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The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

(((() British
Main course: £22
Food spend: £40
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30

We had a super time! The food was delicious and well presented and the staff were friendly and efficient. Our friends had never been before and they were very impressed. We are all planning another visit to your lovely restaurant.

Christine Myers 29 December 2016
from Barnoldswick

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A rustic retreat amidst the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Wensleydale Heifer Leyburn serves seasonal British food that has earned it a place in the Good Food Guide. Serving a dedicated lobster menu, and winner of AA Seafood Pub of the Year, the restaurant specialises in using carefully sourced British produce to create simple but exquisitely presented dishes.

Prepared by a team of chefs who have worked in several different countries, the weekly changing menu is diverse, and is led by supreme seafood from the British Isles. From the grill, try the signature malt whisky and brown sugar marinated beef fillet, celeriac and truffle purée, and a choice of sauces including aged Roquefort and muscat cream. The seafood dishes are every bit as exciting, and include banana leaf-baked Scottish salmon, with crab and Thai peanut curry sauce. The Heifer’s Canadian lobster salad is enough to satisfy the hungriest of diners, featuring lobster, scallops, tiger prawns, crispy belly pork, smoked bacon, and a sweet maple syrup dressing. As well as a vegetarian menu, a range of dishes have been designed for gluten-free diners, including the Heifer’s famous fish and chips.

As well as a children’s menu, vegetarian and vegan menu, and a hearty Sunday lunch, The Wensleydale Heifer West Witton boasts a lengthy list of world wines and creative cocktails. The snug and bar offer the opportunity to enjoy a hand-picked whisky or local ale from the comfort of a cosy fireside chair, whilst the restaurant garden is open for al fresco dining in warmer weather.

Surrounded by stunning scenery, The Wensleydale Heifer in North Yorkshire sits between the idyllic towns of Leyburn and Hawes.

The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

Contact +44 1969622322

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Customer reviews for The Wensleydale Heifer

4.7 (((() (based on 196 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (158)
  • lunch (111)
  • romantic (85)
  • luxury (74)
  • private dining (58)
  • value (38)
  • child friendly (26)
  • large parties (24)
  • trendy (21)
  • breakfast (20)
  • business (20)
  • afternoon tea (18)
  • views (9)
  • entertainment (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by A from Richmond

    Great food, great service. Not cheap but but still good value due to quality of food.

  • ((((( 6 January 2017 by Philip Hulcoop from Gloucestershire

    We had a variety of dishes between the four of us, all of which were excellent and could not be faulted.

  • ((((( 5 January 2017 by Anne-marie Rowland from Eaglescliffe

    Wonderful food and service.

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by Andy Hovington from Scarborough

    Excellent service very friendly attentive staff

  • ((((( 29 December 2016 by Christine Myers from Barnoldswick

    We had a super time! The food was delicious and well presented and the staff were friendly and efficient. Our friends had never been before and they were very impressed. We are all planning another visit to your lovely restaurant.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Martin Beckett from Leyburn

    An excellent meal. Very well cooked and presented and ample in quantity. Staff very attentive and friendyl and we have no complaints at all

  • ((((( 14 December 2016 by Jessica Alexander from Harrogate

    We enjoyed a fabulous lunch for my partner's birthday this week. The food was scrumptious, the service friendly, the atmosphere inviting. One of my favourite restaurants in Yorkshire. Thanks to all involved.

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Elizabeth Kiddle from Sheffield

    We have been going to the Heifer for several years, and our meal last night was the best we've had. Delicious food, great menu choices and a unique place to eat.

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Paul from Leyburn

    We have been here quite a few times and every time the service and food is fantastic,so it's not really a surprise when once again the service and food were fantastic. This isn't the cheapest restaurant to eat in but the quality of the food shows why. Highly recommended

  • ((((( 10 December 2016 by Will Norman from West Witton

    A popular restaurant which was full of diners. The food was delicious and the portions were good. We are looking forward to coming back for Sunday lunch. Definitely recommend the Heifer especially if you like fish. We have stayed here in the past and I am pleased to see that the standards are still high.

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