Eating Out York

Date Nights

Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the York area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.

These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on)

At York Mumbler we are always looking to ‘spread the word’ if we find out about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or café that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.

Ambiente boasts two alternative takes on the tapas restaurant theme, both within the city walls and each with its own identity.

Ambiente Fossgate is located on Yorks’ destination street for indie dining. You’ll find a theatre kitchen and stylish modern urban décor, all in a spacious groundfloor area with ample room for the whole family as well as push chairs.  Whilst Ambiente Goodramgate is housed in a characterful listed Georgian building and is ideal for more intimate family meals.

With a streamlined menu featuring the city’s favourite mouthwatering tapas dishes, think paella, patatas bravas & calamares, there’s more than enough to inspire your children’s tastebuds without having to compromise on your dining experience. As it’s all made for sharing, your kids can discover their adventurous eating side as they can try a little of everything. We’ll also help you keep them entertained with our kids’ packs. Ambiente is also Breastfeeding Friendly and our Fossgate restaurant has a ground floor baby changing facility, whilst our Goodramgate baby changing facility is accessible by a few steps on the ground floor, ensuring mums can dine out with their baby in confidence.

Our menu is inspired by tapas served in traditional Spanish ‘tabancos’ and in true Spanish style, for the adults out there, our drinks list contains so much sherry we guarantee you’ll be back for more. For more info visit their website here or follow them on facebook via the links below.

14 Goodramgate,York,YO1 7LQ and 31 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA

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01904 689784


The Poppleton Social is a local coffee shop open Monday-Sunday serving speciality coffee, breakfast, brunch & homemade cakes. On evenings we serve stonebaked pizzas alongside our range of premium beers and wines! We have a fantastic children’s play park on our doorstep and plenty of parking.

Poppleton Community Centre, York

Pizza drive-in available Thursday-Saturday 5-9pm. Pre-order by email. All payments will be collected via phone prior to collection. See image for details and pizza menu!



Fancy a fun and creative date night with your other half or your friends?

No babies, no kids, just grown ups having fun painting, gossiping and drinking wine.

Doors open at 6pm and close at 9pm. A table will be put aside for you so you may come along whenever you wish. For those who haven’t been before please give yourself at least 2 hours. You’ll be surprised how time flies!

You may bring wine and a small selection of nibbles. Wine glasses are provided along with adult aprons and everything you need to enjoy your evening. We have plenty of stamps and stencils to help you so don’t worry, you don’t need to be a great artist!

Prices are £4 studio fee + the cost of the item you would like to paint. Prices on the shelves start from £6.00.

Please call to book. A £4 deposit per person will be required which will be deducted from your bill.

For up to date info and Adults Night dates please have a look on the website or our Facebook page.

01904 675533


Date Nights

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Enjoy a range of great beers, wines & cocktails, home cooked food. Watch a film, or the latest sporting event; in our luxury cinema. We host a regular Speedquiz night every Tuesday, live music & DJ’s.

1331 were great for me you get a room and can link your music up. I’m not sure about children.

KH, Jan 2018

They are really good with children through the day – not sure about evening,  

EW, Jan 2018

13 Grape Lane, York, YO1 7HU
T: 01904 661130

Aldwark Arms

The Aldwark Arms is a beautiful village pub and restaurant set in the countryside of Aldwark in York and is owned and run by the Hardisty family.


Aldwark Arms, it is lovely food and very family friendly 

SM, Oct 2018

Aldwark arms pub for lunch. Park at the pub and do the ramble with the dog, it’s about 1.5 hours walk it’s lovely! There’s a map online I think! Dogs welcome in the pub for lunch

DL, Oct 2018

Aldwark, Alne, York, YO61 1UB
T: 01347 838324

Alice Hawthorne – Nun Monkton

Serves British pub food and real ales.

‘Private dining at the Alice Hawthorn in the village of Nun Munkton. A little drive out of York but it’s such a beautiful village and private dining room leads out into the small garden x. I haven’t used it myself but have been to the restaurant which is fantastic!’

AP, Jan 2018

‘The Alice Hawthorne is lovely.’

