A local’s list of the best restaurants in York, including some must-eat dishes & can’t-miss brunch spots.
York is one of my favorite cities in the UK, especially as it’s just a short train journey away from my hometown of Manchester. Blessed with a burgeoning food scene, an intriguing history, and beautiful architecture, it’s a place that should be high on your UK ‘must-visit’ list.
I’m a self-titled ‘foodie’, so I’ve made it somewhat of a mission to visit many of the city’s top-rated eateries every time I’ve visited. If you’re looking for the best restaurants in York to save for your next trip, read on.
15 Best Restaurants in York, UK
After many a trip to York over the last ten years, I’ve come to gather a list of tried and tested restaurants perfect for a range of palates. This list is based on the quality of the food, the location, reviews, and my own experiences. There are too many restaurants to name here, but these are 15 of my favorites!
1. Delrio’s Restaurant
(Best Restaurant in York Overall)
Delrio’s is where I had the best meal of my life – yes, the best. I don’t say that lightly either – I’m somewhat of a food snob when it comes to Italian food thanks to endless trips to Italy to visit my Italian family members.
The restaurant is made all the more authentic by its Italian decor and theme in a brick cellar, plus Italian-speaking staff. If I had to recommend just one dish, it would undoubtedly be the cheese and pear ravioli (Fiocchi Formaggio & Pere). Ask your server for their favorite wine pairing… they know their stuff.
This is one of the best restaurants in York city center. But don’t just take my word for it – the restaurant has an incredible 4.9-star rating on Google with over 1,200 reviews to convince you too.
Delrio’s Restaurant Information
Address: City Centre, 10-12 Blossom St, York YO24 1AE
Operating Hours: 5 pm – 10 pm Tue-Sat, closed Mon & Sun
Must-Try Meals: Fiocchi Formaggio & Pere, Italian Wines, Pizzas (Veggie & Vegan options available)
Average Cost: $9-12 per starter, $14-30 per main, $8-10 for desserts
2. Rustique (best for French cuisine)
If you’re looking for French fare at its best, Rustique should be your first port of call in York. This simplistically decorated yet elegant restaurant boasts an incredible variety of French cuisine just minutes away from the historic…