Places to go out & eat & drink in York
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Places to eat & drink in York.

Dominated by the architecturally renowned York Minster, and two rivers - the Ouse and Fosse, York can trace its history back to the Brigantes, Romans, Anglians, Danes and Normans, with even older evidence of settlement dating back to Mesolithic times.

Great medieval walls surround the city and quaint narrow streets lined with specialist shops, boutiques and tea rooms beckon - the Shambles is a favourite amongst visitors who go back again and again whilst visiting the area.

It's a city fully of history and culture and there is much to discover. York Minister is one of the places a must to visit, together with York Castle and its museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre and a host of other museums, theatres and art galleries. There are interesting parts to see and explore and there are festivals of all sorts held throughout the year, which adds an extra delightful atmosphere to this ancient city.

York racecourse is just outside the city and if you are making York your base, the stately home of Castle Howard is one of the locations to visit, or collect lavender from the farm and gardens close by. The North Yorks Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Coast are within reach.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in York or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in York...

124 Holgate Road, York, YO24 4BB
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A warm welcome awaits at Holgate Hill Hotel. Close to major attractions the hotel is an ideal choice for visitors, whether tourist or on business.

Ample car parking and within easy walking distance of the city centre.

All rooms have Flatscreen TV's with Freeview, radio, direct dial telephone and Cafetiere.

The restaurant is open all year including Christmas.

We cater for a variety of tastes including English home cooking and Vegetarian. Sumptuous full English breakfast included in the price. Totally non-smoking.
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Manor Lane, Shipton Road, York, YO30 5TZ
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Rawcliffe Caravan Park is an Adult Only site located 1/2 mile from the A19 at its junction with the A1237 (Northern York Bypass).

We offer 'Superpitches' each with Elfon, Water, Electric and Drainage points. Free showers and complimentary toiletries. Close-by a supermarket, shopping complex, 10-pin bowling alley and ten-screen cinema. York, the Minster and Jorvik Centre 3-miles away. Park and ride from Shipton Road, buses run every 10-minutes travelling into the City by the Railway Museum. The Yorkshire Moors, Dales and the seaside are within easy travelling distance. Onsite is the Lysander Arms public house, which has a licensed restaurant renowned for its Sunday carvery. Big Screen Live sports shown in the bar, pool table and live entertainment available.
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54 Low Petergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HZ 
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Galtres Lodge is a VB 3 star graded Georgian brick building overlooking the York Minster, lovingly restored in such a way as to retain the warmth and character of the original house.

12 bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, all rooms have Flatscreen TV, Freeview and a WI-FI connection.

Michael's Brasserie is a licensed restaurant located in the lodge, the innovative menu offers everything from a quick bite to eat to a three course meal.

Parking is available nearby due to Galtres Lodge being in the centre of historic York with its vast array of shops and bars, etcetera. Treat yourself to a luxury break today, we look forward to your visit.
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Shipton Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 5RE
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Beechwood Close Hotel and Restaurant is a family run business set in picturesque gardens within the peaceful area of Clifton. Modern, en-suite rooms, ideal for business, retail therapy or sightseeing, being only 1.5 miles from York Railway Station and the historic city centre.

Facilities include a flatscreen televisions with Freeview, an iron and ironing board and generous hospitality tray.

Choose a delicious meal from the a la carte menu or carvery on Sunday, children's menu also available. The bar serves light meals with a selection of beers, wines and spirits.

With over 25 years within the hospitality trade you can be sure of great food, excellent accommodation and even better hosts. Guest parking is free. Beechwood also offers free WI-FI access throughout.
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Station Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1BT
Sidings Hotel & Restaurant is a train enthusiasts haven, overlooking one of the fastest and most impressive stretches of track in the land: the York to Thirsk run, with panoramic views of the picturesque Yorkshire Countryside. Built around five Pullman style railway carriages with parts of the carriages being converted in to a unique dining area along with other carriages being formed in to en-suite rooms full of character helping guests to relax and unwind during their stay. Enjoy excellent food and drink in our spacious restaurant, with special theme nights on various dates. Guests can also relax in the spacious conservatory and enjoy the true elegance of this enchanting hotel. Truly memorable accommodation conveying the charm and romance of rail travel of a bygone age.
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Grays Court, Chapter House Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JH
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Gray's Court is a beautiful boutique hotel and Grade I listed building steeped in history.

Set in picturesque gardens between the city wall and York Minster, this former dwelling of King James the First, offers stylish en-suite bedrooms, elegantly designed with fine linens, antique furniture and spectacular views of the gardens or ancient city. All rooms have a iPod docking station and Flatscreen Satellite TV.

Our licensed bar and restaurant serves food from light bites to delicious meals, and fine wines. We specialise in bespoke wedding's helping make your happiest day even more unique.

Grays Court is a 5-minute stroll from the picturesque shopping area The Shambles, whilst the Theatre Royal, York Museum and Gardens are only a 10-minute walk away. On site parking available.
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De:alto Mediterranean Restaurant

St Martins Courtyard, Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
Tel: 01904 635331

De:alto's fantastic modern interior is the perfect backdrop for the traditional "wood-fired" cooking methods employed by its kitchen. It s this wood-fired technique that guarantees plate after plate of succulent food all with de:alto's distinctive wood-smoked flavour. Whether it's a night with friends or a lunch-time social with colleagues, De:alto has got the atmosphere sussed; lively and noisy in all the right areas.
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Aargrah Restaurant

York Road, Tadcaster, York, LS24 8EG
Tel: 01937 530888     E-mail:

International award winning group of Kashmiri restaurants serving traditional cuisine in authentic surroundings at affordable prices. Seven restaurants throughout Yorkshire. Awards include "UK's Best Group of Indian Restaurants". Seating for 100. Smoking and non-smoking areas. Families welcome. Licensed. Open daily from 6pm.
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Ambience Café Bar & Bistro

40 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ     Tel: 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.
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Fiesta Mehicana

14 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
Tel: 01904 610243

Fun and full of atmosphere, this lively 'sombrero ceiling' 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.
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Henry J Beans Bar and Grill

1 Tower Street, York, YO1 9WD     Tel: 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!
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Ate O' Clock

13A High Ousegate, York, YO1 8RZ     Tel: 01904 644080

Incredible food served in an atmosphere that is friendly & informal.
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Pizza Express

River House, 17 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DJ
Tel: 01904 672904     E-mail:

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.
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9 High Petergate, York, YO1 7EN     Tel: 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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7 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA
Tel: 01904 622688

This highly acclaimed restaurant serves the very best in international fine food prepared by some of the regions top chefs. This is complemented by an excellent wine list and professional, friendly service. This large restaurant on two floors has beautiful modern décor and original art, creating a relaxed bit city atmosphere. Excellent reviews and an enviable reputation make it all together something special. Lunch/pre theatre menu and A la Carte. Booking advised.
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Harvilles Restaurant

47 Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9TF
Tel: 01904 654155     E-mail:

Harvilles restaurant, fine dining in York.
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Monty's Grill

St Peter's Grove, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 6AQ
Tel: 01904 64 00 99

Award winning Victorian Chop House.
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7 Scarcroft Road, York
Tel: 01904 634341     E-mail:

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.
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Now you can get our delicious pasties and other refreshments
 from our mobile catering van which makes daily visits to
 Pioneer Business Park, Monk's Cross, Holgate Park, Clifton Park Ave.
 Stop me and buy one!

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