DCH, Oct 2018

The Green, Nun Monkton, York YO26 8EW
T: 01423 330303

Ask Italian

ASK Italian has vegan menu and normal one

JMM, April 18

Ask Italian is lovely x

JH, Oct 18

Ask Italian, Grand Assembly Rooms, Blake Street, York
T: 01904637254

Ate O’Clock

Nestling down an alley in the centre of York you’ll find Ate O’Clock restaurant. This 40 seat eating establishment opened in September 2005. The restaurant offers a relaxing, friendly atmosphere with friendly, efficient staff. Service is “laid back” yet professional with many personal touches.

At the moment you cannot beat 8 o’clock!!!

GM, Sept 2018

Ate o’clock, really small and intimate. Food is excellent and the service is always fantastic. X

AV, Jan 2018

13A High Ousegate,York
T: 01904 644080


Independent restaurant serving traditional polish Cuisine

“Barbakan is lovely for breakfast and kids go free”

NM, Sept 18

Barbakan the polish restaurant it’s amazing!!!! Great portions and good price

APG, Oct 18

Barbakan, 58 Walmgate, York, Y01 9TL
T:  01904 672474


Whether looking for a cosy table for two, or celebrating with friends and family, Bill’s has something for everyone. Open all day and into the night, we’re well-known for our legendary breakfasts, veg-centric lunches, and a la carte dinners. Families are warmly welcomed with plenty of space for pushchairs.

‘Bills are great with kids and food is yummy.’

MJ, Nov 2018

‘Bills is very child friendly x’

JS, Feb 2018

12 Coney St, Yorkshire YO1 9NA
T: 01904 623548

Bistro Guy

Bistro, Cafe, Garden…Bring the whole family….We have a baby changing area, children’s play kitchen in the garden and high chairs.

Join us for craft beers and sourdough pizzas every Friday & Saturday night 6pm until late.
Sunday from 12pm – offers a woodfire pizza and a pint of craft guest beer or glass of Pimms for £10

To book, visit our website or Open Table.
40 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

“Bistro Guy is a really nice place for lunch or coffee. They are very accommodating, the back garden is lovely and they have a play kitchen for the little ones.”

MFV, May 18

Bistro Guy on Gillygate – enclosed garden; kids can round around!

AS, Sept 18

Mention Mumbler for 10% off breakfast and lunch

T: 01904 652500

Byron Burger

Byron burgers mac n cheese is awesome!!

CH, March 18

I recommend Byron In town

LP, July 18

Byron Burger, High Ousegate, York
T: 01904 634488


Nestled in the heart of the vibrant, world-class destination York – almost in the shadows of York Minster – we are a fun and friendly gathering place for locals and tourists. You will savour the rich flavours of authentic, perfectly prepared cuisine from Italy.

Caesar’s is nice

JT, Feb 2018

Caesar’s is child friendly and bright

SR, Jan 2018

27-29 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS
T: 01904 670914

Café Rouge

Located in Low Petergate, this bistro is kids friendly with stunning views of York Minster. There is a kids menu for anytime of the day.

Cafe rouge on low Petergate is fab highly recommend they couldn’t do enough for us it’s very family friendly x

TAB, Jan 2018

Cafe rouge has a lovely upstairs area or a separate dining room downstairs. Good kids menu too.

GH, Jan 2018

The Adams House, 52 Low Petergate, York, North East, YO1 7HZ
T: 01904 673 293

Chopping Block

Yorkshire food and Drink with a French twist. Currently offering a takeaway menu for collection. Delivery available via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

The bistro at Walmgate Ale House have various spaces for large groups x

MG, June 18

Walmgate Ale House recommended, restaurant is upstairs

RW, Jan 18

Chopping Block, Walmgate Ale House, Walmgate, York
T:  01904 629222

Cosy Club

Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as having dedicated kids, vegan and gluten free menus.

