Van Zeller, has been crowned as the overall winner of the prestigious The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year Award.
Firing on all cylinders
Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of The Good Food Guide, praised the North Yorkshire restaurant, saying: ‘Tom van Zeller is a likeable chef with no pretensions or gimmicks – his smart, contemporary dishes are full of vibrancy, bold strokes and ambition. His army of loyal fans are unanimous that this is a chef firing on all cylinders – one who is aiming for the top. From extraordinary attention to detail, to cooking that extracts the best from first-class produce, Van Zeller is a lesson in how a small restaurant should be run and a worthy winner of our Readers’ Restaurant of the Year Award.’
About the award
Run annually to find the UK’s favourite restaurant, as nominated by the general public, The Good Food Guide’s esteemed Restaurant of the Year Awards champion local eateries and recognise great food and good service, with the criteria that restaurants must be independently run and offer regional or local produce where possible.
This year, over 44,500 diners nominated their favourite restaurants, pubs and cafés from around the UK in the quest to find this year’s The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year. The Good Food Guide Award judges whittled down the nominations to a list of ten stellar regional winners, before today crowning Van Zeller as the overall winner.
Here’s a ‘taster’ of the main courses on offer:
Rare Breed Welsh Pork – Mirabelle Plums, Turnip Pave & Greengages Wild Salmon from Cayton Bay – Poached & Smoked, Beetroot, Brambles, Pickled Onions, Cous-Cous & Radish
Goosnargh Duck – Sweet Potato Purée, Charred Mango, Cucumber, Dandelion, 5 Spice & Black Pepper
Turbot from Hartlepool Market – Polenta & Coconut Gnocchi, Heritage Tomatoes, Samphire, Roasted Fish Consommé
Yorkshire Lamb – Ratatouille, Globe Artichokes, Pesto & Kalamata Olives
Lunch: – Tuesday to Saturday 12.00pm-2.00pm Sunday Lunch: – 12.00pm-2.30pm Dinner: – Tuesday to Saturday 6.00pm-10.00pm
No.8 Montpellier Street
Harrogate HG1 2TQ
Telephone 01423 508762