Tommy Banks, the chef behind Oldstead’s revered Black Swan (number eight on the Harden’s 100 list of the country’s best restaurants), has announced plans for a second venture called Roots in York this autumn. Banks “produces exceptional, exciting – even mind-blowing – tastes and textures, with subtlety, intensity, and integrity” at Black Swan, which is “well […]

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Chef Craig Atchinson has relaunched his York restaurant Hudson’s by Craig Atchinson as part of the Grand Hotel & Spa’s £15 million refurbishment. The fine dining venue has moved from its previous home to a smaller, adjacent room, reducing covers from 60 to 28 to ‘allow greater focus on culinary excellence’. The restaurant now offers […]

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Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale’s Yorke Arms hotel – one of the UK’s best dining destinations and a top scorer in our annual survey for many years – has been put up for sale for a reported £1.75 million. The 16 bedroom “old coach house/shooting lodge which enjoys a fabulous, picturesque setting” near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, was bought by chef […]

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