Though chain restaurants can get a bit of the down-thumbing among small independents, the bottom line has got to be, does the space serve a purpose for the community and those it wishes to attract? Carluccio’s opened in Ilkley this week and having received nothing but excellent service every time we have visited others in the area, (mainly Trinity Leeds), we were pleased to see its arrival on our high street.
Suffice to say as we only had a drinks and pastry, this isn’t a review of the food, but to show you the space. The coffee wasn’t anything I remember as particularly special but we enjoyed our time there and the staff were friendly. (Hands-down the best coffee in Ilkley and the place that ticks all three boxes every time is still Toast House.)
Carluccio’s is a safe bet…a good call. We can already see us visiting it more than we did The Grove (which was there before) and we’ve always had great food and service in the past – what’s not to like?!