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A culinary masterpiece

Nestled within the picturesque surroundings of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Weston is a hidden gem that tantalizes both the palate and the senses. As an avid food enthusiast, I recently embarked on a gastronomic journey to savour the delights this fine establishment had to offer.

From the moment I approached The Weston, I was captivated by its modern architectural design, which seamlessly blended with the natural beauty of the park. The restaurant’s large floor-to-ceiling windows provided breathtaking views of the sculptures and lush greenery outside, instantly setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. As I stepped inside, the warm and welcoming ambiance embraced me, and the attentive staff greeted me with genuine smiles. They graciously guided me through the menu’s exquisite offerings, and it was evident that The Weston prided itself on using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to create dishes that highlighted the finest produce of Yorkshire.

For starters, I couldn’t resist the YSP Gin and Beetroot cured Salmon, served with butter-braised summer vegetables and olive oil powder. The salmon was a true masterpiece, delightfully tender and bursting with flavour. I relished every bite while taking in the breathtaking views from my table. My dining companion opted for the Bang Bang Chicken salad, an explosion of flavours with the perfect balance of tangy, crunchy, and nutty elements.

Moving on to the main course, my palate was enticed by the Roast corn-fed chicken breast, elegantly plated with black olive linguine, baby basil, and concasse. Each bite was a delightful combination of textures and tastes, showcasing the chef's culinary prowess in balancing simplicity and complexity. Across the table, my companion was savouring the Braised beef shin, accompanied by peppered purple broccoli and Parmentier, elevated with a hint of brandy. The tender beef melted in the mouth, and the well-balanced side dishes made this dish an equally impressive choice.

As we approached dessert, we decided to share the brownie and ice cream. The brownie was rich and decadent, while the accompanying ice cream provided a refreshing contrast. It was the perfect sweet note to end our splendid meal. Throughout the dining experience, the attentive and friendly staff continued to impress, ensuring that every detail was attended to without being intrusive. Their passion for food and commitment to exceptional service further enhanced the overall charm of The Weston. As a wine enthusiast, I couldn’t resist exploring the thoughtfully curated wine list. The selection featured an array of local and international wines, artfully chosen to complement the diverse flavours of the dishes.

The Weston at Yorkshire Sculpture Park undoubtedly surpassed all expectations. The seamless fusion of art and nature, coupled with the delectable cuisine and outstanding service, made it an exceptional destination for any discerning food lover. Whether you are an art enthusiast exploring the Yorkshire Sculpture Park or simply seeking an extraordinary culinary adventure, The Weston promises to leave an indelible mark on your heart and taste buds alike. I cannot recommend this culinary masterpiece enough, and I eagerly look forward to my next visit to savour the artistry of The Weston once again.

Two courses £22. Three courses £27.

The Weston at YSP

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG.

Tel. 01924 832631

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