To start the blog I thought I would take a look back at one of my favorite restaurants. The Pipe and Glass Inn is a 1 Michelin star set in the pretty village of South Dalton and is one of the few top restaurants in East Yorkshire and even named pub of the year by the Michelin guide. The building dates back to the 15th century and is a very comfortable setting for great food or simply a pint at the bar. Fortunately, the restaurant is just 30 minutes drive away and so we have been a number of times over the last year or so.
Looking back at what I ate the first time we went shows one of the greatest assets the restaurant holds, consistency. Over the blog posts hopefully you will see a range of its options and why I love going there.
The starter consisted of two elements and was a tasty play on the classic surf and turf. Scallops cooked perfectly, capers and “South Dalton” chorizo could have been a dish on their own, however add a small mackerel salad with pickled onions served in a small tin and that does just nicely.
The main off the special board stuck to classic game concepts with red leg partridge and blackberry sauce balancing nicely. Some textures of parsnip added a lovely mouth feel whilst a crispy parcel of haggis completed the dish.
The dessert of apples remains to this day one of the best I have ever eaten. Apple crumble with blackberries, a mini apple pie, sticky apple cooked down in apple juice, apple sorbet…oh and custard…heaven.
Another dessert that regularly appears on the menu is a sloe gin chocolate pudding that is rich as you like, perhaps too rich for those already a bit full.
The restaurant does provide “pub grub” for those who want it however why go for that when the true menu is so tasty.
Expect to pay: £35 per person for food
Would we go back: without a doubt
Any freebies: No
The Pipe and Glass Inn
West End, South Dalton,
Beverley, East Yorkshire,
Tel : 01430 810246