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5.3 /6 Excellent 100 Reviews

The Corner Cupboard

Thirsk European, British ££ +100
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About The Corner Cupboard

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
The Corner Cupboard, Old School, Easingwold, YO61 4NW Easingwold

Further Information

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.


100 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 100 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Noise: mute
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Tim S.
1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 23:03

A family get together, Service 100% , The food was 1st class and a good experience, A joy to be there, sorry for the couple who changed there table we might of been loud.

Stephanie D.
1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 20:38

Attended for lunch for the first time at The Corner Cupboard, top class service from start to finish. Beautiful vintage surroundings and outstanding cuisine, thank you.

Heather L.
1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 13:58

Absolutely Excellent! The food was fantastic, service faultless, they couldn't have done more to accommodate our awkward party of 14! Would definitely recommend to anybody

Laetitia h.
1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 00:52

The service was excellent as were the scones. We will certainly pay another visit in the near future. We can recommend this venue. Thank you.

Billie A.
1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 17:27

It was our first experience of The Corner Cupboard yesterday afternoon. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the steak and wine meal offer - the food was delicious, good portion sizes and the wine was really nice too. The service was excellent - friendly, helpful and timely. Will definitely be going back again and highly recommend it to other people. Mrs A

Abbi U.
1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 00:18

This place ticks every box. Easy to book online, with a friendly reminder the day before. The venue is beautiful, both the shop full of gorgeous things and the lovely sitting space. The menu is extensive and exciting, even the children's menu is fabulous. The food was simply delicious and came quickly. The staff were attentive, polite and friendly. We sat and chatted for three hours and nobody rushed us at all. Perfect. We wil be back. Many thanks.

B A C.
3 reviews so far 6
28.08.2016 05:11

This was our 4th visit. 6 of us for a birthday treat. 3 had the rump steaks which were more like fillets as they just melted in the mouth, accompanied with salad, fries,mushrooms, vine tomatoes and proper onion rings. 1 seafood platter as a main 1 Caesar salad and 1 chicken and leek pie which looked and tasted Delicious. Highly recommend but book as it always seems busy these days. Look forward to our 5th visit thank you.

Susan M.
1 review so far 3
13.03.2016 03:18

Waited too long to be greeted and seated. Main courses acceptable but waited too long. Asked to see dessert board and then had to ask again. Desserts not acceptable as Cranberry and orange crumble hot on the outside and stone cold in the middle accompanying custard also cold - the homemade ice cream had a strange texture and absolutely no taste, was runny in the middle and the dessert was missing "shortbread biscuits" as per the menu. When my partner mentioned this to the waitress her response was to dismiss his comment with "oh". No hot milk with our coffee as requested. When paying my partner was asked to place his card in the machine, he did so and was ignored by the girl at the desk from that point on as she was engaged in a conversation with another of the waitresses - most discourteous and rude. So not a good experience at all.

Pamela E.
1 review so far 4
14.07.2016 06:44

I had a very attractively presented seafood meal presented to me today which was delicious in taste and range of fish/seafood. The fish was cooked lightly and was succulent in texture. Unfortunately for some reason one of my friends main course of fish pie contained only cooked salmon which did not match the discriptor in the menu - this was immediately replaced when pointed out but we disappointed in the lack of quality control as individual meals coming over the pass on exiting the Kitchen. We have all eaten at the Corner cupboard in the past and agreed the quality of the cooking was greatly improved as was the presentation.

Debbie W.
1 review so far 6
11.07.2016 03:30

Very different the fact that the restaurant is set amongst a lovely shop selling lovely goods. The steak meal was absolutely beautiful. The steak was very tender, served with a very tasty peppercorn sauce and sides of french fries and a lovely salad. Unfortunately didn't have room for a sweet but they did look very nice. Will definitely be returning to try some other meals from their menu.

B A C.
3 reviews so far 5
27.06.2016 14:26

Visited using a Groupon offer. The ambience was very good. The Steak was delicious accompanied by roasted vine tomatoes mushrooms choice of new potatoes or chips a peppercorn sauce served in a little jug and a side salad. The glass of wine included was not good hence the 5 out of 6 rating. Would definitely visit again for the food. There is a shop attached to buy items such as bags scarves gifts etc. Carpark at the rear. Thank you.

Elizabeth O.
1 review so far 6
11.12.2016 23:41

The Corner Cupboard isn't only a restaurant. It has interesting things for sale. Lovely Christmas decorations at this time of the year. Met my sister there for lunch which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

Sara D.
2 reviews so far 6
17.07.2016 17:35

Our steaks were delicious and cooked to our liking. Apparently the white wine was good, but my choice of soft drink (I did not realise it wouldn't be "ordinary" lemonade) wasn't to my taste so it spoiled things a little. However the service was pleasant and the food yummy. We were pleasantly full, but squeezed in a pud as they were so tempting!! Would definitely return/recommend.

