Part of the stunning Raithwaite Estate in the coastal Yorkshire village of Sandsend, The Brasserie is a contemporary restaurant offering modern takes on some classic French dishes. The kitchen aims to showcase the finest local ingredients in the dishes it creates. This means you can expect everything from fish caught at nearby Whitby, to herbs foraged in the grounds of the estate. Whether you're wanting a relaxed lunch in gorgeous surroundings, or a celebratory three-course dinner, The Brasserie at Raithwaite is a dining destination suited to all occasions.
The light, bright space has a laidback feel to it and boasts glorious views over the estate's much cared-for grounds. There is little by way of décor on the muted walls other than the odd print hanging, and well-spaced tables are covered with white table cloths. Guests at the hotel can head down first thing for breakfast, but the restaurant is only open to the public for lunch and dinner.
The carefully designed menu changes every few months to represent seasonal availability. You can expect starters such as beef tartare with pickled egg yolk and beef bread, marinated mackerel with beetroot, hazelnuts and horseradish and soup of the day. Main courses might include braised short rib with horseradish pomme puree, salt baked carrots and marrow, a hake Kiev with lemon beurre blanc and burnt leeks, or perhaps a root vegetable katsu curry with ginger crisps and squash spaghetti. You can also head here on Sundays to take advantage of one of the brasserie's popular roasts with all the trimmings. Be sure to leave room for desserts such as a cinnamon doughnut with cinnamon milk puree and a chicory milkshake.
There is, of course, an extensive drinks list to accompany the food offering, which features everything from wine by the glass and bottle, to aperitifs and soft drinks.