The Cosy Club gets my vote too, they have menus for all dietary requirements, cocktails are really nice, price is great, staff are great and its a really lovely venue in town

LT, June 2018

I love Cosy Club. Spent loads of time here with mum friends in the first 6-7 months as the soft seating area is so feeding friendly and there’s a decent baby change. Pretty spacious too so suitable for groups of 5 or 6 with prams. As the babies are getting bigger it’s a lovely place to eat as a family, the staff are so helpful with the little ones. The food is good too and it feels more “grown up” if you want to feel like an adult for an hour! There’s colouring stuff provided for older kids too

FB, Sept 2018

19-22 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA
T: 01904 395056

Crab and Lobster

Distance from York: 21 miles

With a sun-trapped terrace, bright and airy pavilion, cosy main restaurant and a friendly bar, the Crab & Lobster offers a variety of facilities and settings for all occasions – whether it be a light bite to eat during the day or a romantic candle-lit meal in the evening.


SG, Aug 18

“Great rooms for a one night getaway and not too far.”

VS, Dec 18

Asenby, Thirsk ,YO7 3QL

T: 01845 577286

Dean Court Hotel

D.C.H – the Restaurant, with Minster views. Winner of an AA Rosette award for 2017. Rated in Michelin Hotel and Food Guides.

THE COURT Cafe & Bar – the very popular and more relaxed informal eatery. Serving a wide range of food and beverage items including Afternoon Tea Menu, lots of wines, beers and cocktails.

Dean court hotel, private rooms which could be decorated and lovely afternoon teas xx

LR, Sept 2018

Dean Court Hotel. They have a lovely little Annex of the restaurant that can be closed off or a bigger room downstairs

SB, July 2018

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7ED
T: 01904 625082

Durham Ox (The) – Crayke

Distance from York: 13 miles

An award winning traditional pub complete with flag stone floors, exposed beams, oak panelling and roaring fires in winter. For those wishing for over-night accommodation there are five converted farm cottages that provide a peaceful and charming place to stay and the converted Studio Suite located above the pub. We also have a 3 bedroom self-catering cottage in the village. Open Wednesday-Sunday.

“The Durham Ox food is amazing! Lovely place and gorgeous walks.”

LH, Nov 18

“We love the Durham Ox.”

AL, Oct 18

Westway, Crayke, York YO61 4TE

T: 01347 821506

Everyman Cinema

Baby Screening are held on alternate Tuesday/Thursday mornings (please check with the cinema before you attend) and tickets can be purchased online or at the venue direct. The price is £11.50 for each adult and the child/baby is free. The price includes one admit for the film, a hot drinks and cake.

“Sofas, blankets, cushions, drinks, pizza, waiter service. Treat yourself to a date night!”

JR, Feb 18

“definitely worth every penny”

NBH, Feb 18

Everyman Cinema, Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
T: 0872 436 9060 (Booking line)

Grays Court

Serving light lunches and afternoon tea from 12pm to 5pm and dinner from 6pm to 9pm daily.

‘Grays Court just near monk bar. Beautiful hotel. And fab afternoon tea you can book.’

NB, Jan 18

‘Grays Court. you can stay for drinks too in their beautiful garden or relax inside. It’s a stunning place and feels like you’re really getting away from it all.’

CNC, Nov 18

(Grays advise they are child friendly and have lovely gardens for children to play in – parental supervision required)

Grays Court Hotel, Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH
T: 01904 612613

Guy Fawkes Inn

Thirteen four star AA rated en-suite bedrooms, local real ales and skillfully prepared AA Rosette food that utilises fresh, local produce and is served in a candelit restaurant which combines effectively with this heritage to create perhaps the most characterful and iconic city centre inn, from which you, can embrace York’s illustrious history.

‘The Guys Fawkes inn near the minster always used to be lovely. X’

GC, Oct 2018

‘Recommend The Guy Fawkes Inn.’

LJ, Feb 18

25 High Petergate, YO1 7HP York
T: 01904 623716

Hotel Du Vin

At Hotel du Vin York you can retreat to a nook or cranny for morning coffee, afternoon tea or your favourite tipple. Enjoy candlelit dining and seasonal dishes in the cool ambience of our trademark bistro. Explore our extensive wine list with expert guidance from our Sommelier.

Hotel du Vin was extremely good last time we went.

GP, Jan 18

Hotel du Vin did a kids one but I’m not sure if they still offer this. Their standard afternoon tea includes candy floss and looks fab! X

JS, April 18

89 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX
T: 01904 405260


Roast dinners delivered to you or available for collection. Vegetarian and vegan options available too. Order online or email.

