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.
Matthew and Michele Barker make a formidable team at this converted Georgian courthouse. The twins were brought up in their parents’ gastropubs, so it was no surprise when chef Matthew and front of house Michele went into the business. Service is slick, portions are big and the Sunday-lunch sirloin of local beef (£14) comes with all the trimmings, including IPA gravy and a huge Yorkshire pudding.
At the first touch of my fork, it fell into its constituent parts of crisp skin, pork meat heftily spiked with fennel seeds and melting nuggets of fat. With a knock-you-down-richness of flavour, it was a perfect rendition. “Lovely”, declared my wife as she nibbled a fork full. “God, that’s good. Wanna swap?”
The quality of the cooking here is quite superb. That, allied to a constantly refreshed menu and specials, and very nice people make it as interesting a place to dine as you will find in this region. We’ve been back . . . and back . . . and back!
From the first beer to the last slice of cheese, The Westwood have got it nailed. A well-oiled yet creative dining machine.
Approaching its decennial next year, twins Matt and Michele Barker’s modern brasserie in an old Georgian courthouse continues to win all-round praise: “we were special guests from the moment we walked through the door”, and the “consistently good cooking is food you really want to eat.
Dining at its best, really delicious food, the chef here is amazing!
I am sure they will continue to prosper and there will be many more accolades coming their way.
Beverley was recently named as the best place to live in the UK in an “Affordable Affluence” study by the Royal Bank of Scotland – and it has the restaurant to go with this accolade. The Westwood, named after those lush pastures on the western outskirts of this historic town, effortlessly combines quality and informality to create an unforgettable dining experience in an elegant setting. What more can anyone ask for?
Tuesday - SaturdayLunch - 12 noon - 2.00pmEvening - 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Sunday - 12 noon - 3.00pm
The Westwood Restaurant,New Walk, Beverley,East Yorkshire,HU17 7AE