"Overlooking the idyllic Pennine hills, 1885 The Restaurant lies in elegant seclusion amidst its rustic surroundings. The family run restaurant is sophisticated but unassuming, with a relaxed and informal ambience, a warm and personal service, and consistently fabulous food.
Proprietors and chefs Nathan and Matthew Evans are local lads whose cooking skills are regarded by many as the best in these parts. They have spread their wings far and wide to learn the culinary craft working and dining in some of the best restaurants in the country, before returning to their home village and making a big impact on the Yorkshire dining scene. Great pride is taken in sourcing the very best fresh seasonal ingredients to create menus buzzing with bold ideas, with dishes elegantly presented and precisely balanced in texture and taste. The resulting cuisine finds equilibrium in an amalgamation of the modern and the traditional, the English and the continental, the basic and the intricate.
These ambitious and committed young chefs are making quite a name for themselves, and challenging the longer-established restaurants in the region to raise their game lest they get left behind."
Jamie Rhodes, Author and Critic