Le Caveau Restaurant
86 High Street, Skipton, BD23 1JJ
Hidden beneath the streets of historic Skipton, Le Caveau transforms a 16th-century castle dungeon into an exclusive town centre dining experience. The atmospheric arches, coupled with the sterling service, ensure a special spot for a bistro meal. Browsing the menu in the lounge, the knowledgeable hostess was able to recommend wine pairings to match any menu choice. We eventually settled on delightful starters of king scallops and a dish of succulent wood pigeon on a bed of risotto, and then gorgeous slow-roasted oxtail and Yorkshire duck breast for our main courses. Mark, the owner and head chef, champions local produce and clearly knows how to do the quality of his ingredients justice. Alongside the concise but original menu, a specials board ensures plenty of variety, including game, seafood and vegetarian options. Le Caveau may be a small and almost secretive location for such a fine restaurant, but then again you do have to dig for diamonds.