Chef patron Neil Bentinck's adventurous restaurant, situated just beyond York's Micklegate Bar, serves up small plates and snacks of modern British fare with serious Japanese and Middle Eastern influences. The name originates from the Japanese 'sukoshi', meaning “a little” or “small amount”.
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“Every time I know that I am going to Skosh I am excited days beforehand as I know that I’m in for a flavour sensation!” – Neil Bentinck’s city-centre three-year-old invites some comparison with local rival Roots (the only York restaurant to generate more reports than here) and the tapas-style dishes his kitchen produces feature “stunning food combinations, brilliantly conceived and executed, with flavours that linger long after the meal ends”. “It’s a small place, and not fancy” but fans feel “it’s lovely like this” thanks to its “modern and fun” approach and “chilled vibe”.
“Highly originally, generally awesome” – Neil Bentinck’s “effortlessly friendly” two-year-old venture in the middle of the city achieves a seldom-seen level of diner-satisfaction. “It’s tapas-y small plates, and it’s not cheap, but it’s also really clever and really delicious”. “Every single dish is so exciting and different” with “big flavours on the plate” – “remarkable, intelligent, technically brilliant cooking with a nod to India [and elsewhere in Asia]”. Its “very buzzy”, “tables are a bit close together, and the chairs aren’t the most comfortable”: “so if you want a nice quiet restaurant for a tête à téte then this is possibly not the place for you”. But for some accessible theatre, “sit on the stools and you can see into the kitchen”.
“I would be more cynical if it wasn’t so brilliantly executed!” – “Neil Bentnick has made his mark in York in less than a year” with this “rather minimal, up-market tapas newcomer”, which comes complete with “empathetic service and a relaxed approach”. Portions from the “small, ever-changing and well-thought-out menu” may be “dainty” (“you won’t emerge feeling that full”) but “such is the inventiveness with flavours, textures and ingredients you do leave feeling exhilarated that food can be so interesting” (“only good manners stopped us licking the plates clean!)”.
Skosh started simply, as a word that represented a concept.
It has evolved into a contemporary dining room serving uncomplicated yet refined dishes in a comfortable and informal manner.
At Skosh, we serve our food in the form of snacks and small plates, this allows you to have as little or as much as you want, grazing as you go, or if you prefer, gradually served course by course to give you a complete dining experience.
Chef proprietor Neil Bentinck and his team of local tradesmen reimagined the space of a Grade II listed building, situated just beyond the ‘Micklegate Bar‘, a 12th Century gateway into the Historic city of York. A bespoke dining room with an open plan kitchen was designed to specifically create a unique experience in which to enjoy the eclectic food on offer.
We do look forward to welcoming you soon.
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
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Skosh Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Small plate dining may not suit everyone but the quality of cooking is of the highest. Service can be a little inconsistent."
"Fabulous combinations of flavours made from local ingredients (mostly), including a vodka & rhubarb cocktail which was delicious. The carafes of wine are perfect if not wanting too much to drink but enough to accompany the small dishes. We had 8 plates between two which was more than sufficient. It was our first visit and will definitely return. "
"Neil and the team are ever so welcoming, he is always bringing delicious new dishes. The use of seasonal and fresh ingredients is no where more evident than as at Skosh. We feel that the restaurant deserves the upgrade from BibG to M Star. You do need to always book in advance, if available choose the open kitchen tables, where chef is always happy to discuss the dish and find your thoughts. TOP PLACE"
"Fresh imaginative food with unusual taste combinations. Pickled ginger granita oyster a true standout. Even Brussels sprouts distinctive with a spicy manchurain sauce. More relaxed and enjoyable than Roots."
98 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX
|Wednesday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-4 pm|