A couple of years ago this was the Good Food Guide's Restaurant of the Year. Having looked at maps to plan our route I had feared that the roads would be difficult, as it looks a little inaccessible, being at the far end of a reservoir in the dales, but I needn't have worried. The five mile road from Pateley Bridge was bendy but never too narrow. It has a Michelin star. Based on our experience, we think it deserves two. The surroundings are as beautiful as can be, the service was wonderful and the meal was a delight from beginning to end.
|Rabbit and Langoustine|
Dessert for me was a pressed grapefruit thing with white chocolate ice cream and a peanut brittle. Three things that sound as though they shouldn't go together. Well, I enjoyed it anyway. Mary had cheese and biscuits. The cheese selection was expertly explained, and some of the biscuits were homemade (I think).
This restaurant has gone to near the top of our all-time favourites list, and we plan to return for my birthday meal later in the year.