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Following the phenomenal success of Forage’s temporary pop-up kitchen which opened in November 2021, the business has just announced plans to create a permanent food offering with the appointment of head chef, Kieran Duffy, and today launches the spring menu. Kieran Duffy is fast becoming…

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 Allium at The Vices York with Chef Luke Sanderson has announced a plant-based takeover from 4th-7th May. Allium is a gastronomic experience to explore new and creative flavours. It’s an intimate setting of only 14 guests across two rooms, with a six-course tasting menu served…

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The Grand Pacific, which is situated inside the Queens Hotel, opened last summer as part of the iconic Grade II hotel’s £16million refurbishment. Wine & Dine Yorkshire was invited to try out the Sunday lunch menu and wow, what a treat! On arrival, the décor…

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A series of events set to excite tastebuds are coming to East Yorkshire towns from January 2022. Known as the East Riding FEASTivals, the menu of activities will be a culinary celebration of our high streets – showcasing local street foods, bars of distinction and…

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This Christmas, why not get some tips from Michel Rous JR on how to host the perfect Christmas party and make your friends or family exceptionally jealous of your cooking skills! How to entertain and keep the kitchen calm and clean If your kitchen space…

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After an impressive refurbishment, The Pine Marten has reopened its doors, boasting a new menu and elegant decor. General Manager, Richard Tate, who has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality sector, said: “I’m delighted with the makeover at The Pine Marten – we’ve retained…

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Leading independent brewer, Innis & Gunn, hosted a truly original two day event in Leeds this weekend, in celebration of their beer, The Original. Matured over time using Single Malt Whisky casks, The Original is a beer to sip and savour, something attendees were encouraged…

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Leading independent brewer, Innis & Gunn, will host a one-off, original event at Light Space in Meanwood this week, to showcase their award-winning Single Malt Whisky cask matured beer, ‘The Original’, alongside local creative talent. The event will take place across two nights on Thursday…

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Right in the heart of York, The Ivy St. Helen’s Square offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining. The Ivy first threw open its doors in York in December 2017 with a 120-cover restaurant featuring images of York on the walls, including historic lithographs of landmarks…

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The Grand Pacific, which is situated inside the Queens Hotel, opened in the summer as part of the iconic Grade II hotel’s £16million refurbishment. The restaurant incorporates flavours from far flung lands, fused together with quintessential British classics. Think Tempura Szechuan sea bass, Asian spiced…

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A new report reveals key areas for on-farm action to restore farming’s landscapes and lessen the impact of climate change Evidence from 18 farmers shows how locally-led actions are needed to bring back balance to ecosystems, rebuild soil health, prevent floods, protect water quality, restore…

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Wine & Dine Yorkshire is very excited to announce that Tommy Banks’ festive deliveries are back. From festive provisions like Black Garlic Glazed Ham and Kernel Marzipan Christmas Cake; to a 4 course Duck Crown Christmas day menu or 6 course New Year’s Eve feast with Haxby Sourdough and Chicken Fat,…

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Niki Webster, alongside Welbeck Publishing, has announced the release of My Vegan Year, the first ever young person’s guide to a whole vegan year. It will be published on 11th November 2021.  Following her 2020’s best-selling title Be More Vegan, which was aptly dubbed her…

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The company is having to work seven days a week at its current distillery in Acaster Malbis to keep up with rocketing demand for its range of six gins. York Gin uses traditional methods to make its gins in a 300-litre copper still. The new…

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There won’t be tricks but there will be plenty of treats at HECK HQ later this month, when the Bedale-based food company open the doors to its fourth farmers’ market, this time with a spooky Halloween twist. Celebrating the best of local food & drink,…

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Here at Wine & Dine Yorkshire we certainly was wined and dined at this cosy café in Halifax. Located next to The Piece Hall, Pride & Provenance, is a café/restaurant serving up a range of wines, cheeses and deli meals that are certainly scrumptious. Launched…

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Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum launches Mango and Pineapple flavours made from fruits which would have otherwise gone to waste. Zero waste week ran from 6th-10th September and turtle-saving rum, Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum, is continuing its conservation and sustainability mission with the addition of two…

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Award-winning Yorkshire Tonics is expanding its range of mixers with the launch of a new tonic called ‘Paradise’. The company – based on the Yorkshire Wolds – has introduced the new tonic following demand from consumers for a crisp and refreshing mixer from God’s Own Country. Paradise is made…

