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Where to Eat in York

Here is our guide to the best restaurants and places to eat in York. The team at Inside York love a good trip out to a York Restaurant, so we've put our favourites on this page. Alternatively click on our Restaurants or York Bars categories in the menus above to see more of what York has to offer. There is a mouthwatering variety of food and drink just waiting to be had in the scrumptious city of York. Restaurants from Thai to Turkish to traditional tearooms. Pubs and bars which cater for every taste - olde world real-ale ambience and modern trendy international bars - York has it all. Why not come for the whole week and experience a different culinary culture every single night? It can be done in York. On the other hand, you may want to settle on something more comforting and traditional. With carveries, tearooms and cafes galore.

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Above: Dining out at Stonegate Yard

Micahael's Brasserie

54 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HZ
phone: 01904 622478     fax: 01904 627804
web: michaelsbrasserie

Having the most central location of any York restaurant, the Michael's Brasserie is a stone's-throw from the Minster and a short walk from all the major attractions.

Overseen by our talented chef, Jeff, Michael’s Brasserie specialises in a variety of English, continental and fish dishes. Served in an elegant, bright atmosphere, there friendly staff are keen to ensure you have the best meal and service possible.

Type: Restaurant

Dean Court Hotel

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 2EF
phone: 01904 625082       fax: 01904 620305
web: deancourthotelandcourtcafebar

Superbly situated in the shadow of magnificent York Minster, the hotel has an unrivalled position in the heart of York. Excellent food, Two AA Rosettes Award and a choice of 2 restaurants. Four poster and deluxe rooms. Restaurants and some lounge areas are air conditioned.

Ambience Café Bar & Bistro

40 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ
phone: 01904 652500

York's City Centre oasis. An outstanding café by day, restaurant by night with a unique, secluded garden overlooked by the City Walls and Minster. By day offering an excellent selection of light meals and 'probably the best homemade scones in York'!. By Night offering a menu to suit all tastes and budgets with dishes prepared on the premises with only the finest ingredients.

Type: Cafe

Fiesta Mehicana

14 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
phone: 01904 610243
web: fiestamexicana

Fun and full of atmosphere, this lively 'sombrero ceilinged' restaurant serves authentic Mexican food at realistic prices. From mild and delicate to seriously spicy. Open Sunday to Thursday 6pm - 10pm, Friday and Saturday 5.30pm - 10.30pm.

Type: Restaurant

Henry J Beans Bar and Grill

1 Tower Street, York, YO1 9WD
phone: 01904 613807

Tex Mex American style diner. Seating capacity for 55, plus bar area. Noon - 10.30pm (Mon - Thurs), noon - 11pm (Fri - Sat), noon - 10pm (Sunday). House Wine £2.50 per glass, £9.95 per bottle - 3 red/3white to choose from. Bar opening hours noon - 11pm (Mon - Sat), noon - 10.30pm Sunday. Wide range of bottled beers form around the world. Try the best cocktails in town!

Type: Restaurant


7 Scarcroft Road, York
phone: 01904 634341
web: meltonsrestaurant

Close to the city centre, this informal and excellently reviewed restaurant services quality Anglo-French food, cooked by Roux trained chief, Michael Hjort. Two AA rosettes. Early bird menu available from 5.30pm. Convenient parking opposite.

Type: Restaurant

Partners Restaurant

13A High Ousegate, York, YO1 8RZ
phone: 01904 627929

A friendly, informal restaurant hidden away down an attractive garden passageway. An extensive menu provides well priced dishes with a European theme. Daily specials available as well as a thee course special for only £9.95. If you are looking for a cosy candlelit meal for two or a relaxed place to enjoy good food, Partners will provide the setting. Open 12noon - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm. Closed Sunday.

Type: Restaurant

Pizza Express

River House, 17 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DJ
phone: 01904 672904

In a superb location beside the River Ouse, Pizza Express occupies a fabulous 19th century building. A former gentlemen's club, this large licensed restaurant is open 7 days from 11.30am - midnight, serving pizza, pasta and a selection of desserts and coffees.


9 High Petergate, York, YO1 7EN
phone: 01904 637722

Situated in the shadow of the great Minster, Plunkets is a lively restaurant offering a wide variety of Mexican and South West American dishes. In the summertime, doors open onto a secluded patio where you can eat 'al fresco'. The true ambience of the restaurant prevails during the winter months when you can enjoy an intimate candlelit table for two or party the night away.


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