Le Caveau, Skipton: Historic and hearty with a homespun edge

In this issue of Community Update, we are proud to announce that we have selected Le Caveau as the recipient of our Commitment to Excellence Award.

Originally a 16th century cell for the town courthouse, the walls of Le Caveau once homed Craven Districts’ felons and sheep rustlers. A far cry away from its former incarnation, Le Caveau is now a bustling restaurant that still retains the atmosphere of its 16th century history as customers travel from far and wide to experience dining underneath the barrel-vaulted ceilings, original beams and exposed stonework. 

In 2014, owners Mark and Esther Bryon took over ownership and have since transformed the restaurant offering good old Yorkshire produce with a French twist. 

On the cobbled high street you’ll find this delightful, award-winning gem that is stooped in a relatively unchanged historic building. It’s this charismatic personality mixed with the likes of a regularly changing menu that focuses on local meat produce that is so very charming. Head Chef Mark is the brains behind the extravagantly delicious seasonal menu that boasts mouth-watering dishes such as roast haunch of venison, cheddar mash, wild mushroom and thyme jus. “We pride ourselves in working with rough cuts of meat and offal that is not often seen on menus. Meats such as lambs’ heart, feather of beef, sweetbreads etc, we can turn into something beautiful. We also enjoy highlighting and bringing to the forefront local game and fish from our local market,” said Mark.

Dinner at Le Caveau is hearty and heartwarming. By offering a unique rotating menu as well as a tasting menu enables Le Caveau to offer something different in the area. Another reason why Le Caveau is so popular amongst its customers is that most of the menu is entirely gluten-free. “We are also more than happy to cater for Vegans if we have advanced notice as it is not something we often incorporate into our menu as we mainly focus on local meat produce,” added Mark.

Customers hark of the casual yet attentive service they receive and this is one of the main compliments the restaurant receives. Le Caveau also caters to private dining experiences with two rooms that can be reserved for up to 12 people. Guests can choose from the 3-course menu, the tasting menu, or upon discussion with the Head Chef, a menu can be created to suit any specific requirements.

In closing, we asked Mark what commitment to excellence means to them, he answered, “For us we know we are doing a good job when we see how many regular customers we get as well as on an annual basis. We are committed to making sure these customers get 5-star service and food every single day.”

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