Restaurant & Bar

The award-winning restaurant at Holdsworth House in Halifax offers à la carte fine dining for something special. Choose from our Guest Favourites for hearty home cooked food, our famous Holdsworth House afternoon tea for a pleasant afternoon out or the bar menu listing lighter bites and snacks.

N.B. The restaurant is closed to non-residents on Mondays in September. Bookings required for all dining.

"Dinner at Holdsworth House Hotel was part of a perfect overnight stay in Halifax. The place oozes charm and history and this made for a delightful dining experience, at the hands of friendly but efficient staff throughout. The food was first rate, excellently presented and lovely quality with every course. Highly recommended." TripAdvisor 6 November, 2019

Restaurant Menus

The three adjoining dining rooms overlook the gardens. The Stone Room, the Panelled Room and the Mullioned Room each offers a cosy atmosphere, open fireplaces and stone mullioned windows to the world outside.

Our a la carte menu is available each evening plus Friday and Saturday lunchtimes.

Please note: The restaurant is closed to non-residents on Mondays in September.

The Long Bar

As its name suggests, the Long Bar occupies a lengthy stretch of the manor. To its north sits the pretty Colonnade Courtyard, of which the bar offers delightful views through its large arched window. To its south are the impressive gardens; you can access the gardens via the Bar door.

The Long Bar is the place to sit for coffee, to enjoy a local ales or to take your pick from the extensive gin, whisky and cocktail list. We stock over 30 gin brands, including some fabulous Yorkshire ones, as well as having locally-brewed Little Valley Brewery Withens Pale Ale on tap.

Our bar remains closed for public service for the moment.

"This was our third stay at this lovely hotel. We had our evening meal in the restaurant as usual and think this was the best meal we've had there to date. All three courses were excellent. The wine list is very impressive, a couple of bottles were consumed! Compliments go to the kitchen staff." TripAdvisor April, 2019

Afternoon Tea

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Holdsworth House afternoon tea is served daily 12:30pm-4:30pm in the restaurant, hall or bar. Please note afternoon tea is not available on Mondays in September 2020.

Booking is advisable since we bake scones fresh to order. Gluten free available with prior notice.

Sunday Lunch

On Sundays we serve a fabulously tasty roast lunch. We buy the best joints from Yorkshire farms, expertly cook and hand carve them to give you full flavour and great value. Served with mouth-watering gravy and fresh, seasonal vegetables - traditional Sunday lunch at Holdsworth House will not disappoint.

Served 12noon-2.00pm. Three courses £25.50 per adult. Two courses £19.50. Children's half portions available.

Parties and Private Dining

Holdsworth House is synonymous with celebrating. For parties marking milestone birthdays, wedding anniversaries or any special occasion, Holdsworth House will cater for up to 120 guests.

Choose a beautiful private dining room, an elegant function room, the historic Gazebo or cosy restaurant. Our experienced event manager will help you plan your party and our Duty Manager will be to hand throughout your visit. See our parties page for more.

"What a wonderful place, the afternoon tea was sublime, perfect & plentiful too. Not one complaint off any of us, there were 7 in our party. Everyone of us were treat with genuine care, as were various other guests. Please don't change anything about Holdsworth House, it's our gem of Halifax."


Breakfast is included in all our overnight room rates, booked direct with the hotel. We prepare a fresh cooked, plated breakfast for you, using locally sourced ingredients and a scrumptious homemade black pudding.

We also offer a full continental style breakfast, including gluten-free cereals.

For something special, fresh from the kitchen see our full breakfast menu.

“Booked afternoon tea to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. Can highly recommend Holdsworth House as a venue that delivers on quality of product and standard of service. If you want to sample true Yorkshire hospitality at its best Holdsworth House is definitely the place to visit.!” TripAdvisor February 2019


Service Times:

Breakfast: 7.00am – 9.30am Monday - Friday; 8.00am – 10.00am Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

The restaurant is closed to non-residents on Mondays in September 2020

Lunch: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Dinner: 6.30pm – 9.30pm Mondays to Saturdays; 6.00pm-9.00pm Sundays

Afternoon Tea: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Sunday Lunch: 12noon-2.00pm

Restaurant Offers

Pumpkin Floral Display Workshop
Sunday 25 October 2020 pumpkin flower arranging and afternoon tea event. Award-winning florist Karen Longbottom returns to lead the workshop and share top tips. Take home your creation to display.