A locals guide to eating out in Malton, Burythorpe and surrounding villages

A locals guide to eating out in Malton, Burythorpe and surrounding villages

[Updated 8th September, 2023] Malton is renowned for it's food heritage. Known for it's markets and makers, you'll get small market town feels as you sit on the terrace of Talbot Yard, indulging in handmade macroon from the award winning patisserie, gazing over the lush green landscapes Yorkshire is famous for. The villages around here are full of hidden gems too, though. There are bakeries hidden in tiny villages, gourmet restaurants hidden in the Yorkshire Moors and 17th Century coachhouses serving old fashioned fare to a high modern standard.

🐾 This area is very (very) dog friendly, and to help you plan your stay you'll find a dog friendly note on each recommendation - these are correct at the time of publishing but of course, check before venturing out with your fur baby 🐾

Skip straight to our current favourites

Brunch

New favourite added January 2024: Forty-Six in Malton Market place.

I’m also a fan of La Trattoria – their pancake stack is impressive and the bacon crispy.

Going to York:

Partisan (book ahead!)

Dinner

For a relaxed, informal small-plates style dinner – head to Omni

For a more traditional dinner, head to The Talbot

For fine dining the new place in Malton is my new favourite: Dinner by Uovo

Going to York:

Roots(book ahead)

Countryside Pubs

There's nothing more enjoyable than stepping in from enjoying the fresh air, than the crackle of an open fire and the promise of a drink and anticipation of something hot and delicious from the kitchen.

Bay Horse Pub Burythorpe

The Bay Horse, Burythorpe

🐾 Dog friendly

Options for 🌾 not really - the new chef serves mostly pie and scampi 🌱 Vegetarian

The Bay Horse Pub is a beautifully restored 17th Century former coaching inn with the same beautiful sandstone walls as Yew Tree Cottage.

There are three open fires to ‘warm your cockles’ and enjoy a drink into the evening.

In the summer there is a lovely seating area both at the front of the pub, and at the rear – it’s a great place to stop by for a shandy in the sunshine.

Bay Horse, Burythorpe

The Jolly Farmers, Leavening

🐾 Dog friendly

Options for 🌾 Gluten free (can cater coeliac, they have a separate fryer at time of writing) 🌱 Vegan (incl. vegan fish & chip Fridays!)

A true farmers local, you can drop in here with a well weathered pair of hiking boots, and a damp dog and be welcomed with open arms.

They’re independently owned and CAMRA accredited. They make a big effort to support local breweries (of which there are several in Malton). 

They also hold several events throughout the year including a couple of gin tasting festivals which are worth looking at.

They hold community cinema events and have Pizza Wednesdays, Stew night and Fish and Chip Friday (which includes a vegan fish and chip option).

The events change frequently, check out what they’re up to here: http://www.thejollys.co.uk/ 

This is a nice stop off point if you’re hiking to the Ryedale Vineyard located in the next village.

The Stone Trough Inn

🐾 Dog friendly

Options for 🌾 No specific GF options at the time of writing, but meat and veg dishes are an option 🌱 Vegan

Pop over to The Stone Trough Inn to grab a bite to eat on their new garden terrace overlooking the hills down to the river, and then walk down to Kirkham Priory for an ice cream by the ruins, in front of the river. The view at both places is spectacular.

If you want to take a longer walk, you can continue over the bridge and take the footpath down to the river. You can walk to Howsham Mill from there. The entrance to the footpath is on your left, before the railway crossing.

Expect a traditional pub serving pub classics. Learn more about The Stone Trough at Kirkham here.

Hotels

While hotels are normally steering on the sterile side, there are two which deserve to be included here. We visit both of these often.

Burythorpe House Hotel, Burythorpe

🐾 Dog friendly in the lounge and terrace.

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan - call ahead and they'll adapt pretty much everything.

This intimate boutique hotel is one of our favourites (obviously we’re biased, but Eric Clapton liked it so much here he bought it… watch closely, you may spot him if you pop over for breakfast!) 

Burythorpe House Hotel welcomes non guests, we love to book in for afternoon tea in the summer, and is another great option for dinner followed by lounging in front of open fires in the colder months.

Alison who manages the hotel is also one of my favourite people, I have yet to see any request phase her. If you have special requests, she’ll do her best to accommodate you. 

It’s definitely worth calling ahead as they sometimes book out the entire hotel for weddings and shooting parties. Customers may also use their tennis courts – check this is still the case when you call. Find out more about Burythorpe House Hotel when you click here.

