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.
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2. Middlethorpe Hall British, Modern restaurant in York Bishopthorpe Road - YO23
The National Trust's MIDDLETHORPE HALL is a William III country house set in 20 acres of it's own award-winning gardens, yet five minutes from the centre of the historic City Of York. The panelled dining rooms overlooking the south lawn and Nicholas Evans imaginative food, much p...
3. Il Paradiso Del Cibo Italian restaurant in York 40 Walmgate - YO1
Run by a “consummate host” (“after a couple of visits you’ll be treated like an old friend”), this “warm, welcoming and cosy” Sardinian is “popular with everyone”. For a “cheap ’n’ cheerful” meal, “the quality cooking knocks the socks off the usual formulaic fare in most High Street chain eateries”.
4. Le Cochon Aveugle French restaurant in York 37 Walmgate - YO1
Ex-Waterside Inn chef Josh Overington's follow-up to the Blind Swine is a “tiny (seven table) restaurant” serving some of York’s best food; the fixed six-course tasting menu, which changes every two weeks, is in fact “not so much a meal as a performance”, with “touches of brilliance”.
5. Melton’s British, Modern restaurant in York 7 Scarcroft Rd - YO23
One of the best restaurants in York, Melton's can be found in all major food guides. We cook innovative food with local produce.
Melton's was opened in 1990 by Chef Proprietor, Michael Hjort, and his wife Lucy. In 2001 they opened their larger Cafe Bar Bistro, Melton's Too.
6. Bettys Afternoon tea restaurant in York 6-8 St Helen’s Square - Y01
“A place that’s always happy” – these “lovely, classic tearooms” are a “continued delight, with genuine old fashioned charm and excellent service”. They’re “not cheap”, touristy, and “dont expect great fare”, but for “a first class breakfast and fabulous afternoon tea” they’re still “worth queueing for”.
7. Cafe No. 8 Bistro Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in York 8 Gillygate - YO31
“Cosy and intimate it may be”, but the food at this diminutive venue near the Minister is, by all accounts, “first-rate” – “gourmet dining at bistro pricing”. (It’s “soon set to expand into another outlet at the local art gallery”.)
8. The Whippet Inn Steaks & grills restaurant in York 15 North St - YO1
“Tucked out-of-the-way, but nowadays a big player in York” – this “imaginative transformation of an old pub” in the city centre is “top class all round”, and its steak “comes particularly recommended”.
9. Akbars Indian restaurant in York 6-8 George Hudson Street - YO1
Winners of the King of Curry Awards. Authentic South Indian cuisine and classic Indian food for curry lovers across the UK.;...
10. Walmgate Ale House restaurant in York 25 Walmgate - YO1
In a 17th-century building, the Hjort family’s venture is “the reincarnation of Meltons Too, which opened recently having had a much needed revamp”; it provides “very reasonably priced and locally sourced” food and “real ales have now been introduced along with interesting bar snacks”.
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