Yorkshire is home to 6 of the UK’s ‘Top Scoring’ restaurants’ according to the Harden’s Top 100 which was published this month.
The 32nd edition of the Harden’s guide, the only UK restaurant guide sold in bookshops based on feedback from normal diners rather than a group of professional inspectors, compiles the results of over 30,000 reports submitted from a survey of 3,000 diners.
Amongst the county’s front runners was chefsTABLE at TRUEfoods based in Melmerby and run by Chef-owner Mitch Mitchell. A professional kitchen within a small factory unit on an industrial estate, their main business is the manufacture of stocks and sauces for high end retailers and restaurants, but also offer a 14-course tasting menu that the was described as “an up close and personal dining event like no other”.
North Yorkshire itself is home to 4 of the 6 restaurants named amongst the top 100, which also includes Tommy Bank’s restaurants The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots in York, The Angel in Hetton, Joro in Sheffield and The Moorcock Inn at Sowerby Bridge.
Peter Harden, co-founder of Harden’s, said: “Yorkshire and The Humber has performed particularly well in this year’s Harden’s Top 100 Best UK Restaurants. From a tiny chef’s table practically run as a hobby in an industrial estate, to two fantastic establishments from local lad Tommy Banks’ growing empire, the diverse nature of this region’s listings demonstrates the wealth of dining experiences that are to be had in this part of the country.”