With Malton's growing reputation as a food town, the chef's larder is North Yorkshire itself!
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Malton - synonymous with good food...

...and the James Martin restaurant where top food critic Jay Rayner said, "I know exactly what I think: that it's the single best plate of food I have been served so far this year."

With Malton-born chef James Martin now in charge of the kitchen, the Talbot Hotel tops the list of must-visit places for local and visiting gastronomes.

James, who is well-known for his cookery shows on BBC and Channel 4, makes the most of the area's renowned butchers, fishmongers, game dealers, farmers and cheesemakers to produce menus of classic but simple food of the highest quality.

"North Yorkshire is in my blood," he says. "And I've been thrilled to see my home town of Malton build a reputation as a foodie destination based on the abundance of growers and producers in the area."

"Guests can look forward to finding all my favourite Yorkshire produce on the menu from Wakefield rhubarb to Whitby crab."

The menu at the Talbot changes regularly to take advantage of the seasons. Dishes are produced with flair by a team of highly trained chefs and served in a professional yet understated manner.

  • 50-cover restaurant
  • Drawing room with open fires
  • Bar and informal dining
  • Wentworth room for private functions for up to 65 people
  • Morning coffee and light bites in the bar and lounge
  • Traditional Sunday roast in the restaurant
  • Hand-pulled cask bitter and wide selection of wines by the glass in the bar
  • Wines from around the world including select vintages from the renowned 'Chateau Talbot'

The Talbot is the place in Malton for food and drink.

Service times:

  • Breakfast is served in the dining room from 7.30am to 9.30am weekdays and 8am to 10am weekends - residents only
  • Morning coffee served in the lounges, bar and atrium - available all day - no bookings
  • Tea and cake is being served at £5 per head between 3pm and 5pm every day, the cakes are James Martin's own receipes - no bookings
  • Lunch in the restaurant 12 noon - 2.30pm - lunch menu - bookings taken
  • Lunch in the bar and atrium - 12 noon - 2.30pm - no bookings

  • Dinner in the restaurant 6.30 - 9.30pm - booking required
  • Sunday lunch in the restaurant 12 noon - 2.30pm - booking required

Our sample menus are available to view (please use the page links to the left) and if you require further information, please use the 'make an enquiry' button to the side, click here to email us or contact us via telephone on 01653 639096.

Tea and cake is now being served at £5 per head between 3pm and 5pm every day, the cakes are James Martins own receipes.