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A Wetherby firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, James Costello, owner of Costello’s Bakery, tweeted Theo about his business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000…

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With the government restrictions in place, you may not fancy going out to your favourite restaurant or may just want the restaurant quality food but at the comfort of your own home. That is why many restaurants are now offering a takeout/delivery service so you…

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For the first time in the UK, 100 per cent Organic, Gold Medal winning wines from a French family owned vineyard are being made available to British wine lovers. Located deep in Southern France, almost touching the Spanish border, Chateau Nadal wines (beautiful rounded reds,…

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If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids this October half term why not get involved with Lindt Pyjama Day in Leeds which is happening on Wednesday 28th October. When a world-famous Swiss-based chocolate firm says it is adding a new…

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Tommy Banks, world renowned chef behind Michelin-starred The Black Swan (Oldstead) and Roots (York), is excited to offer nationwide customers a taste of Oldstead this Christmas and New Year. Having launched delivery service Made in Oldstead during lockdown, the third arm to the Banks’ family…

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The Tennants Arms, nestled beneath Kilnsey Crag, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is a traditional country inn. It was taken over by executive chef Tom Garland-Jones last Spring, and he has rapidly transformed it into one of Wharfedale’s premier gastro pub destinations. The…

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A well-known Yorkshire bakery is celebrating receiving the first ever 3-star Great Taste award given to a sweet mince pie in the awards’ 25 year history. The Heavenly Sweet Mince Pies are available in store from this week. Thomas the Baker was awarded the 3-star…

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If you are looking for somewhere to treat your partner or have a catch up with some friends over some tasty tapas, El Gato Negro may just be the place for you. The Leeds restaurant, which translated means The Black Cat, opened last autumn, in…

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  • Recipes
  • 25/09/20
  • Posted in Recipes

The latest restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic may mean you might have to cut your night short. However, we all love having friends (no more than 5) round and having a little cocktail night every now and then, and now more than ever this…

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Described as ‘Harrogate’s favourite traditional English pub’ The Fat Badger located on Cold Bath Road, Harrogate boasts a AA Rosette kitchen utilizing fresh, local, seasonal produce and is a definite must if you are ever in the area. Our features writer, Ellie Atack, was invited…

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Yorkshire drinks producer Raisthorpe Distillery is celebrating after winning two coveted Gold Stars for its Damson Gin at this year’s hotly-contested Great Taste Awards 2020, the largest and most trusted independent accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. Receiving a 2-star Great Taste Award means…

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Daniel Curro and Moreno Carbone are preparing to open a new hotel concept, The Vices York, in what was once a Victorian Police Station. Offering only three suites, the concept is a fusion of exceptional design and innovative technology. Their food and beverage offering has…

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Lockdown is beginning to ease, the bars and restaurants are opening and you may have missed your bottomless brunch fix! Our features writer Ellie Atack, went to try out Manahatta’s Bottomless Party on the first day the bar re-opened. At £29.95 for a main and…

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Before lockdown, Wine & Dine Yorkshire was invited to wine & dine at The Black Bull, Sedbergh on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Now that the hospitality industry is slowly starting to reopen, you might be looking for somewhere to visit where you are…

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Leading restaurant group, Individual Restaurants, is inviting guests to get ready to dine as it prepares to reopen a selection of its amazing Yorkshire restaurants this Saturday July 4th. Bookings for The Restaurant Bar & Grill, Leeds; Piccolino in Collingham and Ilkley, and Gino D’Acampo…

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The team at an East Yorkshire poultry business are celebrating after winning a prestigious food industry award. Soanes Poultry won the award for its Yorkshire Grain Fed Chicken in the Best Poultry Product category in the annual Food Management Today Industry awards. The winners of…

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  • Recipes
  • 17/03/20
  • Posted in Recipes

Ingredients 1/2 tsp granulated sugar 1 lime wedge 3 fresh strawberries, 2 hulled and sliced and 1 reserved for garnish 50ml gin soda water fresh mint sprig, for garnish Method 1. In a tall glass, combine the sugar and a squeeze of juice from the lime wedge. Muddle with the…

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  • Recipes
  • 17/03/20
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Ingredients For the roasted vegetables 1 tbsp olive oil 300 g cherry tomatoes 2 red peppers 1 large courgette A generous pinch of salt and pepper For the risotto 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large red onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 225g risotto…