Kennedys is child friendly

KM, July 18

I’ve never had an issue or any funny looks for breastfeeding in Kennedys & I’ve found staff & members of the public have always been very supportive. Don’t be afraid at all!

LH, May 18

Kennedys, Little Stonegate, York Yo1
T: 01904 620222

Khao San Road

Located on Walmgate in the heart of the historic city of York, Khao San Road is a warm and inviting Thai Bistro which serves authentic Thai cuisine.

Khao San road recommended.’

JH, Sept 2018

‘Recommend khao San road.’

EM, Sept 2018

50-52 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TJ
T: 01904 635599

Little Italy

Offering takeaway menu Thursday-Sunday 12-8pm.

Nestled between York Minster and Monk Bar “Little Italy” was established by owners Andrea & Mandy Gaias in January 1992, and as a result of endless dedication have built up an enviable reputation as one of York’s finest Italian restaurants offering gourmet cuisine to satisfy the most discerning tastes.

‘Little Italy is nice … and child friendly.’

KT, Sept 2018

‘Little Italy -very family friendly.’

RM, Jan 2018

12 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ
T: 01904 623539


Join us at Lucia York for delicious Italian, Mediterranean and tapas food by day and mind blowing cocktails by night.

Lucia is a good all rounder, Mediterranean style food. You can’t book there but you don’t usually need to wait long for a table and the cocktails are sooo good!! X

RW, Nov 2018

Lucia’s has a kids menu, they get a drink, main meal & icecream for about £7, the kids pizza is as big as the adults one xx

DM, Aug 2018

13 Swinegate East court, York, YO1 8AJ
T: 01904 731599


Ristorante Pizzeria

Amazing with kids. It’s also often pretty quiet on a lunchtime. They do small portions of any dish, my two generally share one. Everyone is super friendly and the food is great. Highly recommend. And they give the kids a lolly at the end – counts as a win for my girls! xx

CS Jan 19

We love Luigis as they are really good with kids especially if you have the table by the kitchen where you can watch them cook and the food is really nice, reasonably priced and can be a quick meal if you need it to be

JW, Jan 19

Northfield Lane, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6QF
T: 01904 785458

Marcia – Bishopthorpe

Enjoy relaxing in our traditional bar or dine in our restaurant with open fire.  We serve home-cooked food and we have a great selection of drinks including cask ales, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

‘Marcia in Bishopthorpe has just won an award for its fish and chips – so the chips must be good!’

LE, Jan 2018

‘The Marcia in bishopthorpe have s separate function room that leads onto the garden x’

SK, July 2018

29 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RA
T: 01904 706185

Mr P’s Curious Tavern

The whole experience is a Journey, centred around a serious of beautiful and curious dishes that are bursting with flavour and taste.
Mr P’s Menu encourages you to pick and mix from the selection of small dishes we offer: fresh shellfish and seafood, and a few oddities like ‘Haute Dogs’ and Croque M’Lad or M’Lass to put together your own meal as your appetite, humour and curiosity allow.

‘Mr P’s curious Tavern is amazing.’

HL, Aug 2018


‘Mr P’s Curious Tavern recommended.’

HM, May 2018

71 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY
T: 01904 521177

Il Paradiso on the Forest

Authentic Italian food with a unique service

Il paridiso on the forest is lovely x

KR, June 2018

Recommend Il paradiso on the forest

VP, June 2018

Sutton Grange, York Road, Sutton on the Forrest
T: 01347 811271

Panda Mami

Panda Mami buffet restaurant chain has landed in York. Our chefs prepare over 150 authentic dishes from around the world every day and the Live Cooking Stations provide fabulous taste and entertainment. We provide a casual dining experience like no other, offering a balanced choice of delicious food, giving our guests added value at a fixed price, all within luxurious surroundings.

‘Love panda mami and our kiddies do too. We have always paid half the price for our 7 and 5 years old them just a few pound for the 2year old x’

VR, Oct 2018

‘Went last week! Was lovley! Didn’t pay my my 2yr old either as in a high chair’

MR, Aug 18

19 Bridge St, York YO1 6DA
T: 01904 633800

Piccolino York

Italy’s diverse cooking is the heart and soul of Piccolino. We visit the regions, meet the producers and are committed to sourcing the best quality ingredients.

