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The Dyeworks, Kirkburton

Address : 22a North Road, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 0RH
Phone : 01484 602891 Please mention thefoodplace.co.uk when you call.



About The Dyeworks Cafe & Bistro

Cuisine : Bistro, British, English, French
Open for : breakfast, dinner, lunch
Type : cafe, restaurant, takeaway
Tags : deli / produce for sale, family run, local produce, separate bar, street parking
Suitable for : vegetarian diet
Menu types : a-la-carte, daily changing menu, specials board
Reservations : reservations accepted
Dress code : none
Average price :
Main course £15. Three courses £27.
Lunch prices :
Average main course £10.
Chefs : Head Chef: Adrian Quarmby
Website : http://thedyeworks.co.uk/
Short URL : http://iate.at/tvxX

The Dyeworks Cafe and Bistro in Kirkburton, just outside Huddersfield opened in February 2013. The restaurant is being run by the former owners of the nearby Kaye Arms - and they are bringing their famous cheese soufflés with them!

There is also a small bar area, ideal for pre-dinner drinks.

In the mornings from 9:30, there's fresh coffee, crumpets, croissants and baked goodies. The menu is British with a little French influence. Example dishes from the current menu are: Rib eye steak, bataille potatoes & roast onion salad; and Goats cheese, roast onion & beetroot salad.

The site, in the centre of the village, was previously home to Italian restaurant Gran Sasso.



Reviews of The Dyeworks, Kirkburton


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  • Review left on 02/11/2013 by Linda (1 review)


    No ratings left with this review | Experience type: Eat-in

    Visited the restaurant on Friday evening. Very friendly greeting on entering the place. The food was superb, the staff very pleasant,, left you alone to get on with the meal, enough time in between courses. Felt very relaxed and feel the owners have got everything right, just a shame I do not live in the area but when up that way again I will certainly be paying another visit.

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  • Review left on 21/09/2013 by J Livesey (1 review)


    Overall rating : 4.64.64.64.64.6 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    Called for lunch on Saturday and loved it. The menu is varied plus a specials board all good value. We had the goats cheese parcel, beetroot, beans and almond it looked like flowers on the plate, so colourful and tasty too. Our other main course was warm duck, sweet corn & walnut salad, again lovely, I forgot to ask for the duck pink and wasn't asked - to note for next time. Dessert choices varied and unusual but they obviously work with seasonal produce, we chose warm figs & mascarpone & the chocolate, fig & prune terrine, both gorgeous. The interior is calm, crisp and although a quiet lunchtime it was very pleasant.

    Highly recommend it & will certainly return.

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  • Review left on 10/06/2013 by Ray (1 review)


    Overall rating : 3.63.63.63.63.6 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 4/5 | Value: 3/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    At last a restaurant that welcomes children like salmonella. Made a refreshing change to dine with adults.

    Varied menu. Meals were extremely tasty. Hope the restaurant does well as Kirkburton does need an eatery over and above those that cater for families.

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  • Review left on 18/04/2013 by Peter (1 review)


    Overall rating : 44444 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 4/5 | Service: 3/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    Enjoyed a tasty meal from a varied selection, could have happily had 2-3 starters instead of a main. Interior rather 'cool', would have preferred cosy, particularly noticeable on a foul night. Staff mixed, some very friendly, some defensive to constructive comments.

    Although the toilets were very nice you didn't want to be sat at the table next to them, as we were, especially when the door swung open - the glass adds to this exposure.

    Would still go again.

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  • Review left on 15/04/2013 by Sandra Rushton (2 reviews)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    A friend and I had lunch at The Dyeworks last week and very impressive it was. As someone has already said, the cheese souffle was to die for. Although I am local I would travel for miles to enjoy lunch at this stylish cafe/bistro. Will definitely be bringing other friends along here. Very lucky to have this in Kirkburton. A real gem.

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  • Review left on 05/04/2013 by N J B (1 review)


    Overall rating : 44444 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 4/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 3/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    Had a lovely early evening meal with a friend. The wine was well chilled and served in crisp clean glasses. The food was really tasty and portions very generous which I was not expecting. I will definitely be going back.

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  • Review left on 30/03/2013 by Sandra Rushton (2 reviews)


    Overall rating : 44444 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 4/5 | Value: 4/5 | Service: 3/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    I had great hopes of this restaurant having been to the Smiths Arms in Highburton for the wonderful French-inspired lunches many times. Four of us had dinner there a few weeks ago. I had no problem with the atmosphere (which several people have commented unfavourably on). It is what it is - a bistro and we liked it. We were a bit surprised to find a fairly conventional, meat-heavy menu - not much different from the local pubs although the cooking was more inspired. Meat dishes (ordered by the men in the party) were overcooked. There is no doubt that the owners know about good food and I really wish them well. I am going for lunch next time. I prefer the lighter choices on offer at lunchtime. All in all we need places like this - stylish but relaxed - in the area. I understand that they are planning a deli. Bring it on!