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New Gourmet Pizza & Cocktail Bar Open in Manchester Arndale’s Halle Place PizzaLuxe has now opened its brand new flagship restaurant in Manchester Arndale’s Halle Place, the new £11m food quarter. After receiving a £1.5m investment, the fast expanding pizza operator has extended its offering…

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With bank holiday weekend coming up, Functional Nutritionist, Amy Morris, from Yumi Nutrition takes an expert look at whether some of the most popular hangover cures actually work. 1. Hair of the Dog (aka More Alcohol) – Although mostly anecdotal, there is some evidence to…

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Exciting times as Leeds’ finest dining location, Crafthouse appoints Josh Barnes as head chef and launches a brand new set menu. Josh brings over 10 years extensive culinary experience, with his most recent role as Head Chef for The Galvin Company where he impressively retained its…

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Wakefield Trinity boasts an array of restaurants perfect for a bite to eat whilst shopping or celebrating with loved ones. Casa Peri Peri has recently opened, taking over from where Pizza Express used to be. On arrival, we were stunned at the interior of the…

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The newest addition to Harrogate, Pickled Sprout is located in The Yorkshire Hotel and boasts a menu packed with hearty favourites, enriching superfoods, and creative dishes using the finest ingredients from local sources. The new restaurant sees Executive Chef, Richard Ferebee heading up the kitchen,…

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We are back with another Instafoodie! This time, we speak to Emily Green who runs foodieemilyy on Instagram. Emily is a food blogger who focuses on food and drink in the Wakefield area. She is simply ‘just a girl who loves to eat’ and Wine…

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The recent Government update to its Roadmap, whilst disappointing for many, is great news for weddings.  However, with so much uncertainty, The Woodman Inn, Thunderbridge, has come up with an iron-clad, Roadmap-Proofed Plan to make sure the only hitch to the perfect day will be…

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At just nine years old, Flora Rider has triumphed over thousands of entries in the 2021 Homemade Marmalade Awards, receiving the Best-in-Show Award for her Seville Orange and Orange Blossom Marmalade. She beat entries from over 30 countries around the world, including Canada, Australia, Japan,…

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What was originally a 12th century manor house, Mosborough Hall Hotel offers a mix of tradition and modern features perfect for a night away. We visited on a sunny bank holiday and arrived to see a bride and groom celebrating their wedding day. It was…

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We are back with another instalment of INSTAFOODIE where we give our readers the chance to meet the people behind some of the biggest food blog accounts in and around Yorkshire. Our next insta foodie is ‘Food Talk with Mackenzie’ which is ran by 25…

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It’s been a while but our Instafoodie feature is back! We give our readers the chance to meet the people behind some of the biggest food blog accounts in and around Yorkshire. Our next Instafoodie is Alex Whur who runs ‘WhurldOfFoodx’ on Instagram. Her account…

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It’s been a punishing 18-months for the hospitality industry and as the UK prepares for the return of indoor dining to the great British pub, there are bound to be winners and losers in the bounce-back lottery. Things are looking promising for the 17th May start…

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After the success of their experimental outdoor dining experience during the summer of 2020, the team at the Black Bull, Sedbergh, have developed the concept and have now launched The Stables and The Meadow. James and Nina have reinvigorated elements of the first ever business,…

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Middletons Hotel in York, part of the Daniel Thwaites group, reopened their doors like many restaurants on April 12th to offer al-fresco dining. The hotel is located in a quiet residential area, unusually for a York city centre hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the Minster….

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With Stop Food Waste Day fast approaching (28th April 2021), the UK’s biggest organic dairy brand Yeo Valley Organic shares its expert tips for putting nature first and reducing food waste. From saving the last knob of butter or spoon of yogurt; to using up a hard piece of cheese…

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Foodies of Instagram cannot get enough of homeboypizzaco at the moment. The takeaway pizza service serves up strictly sourdough pizzas and is home of the pizza taco! Based in Leeds, Harry Pykett and James Fowler AKA Sgt Snuggles and Lt. Lollipop create awesome flavours and…

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For many people, lockdown has been a time where we could get creative and set-up that business that we have always wanted to. That’s what husband and wife time, Jay and Angela, did and created jayspizzaproject. A takeaway Neapolitan style pizza that is a huge…

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Spring has officially landed and we only have one weekend to wait until we can enjoy a little bit of normality again! Oakwood’s premier dining spot Chophaus are bouncing back with plans that are set to rock 2021. As well as unveiling their brand-new heated terrace,…

