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Articles by Ann Fugler

Yorkshire – the Northern Powerhouse – as featured in the Good Food Guide 2019

Waitrose’s eagerly anticipated Good Food Guide 2019 has just been launched, outlining its top restaurants for 2019. The Guide ranks some of the finest dining establishments in the country and also features high-quality eateries in local areas and neighbourhoods. The Good Food Guide still uses reader feedback and anonymous inspections to compile its reviews. First […]

Fodder

Fodder is the stand-out place in Harrogate to pick up North Yorkshire’s best ingredients – and help the local community while you’re at it…

Review: Fields Kitchen, Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire

Fields Kitchen, a new addition to the North Yorkshire food scene, nestles on the outskirts of Sherburn-in-Elmet. It is a culinary celebration of the region and features traditional dishes given a 21st century makeover. Open daily, it offers breakfast, lunch and sweet treats, sourcing from local suppliers in York, Leeds and surrounding villages. The new […]

Steenbergs

Steenbergs of North Yorkshire is a family-run artisan spice company specialising in ethical sourcing and the hand-blending of spices, teas and home-baking ingredients…

Weetons Food Hall

Weetons Food Hall is a Harrogate institution, offering food lovers the chance to shop for the best locally sourced products in a stylish Victorian setting. It’s a café, deli, food hall and butcher’s…

Rascills Restaurant

Rascills is a hidden gem on the outskirts of Raskelf in the Vale of York. Owners Lindsey and Richard Johns have created a small, intimate, elegant restaurant…

The Rattle Owl

The Rattle Owl is an award-winning restaurant within a spit of York’s Micklegate Bar…

The Dutch House

The Dutch House is a delightful café with art gallery and wildlife garden set in the pretty countryside a few miles north of York, near the village of Crayke…

The Courtyard Dairy

The Courtyard Dairy near Settle in North Yorkshire is a characterful and expert cheesemonger, selling the best artisanal cheeses from Britain and Europe…

Crunch on a Slack Ma Girdle. Tuck into a Dog’s Snout…

Do you prefer a sweet apple or a sharp, tart apple? It all depends on mood and individual taste, I know. And there are apples whose very name puts you off eating them. I don’t really fancy the Dog’s Snout (an old Yorkshire cooker) or Bloody Ploughman, or tucking into a Sheepnose, Ballyfatten, Hangdown, Redstreak, […]

Queen’s Mill Tea Rooms

Cosy Queen’s Mill Tea Rooms in Castleford, West Yorkshire, stand where flour for Allinson’s bread – “bread wi’ nowt taken out” – was once milled…

Bistro Guy

Bistro Guy in York is exactly what a neighbourhood restaurant should be, offering great-tasting food, unpretentious service, nice surroundings and excellent value…

Yorkshire Dama Cheese

Yorkshire Dama Cheese is a story of inspirational bravery alongside the creation of multi-award-winning British cheeses…

‘Your Local Lunch Club’ at Bedern Hall

‘Your Local Lunch Club’ at Bedern Hall in York is a fun monthly lunch club serving local produce at a fair price…

Bettys at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

Bettys at the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr offers all the delights of a traditional Bettys but in a very different modern location…

Why afternoon tea at Bettys is a must

There are few better places to take afternoon tea than Bettys in York (or its five other Yorkshire branches for that matter). Especially when you’re with friends and family. From the outside, Bettys is gorgeous. It’s grand, traditional and looks magical – and there’s usually a queue of people outside to prove it. The Belmont Room, Bettys’ upstairs […]

Side Oven Bakery

Side Oven Bakery in the Yorkshire Wolds is part of an organic farm that grows and produces its own delicious mueslis and granolas. It mills its own flours, too…

The Bread Shed

The Bread Shed in Beverley, East Yorkshire, is a gem. Head there for delights such as freshly baked spelt-and-raisin bread, sticky Chelsea buns and sublime teacakes…

Review: Tours in a Dish, York

It won’t have escaped your notice, but there’s quite a bit of food and drink activity going on in Yorkshire. So much, in fact, that it can make me feel quite dizzy. From Michelin-starred to fabulous street-food; from beer, wine and gin to excellent cheeses; from meats to the best rhubarb; from amazing seafood to […]

Tc Patisserie

Tc Patisserie in Beverley, East Yorkshire, is run by Thierry Condette, who trained as a patisserie chef in one of the classic French cooking academies…

YO Bakehouse

An artisanal bakery and coffee house just off the Market Square in picturesque Malton – arguably Yorkshire’s foodie capital…

Little Valley Brewery

Little Valley Brewery is a family-run organic brewery, located high on the Yorkshire Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale, just outside Hebden Bridge…

Zoya

Zoya in Oulton near Leeds has a deserved reputation for excellent food, attentive service and a buzzing atmosphere…

Aldo’s Pizzeria

With its warm, buzzing atmosphere and good food, Aldo’s is a perfect little gem in sleepy Cleckheaton, just off the M62…

Farmer Copleys Farm Shop, Cafe & Restaurant

An award-winning farm shop and cafe near Pontefract that by evening transforms into the Beast restaurant…

Farm Bistro & Bakery

Located above its own bakery, this Harrogate café and bistro will relax and satisfy appetites with great home-cooked food…

Lottie Shaw’s Bakery

A family-run craft bakery in Elland that makes some of the finest Yorkshire parkin you’ll ever taste…

The Temperance Spirit Company

In need of a sophisticated low-sugar alcohol-free drink? The Temperance Spirit Company from Skipton in North Yorkshire are here to help…

The Hare Inn at Scawton

A 13th century inn located in the picturesque village of Scawton on the North York Moors, serving quite simply excellent food…

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil

Wonderful oils, dressings and mayonnaise made using rapeseed grown on a family farm in Thixendale, North Yorkshire…