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Pop-up Dinner - Not the Valentine's Day dinner!

As Valentine's Day approaches do roses make you see red? Do violets make you feel blue?

Are you fed up with hearing about romantic dinners for two where creating the ambiance to gaze into each other's eyes seems more important than the food on the plate?

D'you want to get away from the food of love where oysters, scallops, fillet steak and heart-shaped mousses are a triumph of hype over quality?

If so, then come and tuck into our Not-the Valentine's dinner near York where the focus will be quality Yorkshire food packed with flavour enjoyed in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.

We will celebrate the best produce God's own county has to offer with a pop-up dinner created by our founder Sue Nelson, where the accent is on sharing while enjoying good company.

You might be a couple very much in love but don't need Valentine's Day to have a good time. Or you could be a bunch of friends who are looking for more than a table for two.

Whatever your style, we can give you a fantastically informal great night out around the Yorkshire Food Finder table with like minded people who want the best in locally sourced food while having a whale of a time.

Dinners start with a canapé, then a five-course celebration of Yorkshire’s brilliant food producers in a starter, fish and main courses, dessert and then our signature Yorkshire cheeseboard. Finally we include tea and coffee accompanied by a sweet treat.

Sue offers a set menu but can tailor it to take account of food allergens and also offers a vegetarian option. We don’t have a license for booze, so it’s a case of bring your own. 

Kitchen Social suppers (or lunches) are ideal for colleagues, family and friendship groups celebrating a milestone or for those who just want to be together to enjoy a great evening of fabulous Yorkshire scoff. We offer exclusive use of the table for the evening for groups of six to ten or with a bit of a squeeze we can accommodate 12 on a date to suit you (which can include our advertised dates if you are the first to book). What’s more Sue loves tailoring the menu for your exclusive supper. Call now on 01904 448439 or email us at to discuss your requirements

Further information

We are located in Wheldrake, just nine miles from York

Our guests usually arrive from 7.00pm for 7.30pm when canapés are served, with the main event starting at 8.00pm. If booking a taxi for your return we suggest 11.00pm; but we don’t mind if you linger longer.

Access to our venue is via two steps and is then level throughout.

While we cater for known allergens, we do use many of them in our kitchen. We like to know of allergens and other dietary requirements seven days before the date of your meal with us.

We can collect a pre-paid order for booze from Majestic in York and have it ready for your arrival.

Details & Booking



Five course gourmet dinner featuring the best seasonal Yorkshire produce

Our record is 37 mostly artisan Yorkshire suppliers in a single menu

The set menu can be tailored to avoid specific allergens, a vegetarian option is also available

For individual bookings go to

For private dining, a minimum of six guests is required with a maximum of ten or 12 at a pinch

For group bookings call 01904 448439 or email now


£55.00 per person

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

7.00pm for 7.30pm

Sat, 16 Feb 2019

7.00pm for 7.30pm

gift certificates available

Chefs involved in this Kitchen Social

  • Sue Nelson

    Join Sue Nelson - Yorkshire's Food Hero 2016 in Yorkshire Food Finder's stunning kitchen for a pop-up suppoer or cookery demonstrations with lunch. Alternatively why not try tapas at Yorkshire Ales in Snaith or a chef's table at Malton Cookery School

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