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Having conquered the world of music as frontman for rock institution The Who, Roger Daltrey is now making waves in the luxury drinks market, with multiple award-winning, limited edition Champagne Cuvée Roger Daltrey, pouring his passion and knowledge into its creation over three-years, in partnership…

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The former Victorian Police Station in Fulford York, has been transformed into a boutique wine store. The Vices Archive offers a stylish fusion of retail and hospitality and boasts an eclectic mix of over 100 fine Italian wines, including limited editions that are otherwise hard…

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Wine & Dine Yorkshire loves discovering new businesses that have been founded during lockdown and are having huge success. Based in Leeds, Thicc is another lockdown creation, starting from a popular foodie page to then launching nationwide delivery of baked goodies. From ‘Thicc’ cookies to…

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Since the first lockdown back in March 2020, many people from the hospitality industry have found themselves with a lot more free time due to pubs and restaurants being forced to close for majority of the past year. So many people have decided to put…

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Artisan bakery, Project D has hopped on the Easter egg trend and created a range of egg-stravagent Easter inspired doughnuts – including a giant Mini Egg Masterpiece. Project D, which was recently named Lloyds Bank Small Business of 2020, is super egg-cited about its upcoming…

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Owner of The Suburbs, The Yard & Old Dukes – Kingdom Thenga has, along with many others in the hospitality industry faced a rather turbulent 12 months. The gruelling national lockdowns have ensured all hospitality venues close apart from takeaway meaning a huge decline in…

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A Yorkshire mum of twohas launched a unique ‘mix and match’ range of frozen food products to help make toddler mealtimes easy and stress free for busy parents. Originally an accountant, Hanna Diley had the idea for Benji’s Bites during the first lockdown after she…

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Yorkshire residents say their festive menu is more important this year than ever before! For many, this Christmas won’t mean time with the wider family, or travelling to reunite with loved ones – but after nine months of intermittent lockdown, Yorkshire households (27%) are putting…

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Champagnes & Chateaux, a leading specialist wine merchant in the UK since 1989, is bringing its exclusive portfolio of quality wines direct to the consumer for the first time, perfect for Christmas and New Year celebrations. A small close-knit team, Champagnes & Chateaux can offer…

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We can’t hide from it, Brexit has happened and from 11pm on 31st December 2020, unless something extraordinary occurs, all movements of goods in and out of the EU will be subject to additional documentation and customs clearance, irrespective of whether or not a trade…

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Wine lovers across the UK can now enjoy the aromatic flavours of exclusive fine wines without leaving their homes thanks to the launch of a new, ethical wine members club. Creating exclusive fine wine and dine experiences every month for its members, Wines2U ensures those…

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Two of Yorkshire’s most ethical suppliers of fine wine and food have formed a partnership to deliver sustainably sourced, quality produce to homes across the UK. Ethical wine members club Wines2U and award-winning fresh meat and produce supplier Yorkshire Lean Meat teamed up in a…

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Here at Wine & Dine Yorkshire we have been getting to know some local businesses in our area who are offering some tasty treat whilst this uncertain year continues. We had a chat husband and wife, Zoey and Mac, who run Cinnaful, a small Cinnabon…

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Our Instafoodie feature continues where we give our readers the chance to meet the people behind some of the biggest food blog accounts in and around Yorkshire. Our next Instafoodie is Charlotte Garston who runs ‘garston.eats’ on Instagram. Her account has over 6,000 followers as…

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We are soon coming to the most wonderful time of the year… even if it is a little different this year. However, we still need a little Christmas cheer even if the world is a little strange at the moment. To celebrate XmasMix Radio playing non-stop Christmas…

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Our Instafoodie feature continues where we give our readers the chance to meet the people behind some of the biggest food blog accounts in and around Yorkshire. Our next Instafoodie is India Benjamin who runs ‘Out In Leeds’ on Instagram. Her account has nearly 7,000…

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For couple, Tayla Harris and Harry Lynch, planning to travel around the world was their next adventure after finishing university. They needed to fund their travels so decided to sell sweet pizza boxes in their local area to make some extra cash. Over a year…

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Here at Wine & Dine Yorkshire we have launched a brand new feature that gives our readers the chance to meet an instafoodie! An instafoodie is a someone with a dedicated Instagram page for all things food and drink, which we love here at Wine…

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As England enters another lockdown, many people turn to takeout/delivery services to add some excitement to being stuck in the house. This is a great way to support local businesses in your area and of course get your hands on some yummy treats. One business…

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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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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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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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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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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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