After a decade as a successful wine merchant and delicatessen, this summer Field & Fawcett opened the doors to a new café. Located at Grimston Bar, on Hull Road, and close to the A64 from Leeds to Scarborough, it is perfectly located for some luxury en route.
Always eager to enjoy my new pastime, Ladies who Lunch, I was curious to check out the new café, and see if it lived up to the high standards and reputation of the existing shop.
Having to walk through the retail area to reach the café is an excellent marketing tool, with over 1000 bottles of wine and spirits to pore over. On first impressions the interior is cool and simple, leaving the details to shine through with the beautiful, convincingly vintage-style crockery. We were greeted by attentive staff who were confident in answering our questions.
The Tart of the Day, leek and blue cheese, was flavoursome, and served with the three salads I had chosen. Apple celery and walnut, couscous, and lemon dressed courgette with pumpkin seeds and chilli.
Throughout my visit, I couldn’t take my eyes off the display of cakes. (Owner Cathryn Fawcett is the proud recipient of a Taste Award for her Christmas cake.) I eventually decided upon the pistachio and chocolate Battenberg.
Many ingredients are locally sourced, with the trusty Bishy Road’s M&K Butchers as the meat supplier. Haxby Bakehouse delivers the bread. The Café at Field & Fawcett is an ideal location for meetings, with Wi-Fi and free parking, should you be running a business in the area.
One thing that really struck me about the café was the lovely interior design. I am now lusting after the copper lightshades, which perfectly complimented the cool and serene grey toned colour scheme.
The service was lovely and the food was certainly above my normal “café” expectations in terms of the menus offered and the quality.
You have to walk back through the retail area to reach the deli, passing bottles and bottles of wine, 150+ gins some local, and over 400 whiskey brands.
One for your Christmas wish list and mine and available to buy here: The North Yorkshire Cook Book
Field and Fawcett are more than wine, there are lots of cheese, breads and meats, all Yorkshire products to fill your basket.
They may just be about to qualify for one of my Greygoose awards!!