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“Another excellent visit and superb Christmas feast”

Vennell's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Masham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $38
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Vennell's is a stunning grade II listed building in the heart of Masham an area of outstanding beauty. The food is clean, unfussy and heavily influenced by the area that surrounds it. Local meat and game feature heavily, fish and shellfish from the north east coast and native lobster events in July.
Yorkshire
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Another excellent visit and superb Christmas feast”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Once again all we can do is praise this excellent establishment- from the sincere welcome through each flavoursom course. It may sound too good to be true but in you are in the area it really is a star find that you should not miss. This is the second Christmas Day we have spent at Vennell's and with the continuing consistency why should we look any further.
Well done again!

  • Visited December 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Historic - Absolutely Fantasic Food !!!”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

The food here is off the scale. Great depth of flavours and polished presentation. The restuarant is small and the staff welcoming and attentive but the food does all the talking. I had a Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan Air which tasted heavenly. Everyone else in our party enjoyed their starters. My main was a Confit of Belly Pork which was melt in the mouth amazing. Two of the party had Seabass main which were fantastic - crispy skin and soft beautiful fish. We shared three sweets so that we could all try each one out, none disappointed. This place looks a little unassuming, but do not be fooled, it is historic.
Our bill for four with two bottles of wine and a bottle of Pudding Wine and a tip was £300 - Great value.
We will be back - long may it continue!

  • Visited December 2011
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Tamworth
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Absolutly fabulous darling !!”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

We recently visited Vennells after reading reviews in the local press whilst staying in nearby Middleham. We often visit North Yorkshire and have enjoyed many meals out and about. But we have never enjoyed an evening meal as much as we when we discovered Vennells ( and we can be very picky). Their fixed price 3 course evening meal was fabulous in price and compact selection of foods, Their wine list was superb with a wide selction available to suite all pockets. I had a cheese souffle and my husband had scallops to start both beautifully cooked. Our main courses and deserts were were equally fantastic. The staff were friendly, welcoming and very efficient. I cannot praise the quality of food and service highly enough. My only regret is that they aren't based nearer to home for more regular visits. I would reccomend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area ~ we will certainly return on our next visit to North Yorkshire.

  • Visited October 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A jewel in the middle of nowhere.”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

What a find.

The chef does all the cooking himself unbelievably which is why there's a limited menu but there's enough to choose from and I tried bits of my wifes's dinner and loved all of it.

Can't remember better scallops amnd the pork belly!!!!! Ooooooh.

It's a husband and wife team and you can tell because they really care.

It could be even better if they employed a sous chef and did even more dishes but 10/10 on a 1st visit.

Marvellous dinner. Will return.

Visited November 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Deserves the plaudits!”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

We booked (well in advance!) for a Saturday night. The food was exquisite - the menu was interesting but not pretentious and the flavour combinations out-of-this-world. Not massive portions but it didn't need to be and we left full anyway. A great (and reasonably priced) wine list too. Superbly refined atmosphere though not stuffy. The staff were lovely, very professional and friendly though not servile.

I would consider returning to Masham just to eat here!!

  • Visited September 2011
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