The man behind the curtain Yorkshire Michelin Star

5 Michelin Star Restaurants in Yorkshire (2019) | Food Guide

Some of the country’s greatest foods originate in our very own county ( Seriously! Who doesn’t love Yorkshire Pudding and Parkin?) and some of the world’s greatest chefs learned their trade in our restaurants. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that there are 6 Michelin starred restaurants in Yorkshire. You don’t need to travel to the capital to enjoy exquisite dishes prepared by some of the most talented chefs in the industry. God’s Own County has plenty to offer for those with a more sophisticated palate.

Here, is our definitive guide to the restaurants in Yorkshire that hold a Michelin Star in 2019. Find out where they are located and what you can expect to find on their menus, as well as what past guests have had to say about their dining experiences.

The Restaurants in Yorkshire with Michelin Stars

1. The Star Inn, Harome

The Star Inn Harome - Michelin Star Restaurant in Yorkshire

The Star, near Helmsley, is a 14th Century thatched inn with modern accommodation and a restaurant that held on to it’s Michelin star consistently from 2002 until 2011. The gastropub regained its Michelin star status in 2015 and it doesn’t look like they’re going to lose it anytime soon. Head Chef, Andrew, grew up near the coastal town of Whitby, bases his menu around the finest seasonal, local produce. Industry professionals have regularly voted The Star Inn as one of their favourite Northern restaurants and it’s always a massive hit with foodies.

Main Dish example:

“Yorkshire reared Salt-aged Lamb Cutlet with Salt ‘n’ Pepper Sweetbread, Aubergine ‘Caviar’, Salted Anchovy and Marinaded Vine Tomato, Nettle Salsa”

The Star Inn Details:

Address: Main St, Harome, near Helmsley YO62 5JE
Phone Number: 01439 770397
Opening Times:

Saturday 12–2pm, 6–9:30pm
Sunday 12–6pm
Monday 6–9:30pm
Tuesday 12–2pm, 6–9:30pm
Wednesday 12–2pm, 6–9:30pm
Thursday 12–2pm, 6–9:30pm
Friday 12–2pm, 6–9:30pm


“Great atmosphere. The food is excellent and use of fresh season produce is evident, a well deserved Michelin star. It never disappoints.”

2. The Yorke Arms, Pateley Bridge

The Yorke Arms Michelin Star in Yorkshire

The Yorke Arms is an 18th Century coaching house, situated in the scenic Nidderdale Valley. Chef Frances Atkins is one of only six female Michelin-starred chefs in the United Kingdom and takes her culinary inspiration from the abundance of fine local produce available in the area. The main restaurant area is elegantly decorated and perfectly complements the sophisticated menu which is designed to both delight and surprise one’s taste buds.

Tasting Menu example:

“Hot Spiced Turbot, Squid, Dill, Turmeric”

The Yorke Arms Details:

Address: Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5RL
Phone Number: 01423 755243



“The presentation, quality of ingredients and cooking skill coupled with excellent service is sound testimony to Michelin status.”

3. The Black Swan, Oldstead

The Black Swan Michelin Star Restaurant in Yorkshire

The Black Swan has received a fair amount of attention since being awarded the ‘Travellers Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World’ Award by TripAdvisor, last year. This fantastic achievement is just one of many –  their Chef, Tommy Banks, became Britain’s youngest Michelin-starred chef in 2013. The restaurant is owned and run by the Banks, who grow much of their own produce and forage for others in the local hedgerows and woodland. They are, effectively, managing their menu from field to table and creating wonderfully diverse, seasonal menus as a result.

Tasting Menu example:

“Langoustine with Salted Strawberry”

The Black Swan Details:

Address: Oldstead, York YO61 4BL
Phone Number: 01347 868387
Opening Times:

Saturday 12–2pm, 6–8:30pm
Sunday 6–8:30pm
Monday 6–8:30pm
Tuesday 6–8:30pm
Wednesday 6–8:30pm
Thursday 6–8:30pm
Friday 6–8:30pm


“Everything you’d expect from it -amazing food and great customer service. Couldn’t fault them. Relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Do it!  You won’t be disappointed.” 

4. The Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley

the man behind the curtain Michelin Star in yorkshire

The Pipe and Glass Inn is a former coaching inn situated in the grounds of the beautiful Dalton Estate. James and Kate Mackenzie took over the business in 2006 and it took them just 4 years to achieve their Michelin star. It’s a real family-run affair and both James and Kate endeavor to make sure all their guests enjoy an exceptional dining experience, whether they dine in the bar area, restaurant or 400-year old gardens.

Main Dish example:

“Breast of free-range chicken, tarragon forcemeat, summer truffled peas, gem lettuce, pickled mushrooms and crispy pancetta”

The Pipe and Glass Inn Details:

Address: W End, South Dalton, Beverley HU17 7PN
Contact Number:  01430 810246
Opening Hours:

Saturday 12–11pm
Sunday 12–10:30pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12–11pm
Wednesday 12–11pm
Thursday 12–11pm

“The food as delicious from starter to dessert, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the surroundings beautiful.”

5. The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds

The man behind the curtain Yorkshire Michelin Star

The Man Behind the Curtain is the breathtakingly good brainchild of Michael O’Hare. As one of the best restaurants in Leeds, it offers a menu of modern and somewhat unusual dishes, presented in a well-thought-out and artistic manner. The Man Behind the Curtain, although it serves some excellent food, focuses on the overall experience by adding artistic and almost theatrical elements to one’s meal. Enjoy quirky snacks in their trendy bar area, sample their extensive permanent menu or book an immersive tasting experience for 6 people at their Capsule Table.

Dish example: 

“Squab Pigeon, Rhubarb Hoi Sin, Enoki Noodles”

Man Behind The Curtain Details:

Address: 68-78 Vicar Ln, Leeds LS1 7JH
Contact Number: 0113 243 2376
Opening Hours: 

Saturday 12:30–2pm, 5–5:30pm, 6:30–8:30pm
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 6:30–8:30pm
Wednesday 6:30–8:30pm
Thursday 12:30–2pm, 6:30–8:30pm
Friday 12:30–2pm, 6:30–8:30pm

Customer Review:

“Amazing amazing amazing. Sublime food which is really different. Combinations you would never have thought would work but are just delicious, rich and moreish. Everything has the wow factor.”


Have you visited any of Yorkshire’s Michelin-starred restaurants? Perhaps there are others in our county which you feel are equally as good. Let us know in the comments!

Map of Michelin Star Restaurants in Yorkshire

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