DRUMROLL PLEASE!

Here are your winners of the 2017 H&N Yorkshire EAT Awards, voted for by the general public.

BEST SUBURBAN

MOODY COW, APPERLEY BRIDGE  

An independently owned Steakhouse, Bar and Grill, Moody Cow offer a relaxed professional environment for you to enjoy and relax. Their speciality is the quality of their locally sourced steak from locally reared livestock, but don’t despair if steak isn’t your thing they  offer a fantastic range of fish, chicken, burgers and house specialities – which include Fajitas, Homemade Kievs, Beef Brisket and Low and Slow Baby Back Pork Ribs. So come along and join the Herd to see what all the fuss is about!!

 

AMALTHEA, ADEL  

Amalthea is a family run Greek restaurant in Adel,  Leeds. It offers authentic Greek cuisine which is purely Greek – not generally Mediterranean.  Amalthea is an independent, Greek-owned family Bistro with a deli full of handmade, all-natural foods direct from small producers from all over Greece. These ingredients are often used in their recipes, original flavours from Greece. A dip made from Greek tomatoes, for example, is unique – the Greek sun makes them sweeter and more flavoursome.

 

 

BEST CHEF

JOE CROWE, 7 STEPS, PUDSEY

7 Steps is a fusion of modern meets traditional – great quality local ales, fantastic, cutting edge cocktails, locally sourced grub and a cosy, rustic setting.  Creative Director Joe Crowe (Manager & Head Chef) and his top team have tailored a fresh perspective on eating and drinking in the Pudsey area, providing a high quality product which is not to be truffled with! Between them they have years experience in the industry, working in various positions and soaking up knowledge from different bars, restaurants & cuisines alike. With these guys creating ever evolving dishes and cocktails, the sky’s the limit.

 

 

 

 

 

BEST SERVICE

SAN CARLO, SOUTH PARADE

The 140 seated stylish restaurant has been designed to create its own, unique atmosphere, using natural light and glass to blend contemporary and classic themes. This exciting new destination features a hand carved stone bar, imported from Italy and a unique, three metre iced seafood display.

 

 

 

 

 

BEST CAFE BAR

HEPWORTHS DELI

Situated in the wonderful setting of Thorntons Arcade, Leeds City Centre. Hepworth’s Deli & Kitchen has become renowned for its speciality sandwiches, fine dining, quality ale selection and exceptional wines. Owned and run by Joe Hepworth and his amazing team, Hepworth’s Deli is particularly proud of their high quality, freshly made salads, artisan cheeses, hams and pastry items. Working with local suppliersand farmers Hepworth’s Kitchen’s main focus is to give it’s customers a personal and intimate dining experience with a contiuous focus on quality produced and cooked food.

 

BEST NEWCOMER

POTTING SHED, GUISELEY

The old HSBC bank, has been completely transformed in to The Potting Shed Bar & Gardens in Guiseley which has a unique garden-themed design and a newly-created lawned roof terrace with a retractable roof allowing it to be used all year round. Other features include a first floor gin bar and a large brightly-coloured outdoor shed for booth seating.

The Potting Shed’s signature menu, for ‘feeding and watering’, specialises in freshly homemade food such as wood-fired pizzas and stacked burgers, craft beers, cocktails and artisan spirits.

 

BEST EUROPEAN

TRATTORIA IL FORNO

A small family run restaurant in Horsforth. Trattoria Il Forno has a  genuine wood burning pizza oven throws the smell of freshly baking pizza throughout the restaurant and they also have a great choice of other Italian classics along with an extensive coffee and drink selection, and of course ice cream. The restaurant isn’t formal, really laid back with a lovely atmosphere. They are family friendly and can accommodate larger parties and families. They also have free wifi which makes it a great place for a business lunch

 

 

AMALFI RISTORANTE, YEADON

Local fresh Italian cuisine for everyone. Amalfi prides itself in offering fine Italian food in north Leeds located on the edge of Yeadon, only 1 mile from the Airport. This stylish  Italian Restaurant combines authentic and modern Italian food along with a relaxed atmosphere Sample their menu along with an extensive wine selection and enjoy the contemporary surroundings

 

 

 

BEST BRITISH

BLACK SWAN, HELMSLEY

The Black Swan offers the perfect retreat from the rest of the world. Offering boundless hospitality, home from home country comfort, roaring fires, exceptional cuisine and the lure of a traditional Yorkshire tea room. Situated on the boundary of the stunning North York Moors National Park, the market town of Helmsley is the perfect gateway to all that North Yorkshire has to offer.