The Talbot Hotel

The Talbot, Malton

🐾 Dog friendly

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan

This prominent building in Malton is a restored 17th century coaching inn with warming fires in the bar area in winter, and a beautiful lavender filled terrace overlooking the gardens in the summer. There is also a lounge with sofa’s facing two fires where your drinks are served to your table, perfect if you prefer a more country manor feel for your evening than sitting in the bar.

Food is sourced seasonally and locally where possible and as with many places in this area, they are very dog friendly.

Explore The Talbot by clicking here.

Other lovely places to eat

If you're looking for interesting alternatives, read on 🙂

Omni, Malton

🐾 Dog friendly

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan

Small plates (not tapas) in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserved tables are seated upstairs and walk-ins downstairs, had a lovely atmosphere and the staff are very friendly.

I found the steak dipped into the sauce that accompanies the roast broccoli to be a delicious combination.

You’ll likely need to book ahead for weekend.

And yes… I must go back to take a better photo 🙂

Forty-Six, Malton

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan

This is my new favourite in Malton. Admittedly biased as they serve gluten free and vegan pancakes so everyone I know can come here. 

They serve food most of the day – I had a salad in winter and was expecting a snooze fest and it was delicious. Y’know the kind of delicious where you think that maybe you could eat another salad before July. The steak in the salad was tender which in itself is a revelation.

Hats off to the chef for catering to coeliac AND making it enjoyable.

https://www.fortysixmalton.co.uk/

Dinner by Uovo

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan

They describe themselves as modern British fine dining, and I have to agree. 

I liked the more personable approach than you get at other places which serve a similar plates of food. 

The chef delivered one of the courses and was available for a chat which was delightful.

The bar staff happily made non-alcoholic cocktails not on the menu and *this is the best bit as a gluten free diner* they had prepared food options for me JUST IN CASE I wanted to order the tasting menu. 

The interior is also missing any form of pretentiousness and I find myself scoping out my friends to see who would like to pop in simply for a plate of oysters with a champagne ganache.

The venue is an old pub, but expect a very tasteful and welcoming interior with a log burner and uneven wood tables… there’s not a beer mat in sight. 

https://www.dinnerbyuovo.co.uk/

The Purple Carrot, Malton

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan

Just next door to Lutt & Turner in Malton, you’ll find The Purple Carrot

This vegetarian cafe serves a selection of vegan, vegetarian foods. I love their Turmeric Latte. This is where I’ll pop in for savoury treats to take home or on a picnic. You can sit inside, they have a few charming seats upstairs.

This is a daytime spot and isn’t open on an evening… they DO do takeout though.

 

La Trattoria, Malton

🐾 Dog friendly

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan

For dining in, this is our personal preference of the three pizzerias in Malton. 

We like the atmosphere, and the slightly industrial styling of the interior.

This pizzeria is also good for bacon-y brunch, they do a decent pancake stack with syrup.

You’ll likely need to book ahead for evenings.

Tea rooms, Cafe's & Bakeries

While there is a tea room almost every person in Malton, these are our favourite places to visit for tea and cake.

Dogh, Welburn

🐾 Dog friendly (also sell pup cakes!)

Options for 🌾 Gluten free - not coeliac 🌱 Vegan

This charming little bakery in the quaint village of Welburn is a hidden gem. 

This is where I go when I want to hide away from the world… but with cake. The little shop at the front is lovely and sells ‘posh’ biscuits and crackers, but you can go ‘full lunch’ at the back in their little cafe. I’ve had the platter and it was fantastic -even the gluten free bread was the best I’d ever had!

This is the perfect place to stop on the way to (or back) from Castle Howard or Yorkshire Lavender. 

 

Check out Dogh here.

The Hidden Monkey, Malton

🐾 Dog friendly

Options for 🌾 Gluten free (will cater for coeliac, call ahead to confirm) 🌱 Vegan

This is a new addition to this guide after I popped in and discovered their polenta cake. It is divine. I have been back several times and *every single time* my child swaps her cake for mine. 

If you have your dog with you, you’ll love it here. 

 

For the The Hidden Monkey, Malton, click here

The Patisserie, Malton

🐾 Dog friendly

Options for 🌾 Gluten free (will cater coeliac, call ahead) 🌱 Vegan

At the heart of Malton, just next to The Hidden Monkey you’ll find this independent (and dog friendly!) patisserie, cafe and shop. 

This can be fun for trying new things, and great if you’re after something savoury.

