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 building is welcoming, with cosy seating, rustic tables and chairs, and lots of space and light. This is a super addition to this historic area of North Yorkshire (the Wars of the Roses’ Battle of Towton was fought nearby).

Pre-lunch options include homemade granola, traditional cooked breakfast with Fields baked beans, or a selection of brunch dishes. On a recent visit we chose eggs Florintine, consisting of two free-range poached eggs, toasted rye bread, buttered spinach and fresh Hollandaise sauce. On another visit occasion we stopped by for lunch and enjoyed excellent sandwiches, which are served on either artisan rye bread with caraway seeds, ciabatta or bloomer bread. They braise their ham hock on site, so it is a truly Yorkshire ham!

Fields Kitchen has excellent drinks selection, including Brew Tea Co loose-leaf tea in amazing glass tea pots, and Leodois coffee – a small independent company which roasts its beans in Yorkshire.

There’s a seating area outside surrounded by flowering plants and shrubs – it adjoins a garden centre after all – plus the pretty Yorkshire countryside. The staff are super friendly, eager to help and serve with a smile. You can’t really ask for more than that.

I couldn’t recommend this café more. It’s lovely to see small independent places like this serving local ingredients and cooking from scratch with care.

Ann Fugler
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Ann lives in North Yorkshire, has recently retired and enjoys writing about all things Yorkshire, food and travel. She loves her own garden and visiting others too.