‘Piccolino’s.  … Used for family meals and have been fab.’

SL, Jan 2018

Piccolino 18 Bridge St, York, YO1 6DA
T: 01904 521155

Pipe and Glass – South Dalton

Distance from York: 28 miles

Reopening 9th July

Airy, elegant and welcoming, the restaurant at the Pipe and Glass offers the perfect surroundings to relax and enjoy our Michelin-starred food.

All five of our luxurious rooms are situated in the lovely gardens to the rear of the Pipe and Glass, and offer the ultimate in comfort and first class facilities – but all are very different in character.

“The pipe and glass is amazing. Michelin star and a wonderful village.”

JL, Sept 18

“Just perfect for an anniversary meal.”

KC, Aug 18

West End, South Dalton, Beverley, East Yorkshire,HU17 7PN
T: 01430 810246


Famous for its Italian classics, from bubbling pizzas and scrumptious pasta to traditional bruschetta and classic Tiramisu, Prezzo bring you a touch of Italy to the UK!

Buon appetito!

I always found Prezzo great when Poppy was little (and now too!)
I took her there on my own one time and she was creating so much I couldn’t eat my lunch so one of the waiters came over and played with her so I could eat, safe to say they got a hefty tip from me that day xx

EP, Sept 2018

Relaxed and very welcoming. My kids love Italian. Always check their website for offers – you can often get 40% off!!!

VB Jan 19

1-3 Clifford St, York
T: 01904 624474

Vangarde Shopping Park, R4, Vangarde Retail Park
T: 01904 620041


Established in 2004 in the former Francois Restaurant Bistro on Castlegate in York. It specialises in rustic French cooking in a busy, vibrant upbeat Bistro atmosphere, offering a large and varied selection of meat and fish dishes cooked traditionally, using local products.

‘Rustique is a fav and not expensive at all.’

KW, Feb 2018

‘Rustique do two courses for £15 and the meals are lovely.’

LP, Feb 2018

28 Castlegate, YO1 9RP York
T: 01904 612744


Skosh is a contemporary dining room serving uncomplicated yet refined dishes in a comfortable and informal manner. At Skosh, food is served in the form of snacks and small plates, this allows you to have as little or as much as you want, grazing as you go, or if you prefer, gradually served course by course to give you a complete dining experience

Skosh is my absolute favourite

SK, Jan 2018

Skosh is amazing

DL, Aug 2018

Skosh, 98 Micklegate, York, YO1 4PX
T: 01904 634849



Sotano is an independent bar and restaurant in York serving Mediterranean tapas plates and classically-inspired cocktails. Currently offering tapas boxes for delivery. Order online.

Sotano! Nice and quiet and a great gin list!

ES, Oct 2018

Sotano’s is lovely! Tapas food x

CW, Aug 2018

1 Little Stonegate, York, YO1 8AX
T: 01904 620230


An innovative new restaurant on Castlegate in the heart of the ancient city of York. We literally have something for everyone and specialise in slow cooked meats, super foods and tasty vegetarian cuisine.

‘Source is really lovely. A bit different too. Check out the menu as not for everyone but really delicious food.’

HH, Feb 2018

‘Source on Castlegate is Fantastic.’

AT, Aug 2018

1 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
T: 01904 676000


Here at Sutlers we use locally sourced ingredients for our meals. All of our food is freshly prepared and cooked to order by our dedicated kitchen team.
We’re an independent, we’re not part of a chain and we answer only to our customers.  We do this because we believe in our ethos of fresh, high quality produce cooked to our best ability.  We want to provide a fresh alternative to normal humdrum meals and experiences we’ve had in the past.

We went to Sutlers for our first date. Sat in one of the cute little rooms upstairs and it was perfect! X

ET, Oct 2018

Sutlers upstairs has rooms that you can freely access. Often free at less busy times. Xxx

WH, May 2018

54-56 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TF
T: 01904 625226

The Botanist

It started with a seed, an idea to create a secret garden of food and drink. A place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion…

‘I suggest looking at the Botanist – beaut food and I’ve checked it out before for my gluten free step mum – hanging kebabs (brilliant).’

