Sparkling Bradford

Eat Local

Winter dining in Bradford & district offers a unique experience, with everything from fairy-lit settings to pubs with open fires and seasonal farmers markets. We have a diverse variety of tempting cafés and restaurants for you to choose from.  Whether it's a pumpkin-spice latte, a hearty stew, or a warm slice of gingerbread, you'll discover seasonal fare, including afternoon teas and delicious curries, just what you need to chase away the winter chill.  

To create your home-made favourites, pick up fresh seasonal vegetables at the Farmers Markets in Bingley and Baildon, as well as at Real Food Ilkley, and prepare some tasty delights like a warm soup or a scrumptious cake.

Whatever you choose, make sure to put some sparkle into your day!

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Spice Up Your Life
Bradford remains the undisputed champion of curry having won Britain’s Curry Capital award six years in a row.  With a large number of historic and contemporary curry houses, it’s no wonder foodies come from far and wide to experience an authentic Bradford curry.
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Restaurants where you can eat al fresco this winter and stay toasty warm!
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Enjoy an elegant and  luxurious afternoon tea.
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Wine bars that will warm you up this winter.
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Interview: Hunters of Haworth

Nicolas Sharp is the co-owner of Hunters of Haworth, an artisan pie shop and bakery on Haworth’s Main Street. We spoke to him to find out how the business has coped with the challenges of lockdown and why it’s so important for people to support local business at this time.

Delicious Ilkley

Ilkley is also home to a selection of fresh food stores. If you're looking for high quality produce try Lishman’s award winning butchers.

Open 6 days a week, Lishman’s offers everything you’d expect from a family-run, award-winning butcher, and a lot more besides. Always happy to offer cooking advice & answer questions, the friendly Lishman’s team are proud to stock locally-reared produce and heritage breeds which change each week.  The summer vibe is strong with a wide variety of interesting BBQ products to make your alfresco celebrations sizzle.

Come and see what all the fuss is about: 23-27 Leeds Rd, car park accessed off Wharfe View Road, or shop online at

Real Food Ilkley

Visitors come from miles around to this speciality fine food market and to taste Yorkshire’s finest handmade fresh produce.  The market is held on The Grove the first Sunday of every month, 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Fresh Ingredients

Support your local market traders at Bradford Markets and enjoy seasonal recipes using fresh local ingredients.  Find a list of essential traders at Oastler and Keighley market with opening times and contact details. - 'Stay Loyal to Local' 

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