MY YORKSHIRE RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH – The 3 Acres Huddersfield

As restaurants go The 3 Acres is up there with my very top restaurants & it’s only a stone’s throw away from my house.

With a birthday in semi lockdown & can’t be shared with anyone outside of my household I decided to stay local for the 4 of us to enjoy a delicious meal at a place we all love.

Then another spanner was thrown into the works as 5 days before my birthday my daughter Isabelle was sent home from school as she’d apparently been in close contact with someone with Covid!!!

She didn’t have it herself so the rest of us didn’t have to isolate but it meant she couldn’t come with us which I was so disappointed about. She still wanted the 3 of us to go somewhere though so, with that in mind I didn’t want a big night out & going somewhere so local was perfect.

Situated in my home village of Shelley in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, The 3 Acres boasts beautiful Pennine countryside views & is a well respected and popular restaurant in our village with the highest quality cuisine on offer.

My birthday evening was a cold blustery one and as we walked into the restaurant the cosy ambience was so welcoming.

All covid measures were clearly in place and we felt extremely safe throughout. It was lovely to see all the tables (each at a safe distance apart) occupied as we were led to our table in the main restaurant.

The 3 Acres is often visited for special occasions and the clientele all appreciate good food & drink and dress for the occasion. It is also a popular venue for smaller intimate weddings and events, has a private dining area & a hotel on site.

The service was excellent throughout and our waitress was very attentive. The Autumn Grill menu has a wide variety of Starters, Seafood, Entrees, Vegetarian & Vegan options, delicious, perfectly cooked steaks to order and an extensive drinks menu.

The food, as expected was delicious with the Gingerbread pudding being one of the best deserts I’ve sampled anywhere in a long time.

A visit to The 3 Acres never disappoints & we went home extremely full & extremely satisfied.

It’s not a cheap meal but, in my opinion, completely value for money & worth every penny. I’m already looking forward to my next visit.

FROM THE 3 ACRES WEBSITE:

AUTUMN GRILL MENU

Autumnal dishes, carefully crafted with best of this season’s ingredients.
Please note dishes may alter slightly from this sample menu, as we adapt daily to use the best seasonal ingredients available to us. 

APERITIFS AND COCKTAILS

A Glass of ‘3 Acres’ Champagne

50th year anniversary Champagne

Rose £11.50 / Brut £10.50

P*rn Star Martini

Vanilla Vodka, Passoa, Fresh Passionfruit, Pineapple Juice, Prosecco, Fresh Orange

£11.50

The Yorkshire G&T

Yorkshire Strength Gin (57%), fever-tree tonic, fresh lime

£9.00

Bottle of Estrella Galicia

330ml

£4.50

Bramble

Tanqueray gin, lemon , sugar, crème de mûre

£9.00

A Glass of Nyetimber

England’s finest sparkling wine

£12.50

BREAD & OLIVES

Homemade Sourdough

roast garlic & sundried tomato butter, Maldon sea salt

£2.50

Acres Marinated Olives

roasted garlic, rosemary, extra virgin olive oil

£3

SEAFOOD BAR & WINTER SALADS

Lindisfarne Oysters

shallot vinegar, tabasco, temon

£2.95 per oyster (minimum of 3)

New Orleans Baked Oysters

smoked bacon, cream, parmesan & cracker crumb

£2.95 per oyster (minimum of 3) 

Oysters Po Boy

Cajun spiced mayonnaise, fresh lime

£2.95 per oyster (minimum of 3)

Gratinated Queenie Scallops

Gruyère, wholegrain mustard, garlic, dressed leaves, heritage tomatoes, fresh sourdough

6 queenies £12.00 / 12 queenies £23.00

Native Lobster

grilled or Thermidor, French fries or rice, house salad

half £m/p, whole £m/p

Native Lobster Salad

dressed leaves, heritage tomatoes, buttered new potatoes, homemade mayonnaise

£m/p

Wood Pigeon & Black Pudding Salad

pigeon, black pudding, crispy bacon, poached egg, classic vinaigrette, autumn leaves

£19.95

STARTERS

‘3 Acres’ Chicken Liver Parfait

apple & blackberry chutney, toasted sourdough

£11.50

Hot Smoked Mackerel

Bombay spiced potato salad, soft poached hen egg, radish

£11.50

Morecombe Bay Potted Shrimps

lightly pickled cucumber, fresh lemon, homemade sourdough

£11.95

Seared Beef Tataki

coriander, ginger & sweet soy dressing, pickled carrot

£12.50

Wortley Game & Black Pudding Spring Roll

garlic & chilli dressed Pak Choi, plum sauce

£11.50

Cold Water Prawn Cocktail

lemon, buttered brown bread, marie rose

£11.95

Oven Baked French Onion Soup

rich veal stock, gruyere crouton

£7.95

Crispy Pig’s Cheek & Ham Hock Terrine

pickled vegetables, piccalilli dressing, toasted croutes, pistachio

£11.95

VEGAN & VEGETARIAN STARTERS

Sautéed Wild Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast

soft poached hen’s egg, white wine & tarragon cream

£10.95

Winter Root Vegetable Spring Roll

garlic & chilli dressed pak choi, plum sauce

£10.50

Bombay spiced potato salad & crispy hen’s egg

radish, coriander

£10.95

MAINS

Locally Reared Pork Loin

white bean & merger ragu, paprika roasted Jerusalem artichokes, aioli

£24.95

Pan Roasted Whole Wild Fish

caper & nut brown butter, dressed new potatoes, French peas

£m/p

Roast Crown of Wortley Pheasant

leek & celeriac gratin, beetroot & brioche puree, cavalo nero

£23.95

Fillet of Beef Stroganoff

crispy onions, gherkins, sour cream, rice or French fries

£25.95

Stout Braised Ox Cheek

mashed neeps & patties, cauliflower cheese, horseradish

£24.95

STEAKS CUT TO ORDER

with béarnaise or pepper sauce

Chargrilled Prime Fillet Steak

(225g) £32.00 / (260g) £37.00 

Chargrilled Prime Sirloin Steak

(340g) £32.00 / (395g) £37.00

Steak Garnish

onion rings, garlic butter flat mushrooms, grilled tomato, fried egg

£1.95 each

YORKSHIRE CLASSICS

Terry Foster’s Fish & Chips

Trenchers of Whitby beer batter, fresh haddock, chip shop curry sauce, ham hock mushy peas, tartar sauce

(150g-180g) £14.95, (230g-280g) £17.95, 

Homemade Cumberland Sausage

pommery mustard mashed potatoes, rich onion gravy, Savoy cabbage

£19.95

‘3 Acres’ Homemade Pie

mashed or chipped potatoes, Savoy cabbage (please ask for today’s offering)

£19.95

VEGAN & VEGETARIAN MAINS

Forest Mushroom & Celeriac Stroganoff

crispy onions, gherkins, sour cream, rice or French fries

£18.95

Spiced Chickpea, Sweet Potato & Feta Pie

filo pastry, honey, pistachio, roast garlic cous cous

£18.95

Roast Crown Prince Squash

butternut puree, goat’s cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, crispy kale

£18.95

VEGETABLES & SIDE ORDERS

£4.50

French fries

mashed potatoes

‘beef drip’ chips

mushy peas

seasonal vegetables

creamed spinach

Mr Marshall’s cauliflower cheese

roast potatoes (lunchtime only, +£1)

truffle & parmesan salad (+£2)

‘3 Acres’ house salad (+£2)

rocket & parmesan salad (+£2)

heritage tomato & baby basil salad (+ £2)

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