Wendy W.
1 review so far 2
14.03.2016 19:30

Really disappointed with the food and service. Booked on online and said it was a birthday for my 84 year old mum.(no mention of this when we were there) Normally really good food but certainly would not recommend going on a Sunday. Waitress was rude and not interested asked 3 times for our bread after she had asked us if we wanted some and even said to wait when I asked again. ( I thought you got bread anyway ? ) as it happened the bread was really hard and came after we finished our starters so was too late. . The roast potatoes were inedible they were so hard. No one asked if everything was ok but regret now not saying anything but was a bit shocked how bad it was. I have always really enjoyed it there but this was a waste of £100. My daughter also. Asked for vegetable lasagne only to be told a while later there was none left, good job she was not a veggie and just fancied it as nothing else on the menu was veggie. Very disappointed in what I thought would be a nice treat for my Mum.

Rita B.
1 review so far 6
26.04.2016 23:47

Another wonderful, tasty meal with fantastic, attentive service. It is always a pleasure and a real treat to return her to eat and browse through the interesting shop. A varied menu, very reasonably priced and a nice mixture of light and main dishes, with cakes and desserts too. A lovely, relaxing place to eat. Only one small niggle: no apostrophe in Afternoon Teas!

Ernest G.
1 review so far 6
20.07.2016 23:31

We usually have all sorts of salads/plowmans/platters so the set meal of a steak was new. It was superb cooked just how it was ordered and came withwith onion rings and mushrooms. The chips were smashing indeed we couldn't manage the side salad. Fantastic atmosphere and service. This one of our very favourite restaurants thank you to everybody

Jenna N.
2 reviews so far 5
04.04.2016 18:39

Fantastic food - steak was cooked perfectly! Also a kooky ambiance, and easy parking. However, it was a busy when we were there (at 1.45pm!), and so service was a little slow, though the staff did their best, and they were always friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend! Just make sure you aren't in a rush to go anywhere afterwards.

Dorothy B.
1 review so far 6
15.06.2016 13:41

The Corner Cupboard has an excellent menu catering for all tastes from delicious salads to more hearty meals and brilliant staff who work very hard.

Bev M.
1 review so far 6
06.08.2016 23:47

We very much enjoyed our lunch at The Corner Cupboard. Lovely food, great service and a nice atmosphere. Would definitely go again and take friends.

Margaret A.
1 review so far 5
27.07.2016 04:49

Enjoyed our visit, found the service, taking our order very swift, the only thought was the time it took to actually serve the meal, this is no reflection on the two ladies in the actual restaurant but I can only think it was in the kitchen itself, I think we waited around 30 minutes before the meal actually arrived.

Susan L.
1 review so far 6
17.03.2016 16:04

Excellent! The staff were very accommodating. We hadn't realised the usual menu wasn't available due to it being Sunday. They were very accommodating and allowed us to choose something from the general menu. The food was great & it was the best cappuccino we've had in a long time.

susan c.
1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 16:44

I have been going to the Corner Cupboard for many years and have never had a bad meal. The staff are very efficient and friendly and the food is always excellent. It also has a beautiful shop that I can never resist and always end up buying something.

Maureen H.
1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 05:25

Birthday breakfast with family. This was one of the best breakfasts we've all had. Amazing eggs florentine, full English and breakfast muffin. Beautifully presented and high quality food and plenty of it. Would definitely go back to eat breakfast and will try lunch etc too! Highly recommend.

tracy c.
1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 14:45

A lovely setting surrounded by some lovely items that are for sale. We had lamb from Sunday lunch menu which was lush. Service was spot on. Only disappointment I had was the hubby not letting me spend hours looking at all the lovely items for sale.

Valerie D.
1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 02:29

The restaurant was based in an old school and also had a lovely shop attached. It was surprisingly quiet for a Sunday lunch time with only 3 other groups dining. We enjoyed roast beef and salmon main courses. Friendly service and tasty food.

Graham A.
1 review so far 6
13.04.2016 17:29

We haven't been for a number of years, but were delighted to find that the food was a good as ever, and the service efficient and friendly. We were there for a wedding anniversary meal and could not fault the experience. Thoroughly recommended

alan h.
1 review so far 6
02.04.2016 02:48

food great can't wait for the next visit, just one point, the last time we visited aprox 3 weeks ago the member of staff who served us didn't know anything about your point system, so we were unable to claim the points

Ron P.
1 review so far 6
27.07.2016 23:12

Excellent food cooked to perfection, the staff were most helpful. We had Goujons of fish with chips pea puree and salad, we couldn't eat a sweet as we were full. We would reccomend this venue to anyone who maybe in the vicinity.

Rachel A.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 00:52

Met up here with a friend for lunch booked a table which was advised and easy to do , my booking was acknowledged and confirmed quickly all by email.The food was lovely a great selection, good service and reasonably priced.

