Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in York
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best York restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 87 restaurants in York and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing York restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured York Restaurants
. Le Cochon Aveugle
French restaurant in York
37 Walmgate - YO1
Ex-Waterside Inn chef, Josh Overingtons tiny (seven-table) venture, a follow-up to the Blind Swine, is excellent on all levels. The most important thing you have to do is trust theres no menu, so you just choose six or nine courses of whatever the kitchen is preparing that day and you will get the most extraordinary meal. Its a bloody bargain, too!
. Pig And Pastry
restaurant in York
35 Bishopthorpe Road - YO23
A lovely café near the centre of York. Its a bit of a squash, but once youve fought your way in, youll get some excellently prepared local stuff (fab range of cooked breakfasts and lush baked goods); all cafe/bistro food should be as good as this!
. Middlethorpe Hall
British, Modern restaurant in York
Bishopthorpe Road - YO23
Enjoy your tea in spacious Georgian lounges and feel like the lord of the manor at this very special country house hotel with lovely gardens. The victuals wonderful cake and excellent Sunday lunch attract praise, but its the ambience that makes this place worth a visit (you could be on Downton!)
British, Modern restaurant in York
7 Scarcroft Rd - YO23
Away from the tourist-filled centre (just outside the city walls), this super restaurant maintains high standards year after year, and wins a hymn of praise for interestingly different cooking thats always consistent.
Afternoon tea restaurant in York
6-8 St Helen’s Square - Y01
An incomparable institution and time warp delight thats so good you wont mind the queue these epic tearooms never disappoint for afternoon tea (featuring outstanding cakes and cream teas to die for), and are also worth remembering for a light meal, and in particular a very good breakfast.
. Cafe No. 8 Bistro
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in York
8 Gillygate - YO31
It may be home to one of the smallest kitchens in York, but this diminutive café (with recently overhauled garden) just outside the city walls turns out some gorgeous food, including exceedingly good puds. Its now also in the Art Gallery (100 metres away) where the queues are huge, making the original HQ a better choice.
. Il Paradiso Del Cibo
Italian restaurant in York
40 Walmgate - YO1
It looks unprepossessing on the outside, but this is in fact a very welcoming and jolly Sardinian, which sets the tone with an enormous painting of Paolo the owner in the first room. Its many merits include divine and inventive homemade pasta, and service in a buzzy, undersized room by Italian family members.
Indian restaurant in York
6-8 George Hudson Street - YO1
2016 Review: Spot-on member of the well-known, northern curry house chain, with the best subcontinental cooking in town, serving excellent Pakistani fare the curries are a sideshow, the grilled meats and breads are the finest.
. The Whippet Inn
Steaks & grills restaurant in York
15 North St - YO1
This trendy, brick-walled pub conversion, tucked-away in the city centre, draws praise for its well-informed staff, and consistent largely meat-centric cooking, which takes in an excellent Sunday lunch, and the dogs burger is also good!
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