The Times / The Knowledge ~ December 23- January 5, 2024

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J Bakers Bistro Moderne

Baker’s first solo venture is all about using simple, local ingredients to try to woo the locals as well as Minster- visiting tourists. He held a Michelin star at Pool Court for ten years, so there’s no doubting the Middlesbrough- born chef’s pedigree. The grazing menu, available by day and early evening, might include Scarborough woof with pea shoots and real mayo, macaroni with oxtail and young spinach, and sour cherry sorbet and warm cinnamon doughnuts, while a fixed price a la carte is offered after 7 pm.