Selby dates from the 8th century and was originally a Viking settlement on the River Ouse. Tourists come to enjoy the surrounding countryside and visit the town's 1,000 year-old abbey, where a stained glass window depicting the arms of George Washington's ancestral family is said to have been the inspiration for the stars and stripes of the US national flag. You'll be pleased to discover that there are some fine restaurants in Selby where the food is just as impressive as the town's long history and you'll find them all right here on Quandoo.
Situated in the centre of the Yorkshire countryside and connected to the North Sea by the River Ouse, Selby restaurants have access to a wonderful larder of local produce. The town has a long history of boat building and this relationship with the sea can still be seen in the quality of seafood restaurants in the Selby area. Game is also popular here and the quality of Yorkshire beef, lamb and dairy products is well known. Dishes include traditional classics such as deep-fried fish and chips and Sunday roasts with the famous Yorkshire puds, but there are also a number of eateries serving more contemporary British cuisine.
Let's face it - there are times when it can get a little chilly in these parts. Worry not, though: when you're in need of some heat there are some excellent restaurants in Selby serving Indian food of the very highest standards. Jinnah Restaurant, for example, has plenty on the menu to send your tastebuds soaring. Kick off with some hot chicken wings before tucking into a pathan balti or feast on the Jinnah tandoori special with chicken, lamb, prawns and kebab.
You might be surprised to learn that the small town of Selby is renowned for its nightlife, with the local town hall being voted as one of Yorkshire's top live venues. Taking a table in one of Selby's excellent restaurants is the perfect way to prepare for a gig, so get your gang together and book a table here on Quandoo before heading out for an evening of fantastic live music.