Devour at the Dyehouse is a hidden gem, just an hours’ drive from Manchester. Located in the picturesque Holme Valley, with its babbling brooks, rolling hills and cobbled streets, Devour at the Dyehouse should be on every foodie’s hit list for its authentic old skool Italia vibes combined with uber-cool industrial interiors.
Housed in a former mill and dyehouse with a stunning al fresco area outside which is beautiful in summer, Devour at the Dyehouse has a cool bar area with modern wall prints and vintage furniture. It’s the perfect spot in which to order a carafe of house red and start to unwind before you’re taken through to the main dining room.
With exposed brick walls and high beams, The Eatery is an expansive area with well spaced tables and a tiled corner area where bottle upon bottle of incredible wines are housed. But it’s also home to The Deli, stocking a massive range of Diforti’s gourmet Italian eats including fresh pasta, charcuterie, sun dried tomatoes and Italian inspired Yorkshire products too!
Head Chef Carl Frost has designed dishes which are seasonal, using local products, but which of course, are also Italian, and the result just has that WOW factor in every bite.
The cicchetti menu is small sharer plate perfection. We were blown away by chunky flavourful frittata with fresh cherry tomatoes, spritely spring onions, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan and toasted pine nuts.
The mac was equally as satisfying – oven baked Brosters Farm back bacon – salty and smokey, and casarece pasta from Sicily, heaving under the weight of a robust three cheese and herb gratin.
Aubergine, courgette and capsicum ratatouilles was seasoned perfectly with oh so juicy ripe Italian tomatoes, and a heady concoction of basil, red wine and basil.
And the pizza… Well we saw it being spun beautifully by the pizza chef at the other end of the restaurant, before it slid into the wood fired oven. We saw the flames, smelled the dough crisping up and within minutes, the result was brought to the table. A fine stracchino and prosciutto masterpiece with an incredible Napoli sauce and quality ingredients.
Devour at The Dyehouse is a restaurant which is definitely worth the drive. The stunning interiors coupled with incredibly fresh, delicious food makes this a stand out favourite for Luxe Bible. Book here.