The Old Coach House Peasholme Green York YO1 7PW
For all things beautiful and Italian in York it's Le Langhe, the artisan food shop, café and restaurant that champions 'Slow Food' and authenticity. The shop is a treasure-trove of regional sourcing, direct from small, independent producers and vineyards, and it's a format reproduced in the café and in the Friday- and Saturday-night restaurant. You can guarantee that everything you nibble or slurp has been vetted, tried and tested to ensure it’s of the highest possible quality. Pasta is handmade and impeccably dressed, the bread baked in-house; the meats and fish rigororously sourced, whether from Sicily or Whitby – it's all pretty perfect. 'Bellissimo" in fact. Any Italian would be happy to eat here, which is recommendation enough. Dinner reservations are advised, a few weeks ahead – why take the chance?