Food & Drink


A truly independent guide to Yorkshire’s best restaurants and places to stay,¬†written by two Yorkshire-based professional restaurant critics.

  • Food Awards
    by Jill on February 11, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    If a tyre company can make a big name for itself sponsoring restaurant awards, then why not an accountancy firm sponsoring aspiring food businesses? Accountants Garbutt + Elliott launched their first […]

  • Chef Shaun Rankin heads to North Yorkshire
    by Jill on January 17, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Shaun Rankin has been named executive chef at the new Grantley Hall Country House Hotel near Ripon. Quite a coup for owner Valeria Sykes who bought the neglected Palladian mansion in 2015 with a view […]

  • York Named a Foodie Hot Spot
    by Jill on December 14, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    In its list of best towns for foodies, the new 2019 Harden’s food guide names York as ‘the new foodie hot spot’ Editor Peter Harden says: “During Harden’s 28 years of […]

  • Chefs on the Move
    by Jill on November 4, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    If you need to know just how difficult it is to run a restaurant talk to James and Tommy Banks, the two brothers behind the much feted Black Swan at Oldstead. James remembers that despite earning a […]

  • Michelin Drops the famous Box Tree
    by Jill on October 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    The surprise news when the 2019 Michelin stars were announced a couple of weeks ago was that the Box Tree in Ilkley had lost its star. We’ve written before about Michelin’s curious star […]