Gourmet restaurants in York
York is one of the UK’s most scenic cities and also one of the most historical. Visitors come from all over the UK to visit York Minster, take in the medieval architecture and explore the city’s Viking heritage. Inside some of the historic buildings found in York’s streets, you may find gourmet restaurants – the perfect places to relax after a day’s sightseeing.
Top York restaurants
- Housed in a Grade II-listed building, not far from Clifford’s Tower and the York Dungeon, is 31 Castlegate. Here, head chef Nick Julius serves modern European cuisine created from fresh local ingredients.
- In a 12th-century medieval hall, you will find the House of the Trembling Madness. The building retains many of its original features and is decorated with wooden beams and animal heads adorning the walls. Enjoy traditional and tasty pub fare in this ancient but fun eatery.
- You will feel that you have strayed into France in Rustique, a traditional French bistro in the heart of York. Feast on steak, moules marinieres and plenty of French bread accompanied by something from the fine French wine list.
- The Star Inn the City aims to “bring the countryside to town” and give diners a taste of the best that Yorkshire has to offer. Try Yorkshire game or fish, including the catch of the day.
- Top local suppliers Sykes House Farm, Fowlers of York and Fine Foods of Heslington all provide Café No8 Bistro with produce such as vegetables, fish and meat. Handy for several of York’s top tourist destinations, the menu is reasonably priced and the café includes a pretty garden.
- Enjoy a meal overlooking the River Foss at The Blue Bicycle. The charming setting and romantic atmosphere of this modern restaurant hides a more colourful past, when the cellar housed a brothel of some repute! The restaurant specialises in British dishes, particularly fish.