Just outside of the picturesque village of Cookridge, a little drive away from both the city of Leeds and the stunning surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales, Granary Restaurant is a lovely and welcoming café and restaurant set within a 17th century barn ran by Caring for Life, a Christian charity who offer care for homeless or vulnerable people by providing support, friendship and accommodation.
The restaurant itself is an attractive mix of old and new. Housed within a 17th century barn, the outside stonework is rustic and beautiful, and inside boasts wooden exposed ceiling beams which show a flavour of the building’s history and a real sense of character. The interior otherwise contrasts the historical nature of the building, with a contemporary and plush décor using neutral colour schemes and comfortable, chic and stylish modern furniture. The open kitchen allows your senses to be tantalised as you wait for your food, and you can watch your dish be freshly prepared by the restaurant’s talented chefs. The stunning grounds of the restaurant are a great place to explore either before or after your meal, surrounded by plenty of beautiful countryside and with lots of peaceful spots to enjoy.
Crafted with a mixture of world influence, the menu at the Granary Restaurant is classic with a few twists along the way. Visit for breakfast and choose a Northern favourite of Lancashire Smoked Kippers, or try some American-style pancakes with pure maple syrup. During the day the restaurant serves plenty of café-style food, with lots of choice in sandwiches, and lighter cooked meals including a Lentil and Vegetable Casserole, Homemade Pie and Chips and a corn, roasted tomato and goat’s cheese risotto. If you are dining in the evening, choose from some beautiful options, including Fresh Dressed Crab salad, Pork chop with tangy tomato chutney, or a Crag House Farm Double Beef Burger.
A great rural restaurant raising money for a good cause, the Granary Restaurant, Leeds is a lovely restaurant with a sociable atmosphere, delicious food and an excellent reputation.