Dean Clough was once home to Crossley’s, the world’s biggest carpet manufacturers, & as you cross the flyover above Halifax, there it sits, square & solid, a massive monument to the
Yorkshire textile industry. These days, the old factory is a business & arts centre, with sandblasted stone walls & glass doors, polished flagged floors, expensive trinkets in the gallery
shops, & a restaurant sitting snugly on the ground floor. The interior is a shrine to all things contemporary & the kitchen is in tune with the times, teaming scallops with cauliflower
purée, boudin noir, crisp pancetta & spiced cumin caramel, & sending out cracking mains such as char-grilled, tandoori-marinated lamb fillets with mango, mint & yoghurt truffle. For
dessert, consider a jazzed-up version of sticky toffee pudding with roast banana ice cream & toffee fritters.