Inclusion in the Michelin guide has been a mark of fine dining quality since 1926 when Michelin started sending out anonymous reviewers to try different restaurants to include in their guidebooks. Even now, Michelin relies entirely on its reviewers to determine whether or not a restaurant should be included in the guide. The reviewers are passionate about food, have a good eye for detail and have years of experience in comparing different types of food.
Each time a reviewer goes to a restaurant, they write a thorough report about their experience and then all of the reviewers come together to decide on which restaurants will be included in the guide and which will be awarded the coveted Michelin stars. Although Beverley doesn't have any Michelin star restaurants to choose from, it does have two restaurants that are included in the guide. These are the Westwood Restaurant and Whites Restaurant, both just outside Beverley's historic North Bar.
The Westwood Restaurant
The Westwood Restaurant provides the discerning visitor with delicious food in a relaxed, contemporary dining space. The restaurant only uses high quality produce from local suppliers and have been serving quality, modern British dishes made with locally sourced ingredients since 2007. The restaurant also has a space on the first floor for functions.
The review of the Westwood in the Michelin guide reads as follows:
The twins who own this smart modern brasserie clearly share the same vision. Appealing menus offer unfussy, recognisable dishes and the meats cooked 'a la plancha' are a hit. It sits in the wing of an impressive Georgian courthouse.
Whites Restaurant is small and intimate and is situated just outside of Beverley's North Bar and was opened in 2008. There are two menus on offer at Whites - the 9 course menu and the 4 course menu. Both of the menus are tasting menus which give you the opportunity to try a range of dishes that you may never have eaten before. The review of Whites in the Michelin guide reads as follows:
So if you're looking for something a little special when dining in Beverley, why not give one of these Michelin listed restaurants a try?
A small, keenly run neighbourhood restaurant by the old city walls. Ambitious, creative, modern cooking is delivered in set menus of either 4 course or 9 courses. Smart, contemporary bedrooms and rooftop terrace breakfasts.