Review on Le Caveau

The ancient sixteenth-century 'caveau' beneath Skipton High Street once served as a prison for local felons and sheep rustlers but – these days – it's a different story. An original barrel-vaulted ceiling, heavy beams and stone walls provide the atmosphere, and the kitchen does its job.

At lunchtime, there's a blackboard of simple rustic dishes along the lines of herb-crusted baked cod with lemon butter sauce and slow-roast duck leg on a bed of mash with tarragon jus – or you could settle for just a bowl of soup.

The full menu is a seasonal affair that might open with toasted goats' cheese on a bed of spiced apricot chutney or sauté lambs' kidneys cooked in Madeira, grain mustard and paprika cream sauce. Following on, expect anything from crispy roast Gressingham duck with blackberry and Crème de Mure sauce to char-grilled Yorkshire Dales sirloin steak with roast garlic butter and melted red onions, while desserts could include spiced apple crumble or toffee and banana cheesecake. The exceptional value for money extends to the skilfully chosen list of wines from around the globe.

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Anglo French


Mark Bryon

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Fri
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Fri (5.00 - 9.30pm Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Le Caveau

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 28 covers


Le Caveau
86 High Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 1JJ

Customer Ratings on Le Caveau

3  / 5

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    March 2016

    10 people found this review helpful

    We visited last Friday night the food Very good but what let it down we ordered two of their best cognac but came in a wine glass and when I asked if they had two cognac glasses the waitress said we use these universal wine glasses which we thought was i a bit poor for good restaurant in Skipton.

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