If there’s one thing we all must do before we die – it’s eat food served by a Michelin star chef, ideally somewhere in beautiful Yorkshire where we can truly experience local produce. And when it comes to fine cuisine, there’s plenty of chefs leading the way right here in our region. From the cosy gastropubs combining unique flavours that we’ll never find elsewhere, to those making literal art – here’s our guide to all of the Michelin star restaurants in Yorkshire.
The Angel at Hetton, Skipton
French cuisine at its finest, The Angel Inn can be found just a short drive out of Skipton, with the Dales on its feet making it extra special. When you arrive at the venue, you’re treated to the stunning ivy-clad exterior which emulates the beauty of their dishes perfectly – all crafted into what can only be described as works of art. And while it’s almost too good to eat, we recommend that you do – with the formal restaurant being awarded a Michelin star fresh off the oven just this year. Enjoy locally sourced meats, fish, veggies and more, with unique flavour blends that are sure to incite a second visit. The Angel at Hetton, Back Ln, Hetton, Skipton, BD23 6LT.
The Pipe and Glass, Beverley
Found in South Dalton, Beverley, this relaxed East Yorkshire spot has held a Michelin star for ten whole years now – and they haven’t let up when it comes to quality or service. The decor is warm and comforting (just like the food), with a lovely bar available to lounge in with a drink, too. In terms of the menu, the Pipe and Glass prove they’re proud to be Yorkshire, with plenty of locally-sourced or homegrown ingredients to enjoy. Their British dishes are a must-try, with both vegan and veggie guests also catered for. Oh, and did we mention their incredibly diverse and unbelievably tasty dessert menu? From Yorkshire rhubarb to East Yorkshire sugar cakes – you’ll want to finish your meal with the whole offering.
The Black Swan At Oldstead, York
The Black Swan at Oldstead sits right on the edge of the North York Moors – with talented chef Tommy Banks (once the youngest Michelin-starred chef in the country) at the helm. It’s a real family affair at the venue, showing a true passion for both food and hospitality. And the menu doesn’t disappoint, either. Using ingredients grown and foraged in Oldstead, the kitchen team make every effort to bring flavour by the bucketload, with a concise Tasting Menu on offer providing the very best, perfectly crafted experience. Enjoy bold flavour combos (such as Lobster and Strawberry), with an ever-changing menu to match the produce on offer.
The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds
A popular spot in Leeds for those who value their tastebuds, The Man Behind The Curtain was created by Michael O’Hare – infusing art with quality cuisine, making for a foodie experience like no other. Everything has been deeply thought of, including the decor, the food presentation, the colours that grace your plate, and the crockery it lies on. Inspirations from the food come from all over, too, with hints of Japanese, Italian and British influences combining together to make for some pretty special flavour combinations.
The Star Inn at Harome, Helmsley
There’s something extra special about The Star Inn. From its iconic thatched-roof preserving its 14th-century beginnings, to its quintessentially British, cosy interior. There’s a lot to take in before you’ve even been seated. And the food isn’t left behind in the “specialness” of it all, either. Holding its Michelin-starred reputation for quite some time, The Star Inn offers seasonal menus inspired by available game and local produce – including deer, partridge and even seafood sourced from nearby Whitby. Matched wines are available to elevate the experience, sourced from all over the world to create incredible taste fusions.
Roots is the first restaurant in the city to be given the prestigious Michelin star. Owned by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks, who also owns The Black Swan at Oldstead. Situated on Marygate in York, Roots opened back in 2018 and Head Chef Sean Wrest and the team have created a unique taster experience. It reflects each of the growing groups as defined by Tommy’s cookbook. These are The Preserving Season, The Hunger Gap, and The Time of Abundance.
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon
Yorkshire Chef, Shaun Ranking, honed his skills in The Mayfair Hotel in London and the Thames Valley University at Slough. Since Grantley Hall opened in 2019 Shaun has been working on a high-class fine dining menu which has earned the hotel numerous awards. They received their Michelin star in 2021 which displays the discipline and hard work that has gone into the restaurant in such a short amount of time.