Tasty Places In York

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Every year millions of people visit York, not just for its historical culture and numerous attractions, but also because it has lots of amazing restaurants and eateries too. Whether you fancy a saucy Italian, posh a la carte, or just good British pub grub, York has a bit of everything!

As York has so many places to choose to eat we decided to list some of our favourites for you;


Opened in 2016 Skosh offers a unique experience of dining, with eclectic food served in the form of small snacks and plates allowing you to graze as you go, or be served course by course. Their menu is very different from that of most restaurants with the Chef-Owner Neil and team creating what can only be described as mouth-wateringly good food with a twist! Be prepared to book well in advance to get a space in this popular restaurant.


Vaqueiros Brazilian Rodizio is a Brazilian Steakhouse where you can enjoy an authentic taste of Brazil in the centre of York with an unlimited menu of the finest cuts of meats and Brazilian side dishes for one inclusive price. Their knowledgeable Passadores honor the authentic method of preparing the finest cuts of meat, skewered and slowly cooked over open flames, which is then served fresh and carved at the tableside. This restaurant is definitely ideal for the meat lovers out there.

Cave Du Cochon

Cave du Cochon is a casual wine bar based on Walmgate in York. They serve sourdough pizzas, cheese, charcuterie, and a huge selection of wines from across the globe. Their belief is that Pizza and wine are simply made for each other and after years of obsession, Chef and Sommelier team Josh and Vicky Overington (from the award-winning restaurant Le Cochon Aveugle) have transformed Cave to be the holy grail for both.


Looking for more than just a restaurant? Partisan is a vibrant, independent coffee shop, licensed restaurant, and arts space on Micklegate in York. At Partisan they source seasonal and local produce to be able to serve amazing and fresh breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and afternoon teas every day of the week. They also work with well-established dealers, source objects and furnishings, and regularly host exhibitions for local and national artists. Most of the objects, art, and furniture are for sale and can be found on their website or in Partisan itself.  


Proud to hold a Michelin star, Roots is a relaxed tasting-menu restaurant located in the heart of historic York. Set in a characterful nineteenth-century building on Marygate, Roots offers just one menu which means it can showcase a constantly evolving palate of produce grown on the Banks family’s twenty-acre farm and three-acre garden. You will experience unique dining that is an intimate reflection of the evolution of our Oldstead ‘roots’, with dishes nodding to the past and some brand new creations too. 
(Roots is only open between Thursday and Sunday)


Arras is a restaurant that keeps its team at the heart of it. Their team is a collection of people who, through authenticity and robust ideas create a dining experience that is both fun and captivating. Their aim is to create an interesting and thought-provoking experience that gets their diners talking. Attention to detail is of great importance to the team, from the food on the plate to the wine they serve, creating an amazing experience is what they are all about.

The Star Inn

Located in the old Engine House on the edge of York’s Museum Gardens, close to the historic Lendal Bridge and Tower, The Star Inn The City has an enviable riverside position. The Brasserie-style restaurant opened in 2013, after Andrew Pern of the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome joined the building owners in their quest to establish a food-led celebration destination in one of York’s unique locations. The aim of matching a beautiful setting with the best produce, which God’s Own County has to offer, and genuine Yorkshire hospitality, has resulted in the eaterie quickly becoming a firm favourite for special meals.


Housed in the old congregational chapel on Lendal, NOLA is a new Restaurant & Bar styled in a 1920s Art Deco Theme. The food is a mix of Cajun-inspired dishes and tastes from around the globe, served on smaller plates giving the guest a chance to be more adventurous with their choices. The drinks and cocktails menu is designed to complement the extensive food menu. Live music while you eat? Every Thursday and Sunday night there will be live music performed while you sit back, relax, and eat.

This is only a small selection of the restaurants that York has to offer but I am sure you will agree they all look and sound amazing. To find out about more places to eat we suggest visiting the ‘Visit York’ website that has lots of information on other places to ‘dine out’ in York.

For somewhere to stay whilst you are sampling all that York has to offer head over to our cottages page or call 01904 487129.

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Villa Farm Cottages
Wigginton Road, YORK
Y032 2RH
01904 487129

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York Barn at Villa Farm
Wigginton Road, YORK
Y032 2RH
01904 487129

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Villa Farm – York Barn & Holiday Cottages

Wigginton Road, YORK, Y032 2RH

01904 487129

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