12 of the best places to eat al fresco in Yorkshire

Norton Terrace at Grantley Hall at twilight

Norton Terrace at Grantley Hall - Credit: Grantley Hall 

Here's a pick of places to gather outdoors with friends and family for that long-awaited catch-up. 


Laurent-Perrier Champagne and Seafood Terrace, Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey 

Laurent-Perrier Champagne and Seafood Terrace, Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey - Credit: Devonshire Arms,

Laurent Perrier Champagne & Seafood Terrace, Bolton Abbey  
The Devonshire Arms brings back its Laurent Perrier Champagne & Seafood Terrace with a  pop-up marquee complete with uninterrupted views over the magnificent Dales, where diners can feast ‘al fresco’ on a range of seafood platters for sharing, served on marble café tables, accompanied by a favourite tipple, whether it be Laurent Perrier Champagne La Cuvée, or a chilled New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. There’s also a tempting Brasserie menu.  
devonshirehotels.co.uk 

Outside dining on the lawns at Yorebridge House in Wensleydale 

Outside dining on the lawns at Yorebridge House in Wensleydale - Credit: Yorebridge House

Yorebridge House, Wensleydale 
This popular Dales hotel is in the prettiest of locations and you can now enjoy a more laid-back vibe with the outside dining menu that includes wood-fired pizzas, sharing boards and sweet treats.  
Yorebridgehouse.co.uk 

The Majestic Champagne Terrace and Gin Garden

The Majestic Champagne Terrace and Gin Garden - Credit: Majestic Harrogate

Majestic, Harrogate  
The Majestic Champagne Terrace and Gin Garden’, will offer a brunch menu, afternoon tea and evening snacks under a new canopy overlooking the Victorian hotel’s landscaped grounds.
Book at events@doubletree-harrogate.co.uk 

The new outdoor terrace at Chophaus, Oakwood 

The new outdoor terrace at Chophaus, Oakwood - Credit: Chophaus

Chophaus, Oakwood, Leeds  
A new heated outdoor deck makes the dining easy at this North Leeds food favourite. Chef Lee Murdoch is at the helm with a collection of menus taking inspiration from around Asia, Europe and beyond. Raw & Sushi include the refreshing salmon tartare tacos with grapefruit and a lime crème fraiche, California crab rolls, spicy tuna gunmaki and Kumamoto oysters with yuzu and galea apple. There’s also a grill menu. 
chophaus.co.uk 

Busy Sandside Cafe by the beach at Sandsend near Whitby North Yorkshire

Sandside Cafe by the beach at Sandsend near Whitby - Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

The Sandside Café, Sandsend  
A great all-weather beachside café with decked area, fine cakes and exceptionally good good crab sandwiches: 
sandsidecafe.co.uk 

Coffee Culture Cafe, overlooking the lake at Shibden Park, Halifax 

Coffee Culture Cafe, Shibden Park, Halifax - Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Coffee Culture, Shibden Country Park  
If you’re making a trip to Shibden Hall for some Gentleman Jack tourism, this lakeside café offers a pre-booked afternoon tea. It’s also open daily for snacks and cakes in a lovely restful spot. 
Coffeeculturecatering.com 

Norton Terrace at Grantley Hall at twilight

Norton Terrace at Grantley Hall - Credit: Grantley Hall 

The Norton Courtyard, Grantley Hall, nr Ripon 
A really magical little spot that mixes English country garden with some chateau chic in this super-luxe hotel. You can dine on lobster or fish and chips – whatever takes your fancy. There are classic salads and a Josper grill for fired-up treats as well as a great summer garden drinks menu. 
grantleyhall.co.uk 

The team at Kilnsey Cafe by the Lake are looking forward to welcoming visitors 

The team at Kilnsey Cafe by the Lake are looking forward to welcoming visitors - Credit: KilnseyParkEstate

Kilnsey Park, Skipton 
Café by the Lake offers outside seating and table service overlooking Kilnsey Park’s famous two fresh water angling lakes and just a stone’s throw from the famous Kilnsey Crag. 
kilnseypark.co.uk 

The Star Inn the City, York lights shining by the riverside

The Star Inn the City, York - Credit: Bailey-Cooper Photography

Star Inn the City, York 
One of the loveliest waterside spots to while away an afternoon, Andrew Pern’s city hotspot has a lovely terrace and hard-to-beat food. 
starinnthecity.co.uk 

Night time on the terrace at Alexanders, Skipton 

Night time on the terrace at Alexanders, Skipton - Credit: Danny Payne

Alexander’s Skipton 
Brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks all served outside on the heated and in places – covered – terraces and Secret Garden. 
alexanders-skipton.com 

Dine in the stable and outdoor bar at The Black Bull Sedbergh

Dine in the stable and outdoor bar at The Black Bull Sedbergh - Credit: Black Bull Sedbergh

Black Bull Sedbergh  
Rustic outdoor dining in the stables and meadow is what you get at this acclaimed gastro pub that’s worth a journey, when we can do bigger journeys. Quality food from the team that made it in the Top 50 gastropubs this year and who serve up ‘epic menu, beers, funky wines’. 
theblackbullsedbergh.co.uk 

Aerial view od Pod Ville at the Fat Badger, Harrogate

Pod Ville at The Fat Badger, Harrogate - Credit: The Fat Badger

Fat Badger, Harrogate  
The popular neighbourhood brasserie welcomes you to Pod Ville! Enjoy dining alfresco in your very own private pod.  Join up to five of your nearest and dearest in this intimate space, for an AA rosette dining experience outside, perfect for this Spring’s social scene. Book your Pod for just £5 per hour Monday – Thursday and £10 per hour Friday – Sunday.  
Thefatbadgerharrogate.com 

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