Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall

“Vibrant modern dishes in historic house.” - AA Inspector



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Now a luxurious hotel and spa, Grantley Hall is a wonderful fusion of new and old with the original hall dating back to the 17th century. Shaun Rankin’s set-up in the Palladian splendour is unlikely to disappoint with cooking of serious quality and distinction in opulent surroundings. Ingredients are sourced locally when possible including produce from Grantley own kitchen garden. The cooking reflects the quality of the local produce, the dishes are straight-forward and focus on the quality of the ingredients. Flavours are clear and the dishes are vibrant. Start, perhaps, with English truffle cruffin, Yorkshire pecorino soup – a fresh baked cruffin topped with truffle and finished with a creamy pecorino soup. Move on to a delicately poached piece of turbot with a quenelle of caviar, a slither of cabbage, and a well balanced dill and lemon verbena sauce. To finish, a light and airy Yorkshire rhubarb soufflé.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall


Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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