Went for a special occasion so this relates to the a la carte restaurant area. The restaurant has been given a makeover so it has a more homely feel and although a large party was nearby it was not as if people are on top of you. The steaks are done correctly, succulent and tasty, where a medium is truly a medium and not well cooked or slightly rare. Vegetables are served separately on a platter by the waiter and are crunchy. There is a good selection of starters and main courses. The one small gripe one could have is that the wine list is expensive. There were no real choices at less than £20 a bottle so that is why this was a special occasion. The old fashioned nature remains with the serving of deserts on a trolley so that the earlier you get there the more choice there is likely to be. Therefore, the choice is limited in that the deserts are not always in a cool environment so therefore gateaux, cheeses and similar items are to the fore.
Cost for a three course meal for two people with a bottle of quality red wine and water was around £115/£120. The meal was enjoyed as it was not rushed and therefore the company and the staff were very nice as well. Will return for another special occasion.
I love this restaurant even though it's my first time. The waiters were very attentive. The food was delightfully good. I had the chicken lobster and the almond but tart for dessert. 4 stars!
We went here for a weekday lunch. It's an old-fashioned sort of place. Hard to decide if it's homely and distinguished, or if it's had its day. You enter into a dark bar area, where the menu is chalked on a board. Most main courses are around £9-£10. We sat in a bright conservatory area, with vines growing around the ceiling. Things could have been a tad cleaner and the chairs wobbled on the uneven floor. We felt like we'd travelled back in time a decade or two. Even the music was of that time. I ordered chilli con carne. I got a huge but crude portion, though it was nice. My wife's lasagne seemed home-made and bubbled in a dish. The chips we ordered looked underdone but were actually quite yummy. The staff were smart and attentive, if a touch brusque. Overall, though, there was something likeable about the place. On one hand, it seemed like it was on its last legs, and yet it was hard to fault for any specific reason. So maybe that's the charm of the place, and maybe that's better than modernising like all these chain pubs with the same menus. I certainly intend to go back again. They also have a proper restaurant area, where we enjoyed a meal several years ago. But this review is not about eating in the restaurant part as that was so long ago.
The Yorkshire Rose provides excellent food and drink at a reasonable price offered from a varied menu. The authentic cottage atmosphere is warm and cosy, especially in winter with an open fire. Due to its popularity, advanced booking is recommended.
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