 

 

 

 

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT

BURLINGTON AT DEVONSHIRE ARMS

The award-winning Burlington Restaurant at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa combines classical country house style with fresh, exciting, modern British menus from one of the UK’s most talented Chefs, Paul Leonard. Their Head Chef seasonal tasting menus use some of Yorkshire’s finest ingredients, including those grown in the hotel’s own kitchen garden, reared or caught on the Duke’s estate or produced locally. Let him surprise you with his choice of stunning and delicious dishes.

 

 

 

BEST COCKTAIL BAR

SKY LOUNGE, LEEDS

With stunning views, amazing cocktails, fabulous menus and fantastic service, Sky lounge has been blazing the trail on stylish drinking in Leeds for a good while now. When that time of day comes round and we all just want to party, the Sky Lounge is the place to do just that. The twinkle from the lights, the view, the space, the heated balcony, the cocktails, and of course the music. It’s the resident Bar Manager, Scott and his team’s priority is to ensure you have a night you won’t forget.

 

 

 

BEST WORLD

MY THAI

My Thai Restaurants have hit on an unbelievably successful winning formula with their authentic taste of Thailand in their restaurants and street food outlets. Having grown their brand at a meteoric rate with My Thai’s now in Bradford, Leeds, Manchester and York, their menus and consistent standard of service once again sees them as winners in the H&N Yorkshire Dining Awards.

 

BEST FOOD RETAILER

LOVE BROWNIES

“THERE ARE LOTS OF CHOCOLATE GIFTS AROUND. WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT LOVE BROWNIES? Well, obviously we think they’re delicious, or we wouldn’t be selling them. But how they’re made is also important – and that’s individually by hand, with love, using the best, most natural ingredients we can find. We set up our little bakery because we love good food. We love the luxury of beautifully wrapped gifts – and we love making people happy. It’s really not very complicated.”

 

 

 

BEST ASIAN

KEBABEESH, GREENGATES, BRADFORD

Kebabeesh is an award-winning Asian restaurant in Bradford whose influences, like the tastes in their signature dishes, come from India and Pakistan and echo all the way back to the ancient Mughal Empire. Founder, Jay, hails from the culinary capital of Pakistan, Lahore – centre of culture, art and literature – and also draws on his father’s Persian heritage for inspiration. All chefs are classically trained in the best hotels in Lahore, India and Dubai and, together with Jay and his son Ammar, they create exciting menus with fortnightly or monthly specials to introduce you to new, authentic flavours. They take their standing as a top Asian restaurant in Leeds/Bradford seriously. Very much part of the local community,you will feel right at home at this longstanding restaurant.

 

 

BEST BURGER

ALMOST FAMOUS

Definitely more than ‘almost’ famous in Leeds. Almost Famous in the Northern Quarter has been serving up huge burgers, loaded fries and stacks of other good stuff for a while now. We are big fans and if there was ever a perfect ‘day after the night before’ place, this is it. A staple for us on Sundays and an all round feel good gaff, for the third year running Almost Famous takes best in class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST FISH AND CHIPS

TOWNGATE FISHERIES, IDLE

Winners of this category for the third time in a row, and not because they are round the corner from me or because my whole family go there every Monday night  for a take out- it’s their fresh, sustainably sourced fish wrapped in crisp batter, served with golden chips, a sprinkle of salt and vinegar and a portion of our homemade mushy peas that make Towngates the winner! Blinding! Isn’t it time you tantalised your taste buds with some MULTI awarding winning fish and chips from Towngate Fisheries at High Street, Idle, Bradford? Cooked with great skill and passion by experienced fryers, proud to serve the nation’s favourite dish at its finest.

BEST GASTRO

STANSFIELD ARMS

The Stansfield Arms dates back to 1543. They serve good homemade food all day, every day and have real ales as well as a good wine list. Perfect in the summer on their huge south facing patio area and cosy in the winter by the open fires.

 

 

 

 

BEST CITY CENTRE

STOCKDALES OF YORKSHIRE

Opening our doors for the first time in September 2015, Stockdales of Yorkshire endeavours to bring together a deep understanding of local produce, agriculture and an unrivalled restaurant environment. Our dedicated and passionate team provide a truly memorable culinary experience suitable for every occasion.

 

 

 

 

BEST STREET FOOD

ZAAP THAI STREET FOOD

When you step inside  Zaap restaurant you will feel like you have been transported into a Bangkok street food market, with all its magical hustle and bustle, neon lighting, funky tuk tuks and, of course the most amazing Thai street food you will ever taste! With over 80 of the most authentic Thai street food dishes on the menu, your taste buds will rock to the Bangkok vibe and you’ll feel like you are in the street food capital of the world, Thailand.

