At the top of Skipton’s charming High Street, you’ll find the Grade II listed building that’s home to Alexander’s, an exciting new bar and kitchen with a deliciously contemporary social dining concept. Inspired by the most elegant highlights of European culture, the interior is luxurious and modern, with a nod to Edwardian grandeur. A beautiful reception parlour with tiled floors and marble tables is the perfect spot for a relaxed morning coffee, afternoon tea, or evening drinks with a touch of class. At the stunning pewter bar, you’ll find an extensive selection of drinks. With everything from Alexander’s signature cocktails and celebratory fizz to a tempting range of craft beer and gin, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re not sure what you fancy, the knowledgeable staff are always on-hand to help you decide.
A relaxed ambience and classy surrounds provide a comfortable yet unique and memorable dining experience. The talented chefs create beautiful dishes to satisfy all tastes and preferences. It’s the sort of food that brings people together, gets people talking, and keeps diners returning. Breakfast and brunch options are served until midday, while international tapas dishes and sharing boards are available from lunch through to dinner. There’s also a Parlour menu available from 10am to 5.45pm featuring homemade cakes, cream tea and seasonal afternoon tea. The evening menu features small plates and sharing dishes, designed for sharing with friends and family. The menu changes regularly, so you might find dishes such as truffled mushroom arancini with fontina cheese and tomato ragout, and fried Italian burrata. Meat dishes such as Alexander’s famous treacle beef and braised short rib mac and cheese are popular choices. If you fancy a taste of seafood, plump for the likes of Whitby crab salad. Visit on a Sunday to sample a family sharing board – Alexander’s innovative take on the traditional Sunday roast. Dogs are welcome too.
Live entertainment throughout the week, including acoustic music on Sundays, makes Alexander’s a great spot for a social get-together, while free Wi-Fi is useful for business meetings. In addition to its stylish indoor spaces, Alexander’s boasts two enchanting outdoor areas. Enjoy al fresco dining all year round on the heated terrace and take in the captivating views. Perhaps the most peaceful space at Alexander’s is the secret garden. Seek it out and you’ll find an unexpected oasis offering the best views in town. With fire pits and large umbrellas, it’s another spot that can be enjoyed throughout the year.