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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Credit cards accepted

Jon Vennell's self-named neighbourhood eatery has become a destination for out-of-towners. Four dinners and one lunch a week keep things on a tight rein, and a meal might begin with a serving of lightly poached salmon in an array of shoots and croûtons, alongside lemon jelly and a blob of chived crème fraîche, before mains bring on fine prime cuts such as rare-breed confit pork with beans and chorizo stewed in Pinot Noir, or turbot fillet with brown shrimps and capers in beurre blanc. Some of the local ale goes into a majestic suet pudding of beef and mushrooms, and desserts maintain the pace with lemon cheesecake in raspberry coulis.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 26–29 December, 1–14 January, 1 week August
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for lunch: Wednesday to Saturday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 4
  • Dinner served from: 7.15
  • Dinner served until: 12


  • Chef(s): Jon Vennell

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 17
  • Wines over £30: 35
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2


  • Seats: 30
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • Off-site parking available: On street & Market Square

Additional information

  • Seats: 30
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16

Getting here

8 miles from A1 Masham exit, 10 miles north of Ripon

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North Allerton
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