Where to eat!
Our Top Tens
We have listed, in no particular order, our top ten favourite attractions in and around York. We have also listed 10 different places to eat, although not always our favourite we have listed a little something for everyone! Top ten attractionsTop ten places to eat
Top 10 Places to Eat around Jollydays
1. Talbot Hotel, Malton, 20 mins
This country house hotel has had a £4 million redevelopment in the last few years. The food is delicious at any time but Afternoon Tea is particular favourite. Check out the place here
2. Star Inn, Harome, 40 mins
If you’re after something special this is our all time favourite pub. A 14th century thatched inn with a fabulous restaurant attached - Andrew Pern has created a robust country menu full of the best produce Yorkshire has to offer. The pub is situated in an idyllic village close to the Moors National Park - lots of guests like to tie in a visit with a day in the hills. Check out the place here.
3. Castle Howard Courtyard Café
It’s well worth popping over to visit this lovely spot during your stay – you can access the café without having to pay to go around the house. They offer a selection of sandwiches, hot cooked food, lovely cakes and frothy coffees. You can also stock up on some gorgeous goodies at the fabulous farm shop. It’s usually open 10 – 5pm during the season but best check before you set off. Approximately 15 minutes from the camp. Check out the place here.
4. Fancy a Curry?
We 're well situated for a choice of Indian food. There's the Sizzling Plate at Stamford Bridge, 5 mins away, who also have a takeaway service. Check out the place here. Also the Jinnah at Flaxton, A64, 5 mins. This is slightly further away and on the A64, so easy to get to. The Jinnah has more space and has a buffet along with a takeaway service. Check out the place here.
5. Balloon Tree, Gate Helmsley, 5 mins
This is one of our local farm shops, in addition to selling lovely local produce they have a nice little cafe open for breakfast lunch and afternoon tea. Have a look here.
6. Jamie’s Italian, York, 30 mins
Yes we know it’s a chain but the York restaurant is still worth a visit. It’s sited in a really cool building close to the river and has a raw, slightly industrial vibe. It’s always buzzy and great for kids - Angel always eats her salad there! Check out the place here.
7. Betty’s, York, 30 mins
Betty’s is a great Yorkshire institution - for lunch or afternoon tea. The service is excellent and the cake trolley is the stuff of dreams. Suprisingly for a posh place they are great with kids and always have actitvity packs on hand. Don’t be put off by the queues - they move quickly. The shop sells delicious treats to take away. Check out the place here.
8. The Star Inn the City, York, 30 mins
The Star Inn the City is a lovely new restaurant in York with a fabulous riverside location. It’s in the heart of the city, at the edge of the Museum Garden’s. Open all day it serves everything from breakfast to dinner-from 8 ’til late. The vibe and food are relaxed, modern, Yorkshire. Its run by the fabulous Andrew Pern, who held a Michele star for 10 years and owns the stunning Star Inn at Harome.
9. Jolly Farmer, Leavening, 10 mins
A no frills local pub with hearty local fair - It’s nestled into the edge of the wolds and it’s a pretty drive - also popular with (Fit!) cyclists.
10. Farmers Cart, Towthorpe, 10 mins
The Farmers Cart Farm Shop is well worth a visit, the cake is delightful and the setting pretty and peaceful. They have a range of animals to watch and feed on site - perfect for entertaining the little ones. Also open is there new farm attraction. PIGLETS! (piglets and the farm shop). Check out the place here.