This South Yorkshire restaurant has just made it into the Good Food Guide for the first time

A seafood restaurant in Doncaster has made it into the prestigious Good Food Guide for the first time.

Thursday, 12th September 2019, 4:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 12:46 pm
Clam & Cork at Doncaster Market

Clam and Cork, based at Doncaster Market, only opened in 2018 but was given a rave review by star food critic Jay Rayner when he visited for a national newspaper.

It is now one of 17 new entries from the region in this year’s The Good Food Guide, and the only new main entry from South Yorkshire.

The guide judges praised the restaurant’s “fresh, Mediterranean-inspired plates”, hailing the “deceptively simple” sea bass for “setting off fireworks.”

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Food review....... Clam & Cork. The Fish Market, Doncaster Market. Scallops with anchovy, mint, coriander & lime dressing.

It encourages customers to perch around the stall and watch the cooking take place, as well as sampling the specials and prosecco.

"It's the best fun you can have with your hat and scarf on”, adds the entry.

Former owner Michael Price took over the restaurant shortly after it initially opened but said it has now been taken over again. The new owner could not be reached for comment.

The Good Food Guide is an annual guidebook to the best restaurants in the UK, which is nearly 70 years old and lists 1,200 of the top places to eat.

Food review....... Clam & Cork. The Fish Market, Doncaster Market. 16th October 2018.

In Sheffield, there were no new main entries for 2019, but the four restaurants featured as main entries in 2018 retained their places for another year.

They are modern bistro No Name, Crookes, which was a new entry shortly after opening, fine dining hotspot Rafters in Nether Green, Nordic small plates specialist Joro at Kelham Island and The Old Vicarage, Ridgeway, which is known for its locally sourced fine dining dishes.

Close to Sheffield in Derbyshire, there are seven entries, including The Samuel Fox Country Inn at Bradwell, Michelin starred Fischer’s Baslow Hall and Rowley’s, both in Baslow.

The Good Food Guide is compiled by coupling reader feedback of eateries with anonymous inspections by a team of experts.

It is published by Waitrose & Partners on September 12, available in Waitrose & Partners shops and online at £17.99.

Sheffield restaurant owners and food lovers are also waiting to see if any of the city’s dining spots achieve a Michelin star this autumn. The Old Vicarage previously held a star until 2015. The new starred restaurants will be revealed in London on October 7.