The Westwood celebrates Michelin entry

The Westwood celebrates Michelin entry

The Westwood Restaurant in Beverley in East Yorkshire is celebrating its entry into the prestigious 2017 Michelin Guide.

The Westwood, which is owned and run by twins Matt and Michele Barker, has been highly recommended in the "foodies’ bible".

The Guide says: "The twins who own this smart modern brasserie clearly share the same vision. Appealing menus offer unfussy, recognisable dishes and the meats cooked 'a la plancha' are a hit. It sits in the wing of an impressive Georgian courthouse."

Head chef Matt Barker commented: "Words cannot really express how absolutely thrilled and honoured I am to be included in the new Michelin Guide. It is nearly 10 years now since my sister Michele and I opened the Westwood in an old Georgian Courthouse in Beverley.

"It has been an amazing roller-coaster of a journey, and we have loved every minute of it. Over the years we have built up a devoted and discerning clientele, not just in Beverley and Hull, but also in North Yorkshire and across the Humber Bridge. That has been great and extremely satisfying.

"But it is also incredibly satisfying to be recognised by the famed restaurant bible and to be featured in the new Michelin Guide. It’s what most chefs dream of, although they don’t always admit it. I am very humbled."

Michele Barker said: "We broke all records last year, when we had more diners than ever before, but this year has been ever better. Apart from the wonderful recognition in the Michelin Guide, we are also featured in the Sunday Times this week as one of the top family-run restaurants in the UK. That has made us very proud, too."

The popular restaurant has been shortlisted in the prestigious White Rose Awards, run by Welcome to Yorkshire, and has also been named as one of the 2016 Top 100 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK by Open Table diners.


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