Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in York

No 8 Bistro

A cool little place with modern artwork mimicking the Edwardian stained glass at the front, No 8 offers a daylong menu of top-notch bistro dishes using fresh local produce, such as Jerusalem artichoke risotto with f…
Top Choice French in York

Cochon Aveugle

Black-pudding macaroon? Strawberry and elderflower sandwich? Blowtorched mackerel with melon gazpacho? Fussy eaters beware – this small restaurant with huge ambition serves an ever-changing tasting menu (no à la car…
Top Choice Cafe in York

Mannion & Co

Expect to queue for a table at this busy bistro (no reservations), with its convivial atmosphere and selection of delicious daily specials. Regulars on the menu include eggs Benedict for breakfast, a chunky Yorkshir…
Cafe in York

Hairy Fig

This cafe-deli is a standout in York. On the one side you've got the best of Yorkshire tripping over the best of Europe, with Italian white anchovies and truffle-infused olive oil stacked alongside York honey mead a…
British in York

Mr P's Curious Tavern

Mr P’s specialises in imaginative small plates, deli meats and cheeses, with a quality wine list – not what you’d expect from its touristy location. It's housed inside a creaky (allegedly haunted) old house, and par…
British in York

Star Inn The City

Its riverside setting in a Grade II-listed engine house and quirky British menu make Andrew Pern’s York outpost of The Star Inn an exceedingly pleasant place to while away the hours. Expect country-themed cosiness i…
Vegan in York

El Piano

With a menu that's 100% vegan, nut-, gluten-, palm oil- and refined sugar-free, this Hispanic-style spot is a vegetarian haven. Downstairs there's a lovely cafe and suntrap patio, and upstairs, three themed rooms. T…
Cafe in York

Bettys

Old-school afternoon tea, with white-aproned waiters, linen tablecloths and a teapot collection ranged along the walls. The house speciality is the Yorkshire Fat Rascal, a huge fruit scone smothered in melted butter…
Steak in York

1331

This courtyard complex houses a bar, a cocktail lounge and even a private cinema, along with this appealing 1st-floor restaurant serving a menu of crowd-pleasing classics like sausage and mash, Sunday roasts and bee…
Cafe in York

Your Bike Shed

Reinvigorated by the 2014 Tour de France (which began in Yorkshire) and the annual Tour de Yorkshire (from 2015), York's cycling scene has latched onto this cool cafe and bike workshop. Fitted out with recycled furn…