This year the Good Food Guide received over 37,000 public nominations for its ‘Britain’s 100 Best Local Restaurants’.
Good Food Guide says “All of the restaurants in the list have been inspected by Good Food Guide inspectors, travelling the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales, to compile the final list” – and with plenty of eyes and ears on the hunt for the best food in the UK for well over half a decade – when these guys say they’ve founds somewhere to shout about, it’s well worth listening to.
And lucky for us in Leeds we’ve not got far to travel to try out some of the guide’s latest additions.
Hern is one of those ‘if you know, you know’ restaurants. Set in the leafy inner city suburbs of Chapel Allerton, the small bar and kitchen operates with an ever changing menu using seasonal produce.
Highlights on the menu can include king oyster mushrooms; Cauliflower stem fritters; mutton with king cabbage, celeriac and anchovy, as well as home cooked favourites like pumpkin soup and baked apple.
And there’s no shortage of different menu alternatives the Set Menu is available from Thursday – Saturday whilst the bar menu takes centre stage on Wednesdays and a set lunch on Saturdays fills the weekend with treats that keep locals coming back every week.
Now, The Good Food Guide has recognised the foodie hotspot as one of the best in Britain, adding them to its list of ‘Britain’s 100 Best Local Restaurants’.
Joined by the likes of Manchester’s Higher Ground and Sheffield’s The Orange Bird, Hern is the only restaurant in Leeds to make the prestigious list.
And it makes up one of just three in West Yorkshire chosen, only accompanied by Coin in Hebden Bridge and Brooks over in Brighouse.
Hern announced the news on Instagram over the weekend, sharing: “We’ve been included in the @goodfoodguideuk 100 best local restaurants along with a very nice write up”
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You can find out why Hern has been listed as one of the best spots in Leeds by taking a seat at the Stainbeck Corner restaurant and checking out the menu for yourself.
Feature Image – Hern via Instagram