The Grand, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD
Recently awarded three AA rosettes, Hudsons at The Grand, York is an exquisite fine dining restaurant that demonstrates culinary excellence in each and every dish. Guests are encouraged to relax and immerse themselves in a total fine dining experience. It’s truly a place for special occasions, with gleaming chandeliers, lavish upholstery and wooden panelling adorning the walls. Great care and attention to detail go into the plates, but they’re designed to use very few ingredients to the effect of refreshing simplicity. The aim at Hudsons is to reflect the Yorkshire countryside in an ever-changing set menu that combines contemporary flair with produce from vegetable plots, orchards, and local farms. Friendly, unobtrusive staff will present you with an ever-changing ninecourse tasting menu, which can be enhanced by a wine flight to complement each dish. Catering to all tastes and dietary requirements, a nine-course vegetarian tasting menu is also available. This attention to detail is echoed throughout the experience, from the menu and drinks choice to the personal service. The knowledgeable team is always on-hand to make your experience as special as can be, but the most memorable element of this outstanding dining experience has to be the food. Expect the likes of hay-smoked beetroot, puffed chicken skin and celeriac to cleanse the palate, followed by perfectly conceived plates such as hand-dived scallops with heritage potato and trout roe, poached venison accompanied by penny bun and pickled elderberries, and barbecued duck breast served with caramelised shallots, shiitake and radicchio. For a final flourish, a mouth-watering chocolate, orange and almond dessert is served, alongside a blackberry and apple dish and a heavenly cheese trolley. Each dish is as flavoursome as the last, and the order of presentation paints a delicious picture of Yorkshire’s culinary landscape while showcasing all the finesse associated with modern gastronomy. Hudsons has achieved a winning combination. Couple this with the exemplary service and timeless decor and you have the perfect destination for a special occasion.