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Set in a converted Victorian cottage on the fringes of Halifax, overlooking the Pennines, this sophisticated – but unassuming – restaurant is genially run by members of the Evans family. It's an impressive and industrious enterprise that also includes an on-site shop selling everything from home-baked bread to cigars and Champagne.

Meals are served in a tastefully decorated dining room, with low ceilings and subdued lights providing an intimate backdrop to the seasonal modern food on offer. There's plenty of ambition at work in the kitchen, witness dishes like roasted king prawns with sautéed watermelon, vanilla and port oil, venison loin accompanied by a cheese and potato terrine, damson chutney and chocolate oil or roast fillet of Angus beef with Montpelier butter, onion compote and beetroot crisp. Recommended pudding wines are posted alongside each dessert: Elysium Black Muscat with rum pannacotta, caramelised baby pears and maple syrup, for example.

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Modern European


Nathan and Matthew Evans

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Fri & Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at 1885 The Restaurant

  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 80 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (4 rooms)


1885 The Restaurant
The Recreation Ground
West Yorkshire

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