Eating out in Helmsley


We list the details below in good faith.  We list the telephone numbers of each establishment and advise you to check that the details of your choice of eaterie are correct before you visit . (in quieter times and especially in very rural locations some venues do alter their opening times at short notice)

We would also really appreciate feedback on any of the establishment listed, your experiences may help others and we are happy to pass on current recommendations. Finally the venues, on which we have received feedback the following colour code applies:

green for go, we enjoyed it,
amber, worth a visit but more reports please

Pricing Guide per person for a standard meal without drinks:
£=£15      ££=25     £££= 35      ££££=45     £££££ =50+


Gepettos   ££
01439 770479  Italian Restaurant at the bottom of Borogate just off the Market Square. Recently it has changed hands and we were all a little concerned BUT it has improved! Offering not only pasta and pizzas but also chicken, fish and steaks. Best to check the website for opening times and updates until they settle in a bit and complete some alterations.

Helmsley Spice £
01439 771777 Curry restaurant professionally operated and serving the usual mixture of ethnic dishes. Open 7 days a week.

The Feathers ££
01439 770275 Market Square hotel and a traditional local. Bar food every day but occasionally restricts food service to facilitate Functions which are quite regular.  Good pub food served in a characterful old lounge bar or small more formal seated restaurant.

Black Swan Hotel  ££££
01439 770466 top of the Market Square hotel with a the usual offerings from a hotel. Afternoon Tea from £19.95, a Bar Menu, Full Restaurant Menu including the inevitable Taster Menu.

Feversham Arms Hotel  £££££
01439 770766 ‘Hotel of the Year’ and 2 AA Rosettes with charges that match. Taster Menu £60.00 p.p. with complimentary wines £40.00 p.p.

Royal Oak Inn  ££
01439 770450 Very much ‘pub food’ served 7 days a week.


The White Swan £££
01439 788239

The Royal Oak   ££
01751 431414

The Plough Inn   £££  Quite simply the best and most reasonably priced food in the area
01751 431356

Black Swan Inn ££££
01347 868387 * Michelin Star

Star Inn  ££££
01439 770397 * Michelin Star

Pheasant Hotel  ££££
01439 771241

This list is not exhaustive. If you have been somewhere to eat and enjoyed it please tell us.