RestaurantsNorth YorkshireYorkYO23

survey result

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very reliable” through three decades, Michael & Lucy Hjort’s modern British venue near the city walls has a “fantastic menu” – including a “lovely selection of experimental hors d’oeuvres”. “More flashy and fashionable restaurants come and go in York, but Melton’s consistency, excellent locally sourced food and fabulous wine list make it a favourite.” Local lad Michael trained under the Roux brothers before heading home. He also owns the Walmgate Ale House and is the long-time artistic director of the York Food Festival.

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very reliable” through three decades, Michael & Lucy Hjort’s modern British venue near the city walls has a “fantastic menu” – including a “lovely selection of experimental hors d’oeuvres”. “More flashy and fashionable restaurants come and go in York, but Melton’s consistency, excellent locally sourced food and fabulous wine list make it a favourite.” Local lad Michael trained under the Roux brothers before heading home. He also owns the Walmgate Ale House and is the long-time artistic director of the York Food Festival.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “utterly reliable destination in a terrace house just outside the city walls” (towards the racecourse) has been a “local restaurant of choice” for almost 30 years. “Often forgotten amongst the new openings in York, it remains one of the best addresses in the city, with great food and intelligent wines”. Chef-proprietor Michael Hjort trained with the Roux Brothers in the 1980s before returning to his home city; he is now part of the gastronomic establishment as director of York Food Festival and owner of the Walmgate Ale House and, most recently, the Chopping Block above it.

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In an old terraced house outside the main city centre” (just beyond the city walls), this “unpretentious” restaurant has long been a mainstay of York’s dining scene and, despite being “away from the tourist traps”, continues to be one of the city’s best-known destinations. There are lunch and early evening deals as well as à la carte and tasting options (5 courses for £50), and there’s “a great value wine list” too. The aim is not for experimental cuisine, but “they keep things up to date”, and “there’s a strong emphasis on local produce”. Results are “consistently excellent” and “expertly presented”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
12
No dress code
36

Melton’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Melton’s Restaurant in YO23, York by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Melton’s restaurant.
Peter C
A little bit out of the way but very much w...
Reviewed 5 months, 10 days ago

"A little bit out of the way but very much worth the effort. Truly exceptional food, coupled with an outstanding wine list. The tasting menu and accompanying flight of wines are superb. The excellent cooking matched by interesting, challenging ( in a very good way) wines"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £45.00 £54.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 67.00 Always available 6
Menu2 75.00 Always available 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
7 Scarcroft Rd, York, YO23 1ND
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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