Lunch in York

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hugo15, 16 May 2010.

  1. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Going to York in a weeks time for the day for Mrs Hugo15's birthday and looking for somewhere nice for lunch. Anyone got a good recommendation?
     
  2. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Wow....the world is your oyster in York. It seems every other shop is an eaterie.

    Mrs A and I, old fogeys that we are love Little Betty's in Stonegate, but I know that won't be to all tastes. Ping Arch. She's best to advise.
     
  3. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Melton's two or La Tasca. My favourite is Gert & Henry's but I don't think it's open at dinnertime, only tea time. Or there's Totos's.
     
  4. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Location:
    York
    What sort of food do you/Mrs H like?
     
  5. OP
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    Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    All sorts of stuff.
     
  6. CrinklyLion

    CrinklyLion Guest

    Toto's is great, but doesn't do lunch. Melton's Too or Betty's would be my choices for a not-TOO-extravagant treat meal.
     
  7. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Location:
    York
    Spandex really rates this place but I haven't eaten there myself. He used to be a chef in York so I'd trust his recommendation.
     
  8. Gareth

    Gareth Veteran

    Gert & Henry's for definite, and they are open for lunch until 2.30 pm; Lois & I had dinner there last Saturday evening ...... we had the Mussels wrapped in Bacon for starter, and for the main course we had the Pork cutlet in the cream & cider sauce ..... absolutely divine.


    Also worth considering is Michael's brasserie in low Petergate (just around the corner from York minster).

    Lois had the Honey & mint roasted Lamb shank with tempura vegetables, and I had the Roasted Guinea fowl with Roast potatoes and a side salad. Again, we both enjoyed our wonderful meals.

    http://www.york360.co.uk/restaurants/michaels-brasserie.htm
     
  9. lady_rider

    lady_rider New Member

    Location:
    Norf Yorkshire
    Melton's Too is great for dinner or lunch http://www.meltonstoo.co.uk/index.htm. For lunch (they don't open for dinner), you can't beat Le Langhe http://www.lelanghe.co.uk/index.php. And for full on class, yes, Betty's, but make sure you book if you can or you'll be waiting in a queue for a LONG time.
     
  10. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    'nother vote for Melton's Two
     
  11. Gareth

    Gareth Veteran

    Nether Lois or I rated Betty's or little Betty's; Both had been recommended by friends, but the service and especially the food were disappointing. We also went into the Bullivant and found the service appalling with the manageress being extremely curt, bordering on rude with all the customers.

    Another place that we ate at was Wildes in Swinegate; at the end of the ally from the Barley Hall. Lois had the feta Salad with pitta bread, and I had the Dijon Beef and vegetables. Both meals were good to excellent, and of a reasonable price, the service was unhurried but attentive, with the girls being very polite and courteous, and so deserve my recommendation.
     
  12. OP
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    Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Thanks for the replies everyone. Will have a closer look at them all when I get home tonight.
     
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    I think you were unlucky with Betty's. Bullivants, I've always found to be ok, although they did once bizarrely turn us away at 4.30, being shut - odd for a tea room, at tea time.

    A vote for Melton's Too from me too. If you fancy Chinese, Happy Valley in Goodramgate is my local Chinese restaurant and takeaway, and very good - I think they are open at lunchtime. Or for relatively cheap and very cheerful Italian, La Piazza (almost opposite Happy Valley) is a proper family run Italian place, in a lovely old building with beams and whatnot.
     
  14. Campfire

    Campfire Über Member

    What's that place tucked away in a corner, is it el Piano? We went there a couple of months ago and it was great and very reasonable.
     
  15. Ill have to take you there when we both get back you will love it. Thats if I have a job and some where to live! given I gave both up to come to Canada:wacko:

    Most of all the recommendations here are good just take you pick
     
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