survey result

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This extended fifteenth-century inn (nowadays with nearly fifty bedrooms) sits at the heart of this very attractive market town. Its Gallery Restaurant (named for its dual purpose during the day as an art gallery) has quite a reputation, and – despite sustained gripes over the years that it’s rather pricey – all reports rate it good or better.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This extended fifteenth-century inn (nowadays with nearly fifty bedrooms) sits at the heart of this very attractive market town. Its Gallery Restaurant (named for its dual purpose during the day as an art gallery) has quite a reputation, and – despite sustained gripes over the years that it’s rather pricey – all reports rate it good or better.

Summary

£90
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely afternoon tea” is a well-known feature of this attractive, traditional hotel at the centre of the town. When it comes to more substantial meals, though, the mixed themes from earlier years were again apparent: “inconsistent cooking, yet gourmet prices”.

Summary

£69
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “lovely old hotel”, whose “gorgeous traditional afternoon tea served with a modern twist” is “absolutely outstanding”. Reports on more serious cuisine hered attracted mixed reports this year however – what is “totally delicious” to fans is to others “very average and at high prices”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
No dress code
74

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £28.50 £3.50 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Market Pl, Helmsley, YO62 5BJ
Opening hours
Monday7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday7:30 pm‑9:30 pm

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