Recommended restaurants in York

The restaurants in this section are a handpicked selection of places that I know we can always get a really excellent meal. My tried and tested favourites suitable for a variety of occasions.


hotel-du-vinHotel du Vin

Eating at Hotel du Vin always feels like a special occasion even though the prices are very reasonable. I think it’s the French influence, it brings out the romantics in us. Read my review of their excellent Sunday brunch.

89 The Mount,
York YO24 1AX

Call 0844 748 9268 for reservations.


khao-sanKhao San Road

We absolutely love Thai food and have our favourite dishes that we order time after time. I can only say that the food was so good at Khao San Road that we ordered completely new dishes and weren’t disappointed. To me that is the mark of a great menu and excellent food.

50-52 Walmgate,
York YO1 9TJ

Call 01904 635599 for reservations.


house-of-trembling-madnessHouse of Trembling Madness

The House of Trembling Madness is a bit of naughty entry as it’s not exactly a restaurant but it does do really great food and marvelous wine and beer so I think it deserves inclusion. It specialises in platters of food which complement the beers and wines perfectly but if you are after something a little more filling there is always a stew on the menu. Housed in the Medieval hall of a tumble-down building on Stonegate the House of Trembling Madness is a quirky little gem of an establishment – one of my very favourites.

48 Stonegate
York YO1 8AS


And some we are itching to try… The Blind Swine for cocktails and tasting menu, Sotano for cocktails (a recurring them?) and tapas and finally Rustique for consistently, highly recommended French food.

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