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.

"Holdsworth House was our wedding venue, so I always enjoy returning. The food is amazing, service exceptional and setting completely beautiful" 22 September 2020

"I just love Holdsworth House. Amazing place. Staff are wonderful. Food is fabulous and they strive to make you safe from Covid" 21 September 2020

"Absolutely perfect food both for evening meal and breakfast, couldn’t wish for anything more. The triple cooked chips are out of this world, have never tasted chips that are so amazing" 20 September 2020

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.

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.

Afternoon Tea

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Holdsworth House afternoon tea is served daily 12:30pm-4:30pm in the restaurant, hall or bar.

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

Until further notice, the restaurant and bar will close at 10pm, with last food orders taken at 8pm.

Lunch: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Dinner: 5.30pm – 8.00pm Mondays to Saturdays; 5.30pm-8.00pm Sundays

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

Sunday Lunch: 12noon-2.00pm

Restaurant Offers

Cream tea Holdsworth House
Takeaway Afternoon Teas
Selected weekends including Mother's Day. £29 for two people. Presented in a takeaway box with a lovely homemade gift from us.