Origin delivers authentic Spanish tapas in a fresh innovative way. Chef Phillip Veal experiments with a range of flavours from around the world and as a result delivers an exceptional and unexpected culinary experience. 

As well as our Restaurant in Helmsley we offer external catering for birthdays, weddings and corperate events.

We also offer Private Dining experiences at the Restaurant and at our York venue, Sketch by Origin.


Here at Origin we have a passion for fresh produce and sustainability, and believe in supporting local suppliers from North Yorkshire. Our food will take you on a culinary journey from Galicia, Spain to Helmsley, North Yorkshire, passing by Birmingham on the way!


Owners Phillip Veal and Maria Rodriguez met whilst working at the York Marriott. Together they launched 'The Chase Bar & Grill' a new concept which was then rolled out into Marriotts throughout the UK. After a few years apart they once again joined forces in 2016 to launch Origin

Loved this little restaurant, after a few nights in Helmsley we finally got in here for dinner and was simply wonderful, the couple who run it deserve for it to be a huge success as they clearly ut a lot of their love in the space. Wonderfull food, thoughtfully presented and served with the best smile. Thank you for an all round experience

Visited Origin for the second time last night. Absolutely love it. The service is amazing, Maria is very friendly and welcoming and gets the balance just right in terms of attentiveness. 
The food is brilliant. Interesting and delicious. And the wine is good too!
Thoroughly recommend.

The service was outstanding! It was attentive but not overbearing,nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very welcome. The atmosphere was relaxed; the decor simple but with a personal touch relating to both the proprietors.
The food is out of this world! Combinations you probably wouldn’t put together, but they work.