A North Yorkshire restaurant has won the best local restaurant award in the North East by Good Food Guide 2023.

Homestead Kitchen in Goathland was featured as the local winner after weeks of nominations and “many more weeks” of inspecting and deliberating.

The Best Local Restaurant awards began 13 years ago and aims to “celebrate the places that are the beating heart of communities around Britain.”

Altogether, the Good Food Guide received more than 37,000 nominations this year from diners supporting their local businesses.

You can see the top 100 best local UK restaurants on the website here.

What did the experts say about Homestead Kitchen in Goathland?

Good Food Guide commented: “With its fabulous views and its commitment to seasonal food, sustainability and all things local, this Yorkshire farmhouse restaurant is an outright regional winner."

On its review, the guide rated it as ‘very good’, adding: “Peter Neville arrived here from the Pheasant at Harome (where he was head chef/co-owner) to set up a restaurant and self-contained holiday annexe in an 18th-century former farmhouse and smithy with his partner Cecily Fearnley (Goathland is where she grew up).

“The restaurant seats 24 in two serene rooms with views across the garden to the moors beyond.

“The short menu showcases the best of Yorkshire produce, illustrated by a beautifully balanced dish of roast beetroot, salad leaves, candied walnuts and local Botton Dairy quark.

“But it's not just about local produce, Peter has a clear understanding of ingredients and composition. Smoked haddock from the nearby Yorkshire coast, for example, emerges in a delicate lasagne with a Jerusalem artichoke velouté – a  thoughtfully constructed dish that is refined yet restrained.”

They continued to say: “Add-ons to the three-course menu include glazed bread rolls with cultured butter strewn with mint and crispy lamb crumbs, and an opening snack of gougerès filled with Yorkshire’s Dale End Cheddar.

“There are inspirational pairings at dessert: a chocolate fondant with salted caramel sauce sits alongside a gorgeously aromatic pine ice cream, while Yorkshire cheese is expertly accompanied by heather-honey madeleines.

“Working alongside Neville is his long-time pal and head chef Peter Hall – they met 15 years ago while at the Star at Harome. Now the two Petes are reunited in a winning partnership.”

On Tripadvisor, Homestead Kitchen currently has a high rating of 5/5.

One person who recently visited said: “Delicious food in a beautiful setting. This is a truly "lifestyle" business and they really care about every little detail.

"The lady serving was very knowledgeable about the menu and good fun to boot. We will certainly be recommending to friends and will be back for more!”

Homestead Kitchen is located at Goathland, Prudom House, Whitby, YO22 5AN.