Broadley’s is a highly regarded bistro and wine bar in Ilkley set up by ex-head chef at the Devonshire Arms, Matthew Broadley. Situated on the edge of the Moors shopping centre, Broadley’s serves French-inspired food in a relaxed café-like restaurant.
Don’t be put off by its unlikely location though, as this isn’t your run-of-the-mill eatery that you’d expect to find as part of a shopping centre. Even the inside is rather understated with very little décor apart from some hanging lightbulbs which illuminate the dark wood bar and the plain wooden tables.
It’s the food at Broadley’s, however, that makes it a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. The numerous different menus on offer mean that there will always be something that takes your fancy regardless of when during the day you visit. The brunch menu begins proceedings with classics including cheesy beans on toast or, if you’re feeling like something a little more lunch-y you can pick from a long list of freshly made sandwiches including a fish butty bloomer.
For a more serious meal, the full a la carte menu is available during both lunch and dinner and features starters such as chicken liver and Madeira parfait, main courses including pork shoulder and duck breast, and a series of classic desserts such as crumble of the day and vanilla crème brûlée. Alternatively there is a regularly changing fixed price menu which costs an incredibly reasonable £14.95 for two courses. Every Sunday afternoon there is also the option of a traditional full roast dinner.
The food menu is accompanied by a wine list which has been put together by local wine shop Martinez and features a mixture of wines you would expect at most bistro-style restaurants along with a few more unusual wines thrown in for good measure.