [Map]
Fine food and wines are served in The Burlington Restaurant. Head Chef Michael Wignall has made a reputation for himself as one of the country's leading chefs and the restaurant was awarded a star in Michelin's The Red Guide 2003, placing it in the top 110 restaurants in the country.
Managing Director, Jeremy Rata's interest and experience in the field of fine wines has been instrumental in the selection of the 1500 bin wine list including an outstanding choice of rare wines and vertical vintages. A key feature of the list is the choice of over 60 house wines.
On the walls of the restaurant is a series of reproduction architectural drawings by William Kent, friend and colleague of the Earl of Burlington, an ancestor of The Duke of Devonshire. Lord Burlington was a patron of the arts and the most famous amateur architect of the early 18th century. The originals are part of the world famous collection of drawings at Chatsworth.
The tables are polished antique dressed with fine bone china, crystal and silverware. The restaurant has been extended into a conservatory, which looks out over the Italian garden and towards the Wharfedale fells.
French, Modern British, Seafood
By the Bridge at Burnsall, nr Skipton, BD23 6BU [Map]
A 16th Century country village inn on the banks of the River Wharfe, situated on the Dalesway - the whole area is a veritable walkers' paradise.
The Red Lion has a traditional oak-panelled Dales bar with real ales and an extensive wine list (they were wine pub of the year for 2003), they serve food daily in the bar - plenty of oak beams and wonderful log fires in winter. They also have a restaurant (AA rosetted), with all of their meat purchased locally from nearby farms.
Rendezvous Skipton Hotel, Keighley Road, Snaygill, Skipton, BD23 2TA [Map]
Bill, the restaurant manager entertains with his own individualistic style of cooking flambé meals that offer a treat to every diner and for every occasion. The food is simple and wholesome and can be had in the conservatory overlooking fields in an open and airy atmosphere.
With food well worth the price paid and spacious rooms offering great hospitality, guests will be constantly entertained by the number of activities happening around the place including a leisurely post, or pre-prandial walk by the beautiful Leeds-Liverpool canal.
Herriots Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1RT [Map]
Rhubarb Restaurant is situated in the Herriots Hotel at Broughton Road, in the picturesque town of Skipton and is well known in its own right as an excellent place to eat out. A pleasing combination of claret reds, whites and creams create a welcoming and cosy atmosphere whilst candle lit tables make an ideal setting for a romantic meal.
The à la carte assembles a selection of chicken, salmon and lamb dishes created using the finest and the freshest ingredients found in the area. You could start with lightly poached asparagus spears served with a poached hen's egg and topped with Hollandaise sauce or a thyme roasted portabello mushroom with toasted Yorkshire goats' cheese and a beetroot salsa. Amongst mains honey and pistachio coated duck Gressingham pitches against Gisburn reared rib eye steak, served with watercress and tomato compote, for attention.
If you have a sweet tooth, Rhubarb is right up your alley as desserts such as dark chocolate and mint mousse and rhubarb crème brûlée feature on the menu.
Modern British, Regional
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