It’s still a family affair at this long-running Harrogate bistro, although siblings Alex and Victoria Gill have now taken over from their parents are the faces of the business. Dark wood, exposed
brick and the odd splash of rouge paint lend the interior a stylish yet welcoming ambience – a mood that extends to the knowledgeable, friendly staff. The menu is underpinned by British flavours
(smoked haddock fishcakes with pea purée, braised featherblade of beef laced with Black Sheep ale), but eclectic ideas such as Indian-style mussels, pork fillet wrapped in Parma ham or a duo of
Moroccan lamb with carrot falafels and cumin-spiced cabbage add a playful twist to proceedings. Tuesday night is steak night, Wednesday evening is reserved for seafood, and early-bird discounts
apply every day; The Tannin Level is also immensely popular for Sunday lunch.