CL, May 2018

‘The botanist do amazing food and cocktails x’

JT, Oct 2018

15-19 Stonegate, York, YO1 8ZW
T: 01904 541177

The Sidings – Shipton by Beningbrough

Founded in 1985 by an ex-railwayman with a passion and enthusiasm for all things connected with railways, The Sidings is built around 5 Pullman style railway carriages. These have been developed to create the ultimate railway experience. Part of the carriages have been converted in to a dining area, allowing tables of four to overlook the track.

‘It’s a bit out of town but The Sidings in Shipton by Beningbrough are really good.’

SW, Nov 2018

‘The Sidings at Shipton by Beningbrough is great. Front row seats of the east coast main line, plenty of trains going by and you can get food/drink there xx’

KS, Aug 2018

Station Lane, Shipton By Beningbrough, York, YO30 1BT
T: 01904 470221

The Bay Tree – Stillington

Situated in the quaint village of Stillington, on the outskirts of York, The Bay Tree has taken a new direction with its affordable yet elegant British cuisine and its unique drinks selection. Offering plenty of dining spaces including a relaxed conservatory space and large beer garden.

The Bay Tree at Stillington is great. Nice sized room which fairly small and would probably be perfect for 20 and the food is great.

SR, Aug 2018

The bay tree in stillington is lovely

LA, Jan 2018

Main Street, Stillington, York, YO61 1JU
T: 01347 811394 (Becky)

The Black Swan – Oldstead

Unique as the only restaurant in Yorkshire and the North East to hold a Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes. Tommy Banks’ talent as a chef is in itself truly remarkable.  We have nine bedrooms all differently designed and furnished with a stylish mix of character and luxury. You can retire to your room after dinner for a great night’s sleep.

“The Black Swan at Oldstead near Thirsk is amazing! It’s Tommy Banks’ restaurant. They do a tasting menu with a stay and breakfast.”

SO, June 2018

“If you don’t mind spending some money and you LOVE food – definitely recommend the Black Swan at Oldstead!”

LJ, June 2017

York, YO61 4BL
T: 01347 868387

The Blue Bell – Arkendale

Distance from York: – 16 miles

Whether you’re looking for a light bite or for somewhere with the wow-factor to celebrate something special; our varied menus and specials boards have something for everyone. The Blue Bell also has four beautiful bedrooms, ideal if you’re looking for a relaxing place to stay when visiting nearby Harrogate or York or planning to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

“Try The Blue Bell at Arkendale … they have a dining area which can cater for that sort of number (I saw large group of about 20 together at a long table). The food is lovely there.”

HB, Aug 2018

“We’ve stayed at the Blue Bell in Arkendale twice in the last couple of months…it’s lovely has 4 rooms and the food is lovely too.”

EG, Jan 2018

Moor Lane, Arkendale, Harrogate, HG5 0QT
T: 01423 369242

The Bluebell Country Inn – Alne

The newly refurbished Bluebell Country Inn is now regarded as a top class North Yorkshire Restaurant. Tenderly refurbished by Mike and Annette Anson, the Bluebell Country Inn is regarded by those in the know as a top class and value for money North Yorkshire restaurant. From the garden, to the lounge and into the dining room, the Bluebell simply exudes class.

The Blue bell at Alne does great food, I think there is a private dining area but not sure how many it will seat

JJ, Aug 2018

The Blue bell in Alne is lovely.

JJ, Jan 2018

Alne, Easingwold, York, YO61 1RR
T: 01347 838331

The Carpenters Arms – Felixkirk

Distance from York: 25 miles

An award winning traditional village inn with rooms, located in the heart of Felixkirk village, on the outskirts of the Market Town of Thirsk.

“The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk is lovely for food.”

CA, Nov 2018

“The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk is fantastic, great food and lovely rooms. They usually have deals on as well.”

RP, Jan 2018

Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2DP
T: 01845 537369

The Chequers Inn – Bilton-in-Ainsty

Located on the outskirts of York and a short drive from Wetherby, Harrogate and Leeds, we are a country pub with accommodation.

With rolling hills on one side of the pub and a chocolate box village on the other, you’re nestled in the perfect location to enjoy a tipple, dine in our restaurant or stay the night in one of our three letting rooms. Offering traditional English dishes served to a high quality along with dishes with a more contemporary twist we make sure our customer service matches the high standard of the food.

