One of the greatest pleasures of summer for many of us is being able to drink and dine alfresco. We are absolutely spoilt for choice in Yorkshire but here are a few of our favourites to tickle your taste buds.
Grantley Hall - Norton Courtyard
Experience Alfresco Dining at its finest at Grantley Hall this summer with a visit to the ‘Norton Courtyard’ a stunning setting to enjoy a catch up with friends and family over fantastic food and decadent drinks. Surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and tranquil sounds of the River Skell. Contact. www.grantleyhall.co.uk/dining/alfresco-dining
Champagne and Seafood Terrace at the Devonshire Arms
For an indulgent seafood dining experience alfresco you need look no further than The Champagne and Seafood Terrace. Set in beautiful grounds with stunning views of the River Wharfe and Beamsley Beacon. Now in its third year, they are showcasing the best of the Grande Marque Houses of Champagne. Try a crab ‘hotdog’ or perhaps some crispy whitebait with lemon mayonnaise. Contact. www.devonshirehotels.co.uk/champagne-terrace-yorkshire
The Crown at Boston Spa
After a nine year closure, The Crown reopened in May 2021 after an extensive renovation. Their conservatory restaurant overlooking their landscaped garden terrace is a pleasure to dine in. One of the best places to dine alfresco in Boston Spa. Try a cocktail from their extensive menu or enjoy a range of draught, cask and local packaged beers in the sunshine with a freshly homemade pizza.
The Terrace at Hollins Hall
Just a few minutes north from the centre of Harrogate, in Killinghall, this hidden gem is made for summer. They have a vast outdoor space with a beautiful, elevated terrace overlooking rolling hills. Expect quality ingredients, and a warm welcome.
Try their breakfast from 9am or perhaps an afternoon tea with homemade cakes. Evening dining is available Friday and Saturday, and their Sunday lunches are getting quite the reputation.
The Star Inn the City
The perfect place for fair weather pre-or post-dinner drinks, watching the river flow by. Enviably located on the edge of York’s Museum Gardens and accessed via a tunnel through the city walls near Lendal Bridge, the restaurant’s Terrace runs alongside and the River Ouse affording some of the best views in York matched with stylish interiors and a great atmosphere.
Issho Restaurant Leeds
Let’s take this outside... The epitome of chic - step onto an oasis of plush sofas and lush greenery, with spectacular views overlooking Leeds city centre. Issho is Leeds’ contemporary Japanese dining destination. this stylish restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, serving contemporary Japanese dishes. You can also choose to dine inside and watch their talented chefs at work.