Louise L.
1 review so far 4
03.10.2016 21:51

Friendly welcome and food was lovely, service prompt. The reason for the 4 instead of 6 is that the deco felt a bit tired and dated. It was dusty, had badly scuffed paintwork in places and could have done with a good vac on the carpet in the restaurant area. Just needs a spruce up, otherwise it's super. Lovely venue.

Jane M.
1 review so far 6
12.06.2016 02:54

I went here recently for a steak meal with wine and enjoyed it so much that I've just booked again! Food was lovely and very generous portions. The service was wonderfully friendly and I would highly recommend the venue too.

B A C.
3 reviews so far 5
15.07.2016 22:15

Lovely dining area. Pleasant greeting. Excellent food. Rump Steak with mushrooms vine tomatoes jug of peppercorn sauce sides of chips and salad. Well presented. Asked for medium cooked but it was more on well done side hence 5 not 6 rating. Will definitely visit again. Thank you.

Caroline E.
1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 00:51

A fabulous steak lunch for two with wine. The steak was cooked to.perfection and the chocolate pudding was to die for. Lovely atmosphere, great food and friendly service. Would recommend to anyone . Will be back soon.

louisa w.
1 review so far 6
04.10.2016 15:08

A lovely place for lunch or afternoon tea. The food is delicious - well worth a drive out to. There's a great little shop attached too - which has some great Nick nacks and gifts 😃

Sara D.
2 reviews so far 6
18.03.2017 01:19

My friend and myself enjoyed a delicious steak meal with side and wine, followed by even yummier desserts . The desserts were not included in the Groupon offer we used, but a glass of wine was.

Mark L.
1 review so far 6
02.04.2016 03:42

Excellent service and the food was superb. Very good value for money with freshly prepared meals. Once again, it was well worth the effort to drive out to this superb location. We'll be back! :-)

Carol O.
1 review so far 6
03.04.2017 00:53

Just had Sunday lunch here today. 1st class food in lovely surroundings. Huge portions with a nice selection of perfectly cooked vegetables. Sadly we didn't have room to sample the dessert menu. Will be back.

Tim S.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 14:30

A family lunch with 6 of us , The food was very good and varied menu but the staff member's made it a memorable day and first class experience . 10 out of 10

Sean R.
1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 04:33

Have wanted to visit this hidden little gem for a long time and today I got my wish wow wonderful atmosphere amazing food great staff couldn't find fault with anything will definatily be back

Jenna N.
2 reviews so far 6
30.07.2016 00:14

Great food, lovely service! Would definitely go again. It can get quite busy so it would be better to book. There are a number of tables by the window, get those if you can.

Judith D.
1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 18:28

Everything fantastic. Food best ive ever had better than michelin star restaurant. Beautiful decor and music. Staff lovely. I will be back cant wait. I bet its beautiful in the summer as well.

Jane J.
1 review so far 6
12.06.2016 02:18

We had a lovely meal tonight and the service was exceptional. No complaints at all and very happy to recommend. Thank you to the staff and chef for sorting a small problem.

Jill P.
1 review so far 6
15.05.2016 04:28

Lovely food and welcome. There is a very extensive menu available. Something for everybody. We were served very quickly and offered everything we could at the appropriate time. Will definitely visit again.

Alan F.
3 reviews so far 6
15.07.2016 22:13

Excellent food and good service. Went using a "steak and wine for two" Groupon offer. The meal was really well presented and nicely cooked to order. Would definitely think of returning sometime.

Christine H.
1 review so far 6
09.04.2016 20:22

Excellent food and friendly service as always. The staff are always welcoming and their are a lot of choices on the menu. The gift shop is excellent with unusual things to buy

Elaine C.
1 review so far 4
23.03.2016 23:50

Lovely food and attentive staff. Music rather a little too loud so difficult to make conversation at times. Windowsills could do with a clean..only obvious as tables are right next to them. Not somewhere I would eat regularly as it isn't that special but very nice nonetheless.

Barbara A.
1 review so far 6
21.01.2017 01:23

Excellent food with very cheerful and helpful staff. The service was good and the place is delightful. Would recommend from a cup of tea and cake to a three course meal.

julie a.
1 review so far 5
10.02.2017 03:37

Lovely place to have lunch, I booked a table and was please as it was quite busy, we spent an hour and a half chatting and didn't feel we had to vacate the table it was lovely.

Susan W.
1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 21:20

Plenty of choice on the menu and freshly cooked food. Very good service. Plenty of items to look at on the way out of the building. A very interesting visit

Alastair J S.
1 review so far 6
27.08.2016 03:35

Sited in lovely rural surroundings; clean, tidy and comfortable dining area, attentive pleasant and friendly staff, good wholesome food impressively presented, can't think of how dining here could be improved.