 

 

 

BEST FINE DINING

THE BOX TREE

The Box Tree is one of the oldest buildings in Ilkley. Originally a Yorkshire stone farmhouse dating from 1720, home to a generation of gentleman farmers from Denton, the house subsequently bought by businessman, Septimus Wray – the owner of the Bridge House Gardens. This period saw the property developed for business and it was in the late nineteenth century that box trees were first planted in the front garden and thus became known as Box Tree House. During later years the Box Tree became both an antique shop and a tearoom, before the potential for a fine restaurant in Ilkley was recognised.

Opened in 1962 by Malcolm Reid and Colin Long, the Box Tree quickly became the North’s most successful restaurant, with two Michelin stars to its name. Without exception, the Box Tree featured in every good food guide as renowned chefs Michael Truelove, Edward Denny and the more contemporary Marco Pierre White each made their mark on the menus and the history of the restaurant. More currently Simon and Rena Gueller have worked hard to reposition this restaurant and are themselves forging ahead in the story of the Box Tree.

BEST STEAK HOUSE

MOODY COW

An independently owned Steakhouse, Bar and Grill, Moody Cow offer a relaxed professional environment for you to enjoy and relax. Their speciality is the quality of their locally sourced steak from locally reared livestock, but don’t despair if steak isn’t your thing they  offer a fantastic range of fish, chicken, burgers and house specialities – which include Fajitas, Homemade Kievs, Beef Brisket and Low and Slow Baby Back Pork Ribs. So come along and join the Herd to see what all the fuss is about!!

 

BEST EARLY BIRD

AMALFI, YEADON

Local fresh Italian cuisine for everyone. Amalfi prides itself in offering fine Italian food in north Leeds located on the edge of Yeadon, only 1 mile from the Airport. This stylish  Italian Restaurant combines authentic and modern Italian food along with a relaxed atmosphere Sample their menu along with an extensive wine selection and enjoy the contemporary surroundings

 

 

 

 

BEST LOOKING

TATTU, LEEDS

Tattu Restaurant & Bar is located in the heart of East Parade, Leeds. The restaurant offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, fusing traditional Asian flavours with exquisite presentation delivered by head chef, Clifton Muil, and his talented team. The bar provides an intimate atmosphere, inviting guests to relax and enjoy the extensive cocktail menu. Each one of our diverse cocktails is inspired by the designs of different body artists with their own unique styles and unusual flavour combinations. A detailed wine list and bottle serve menu are also available. Tattu takes inspiration from body art and its rich history, inviting guests on a sensory journey from East to West, delivering a unique experience unlike any other.

BEST SUNDAY LUNCH

7 STEPS PUDSEY

7 Steps is a fusion of modern meets traditional – great quality local ales, fantastic, cutting edge cocktails, locally sourced grub and a cosy, rustic setting.  Creative Director Joe Crowe (Manager & Head Chef) and his top team have tailored a fresh perspective on eating and drinking in the Pudsey area, providing a high quality product which is not to be truffled with! Between them they have years experience in the industry, working in various positions and soaking up knowledge from different bars, restaurants & cuisines alike. With these guys creating ever evolving dishes and cocktails, the sky’s the limit.

LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT

SALVO’S, HEADINGLEY

Salvatore Dammone opened Salvo’s Restaurant in 1976. After celebrating over 40 years in business, Salvo’s still remains one of the most innovative Italian restaurants in the region serving contemporary Italian food in an informal relaxed atmosphere, a simple consistent formula which has kept thousands of fantastic customers coming back for more.

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

ARC INSPIRATIONS

Established in 1999 by Martin Wolstencroft and Chris Ure, Arc Inspirations opened its first bar, The Arc in Headingley, Leeds in 2000. Within four years, The Box and Trio Bar & Grill both in Headingley were launched along with Zed (now Kith & Kin) and the Hub in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. 2006 saw the launch of the first bar outside Leeds, Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Harrogate.

In October 2007, Napa Bar & Kitchen was launched in Roundhay, Leeds. May 2008 saw the opening of Kobe in Horsforth, Leeds, the company’s eighth venture.

In July 2013, a second Banyan Bar & Kitchen opened in York and then a month later The Pit opened on Merrion Street in Leeds city centre. In November 2013, following the massive success of The Pit in Leeds City Centre, the Hub was rebranded as the second Pit.

2014 saw a third Pit open in Harrogate. In November 2014 Manahatta on Merrion Street in Leeds was opened, a stylish New York style bar. In October 2015 Banyan arrived at the Banyan in Manchester followed by Banyan Leeds in April 2016 in the old Post Office Building in City Square. A second Manahatta on Greek Street was then born in March 2017. In November 2017 another Banyan was opened in the historic town of Ilkley

 

READERS CHOICE AWARD

MOODY COW AND AMALFI GROUP