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  Unfortunately, the Farsyde, which was highly recommended by everyone, has closed and been replaced by the Moody Cow, which doesn’t sound so good – we await a review !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.

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

Panache Indian Restaurant


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


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

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

The Fleece, Addingham







The Fleece is in the centre of the pretty village of Addingham, 4 miles from Ilkley.  It has a  reputation for good food of the ‘Modern British’ variety.  ‘Yorkshire Grub Done Proper’.

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Comments by Chris Tribe course students: ‘Delicious food, and a nice atmosphere’.


Bar T’at

Ikley boasts two independent breweries and  a popular annual beer festival, so it is natural that it should also have two very good real ale bar/pubs. Bar T’at is a bar with a wide range of beers mainly from northern independent breweries plus some select European beers. They also serve excellent meals until 9.00pm (6.00pm on Sundays).

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The Flying Duck

The other real ale pub in Ilkley is The Flying Duck, home of Wharfedale Brewery. Housed in Ilkley’s oldest pub building, which dates back to the early 16oo’s, it serves nine real cask ales (not all from Wharfedale Brewery) plus ciders and European bottled beers. Food is served during the day but not in the evening.

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Booth’s supermarket – its coffee and freshly-made sandwiches are highly recommended by Chris Tribe students!

Lishman’s – award-winning butcher with highly recommended pies.

Grandad Nicol’s fish and Chips (Chris’ personal favourite !)

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