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  • Recipes
  • 17/03/20
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Ingredients 2 tbsp raw, unsalted peanuts 1-10 red bird’s eye chillies (depending on your spice tolerance) 5 small (or 2–3 large) garlic cloves 1 1⁄2 tbsp palm sugar 2 yard-long beans (or green beans), cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) pieces 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 tbsp…

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  • Recipes
  • 17/03/20
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Ingredients 4 eggs 1 tbsp of butter 1 onion, diced 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1 bay leaf 180g skinless smoked haddock, cut into 3cm chunks 200ml fish stock 75ml double cream 400g skinless salmon, cut into 3cm chunks 180g raw king prawns, peeled 50g parmesan,…

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Harrogate Tipple, the distiller of Harrogate Gin and Rum as well as the Downton Abbey gin and whisky range, has agreed to partner with Boutique Bar Brands (BBB) to act as its exclusive distributor for the UK. The North Yorkshire company’s range of spirits is currently available in Booths, Fenwicks and…

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Amazin Grazin, the new cheese and seed bar from the UK’s leading speciality cheese company, Norseland, has won the Best Healthy Snacking Innovation Award at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards in London. The new snacking cheese bar beat off competition from Pea Puffs Salt…

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The team at Yorkshire’s first Whisky Distillery is celebrating after reaching the final of a prestigious regional food and drink business award. Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery has been shortlisted in the ‘Quench’ category in the third annual Garbutt and Elliott Food and Drink Business…

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The event is the second of its kind this year, and will offer a truly unique experience at the restaurant. The event, which takes place on Wednesday, April 1, will offer a combined 8 course tasting menu from Chef Luke French & guest chef Tommy…

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Skipton-based wine and spirits merchant, the Wright Wine Company, have donated over £450 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, mainly from the sales of wooden wine packaging crates to customers. The wine specialists have been a feature in Skipton since 1982, and are traditionally known as…

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Ricci’s Tapas & Cicchetti, located in Halifax in West Yorkshire has been sold to local operator, Thai Corner. The previous Ricci’s Tapas & Cicchetti was located in the busy Dean Clough Mill area just outside of Halifax town centre, which is perfect for the high-volume…

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  • Recipes
  • 03/03/20
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Ingredients • 3 large sweet potatoes chopped evenly into bite-size chunks • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted • 1 teaspoon sea salt • 4oz baby spinach, chopped • 1/2 red onion, chopped finely • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 1/3 dried fruit •…

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  • Recipes
  • 03/03/20
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Ingredients • 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil • 1 red onion peeled and finely chopped • 4 cloves garlic peeled and crushed • 1 tbsp minced ginger • 2 tbsp tomato puree • 1 tbsp curry powder • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin • 2 tsp coriander • 2 tsp garam masala • 100g creamed coconut • 400g chopped…

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  • Recipes
  • 03/03/20
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Ingredients • 400g Chicken breast • 2 tbsp cassava flour • 80ml sunflower oil • 1 large white onion, chopped into medium chunks • 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped • 6 dry Thai bird’s eye chillies • 150g unsalted cashew nuts • 5 fresh…

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Following our visit to the newly renovated Adelphi late last year, we decided to speak to the chef behind the wondrous food we tasted on the exciting launch night. The Adelphi’s kitchen manager Mark Sherry from Bradford didn’t always see himself becoming a chef in…

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Think you know good sushi when you taste it? Think again! Here we have the Sheffield-born Japanese restaurant that’s making huge waves in the sushi business and is continuously expanding after starting out as one small shop nine years ago. Powered by former Tokyo chef…

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The Bradford-born curry house has caught our eye over the past few weeks, so much so that we have decided to give them the spotlight in our hall of fame… Bradford has long been named the ‘curry capital’ for its thriving array of authentic Indian…

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  • Reviews
  • 03/03/20
  • Posted in Reviews

We’re so excited to show you our new feature which will regularly bring you shining stars from outside of Yorkshire… our first stop was The Lakeside Restaurant in the idyllic setting of Whinfell Forest, Cumbria. Although we do love Yorkshire, it is nice to get…

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  • Reviews
  • 03/03/20
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In our last edition of ‘Meet The Chef’ we really enjoyed finding out more about Chris and were so intrigued by the stories of his food that we just had to see the magic for ourselves… here’s a review of the trip our editor Lisa…

