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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“With gorgeous views of the river, this is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“High-end dining with small plates of incredible fusion food. Expect to pay c. £50-60 a head, but it’s worth it!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Beer Store
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“Hidden gem on Stonegate - access is up the stairs through a specialist liquor shop”
  • 24 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Choose one of the hundreds of cocktails on offer (Eva's favourite is The Battenberg) before taking a seat outside along the wall mural or stumble up the wonky staircase to sit on a four poster bed looking over the bustling Harry Potter style streets of York. You'll be sure to meet some interesting characters here. Johnny Depp gives it a thumbs up!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious and inventive Spanish food - book if you want to eat mid-evening! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Just a short walk out of town to Bishopthorpe Road area you will find a bustling high street with plenty of places to eat and do a spot of local grocery shopping. Angel on the Green, a converted bike shop still has a repair service and small area with bike accessories. A local independent place to relax and enjoy a drink and something to eat. They always offer a specials board with light bites and something a little more substantial. Try the fish finger sandwich.....fresh light battered fish goujons between two thick slices of soda bread! Delicious! Homemade food, with something for everyone.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Small bistro, with high standards. Small garden alongside the City walls for those rare sunny days!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian Deli and cafe by day, lovely authentic Italian restaurant upstairs during the evening”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Champagne and cocktails, this lively and busy Bar is great for drinks at the heart of Yorks nightlife.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Great for everything - coffee/cake, brunch, lunch or dinner and run by warm and friendly staff. We go for brunch every time we're in town - brilliant pancakes! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Manager Jim has created a great fun atmosphere, Excellent tapas and sherries/wines, informal, must book. (01904 638252), mention to Jim that Horseshoe Cottage (Aldo) recommended!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great brunch and if booking ahead, cosy evening meal. Sells art and the furniture you sit with which is different. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“A privately owned pub with fantastic restaurant. Known for great food, including steak, a large and diverse wine list and lots of gin to choose from!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining in this well renowned restaurant owned and run by a Roux brothers trained chef. Early bird menu available . ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
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“Sit outside, have a drink and enjoy lots of interesting food! Great if everyone wants something different. Look out for 'another' beer in the Bohemia Bar ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great little french bistro. A large menu, with a good value mid-week menu and excellent wines overlooking the iconic Cliffords' Tower.”
  • 11 locals recommend