Posted by: OffToExplore | April 17, 2011

Sunday “Roast” at Carriages

One of our friends, Mark, is leaving Yorkshire this week, so we met up with him and his wife for a farewell lunch today. The weather being particularly gorgeous, we were hoping to eat outside. Today was the Knaresborough farmer’s market, so we had planned to pick up interesting goodies there and eat them out on the grass somewhere. Unfortunately, the “real food” was somewhat lacking, so we had to come up with another plan.

Mark, for whatever reason, was feeling nostalgic for “classic Yorkshire food,” by which he meant heavy gloppy meat with Yorkshire pudding and gravy. He wanted a pub roast. Fine. This is not something we ever eat, so we had no idea where might put on a nice Sunday lunch. We wandered around town for a bit looking at options before settling on Carriages.

Not really a pub, Carriages is a nice-ish restaurant and wine bar. This meant that the food, while traditional, was a cut above standard fare. Even more crucially, Carriages has a great beer garden with lots of tables overlooking the train station. Perfect for dining with a toddler who needs some wiggle room. Our food was good (Ryan ate lamb roast, I had sea bream) and fairly well priced at 9.95. Service was laid back and the terrace was relatively empty. I think we will definitely be back next time we want a “nicer” lunch nearby.

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