Food and drink
Very much British at heart, the seasonal menus created by chef and partner Chris Pragnell come with some lovely and highly creative flourishes such as grilled goats cheese on cider apples accompanied by black pudding and cider mustard cream. Nods are also made in an overseas direction and include north African meatballs with vegetable tagine and minted crème fraiche. From a full Yorkshire breakfast through to afternoon tea, food is also served throughout the day until the dinner menu takes over.
When I called in, I was well rewarded with the simple rolled, flat iron steak with a parmesan and herb crust accompanied by swede puree and goose fat chips.
The humble interiors mix period furniture with contemporary decor. Bright and cheery during the day, intimate and atmospheric come nightfall, this is one of the places where the food does the talking.
Extremely welcoming whenever I’ve visited which goes hand in hand with a dedication to the cause of great cooking.
To the north of the city centre, just a couple of minutes walk outside the city walls on Gillygate.
Exceedingly good value; for appetisers, prices range from £5.50-£8.00, while expect to pay between £9.50 and £17.00 for a main course. Two course lunch deals are available through the week for £11.95 per person.
Tables to book
Head for the table overlooking the busy street of Gillygate or one at the rear with views over the terraced garden and historic city wall just beyond.
- Families with teenagers
- Seasoned travellers
- Design and architecture