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Eat Me Café, Scarborough

Do you have a place you go to eat where you always order the same dish? Mine is Eat Me Café in Scarborough, and that dish is a ramen noodle bowl.

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Helmsley post lockdown

Living in Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors, I’ve always been impressed by our many cafés, restaurants and tearooms.

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The Pig & Pastry, York

Personal space is important to the English. Italians kiss and hug, Spaniards crowd together and most Americans effuse warmth and touchiness, but us English exhibit shy reservation.

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The Crab & Lobster at Asenby, Thirsk

It was a surreal end to a very enjoyable date. Sitting on a velvet settee in the deathly quiet lounge of Crab Manor, all heavy drapes, ornate walls and strange artefacts, was like the Yorkshire equivalent of a scene in Twin Peaks.

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Afternoon Tea by Hudsons at The Grand, York

What happens when York’s finest hotel does afternoon tea? A British institution gets a sublime modern makeover.