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Feast your eyes on the new vibrant menu at Grantley Hall’s Asian-fusion restaurant

Bar & Restaurant EightyEight offers a unique blend of Yorkshire produce and Far Eastern flavours. We’re talking Korean-style pork belly, miso and soy glazed duck breast and robata grilled halibut.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 26.05.2023

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Where East meets West and energetic city dining meets the picturesque Yorkshire countryside – introducing Bar & Restaurant EightyEight.

Dining at Bar & Restaurant EightyEight is more than just eating out at a restaurant – it’s a multi-sensational experience.

From the aesthetically pleasing décor with the stunning backdrop of enchanting Japanese gardens to a unique blend of Yorkshire produce and Far Eastern flavours, you’ll find this luxury, contemporary Asian-fusion restaurant in the heart of North Yorkshire’s superlative country house hotel, Grantley Hall.

Led by Head Chef, Samira Effa, Bar & Restaurant EightyEight’s dynamic team of chefs take inspiration from classic Asian dishes but adds a modern Eastern twist using the finest Yorkshire traditional servings and the best seasonal ingredients that’ll take your date night to the next level.

We explore Bar & Restaurant EightyEight’s new menu…

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Small plates

With such an extensive, exotic menu of Asian dishes, it can be so hard to pick just one dish. So why not explore more of what EightyEight has to offer by ordering a few small plates?

From honey and soy glazed mackerel with wasabi emulsion, cucumber, and nori seaweed to Thirkleby confit duck pancakes for two, and sweet and sour crispy chicken baos served with pickled cucumber and lime mayonnaise, there are so many new flavours to discover.

Larger plates

Bar & Restaurant EightyEight has some signature specialities that you won’t find anywhere else. With delicious hand-crafted dishes including dry aged Yorkshire beef fillet braised with soy sauce, roast cauliflower satay infused with coconut and chilli and miso and soy glazed duck breast, we can guarantee you’re in for a culinary treat whatever dish you choose to order.

Not forgetting the side options of roasted new potatoes, black garlic miso butter and sriracha, Tenderstem broccoli with a black bean and chilli dressing and XO fried rice. It’s safe to say you’ll experience flavour infusions that you’ve never experienced before. Mouth-watering yet? We thought so.



If you want to explore the full vibrant new menu, get the ultimate dining experience by trying EightyEight’s indulgent eight-course tasting menu. Start things off with an aromatic chicken tea before tucking into a Korean-style pork belly with Asian slaw and finish things off with a Valrhona Tokyo chocolate cake. And that’s just a small taste of what’s in store on this indulgent tasting menu – we’ll let you explore the rest.

Oh, and Bar & Restaurant EightyEight hasn’t forgotten about you vegans either. We’re talking a golden miso broth for starters followed up by smoked aubergine and tofu dumplings and teriyaki maitake mushroom, before sweetening things up with layers of mango mouse and Thai basil ice cream.


To find out more about Bar & Restaurant EightyEight and to book your table, visit Grantley Hall’s website, Facebook page or Instagram


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