RestaurantsNorth YorkshireYorkYO1

survey result

Summary

£160
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In summer 2023, Ian Doyle (an alum’ of the legendary Noma, who gained a star at previous haunt the Cliff House Hotel, in Waterford, Ireland) stepped in to fill the shoes of Adam Jackson, who has now moved to the Rattle Owl in Micklegate. Early reports suggest that his tasting menu is “just fabulous” (“exceeded our expectations”) and “what a wonderful setting” the restaurant has in this “amazing ancient property” – York’s oldest inhabited house – situated near York Minster. Top Tips – “make sure to have a stroll around the garden before enjoying the top-notch cuisine” and “also book a room so you don’t have to rush home”.

Summary

£101
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quietly top class” – York’s oldest inhabited house (and boasting a medieval walled garden) is the backdrop to a meal at this small hotel, some of whose rooms have unmatched views of York Minster. The dining room (holder of hard-to-win three AA rosettes) serves a multi course tasting menu with an optional wine pairing “a very pleasant experience with some great flavours”.

Summary

£101
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “beautiful setting” – York’s oldest inhabited house, host to knights and politicos in its day, and boasting a medieval walled garden – adds to the drama at this graceful 12-room hotel. In summer 2021, award-winning chef Adam Jackson (who helped Yorkshire pub The Black Swan to a star before launching his own venture) took over the head chef role, and early visitors were “blown away” by his “exquisite” and “creative” seasonal food, including six-course tasting menus. “An eating experience that creates memories.”

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Owner's description

The Bow Room serves an exquisite tasting menu which can be paired with an optional wine flight.  Head Chef Ian Doyle and his team are committed to using ingredients from our own kitchen garden alongside local suppliers to create a memorable and exciting dining experience.

This is a leisurely dining experience of 2-2.5 hours so please bear this in mind when making travel plans.

Dinner Served Tuesday to Saturday 7.00pm

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 125.00 Dinner only 10
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

2
No dress code
24
10
Yes

The chef

Head Chef Ian Doyle gained his first Michelin Star at the Cliff House Hotel in Waterford in 2021, he retained his star in 2022 before moving to the UK later that year.

 Ian previously worked in Stockholm as Head Chef at the Michelin Star restaurant Oaxen Krog,  and prior to that in Copenhagen's legendary Noma restaurant.

The Bow Room Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Bow Room Restaurant Restaurant in YO1, York by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Bow Room Restaurant restaurant.
Mark A
Outstanding meal. Very well put together wi...
Reviewed 6 months, 23 days ago

"Outstanding meal. Very well put together with lightness and flare."

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David O
Wonderful dining experience, every course o...
Reviewed 7 months, 21 days ago

"Wonderful dining experience, every course of tasting menu was delicious. Service was excellent"

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Andrew C
Delicious food and accompanying wine, beaut...
Reviewed 11 months, 24 days ago

"Delicious food and accompanying wine, beautifully presented. Knowledgeable, friendly and thoughtful service in a delightful setting."

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Grays Court Hotel, Chapter House Street, York, YO1 7JH
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday7 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday7 pm‑11:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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