Reflections on 5 years of The Fork

I’m not always great with anniversaries. I can manage to remember the ones that come with consequences such as wedding anniversaries and birthdays, but the more minor ones can slip by, hence my realisation that this has been going on for five years. I really had no idea what direction it would head in when…

YORKSHIRE’S FINEST FOOD AND DRINK ENTREPRENEURS REVEALED AT PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS CEREMONY

Eleven of Yorkshire’s leading food and drink businesses have been recognised for their entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen and product or service excellence, as winners were revealed at the second annual Garbutt + Elliott Food Entrepreneurs awards, last night. The winners emerged from over 100 entrants to be crowned across nine categories, including the coveted ‘Garbutt +…

Garbutt & Elliott Food Awards shortlist announced!

REVEALED: SHORTLIST OF YORKSHIRE’S MOST ENTREPRENEURIAL FOOD BUSINESSES The second annual Garbutt + Elliott Food Awards have now closed for entrants and a shortlist of 28 businesses across the eight categories have been announced. The awards, established by leading York and Leeds based accountancy firm, Garbutt + Elliott, now in their second year, celebrate Yorkshire’s…

Garbutt + Elliott awards deadline extended

The Garbutt + Elliott 2019 Food Awards deadline has been extended to February 1st so you still have a few days to get your entries in. The awards are Garbutt + Elliott’s way of saying thank you to our amazing county and all the food and drink offerings within it. Celebrating the wonderful food and…

A Grand new cookery school

The Grand Hotel is a landmark in York, providing a stunning foreground to many pictures of York Minster taken as people make their way to it from the train station. As well as being a hotel and spa, there are a variety of food and drink reasons to visit The Grand including Hudson’s and The…

Have you entered the G&E Food Awards yet?

The deadline for the Garbutt + Elliott 2019 Food Awards is fast approaching, leaving you just two working weeks to enter. The awards are all about celebrating the wonderful food and drink offerings in ‘God’s Own County’ and highlight the county’s growing position within the national and even international marketplace. They were set up in recognition…

Change on the horizon!

It’s time for a change. I’ve been producing this site and the huge majority of its content for approaching five years now, with help from some amazing people along the way. I’ve met some incredible people and had some wonderful experiences but life moves on and it’s time for a bit of a shift in…

York hits heights with Harden’s guide

The UK’s best towns for foodies and top 100 Restaurants are revealed today in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2019. Harden’s 28th annual poll surveyed 8,000 diners who contributed 50,000 reviews, which, as analysed and curated by the editors, form the basis for Harden’s inclusions, ratings and reviews. This year saw a surge in interest in the York…

Assembly Underground

The newest big name on the food scene in Leeds is Assembly Underground, an appealingly subterranean food hall that features (predictably enough) great street food and a huge range of beers to choose from. The space that it inhabits, I’m reliably informed, used to house a nightclub and has been artfully distressed into a comfortable space that…