They also deliver, so if you’re staying with us you could pre-book an afternoon tea to be delivered! 

The Patisserie’s website is here.


Lutt & Turner, Malton

🐾 Dog friendly (downstairs only)

Options for 🌾 Gluten free - not coeliac 🌱 Vegan

You’ll find this brunch/ lunch/ cake place leading down from the main market place at 12-14 Market Street, past some of my favourite interiors stores in Malton.

They have some really lovely cakes and if you can get a seat downstairs, it’s a lovely place to enjoy a coffee and maybe a spot of lunch. Upstairs is fine too – I just don’t find it as charming. 

Dogs are welcome downstairs, but not in the upstairs dining room.

Find the Lutt & Turner website here

Leoni's, Malton

🐾 No dogs (call to ask about service dogs)

Options for 🌾 Gluten free (need to check coeliac status) 🌱 Vegan

Another place are I have recently fallen back in love with, here you’ll find a great cake selection and the staff are really friendly. 

What this place has, that most of the others do not – is a teeny size so it is cozy and has atmosphere which is wonderful unless you need a lot of space – if you have a wheelchair or a trillion bags… this may not be the best fit for you. The toilet is also upstairs.

You can see the Leoni’s coffee shop Instagram page here.

Bluebird Bakery & Roost, Malton

🐾 Roost is Dog Friendly

Options for 🌾 Gluten free, not suitable for coeliac in the bakery due to flour contamination 🌱 Vegan

Two wonderful places next to each other, unconventionally,  sharing the same space in this guide, why?

… because there is no seating area at Bluebird bakery, but an outstanding small batch coffee roasters and coffee shop is right next door with indoor and outdoor seating.

Most weeks I’ll steal away from work with my husband and we’ll pop to the bakery before enjoying a coffee (him) and an oat milk hot chocolate (me) at Roost. The atmosphere is lovely, and if you’re lucky – you’ll see coffee beans being poured into the roaster while you’re there.

 

For more on Bluebird Bakery, click here.

For more on Roost, click here.

 

Kingfisher Cafe, Malton

🐾 Awaiting confirmation

Options for 🌱 Vegetarian

I love to support what they are doing here, and the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly.

Kingfisher cafe is a social enterprise which provides opportunities and support for people with learning and other disabilities.

It is also part bookstore, part craft shop, and in my opinion, the best place to buy candles!

Find them just down from the market place, at 9 Saville Street.

Learn more about Kingfisher Cafe here.

Antonio Carluccio with Groovy Moo
Antonio Carluccio at Groovy Moo in Malton

Groovy Moo, Talbot Yard, Malton

🐾 Not indoors, but there's a dog friendly courtyard with seating right outside

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan

The ONLY place you should buy ice cream in Malton.

Famous across the lands of Yorkshire, this ice cream parlour always offers a range of dairy free sorbets. I’m not a big cold desert fan (I know- what kind of human am I if I dislike ice cream?), but their double chocolate sorbet is an outstanding antidote to heat in midsummer and my family is obsessed. Even in winter.

Pizzaria's

There are two places that are good places to grab a pizza in Malton.

La Trattoria, Malton

Options for 🌾 Gluten free options, but pizza cooked on the floor of the over with wheat pizza's 🌱 Vegan

This is an Italian Bistro and pizzeria. This is our preference for pizza… and to be honest they do a pretty fine brunch! 

https://www.fatchefcompany.co.uk/la-trattoria-malton/

Pizza on the Square, Malton

Options for 🌾 Gluten free - they clean down the whole kitchen for coeliac so let them know in the morning otherwise you'll have to wait 40 minutes 🌱 Vegan

This is a new pizzeria in a fantastic location in the beautiful glass fronted stone building at the centre of Malton Market Place. 

The kitchen is tiny so it’s best to call head if you’re gluten free (they clean the whole kitchen to make your pizza so the wait I was offered was 45 mins) so I haven’t successfully tasted the pizza here yet – but I love the building and came here often when it used to be The Stew and Oyster.

https://www.instagram.com/pizzaonthesquaremalton/

Florio's, Malton

Options for 🌾 Gluten free 🌱 Vegan

This is an iconic pizzeria for families in Malton.

Everyone has had (or been) to a birthday party here at some point, and this pizzeria has been serving pizza here in Malton since 1984!

Call ahead and collect a takeaway if you want to eat between 5-7pm as the restaurant is often full booked (even in the week) and this is the peak time for families.

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