Scarborough,  where to eat

A Meal at Ox Pasture Hall, Scarborough

scarborough luxury hotel

Set upon 17 acres of ground, hidden in the stunning North Yorkshire Moors on the outskirts of Scarborough, the UK’s first seaside resort, there is one of Yorkshire’s finest luxury hotels…

With scenic views in every direction you look, you can’t help but fall for the character, charm and home-like environment this hotel has to offer.

Boasting not only of a gorgeous award-winning Courtyard restaurant, with two rosettes for culinary excellence. The hotel also has a choice of rooms to suit your mood, from the cosy traditional in the main house, courtyard set or an outside cottage suite.

The hotel has plenty to offer. Catering as a hotel. Has a Bistro along with its Courtyard restaurant. Is available for weddings and other celebrations and lastly, something I was not aware of, but am happy to find out, is that it’s a dog-friendly residence.

I had the pleasure of being invited to visit Ox Pasture and sample their award winning Courtyard Restaurant* and have to say that it definitely deserves the awards it has won, plus many more.

You enter the restaurant through the Bistro, which I plan to revisit for Afternoon Tea sometime. The Bistro has a real cottage, warm, homey feel, with visible stone walls, wooden beams and dark but inviting decor.

Through the Bistro you enter the modern, fresh space of the restaurant. We were seated in the centre of the restaurant, which allowed us to have amazing views either side of us.

We had the option to choose from both the A La Carte menu and the Bistro menu. After much browsing and deliberation, I chose the Beetroot, Carrot and Orange – Salt baked beetroot, carrot puree, beetroot sorbet and orange. My partner had Ham, Eggs and Peas – Mini ham hock, pea mousse, crispy quail egg, pickled vegetables and honey mustard dressing. Both of which were from the A La Carte menu.

I have to say, I was both hesitant and intrigued by my starter, but I’m so glad I chose it, as it was amazing! The combination of the beetroot, in its different forms, plus the textures of roasted, pureed and sorbet, it just worked. My partners was of a similar form.

For our main course, it was easy pickings for my partner, who is on a ‘try every steak in the land’ mission. So he chose the Yorkshire Sirloin Steak – with triple cooked chips, onion rings and tomato. While I opted for the ‘Ox’ Burger – triple cooked chips, chutney and onion rings.

I had to giggle when our meals arrived, not only at the size of my burger but also at the Jenga style stacked chips.

Alas, we weren’t able to manage a dessert. Even though I had already set my heart on the Sticky Toffee Pudding – with butternut sauce and milk ice cream, it just wasn’t to be. Until the next time.

As I’m sure you’ll agree from the pictures alone. The attention to detail, sizing and presentation of the food is immaculate. And the table service was brilliant. Everyone was friendly and efficient.
I really can’t fault Ox Pasture. They truly are worthy holders of their awards and many more. It is definitely somewhere I plan to return and will be recommending to visiting friends and family alike.

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

Lady Edith’s Drive


YO12 5TD

01723 365295



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