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  • Review left on 30/03/2013 by M S Mackenzie (1 review)


    Overall rating : 4.44.44.44.44.4 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    Visited with my husband for the first time (although we live in Kirkburton) for lunch. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. It was absolutely delicious. My husband had an espresso afterwards (a crucial index of a restaurant's capabilities as far as he is concerned); it had good crema (not sure how to spell this!), was not bitter at all (but strong and flavourfull) and was served in the correct quantity and cup with a delicious mini slice of fig pastry.

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  • Review left on 23/03/2013 by kerryann (1 review)


    Overall rating : 4.64.64.64.64.6 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    Had an amazing dinner here last week with a girlfriend - had booked to go back tonight with hubby but we're snowed in! Gutted - the food when I went before was absoultely delicious, the best in the area. Hubby tells me he is also gutted as he has to eat my cooking again tonight!

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  • Review left on 21/03/2013 by lucas (1 review)


    Overall rating : 4.44.44.44.44.4 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 4/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    Top notch!

    I had been looking forward to dinner at The Dye Works for weeks and I'm glad to report that it lived up to expectations. It is great to see the best cheese soufflés back in Yorkshire back on the menu - and I couldn't have anything else for my starter... they are still as good as ever. I followed this with a hearty beef bourguignon - perfect for this weather and absolutely delicious.

    No room for pudding on this occasion, but I'm looking forward to putting that right on my next visit!

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  • Review left on 06/03/2013 by Ross (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    We went here for lunch the other day and were definately not disappointed. After reading the previous reviews we did wonder what to expect, although having remembered what the Kayes used to be like when the owners were there serveral years ago they didn't knock our confidence to try.

    What a place! It's like a little bit of France in Kirkburton and obviously some of the previous reviewers just aren't quite as cultured. A fantastic addition to Kirkburton! I had the Marinated Lamb with dauphinoise potatoes (just as good as they ever were at the Kayes!) & my partner the Salmon Fishcake - we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn't have room for dessert but the piled up tray of freshly made meringues that the chef brought out looked incredible!! We shall definately be back - and as for the bread - supermarket or not - probably better than most restaurants in the area and the way they serve it is so novel!

    What a great lunch - can't wait to go back for dinner - such a trendy place. A touch of class to Kirkburton!

    Well done!!!

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  • Review left on 28/02/2013 by nancy & bob (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    So pleased to see that Niccola and Adrian are back in business - been away too long!

    Had a superb supper - enjoyed the whole experience.

    We will certainly be back without a doubt.

    Well done!!

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  • Review left on 22/02/2013 by Helen (1 review)


    Overall rating : 2.22.22.22.22.2 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 4/5 | Value: 2/5 | Service: 1/5 | Atmosphere: 1/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    My husband and I called in here for lunch, without knowing what to expect, the outside gives little away and the signage is confusing (cafe/bistro/larder?). The interior decor is uninspired and rather clinical, but the menu looked good and we ordered french onion soup and a fish pie. I got slightly worried when I saw the waitress bringing out a baguette in plastic packaging from a well-known supermarket (maybe they had a bread emergency, but letting diners see the bag was a big mistake). When our food arrived though, it was very good, which made me feel slightly sorry for the obviously competent chef being let down by poor front of house. The atmosphere was drab and waitress miserable so we didn't stay for desert and we wouldn't go back again.

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  • Review left on 22/02/2013 by Claire (1 review)


    Overall rating : 1.81.81.81.81.8 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 4/5 | Value: 1/5 | Service: 1/5 | Atmosphere: 1/5 | Toilets: 2/5 |

    Babies & children are NOT WELCOME here, even for lunch, which is fine, but I would rather have been told this on entering or seen a sign outside, rather than been allowed to order and treated like dirt by the proprietor. The sign outside states 'cafe' so I didn't think twice about taking my child there for lunch with a friend, but wish we hadn't. This is a shame because the food is very good (reflected in the price), this is basically a restaurant, not a cafe. Unfortunately, the decor is tacky and uninteresting, the atmosphere cold, the music was terrible and the service, well, probably the worst I've had, maybe if we were over 60 like the rest of the diners we would have been treated with some respect.

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  • Review left on 17/02/2013 by Glenn Kitchen (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    Excellent food we found the menu varied and the three courses we had of a very high standard with such a light touch and every mouth full very tasty well done chef we will be back to work our way through the menu.

    We have eaten at Michelin restaurants and we found the standard at the Dye works bisro to be equivalent at a lot less cost.

    The service excellent and the ambience first class.

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  • Review left on 10/02/2013 by steph (141 reviews)


    Overall rating : 44444 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 4/5 | Value: 4/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    I had lunch here last week. The menu was short, due to the new opening and I chose a smoked duck salad with sweetcorn, apple and walnuts (£10). I really enjoyed it.

    The restaurant has been nicely decorated, was well lit and it was lovely to look out over the trees.

    I think this will be a great addition for Kirkburton.

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