The Best Restaurants in York & Yorkshire

The Best Restaurants In York & Yorkshire

The Best Restaurants in York & Yorkshire

York restaurants contain such a diversity that a visitor should always find something to suit their palates, and this is your guide to finding the very best restaurants in York and beyond. Yorkshire as a whole is gaining a very good reputation for cuisine. There are, of course, a huge number of places to eat in York that are very quick and easy to find withing the City centre. To help you get the best deal available there please check out the various links on this website will help point you in the right direction. For feeding the family there really is a very wide choice of well priced eateries, many pizza and pasta options and dozens of eateries that you will pass on for if walking through the city centre.

Although not always considered a hotbed of fine dining, Yorkshire actually boasts several Michelin Star restaurants. For real foodies, and for that special occasion there are many top class restaurants that are accessible by car from York (between 60-90 minutes journey time depending on traffic). In the past 12 months, there have been some fantastic additions to the food scene in York, which is getting better and better over time.

All of these fantastic restaurants show a real commitment to making the best of Yorkshire’s excellent natural ingredients, and are well worth a trip considering for that special day (or evening) out.

Fantastic Michelin Starred Restaurants in York & Yorkshire…

Update 03.03.2017: A good friend of this website’s editor recently had a meal at the Black Swan at Oldsted, and said it was in the “Top 3” best meals of his life. The chef is a young chap called Tommy Banks (the youngest Michelin star winner in the UK), who recently gained maximum marks in the unbelievably competitive TV program “The Great British Menu”.

Other personal favourites for fine dining in York itself include Skosh (British Tapas, excellent. Might get a Michelin star if it carries on like this). This restaurant is now always busy, so book well in advance, or try and get a lunchtime booking. Cafe No.8 (amazing good value food from a tiny kitchen) has never let me down and I had a lovely meal recently at the Rattle Owl (excellent food, many organic wines to choose from).


Try These Very Highly Rated Restaurants In York & Yorkshire…

Read a review of some of these restaurants by the respected Guardian & Observer food critic Jay Raynor. See what he thought were the best restaurants in York and the surrounding areas here

For a good choice of hotels with discount prices, visit Where to stay in York for more information.

Bon Appetite! Do you have any suggestions for fine dining experiences that should be listed here?. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, as there are hundreds of eating options to choose from in York. However, this list is intended to offer the best food currently on offer in York and the surrounding areas.

Please contact us with any good tips of your own, as any recommendations that you have will be appreciated.

What do you think are the best restaurants in York & Yorkshire?


  1. Nowicka

    Are there any self service bars in York or other simple and cheap restaurants? May I know the addresses of them? Thank you Marta Nowicka

    1. yorkvis1

      Hi. Not many self service restaurants, but there are 3 pizza huts that have all you can eat for about £5 most lunchtimes. Just google Pizza Hut and York for the location. Also Google “Jumbo Chinese” as this is a central and cheap all you can eat Buffet. Hope this helps. Thanks, York Visitors

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