As Tony & I lead busy lives it’s not often just the two of us get to go out for a meal on our own. I don’t work Fridays so last week Tony booked the day off so we could go out for lunch. Our restaurant of choice was the beautiful Devour in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

A stunning venue in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, the venue is modern, light and airy with a wonderful atmosphere that transports you to Italy.

The food is all freshly cooked in the open kitchens along with a Deli so you are able to enjoy some of the wonderful home cooked pastas along with meats, gelato & fresh coffee’s at home.

The restaurant boasts a delicious menu of starters, entrees & deserts and you really are spoilt for choice.

We were welcomed as we arrived and taken straight to our table, the service throughout was excellent and the staff were all very friendly & attentive.

Tony and I shared some of the delicious freshly baked garlic & rosemary pizza bread to start with which was mouth wateringly tasty.

Tony then chose the mushroom, ham & mozzarella pizza & I chose the Belly Pork.

The pizza was as good as you would expect from an Italian restaurant and my perfectly cooked & locally sourced Belly Pork came with Gnocchi, borlotti bean ragu, quince jelly & charred chicory. The flavours were unusual but delicious none the less.

The menu is very varied and has something for everyone, I was just slightly surprised at how few traditional pasta dishes were on the menu but, they are trying to step away from the ordinary & the menu is very fresh & interesting.

We both opted out of desert, much as I was tempted as the selection sounded absolutely delicious.

The bar has a large selection of wines & spirits as you would expect and there is a separate bar area at the entrance for pre or post dinner drinks.

There is also a large outdoor dining area for the Spring & Summer months which, like many restaurants did, they constructed due to social distancing measures but is a lovely addition to the restaurant.

It’s not a cheap menu but not overpriced and definitely value for money.

Devour is nestled in the beautiful setting of the picturesque Holme Valley just minutes away from the historic streets of Holmfirth. Devour sits between the lush woodland and the river Holme.

Tony & I had a wonderful afternoon and will most definitely be returning to Devour very soon.


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