Is there anything nicer than a meal out in a new city? With a whole day ahead of you and plenty of new culinary experiences to discover, we recommend that you take a bite out of York on your next break!
Brew & Brownie – 5 Museum St, York YO1 7DT
I’ll let you in on a little secret – this place gets FULL. With that in mind, bring your A-game and grab a seat as soon as it opens, pronto. Although the lunch menu and cakes are to die for, Brew & Brownie’s breakfast is the winner!
Top Pick: Pancakes & a fruity green tea
Bettys – 6-8 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QP
You’re in York = you simply must visit Bettys during your trip! Although the iconic cafe/tea rooms are pretty special at any time of day, I definitely recommend breakfast – eggs and bacon have never tasted so elegant!
Top Pick: Eggs Benedict & Bettys own-blend tea
Spring Espresso – 12 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ
With not one but two branches in York city centre, be sure to pop into Spring Espresso during your York break. With so many delicious breakfast plates on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Top Pick: Posh bacon sandwich & coffee
Mannion & Co. – 1 Blake St, York YO1 8QJ
First thing’s first, this place is adorable. It has plenty of seating, a very tempting deli counter and you can see the chefs as they prepare your food. But be quick, as it gets busy fast! From generous sandwiches to daily specials, Mannion & Co is an experience you won’t forget!
Top Pick: Meat platter & freshly-squeezed orange juice
Croque Monsieur – St Leonards Place, York YO1 7HE
Just minutes from York’s city centre, Croque Monsieur is ideal for a quick take-out lunch or a sit down munch with friends/ Specialities include artisan coffees, fresh soups/sandwiches/salads and, you’ve guessed it, their renowned croque monsieur.
Top Pick: Bacon, brie & cranberry ciabatta & luxury hot chocolate
Shambles Kitchen – 28 Shambles, York YO1 7LX
Take a detour down the Shambles and tuck into hot, savoury treats fresh from Shambles Kitchen. They make amazing smoothies too!
Top Pick: Pulled pork sandwich & a freshly-made smoothie
Rustique – 2 Lendal, York YO1 8AA
Serving classic French cuisine with a modern twist, Rustique is certainly up there on the must-eat list. And for 2 courses for £14.95 & 3 courses for £17.95, it’s amazing value too!
Top Pick: Set menu (anything – it’s all delicious!) & a glass of wine
House of Trembling Madness – 48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS
Exposed wooden beams, a cracking view of the Minster, taxidermy boar heads… what more could you want from a pub? Savour hearty dishes and real ale in the most enviable of surroundings. Be sure to check out the extensive shop, too!
Top Pick: Cheese & beer soup with crusty bread & cider
Pavement Vaults – 2 Piccadilly, York YO1 9NU
Looks pretty good, right? Just across from Parliament Street (yep, the one with the giant M&S!), you will find the shiny new Pavement Vaults – filled with mouth-watering smokehouse dishes and a fine array of drinks to accompany them.
Top Pick: One of their signature burgers & fries, all washed down with your favourite tipple
Evil Eye – 42 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS
Like your liquor with a twist? Head to Evil Eye (Johnny Depp’s fav Northern haunt, apparently) and try some of the most inventive cocktails out there.
Top Pick: Constantine with plenty of lemon & fresh strawberry. Or a ‘Wrongstantine’ if you prefer gin!
Duke of York – Kings Square, York YO1 8BH
Ideally placed in the centre of York near The Shambles, Duke of York is perfect for those lazy weekend afternoons.
Top Pick: A refreshing bottle of fruit beer.
The Habit – 40 Goodramgate, City Centre, York YO1 7LF
With scenes like this, who wouldn’t want to visit The Habit while in York?! Pick a sunny day and chill out with a cool pint while checking out those blissful Minster views.
Top Pick: A traditional pint of ale.
Have you been to any of our favourite York eateries? Let us know by using the comments box below!