The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel
After a day spent exploring, settle into the stylish restaurant, which has been carefully restored to its Georgian splendour and has held a coveted AA rosette for the last five years. Local Yorkshire produce is at the heart of the menu, used carefully to create an ever-changing parade of classic cuisine, with plenty of French and Italian flavours too. These original dishes will appeal to a variety of tastes, showcasing the undeniable talents of a chef who obviously has an inherent understanding of food. Perhaps begin with duo of local venison, haunch rillete and smoked loin. Fish fans will love Whitby cod cooked three ways - deep-fried in a Richmond Station Ale batter, a pan-roasted fillet and crispy salt cod brandade. Spring vegetable risotto with warm asparagus, garden peas and courgette is a must for vegetarians, but whatever your tastes, you'll find a dish packed with passion, local ingredients and culinary expertise. Desserts complete the decadent story offering absolute indulgence.
The friendly and professional staff will make you feel entirely relaxed and at home, whether you're popping in for a refreshing coffee or a leisurely lunch. Once you've enjoyed the food and the extensive wine list, however, you won't want to leave in a hurry - having just been awarded three-star status, perhaps this is a good time to mention the luxurious individually designed guest rooms' Like everything at The Frenchgate, they are irresistible.