“Chequers inn at Bilton in Ainsty is lovely”

KS, Jan 18

“Chequers inn at Bilton in ainsty is nice”

SO,Jan 2018

Church St, York YO26 7NN
T: 01423 359637

The Crown & Cushion – Welburn

The Crown and Cushion specialises in bringing its guests high quality food, drink, service and surroundings; including a traditional bar, tap room and 3 separate dining areas. There is also a large outdoor tiered terrace with stunning views.

We had a fantastic meal at the weekend at the Crown and Cushion at Welburn. It’s near Castle Howard so could go there or the Yorkshire Arboretum. Lots of lovely ‘free’ walks round that area too though.

LB, Oct 2018

Crown and cushion at Welburn has a brilliant private room and lounge area

SU, AUG 2018

Welburn, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DZ
T: 01653 618777

The Rattle Owl

An independent 42 seat casual dining restaurant housed in a restored listed building on Micklegate.
Fantastic for a date night but also children are more than welcome at The Rattle Owl, producing locally soured good food for the little ones, drawn from the fresh ingredients off our a’l carte menu, and they eat for £4.50!

‘The rattle owl have a private room you can hire now and very child friendly.’

BS, Feb 2018

‘The rattle owl on Micklegate has private rooms and is lovely.’

SD, Jan 2018

104 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX
T:01904 658658

The Rythre Arms

Distance from York – Approximately 15.9 miles

The Rythre Arms has been the Steak Mecca of Yorkshire for over 32 years. We are situated in a traditional, centuries old, pub restaurant nestled between Tadcaster and Selby and serve the best locally sourced beef available. Our steaks are matured and butchered on the premises and range in size from the modest 6 ounce Fillet to the Rythre Monster that comes in at an awe-inspiring 78 ounces!

Rythre Arms is amazing! You get loads of food and Home made chips. Bit pricey but well worth it. They do an early bird menu which is cheaper! We go every year.

LB, Jan 2018

The Rythre Arms is incredible!

EVS, Jan 2018

Main St, Ryther, Tadcaster, LS24 9EE
T: 01757 268372

The Star Inn – Harome

Distance from York: 25.5 miles

Situated in a picturesque village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley, this much loved, Michelin-starred Inn has origins believed to date back to the 14th Century.

“Amazing food and beautiful rooms.”

HB, Jan 18

“Another vote for the Star Inn at Harome. Best food I’ve ever had!”

EP, Aug 18

Harome, nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JE

T: 01439 770397

The Victoria Inn – Cattal

Distance from York – Approx 11.6 miles

Come eat, drink and be merry at the centre of ” God’s own county”, The Victoria at Cattal, one of the few remaining family run freehold country inns. We are sure that our friendly service, well kept Yorkshire hand pulled ales and fresh, local produce befits our newly found responsibility.

the Victoria at Cattal is lovely x

DCH, Oct 2018

Recommedn the Victoria at Cattle 

SK, June 2018

Station Road, Cattal, York, YO26 8EB
T: 01423 330249

The Whippet Inn

Using the best food produce in Yorkshire with real ales, lagers, spirits and wines from around Great Britain. Adults only dining.

The whippet inn has been nice before and it’s a child free restaurant!

AO, Feb 2018

The Whippet Inn has a private dining room

AK, July 2018

15 North Street, York, YO1 6JD
T: 01904 500660


Currently offering meal deals delivered to you! Find their menu on Facebook and call to order.

Vaqueiros Brazilian Rodizio, 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.

‘Lovely Brazilian restaurant bring all different meats on skewers to your table & it’s cheaper through week and usually good price on cocktails 🙂 it’s on micklegate x’

BP, Feb 2018

‘Recommend Vaqueiros’

LL, May 2018

1 Micklegate, York YO1 6JG
T: 01904 622737


Our Italian restaurant serves tasty, authentic dishes from pizza, pasta and risotto to salads and indulgent desserts – all in a uniquely designed restaurant. Our Italian menu also includes Vegan and Vegetarian options.

Zizzi’s has a gluten free menu, lovely food and very reasonably priced!

IC, May 18

2 Lendal, York YO1 8AA
T:  01904 801717