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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Yorkshire

On the one hand you’ve got Dales pubs, Yorkshire bitter, quaint tearooms, Henderson’s Relish, the Rhubarb Triangle, Parkin and all that amazing traditional Yorkshire food; on the other you’ve got bustling, creative urban restaurants, craft brewers and the producers of the new wave of Yorkshire delights. With the help of our Yorkie editor, based up near Malton, Great Food Club will guide you to the best Yorkshire restaurants, pubs, producers, delis and farm shops, with some great member offers thrown in.

  • FREE to join
  • Be guided to great independents, from street-food stalls to stylish restaurants
  • Up to 25% off with your membership card

Recommended businesses in Yorkshire

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • ‘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…

  • 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…

  • Bert’s Barrow Farm Shop

    Bert’s Barrow started out as just that – a roadside fruit and veg barrow in north Yorkshire, run by Bert. Now it’s grown into a lovely farm shop run by Bert’s family…

  • 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…

  • Birkin Tea Room

    A quaint, peaceful tea room next to fishing ponds. Perfect for lovers of afternoon teas…

  • 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…

  • Born & Bred

    Born & Bred of Yorkshire works closely with more than 60 handpicked local artisan food producers, farmers and growers to deliver farm-shop quality ingredients to customers across the UK…

  • Brayton Farm Shop

    Celebrating the county’s best food producers, Brayton Farm Shop and cafe in Brayton near Selby is a Yorkshire treat under one roof…

  • Burtree Puddings

    This Darlington-based producer’s delightful puds have picked up many a star in the Guild of Fine Foods’ Great Taste Awards. One taste and you’ll understand why…

  • D’Oyly’s Tearoom

    Situated on a farm in the idyllic village of Bolton Percy, close to York and Tadcaster, D’Oyly’s is a true down to earth, family-run tearoom and B&B…

  • Farm Bistro & Bakery

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

  • Farmer Copleys Farm Shop, Cafe & Restaurant

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

  • Haxby Bakehouse

    This award-winning artisan bakery and deli is passionate about sourdough bread and supplies the star restaurants of York…

  • 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…

  • Lottie Shaw’s Bakery

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

  • Millers Fish & Chips

    This North Yorks institution serves the best fish & chips in the North-East and is in the top 10 in the country, according to the National Fish & Chip Awards 2016…

  • Mr P’s Curious Tavern

    A characterful tavern in a fine Grade II-listed building on York’s Petergate serving tapas-sized plates, fabulous gins and more…

  • Nidd Wick Farm

    Superb quality Longhorn beef raised traditionally on the banks of the River Nidd in North Yorkshire – delivered straight to your door…

  • Nutrition Joe’s

    A modern café in Harrogate that’s part of an independent gym, combining nutritional expertise with a passion for local and homemade food…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Skosh

    A buzzing, laid-back and modern restaurant in York offering a grazing-style menu of contemporary and internationally influenced dishes…

  • Source

    Source is a cosy restaurant in York city centre serving fresh, slow-cooked, flavoursome foods. It offers an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu…

  • 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…

  • Teajuanas

    Teajuanas is an eclectic York coffee shop serving a unique and varied menu of Spanish Pinxtos and traditional Spanish, Italian, Brazilian and British fare…

  • The Alice Hawthorn

    A lovely, well-cared-for Yorkshire country inn with its own veg patch, offering good food and a pleasant ambience…

  • The Black Swan at Oldstead

    A delightfully remote Yorkshire restaurant with rooms that holds both a Michelin Star and four AA Rosettes…

  • 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…

  • The Café at Field & Fawcett

    A stylish, local-sourcing independent café on the outskirts of York, attached to a brilliant bottle shop and lovely deli…

  • The Chequers Inn

    A charming, traditional country pub, situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Ledsham – cosy dining rooms, a lovely beer garden, and hearty food…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • The Little Coffee House

    A welcoming, friendly independent coffee house in Selby, Yorkshire, serving great homemade food, including amazing cakes…

  • The Peppered Pig

    A charming and excellent restaurant in a rustic barn conversion with an on-site deli and resident VW camper van (which you can eat in!)…

  • The Queen O’ T’ Owd Thatch

    A gardener, chef and bartender have combined their talents to create an award-winning modern dining pub in the delightful village…

  • The Rattle Owl

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

  • The Star Inn at Harome

    Fourteenth century, thatched and Michelin-starred: this North Yorkshire pub has a string of deserved awards to its name…

  • 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 Victoria at Cattal

    A warm and welcoming Yorkshire pub offering good service and decent food, including an especially fine array of fish dishes…

  • Tomahawk Steakhouse

    Tomahawk Steakhouse serves the finest dry-aged steaks, Yorkshire Wagyu and other top-notch local meat, fish and vegetarian dishes…

  • True Story

    True Story in York is a cosy, family-run café specialising in vegetarian and vegan cooking. It’s an ideal place to meet with friends or to read in peace…

  • 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…

  • YO Bakehouse

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

  • Yorkshire Dama Cheese

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

  • Yorkshire Fine Cheese

    A small independent cheesemaker near Huddersfield that produces a delightful mould-ripened cheese called Barncliffe Brie…

  • Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil

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

  • Zoya

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

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