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5 Great places to eat in North Yorkshire

By Natalie Johnson – 8th December 2020

I was spoilt for choice when it came to choosing just 5 great places to eat in North Yorkshire, but I’ve managed to put together the perfect list of some delicious eateries in the county.

Photo credit from Oliver’s Pantry

Oliver’s Pantry, Ripon HG4 1DP https://oliverspantry.com

I love this place! Their full-flavoured food never fails to deliver! This quirky little happy café is just perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch…you name it, and it really feels like you’re home from home when you visit.

I love coming here first thing in the morning. The nostalgic waft of coffee and the anticipation of mouth-watering local bacon and sausage is a real delight. They do a mean veggie breakfast too, just check out that Oliver’s Pantry poached egg!


Mademoiselles,  Whitby YO21 3AH http://www.mademoiselles.co.uk

This gorgeous little spot has both style and substance. From the exposed brick walls, cosy tables, and eyecatching bar area, this really is a rustic treat and perfect for that romantic meal for two.

The winter menu is to die for and oozes seasonal scrumptiousness.

If you are like me and like to have a nosey through the menu on your phone or laptop before booking, I guarantee you’ll be still deciding what to pick even when you’re seated and ordering your first drink.


Golden Lion, Osmotherly DL6 3AA http://www.goldenlionosmotherley.co.uk

This 18th Century stone inn overlooks the market cross of Osmotherley, a village in the North York Moors.

The Golden Lion has such a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the little touches really do make this pub special. Candlelit tables and pretty seasonal linens instantly make you feel you’re somewhere you’ll want to return. The bonus for me was that children and dogs are welcome at all times too.

The menu is full of wonderful, tasty local Yorkshire food with hints of Italy and France sprinkled in for good measure. Look at the melt in the mouth roast beef in the photo, yes, please!


Dog and Gun, Knayton YO7 4AZ http://www.dogandgunknayton.co.uk

If you’re looking for homemade traditional pub food with a great specials board look no further, this cosy pub will be right up your street and it is dog friendly too.

There is a super takeaway menu, as well as a great festive menu, full of seasonal favourites. The Sunday lunch is up there with the best I’ve eaten, the roast beef is just divine.


Saddle Room, Coverdale DL8 4TJ http://www.thesaddleroom.co.uk

What can I say, this is our go-to place to eat. From the best fish and chips to the best Sunday lunch in the Dales. The Saddle Room is never disappointing.

The food is locally sourced and within a 10-mile radius where possible, and last year they won the prestigious local best restaurant award twice. It’s not difficult to see why.

The Saddle Room bar area is also dog friendly, which is great because it’s set in such a picturesque part of North Yorkshire I’m sure you will be eager to explore the beautiful grounds.

Photo credit from Gloden Lion


This is a Girl About recommendation. This means that it was not gifted in return for a review but paid in full by our writer and the venue had no idea that I was there. We only recommend places we absolutely love, and places that we know you’ll love too!


Nat x

Natalie Johnson NorthYorks
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