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Are you ever looking for somewhere you have a tasty mid-week lunch? The Yorke Arms may just be the place you were looking for. The Yorke Arms restaurant in Ramsgill has launched a ‘Spring Beginnings’ lunch offer which is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds…

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The company that owns Corona beer: Anheuser-Busch InBevis, is facing its worst quarter in 10 years following the coronavirus outbreak. The brewery that owns some of the world’s most famous beer brands, including Budweiser, Stella Artois, Beck’s and Corona has said the recent coronavirus outbreak has led to…

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Contradictory to the weather outside at present, the beginning of spring is fast approaching and Gordon’s are celebrating the start of the new season with an exciting new gin flavour. Sicilian Lemon-flavoured gin is set to be the latest edition to Gordon’s growing collection and will…

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It’s The Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival’s 5th birthday this year, and will take place at Funkirk Farm in Skipton over the 18th- 19th July to bring a foodie fun-filled weekend for everyone. A massive summer 70s party is also set take place over…

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One of the UK’s most loved foodie events, also referred to as “Yorkshire’s foodie Glastonbury” — The Malton Food Lovers Festival is returning to the Yorkshire market town of Malton for its twelfth year in 2020. For the first time, due to popular demand, it…

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Contemporary Chinese restaurant Tattu in Leeds has re-launched its daytime dining experience – Taste of Tattu – by popular demand and featuring a host of new dishes. The restaurant located on East Parade in the heart of the city centre, specialises in Chinese cuisine and…

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It’s that time of year again – Boston Spa Beer Festival is back this weekend, and will be celebrating Yorkshire’s best beers and bringing the community together. Tomorrow, on Friday 21st February the doors at Boston Spa Village Hall will open for the festivals’ 12th…

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Last week Wine and Dine Yorkshire were invited to the Spanish Restaurant Iberica in Leeds where we were treated to an exclusive six-course dinner, which was all cooked and hosted by the Executive Chef, Nacho Manzano. Last year Iberica celebrated their 10th anniversary, and in…

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The Oven Door on Wetherby’s High Street is the town’s oldest Bakery, and has been producing fresh bread and other foods since the 1970’s. The busy and bustling bakery shop on the high street pride themselves on consistently serving the freshest food possible, with the…

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It’s by no means cheap or easy to keep the kids entertained at half term, however these places have made it a little bit easier Save your pennies this half term break and (temporarily) keep the kids quiet with some tasty food from a selection…

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A 1920s-style Speakeasy bar is coming to York city centre. Yorkshire Soul Bar & Kitchen has submitted a licence application to open a restaurant and bar in Feasegate, which has been approved by City Of York Council. York Mix has reported that Yorkshire Soul is…

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Lucia restaurant in York reopened last weekend on Sunday 9th February after a £800,000 refurbishment. The restaurant’s transformation has taken four weeks to complete, with over 60 people being involved in the project. The new walls of Lucia have been decorated with handmade wallpaper from Italy,…

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The restaurant which is named after the Vietnamese national dish will open its doors this Friday February 14 in Leopold Square. Pho already boasts 29 venues across the UK, but this will be the very first South Yorkshire site. However Sheffield is not unfamiliar with…

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The team at a Wold Newton brewery is celebrating after reaching the finals of the prestigious Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs). Wold Top Brewery has reached the shortlist in the Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire category of the11th annual awards that celebrate Hull and…

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Stuck for some Val- day date inspiration? Look no further, because a pizza restaurant in the heart of Leeds city centre has joined forces with a pasta specialist, who will begin serving dishes to customers next Friday 14 February PAZZA is a brand new concept,…

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Manchester Brown Street is set to be Humpit’s twelfth site, as the vegan food chain has planned to open the doors near the famous Arndale Centre this April. Since starting out in Leeds as a street vendor, Humpit has seen a huge growth in success…

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An agricultural contractor from Staxton, near Scarborough is celebrating after winning the prize draw for the first ever bottle of Filey Bay, Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky. John Napthine received the prize complete with a certificate and a bespoke wooden case that is made from…

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This may come as a surprise to many London- based coffee connoisseurs, who have thousands of tourists from all over the world visiting their shops week in week out… However new research has revealed that it is in fact Steam Yard in Sheffield that comes…

