The Corner Cupboard is as British a restaurant as can be. Their staff should wear cricket whites, hum Elgar and be too reserved to take your order. They’re as British as tea, cake and blokes in red coats sweating in someone else’s country. From their cutesy cafe in Birdforth Hall outside Easingwold, north of York and in the broader district of Hambleton, they offer a wide range of main meals to accompany the cafe classics, so book a table now and head down for a traditional Yorkshire tea.
We took friends for afternoon tea, and it was their first visit to the Corner cupboard. We all enjoyed our afternoon, excellent food, friendly and efficient staff and interesting surroundings.
I had been wanting to try the Corner Cupboard, for a while as I don't live too far away, but some reviews had put me off. So when groupon offered an afternoon tea, I took the plunge. I'm so glad that I did, it is a cosy, quaint little place, with a relaxed atmosphere, the afternoon tea was lovely, and I took the opportunity to glance at the full menu whilst there. It was varied and reasonably priced, so I will be going again, this may be my new place to take friends when they visit from now on. 😀 If I had to say anything negative, I think the carpet is ready for a deep clean or replacement, and there was quite a strong smell of fish when you first walk in, but that maybe something that cannot be helped.. and definitely will not put me off re attending.
Shabby chic type cafe - very pretty and food great. Lovely fresh ingredients. Staff very attentive but not over bearing. Sadly no soya milk available.
North Yorkshire is a place of natural beauty and cultural heritage. On the edge of the village of Easingwold, just up the road from York en route to the Hambleton market towns of Thirsk and Northallerton, there is a cafe that stands in the proudest of Yorkshire traditions, taking in the best of local produce to create dishes to warm any British heart. The Corner Cupboard – situated in the Birdforth Hall cottages – is the perfect place to stop off for a bite, so if you are passing through scenic moors and fancy a cup of tea, or just need a sit down and scone, head over to slake your thirst.
The menu at The Corner Cupboard on the outskirts of Easingwold is celebrated for their dedicated to local ingredients and British cuisine. Their fish travels to Birdforth Hall from just up the road in Whitby – we assume on the bus – and their cakes and soups are all homemade. Modern Britain is about more than just tea and cake too, and their menu includes the likes of Indian rogan josh and Italian lasagne too. Visitors to York, Hambleton, the North York Moors and the Howardian Hills can add to their experience of Yorkshire with a visit to this superb traditional cafe, but do remember to book in advance to make sure you get a seat.