Review on Brook's
Savoy-trained Darrell Brooks has brought a touch of nostalgic elegance to Brighouse – a West Yorkshire town famed for its prize-winning brass bands, but now with a decent restaurant to boast about as well.
Neutral walls covered with a varied and personal collection of paintings offset polished floorboards in the airy bar and the dining room. In the evening, when the candles are lit, it feels genuinely romantic. And – for any wannabe David Hockneys who want to linger – wax crayons are provided for drawing on the lily-white cloths: the best efforts are framed and hung on the wall.
Menus change weekly and it's worth looking out for the 'regular specials': Brook's offers a version of gravlax involving smoked haddock, as well as char-grilled kangaroo with butter bean mash, red wine and thyme sauce. Otherwise, you might make a meal from crab and sweetcorn fritters with ratatouille salsa, braised shoulder of lamb with smoked bacon, rosemary and Puy lentils, and poached peaches in pink Champagne with pistachio Mascarpone.
Brook's is also featured in: Michelin Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: From 6.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express