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The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

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

Amazing Sunday lunch

Elaine 10 April 2019
from Glasgow

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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

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Customer reviews for The Wensleydale Heifer

4.7 (((() (based on 452 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (355)
  • lunch (235)
  • romantic (186)
  • luxury (166)
  • private dining (107)
  • value (84)
  • child friendly (60)
  • large parties (56)
  • breakfast (46)
  • business (40)
  • trendy (39)
  • afternoon tea (38)
  • views (34)
  • entertainment (16)
  • al fresco (14)
  • ((((* 22 April 2019 by Gary from Fife

    Incredible food in lovely surroundings recommended to us & lives up to expectations

  • ((((( 10 April 2019 by Elaine from Glasgow

    Amazing Sunday lunch

  • ((((( 7 April 2019 by Neil from Northampton

    My wife and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at this restaurant which had been recommended by our host at a local cottage in the Dales. The quality of the food and service were excellent. The staff were relatively young and were engaging and efficient in a friendly manner. I would highly recommend the sea bass pakora and the sea bass main. The restaurant is not cheap but well worth paying a little extra for special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.

  • ((((( 20 March 2019 by Andrew from Hull

    Very nice food from the earlybird menu. 3 courses for less than £30 each. Food was plentiful, well presented and tasty. The main dining hall could do to lose the artex on the walls but was otherwise we'll presented, clean and tidy.

  • ((((( 5 March 2019 by George from NORTHALLERTON

    Excellent as always. Food delicious . Service great. Value good. People so helpful.

  • ((((( 4 March 2019 by Peter from Richmond

    A wow experience!
    The standout moments for us:- 1) Fabulous, tasty food. 2) Wonderful welcome from a team who genuinely care 3) Attention to detail (our friends Anniversary celebration was acknowledged in such a lovely way).
    It is rare these days that terrific food and exceptional customer service go hand in hand, however at the Wensleydale Heifer they do to a really high standard. Thank you everyone for making it such a special evening. Look forward to staying next time!

  • ((((( 4 March 2019 by Dan from York

    Lovely lunch for me, my wife and three girls. Great service and thank you for making the kids so welcome. The deluxe fish/ shellfish pie is hard to beat!

  • ((((( 24 February 2019 by Adrian from Thwaite

    I was celebrating my birthday and, as ever, the Heifer did us proud. A fantastic meal alongside superb service and attention to detail with wonderful finishing touches like a birthday balloon, card, chocolates and signature on the pudding plate. All my party had a superb culinary experience and we will back for more! The steak was particularly delicious from the Smokehouse and the salted caramel cheesecake to die for. Thank you Heifer for making the occasion so special.

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Lee from Sunderland

    The food at the Heifer is simply superb. The chefs do a great job, both in look and taste but the deserts are second to none, especially the sharing plates.

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Kevin from Hull

    Excellent quality food , brilliant room and most importantly first class attentive staff !

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