“Fascinating tasting menus that you won’t want to rush” - AA Inspector
SCAWTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
There’s a wire sculpture of two boxing hares outside The Hare, and it’s possible that they’re arguing about who gets to sit down at one of the restaurant’s 12 covers. It’s a luxurious venue with minimalist design, exposed stonework, and a rich colour palate of dark blues. The approach is a little bit different too; tasting menus all the way. Choose from six or eight courses, which the chef suggests may take around three or four hours respectively. Dishes come with a suggested wine, and may include tomato and goats’ cheese; rump steak with beetroot and elderberry; or bass, razor clam and courgette.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 16
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: See website for details
- Wines under £30: 8
- Wines over £30: 20
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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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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