RestaurantsNorth YorkshireYorkYO23

survey result

Summary

£93
 ££££
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.

“A high-end restaurant without all the flummery and fuss that is often associated with good restaurants” has cemented the longstanding appeal of this modern British bistro (est. 1990) from the Roux-trained Michael Hjort (director of York Food Festival) and FOH wife Lucy. “Melton’s has long been a mainstay of the York food scene and long may it continue”!

Summary

£83
 ££££
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.

“Truly exceptional food” is often reported at this well-regarded bistro, founded in 1990 and still run by “caring owners” Michael Hjort (director of York Food Festival) and his wife Lucy, who manages the front of house. “No pretension and no distracting gloss” are a big plus for its fans. “There may be places that are considered ‘smarter’ and ‘more fashionable’, but none of them hold a candle to Melton’s for a first-class meal.”

Summary

£77
 ££££
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.

“Enthusiastic owners” Michael (Roux-trained and also behind the Walmgate Ale House) & Lucy Hjort's “venerable gem” is a “lovely bistro-style restaurant” where the modern British food may be on the “traditional” side, but is never less than “great”.

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.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
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No dress code
32

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.
Mike W
For a neighbourhood restaurant- this was ve...
Reviewed 11 months, 17 days ago

"For a neighbourhood restaurant- this was very good but none of the dishes were really wow. Knowledgeable staff and well presented food."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £58.00 £68.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 83.00 Always available 7
Menu2 90.00 Always available 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.50
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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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