Carriages Wine Bar
The craggy bluff, breathtaking gorge, soaring viaduct and imposing castle are reasons enough to visit the picturesque town of Knaresborough, but there is one more place to add to this list of unique attractions to visit.
Sitting conveniently on the High Street, just minutes from the railway station, is Carriages Wine Bar, one of the jewels in Yorkshire’s culinary crown. Owner and manager Christopher Richardson is clearly passionate about food, and his customerservice skills were evident as he guided us through the cosy interior to our table.
Head chef Nicholas Newby and his team are skilled in the kitchen, whipping up three different menus to tempt all tastes. Choose from flavours of lamb, venison and Stilton or perhaps cod loin with tarragon Dauphinoise in a lobster and crayfish bisque. Alternatively, the indulgent likes of beef fillet and rabbit terrine, monkfish and chorizo or wild duck breast and fennel are on offer. A separate bill of fare features a great selection of tapas dishes; vegetable, seafood and meat options are all in attendance and, of course, there are lots of sweet treats to follow. The lunchtime and early evening menus are equally impressive and promise great value for money.
The dishes change frequently, the atmosphere is homely and the tables are regularly filled. Popular Carriages is clearly a successful establishment, and definitely one that warrants calling ahead to book a table.