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This comes after a vast increase in demand for healthier food over the past three years. Deliveroo have said the £1million plan is promote healthier eating across the UK and bring a more varied choice to fast food consumers. The delivery company already have a…

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The Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil family business is celebrating after being included in the Guild of Fine Food’s Best Brands Survey for a fourth time. Published by Fine Food Digest, the Best Brands Survey showcases the best-selling and best tasting products that are available from delis,…

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The team at Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery is teaming up with an historic York hotel for an evening of fine dining and whisky tasting next month. On 7th February, Middlethorpe Hall will host a three course dinner and whisky tasting in conjunction with Hunmanby based…

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On Friday 24th January, True North Restaurant was packed to the rafters with Foodies from all over Halifax and beyond. The restaurant’s Chef Showdown pitched at Food Adventurers was a huge success and is already set to be repeated and will be launched soon.  It…

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The well-known pizza restaurant will be opening in Leeds next month following a huge success in Manchester and other venues over recent years. Rudy’s will launch its pizzeria at the end of February at 2 New Station Street, in the unit where Evans Cycles used…

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The awards ceremony are taking place at the Royal Lancaster in London, with awards presented for fifteen different categories. The staff training and development award has already been handed to the much-loved Wetherby chippy, and they will be eagerly hoping for more as staff member…

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Spirits will be high at Castle Howard in 2020 as the Yorkshire estate creates a partnership with local gin distillers, Sloemotion, to develop a new premium quality drink. The partnership has been developed out of shared interests between Castle Howard’s estate conservation programme and the…

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Yorkshire’s Keelham Farm Shop is changing the game with people’s food shopping experience with the introduction of a veggie butchers. At the centre of the produce section of the Skipton shop, the Veggie Butchers has been designed to help customers introduce more vegetables into their…

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Delivery will next launch in Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham in spring, with a plan to achieve national coverage by the end of the year Following a successful trial in London, Newcastle and Glasgow, Greggs said it has opted to work “exclusively” with Just Eat to provide…

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Following the success of the launch of Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky, Filey Bay First Release, the team at Spirit of Yorkshire have launched the Second Release. Filey Bay Second Release is the next step of the Hunmanby distillery’s journey to its Flagship single malt…

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The nationally-acclaimed Yorkshire chef who was runner-up in BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals in 2016, is preparing to open Grön Kafé in the former Filmore & Union premises in Low Petergate. The restaurant in the centre of York has been shut for almost a year and…

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Launched in Victoria Gate Leeds, towards the end December 2019, Libations Rum has cemented itself as one of Yorkshire’s first dedicated rum brands. Based in Leeds, former Diageo employee and founder Rory Armstrong established the company on the premise to create an approachable spiced rum…

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Taking part in Veganuary? The new and innovative restaurant in Kelham Island, Sheffield will make choices easy for you! Brothers Matt and Nick Burgess have seem their dream of opening a meat-free restaurant become a reality. After time spent travelling and working in places like…

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The Restauranteur behind the Jinnah curry house chain recently scooped two prestigious awards. CEO Saleem Akhtar was called down to London for the Asian Food and Restaurant Awards after judges posing as mystery diners carried out an undercover taste test. The three branches in Bradford, York…

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A tearoom in the heart of Tadcaster is preparing to re-open under new ownership. The Lemon Tree on High Street recently changed hands over the Christmas break and will open back up tomorrow with a new look. Jane and Geoff Derham from Selby are looking…

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The new snack has been created in response to an increasing craze of people grazing on the go; a trend that is set to continue to increase in the 20s decade. Amazin Grazin, which is now available exclusively in 290 Sainsbury’s stores is the first…

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It’s everyone’s least favourite month of the year, with all the festive fun winding down to make way for the start of a new year, and for many, a ‘dry January.’ However this time of year always sees some of the best deals across UK…

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The country pub which was previously home to the Windmill and Turnpike has reopened as a bar and restaurant nearly two years after its closure. Former BBC MasterChef finalist Dan Graham is now head chef at the new Twine & Barrel on the A1079 at Dunnington…

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It’s getting really cold out there and the perfect meal to keep you warm is a roast, right? Well why not head down to the Northern Monk Refectory in Leeds to get your Yorkshire pudding fix. The legendary York Road Co, best known for their…

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