Becket's is a very pleasant restaurant in the middle of Knaresborough. It's in a nice old building that has been stylishly decorated so first impressions were good. The waiter was friendly and welcoming and gave us plenty of time to ponder the menu while we awaited the arrival of our friends who finally put in an appearance around 15 minutes late.
The lunch menu offers great value at £8.95 for two courses or £11.95 for three. Everything we tried among the four of us was very well presented and very good quality. I particularly enjoyed the smoked salmon starter and my friend was equally impressed with his sticky chicken. The choice isn't massive as you'd expect on such a deal but is just about wide enough to ensure there is something for everyone (including vegetarians who may wish to note that the nut Wellington was pretty good too).
Why only three stars? Well the busier the restaurant got, the worse the service became. We were on our way somewhere and had to leave at 215pm. We ordered dessert & coffee at 145pm, thinking that would allow plenty of time. 20 minutes later we had to give up and leave with our third course nowhere to be seen. Such a shame as the puddings sounded very good. One extra member of staff would have probably made the difference and ensured a four or even five star review. Maybe we caught them on an off day.
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