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 published in hardback in 1951, the Guide originally cost five shillings and listed “600 places throughout Britain where you can rely on a good meal at a reasonable price” within its 224 pages.

Skosh, York

In total, 70 restaurants, pubs and cafés across Yorkshire have been recommended in the 2019 guide, with 13 in Leeds. The Moorcock Inn in Sowerby Bridge was singled out for ‘Best Use of Ingredients’ and also picked up a special editor’s award as ‘Best New Entry’. Judges commented: “Food in the must-book restaurant marries localism, foraging and fermentation with an enthusiasm for cooking over fire.”

Masterchef star Liz Cottam’s Home is one of Leeds’ new entries in the Guide this year, as is stylish Japanese restaurant, Issho. Other new Yorkshire entries include Ashoka in Sheffield, Partisan in York and No Name, also in Sheffield.

Meanwhile, restaurants including Man Behind The Curtain, The Reliance and Friends of Ham all retain their places. As do these places that I have previously reviewed and recommended for Great Food Club:

Skosh, York
Mr P’s Curious Tavern, York
Rascills, Raskelf
The Rattle Owl, York
The Hare Inn, Scawton
The Black Swan, Oldstead
The Star Inn, Harome

I have my own copy of the Guide and will be adding my reviews here for Great Food Club as I eat my way through the best places in God’s Own County! Wish me luck!

The Star at Harome

Ann Fugler
The author:

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.