By no means an exhaustive list, this is a little snapshot of some of my favourite places to eat in beautiful Yorkshire, a region I often think of as the larder of England and which has inspired my cooking ever since I moved here two years ago. They're not the most expensive, most exclusive fine dining establishments, because that isn't really my kind of food; instead, they're the places I return to time and time again, craving filling, satisfying food from all over the world: Korean, Polish and Indonesian make an appearance alongside the more familiar Indian, Italian and French. York is particularly good for independent restaurants - yes, there are a lot of twee tea rooms and greasy fish & chip shops out there, and the ubiquitous chain Italian restaurants sadly still remain, their presence increasing in direct correlation with your proximity to York Minster, but there is also exciting, great value food to be had from lovely little places that put time and care into their cooking. York seems particularly enamoured of the 'sharing board' trend lately: it's rare that a restaurant doesn't offer a platter of meat and dairy-based treats designed to be slathered in pickle and eaten alongside hunks of fresh bread. I approve of this wholeheartedly.
Plus, if there's one place you can justify eating a gigantic meal under the pretence of 'walking it off' later, it's Yorkshire. Read More