Eating and drinking in Ilkley

Eating and drinking in Ilkley

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Accommodation, Eating Out in Ilkley | No Comments

There is a wide variety of places to eat-out in Ilkley, from Indian to Thai, bistro to traditional; these are just a few that have been tried !  Unfortunately, the Farsyde, which was highly recommended by everyone, has closed and been replaced by the Moody Cow, which doesn’t sound so good – we await a review !

La Casita

La Casita offers an authentic Spanish tapas menu in a charming, atmospheric interior which is, itself, in a Victorian arcade.

Further Information:  http://www.lacasitailkley.co.uk/home/

Comments from Chris Tribe students: none yet, but Chris and family thought it was excellent.

Panache Indian Restaurant

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Panache is a family-run restaurant with a good selection of meals at reasonable prices.  The food is cooked on the premises.
Further Information: http://www.panacheilkley.co.uk
Comments by Chris Tribe course students: ‘The samosas are the best I’ve ever tasted!

Monkmans

Monkmans is a popular restaurant serving French cuisine and excellent wine.  Booking probably necessary.

Further Information: http://monkmans-ilkley.co.uk/

Comments of Chris Tribe students: ‘Excellent food and service’.

Ilkley – A jewel in the heart of Yorkshire!

Ilkley – A jewel in the heart of Yorkshire!

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Whilst you may be coming to Ilkley primarily to learn woodwork there is also plenty going on in the town, so here is a little detail about Ilkley.

Ilkley is a spa town on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales, within easy travelling distance of Leeds and Bradford and not far from the market towns of Skipton and Otley.  Whilst it is now a thriving tourist centre, particularly popular with walkers, it has retained its identity and also much of its Victorian architecture.

The waters which led to Ilkley’s fame were known to have rejuvenating properties from the 17th and 18th centuries, and by the mid 19th century it had become a fashionable spa town; Charles Darwin is amongst those who took its waters. The coming of the railway in 1865 added to the town’s prosperity and made it easier for visitors to reach. The spa went into decline in the 20th century, and now the only remaining evidence is White Wells House, a white painted cottage on the edge of Ilkley Moor.