Two North Yorkshire restaurants have been named among some of the best in the UK after making a prestigious awards 'best new restaurant' list. 

The Good Food Guide Awards 2024, will be held on Tuesday, January 30, but, this year, there will be some familiar names on the shortlist. 

The ceremony will see more than 200 prestigious industry guests from across England, Scotland and Wales gather to hear which restaurants have made it into the Guide’s ‘Exceptional’ and ‘World Class’ categories, and who will be crowned winner of seven special awards, including  ‘Best New Restaurant, ‘Best Front Row Seat’, ‘Best Farm to Table Restaurant’ and ‘Chef to Watch’.

The Northern Echo: The Abbey at BylandThe Abbey at Byland (Image: BYLAND ABBEY)

Within the 'Best New Restaurant' category, The Abbey at Byland and Mýse Hovingham are both featured. 

Boasting an owner in the form of award-winning chef Tommy Banks, The Abbey Inn has only recently opened, but has been wowing guests with its impressive dishes and relaxed atmosphere. 

The Northern Echo: Mýse in HovinghamMýse in Hovingham (Image: MYSE)

Over the past two years, The Good Food Guide has set its inspectors back to work, anonymously inspecting and reviewing thousands of restaurants in all corners of the country.

The Northern Echo: Tommy BanksTommy Banks (Image: THE ABBEY INN)

All inspection meals are paid for in full by the Guide to protect its legacy of honest, unbiased criticism.

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With an overhauled scoring system, establishments are now awarded a rating of Local Gem, Good, Very Good, Exceptional and World Class. Only 39 restaurants across Britain will hold the rating of Exceptional or World Class, reflecting the extraordinary level of excellence required to reach this level. 

Elizabeth Carter, editor of the Guide for the past 17 years, said:  “New ownership, a modernised Good Food Guide. It’s a new era and, along with a revamped rating system, our awards have been overhauled to reflect the fast-paced changes in Britain's current gastronomic landscape.

"The Good Food Guide Awards 2024 are all about the sheer pleasure of good food in all its diversity. Our shortlisted restaurants are setting the standard by which all others should be measured.”