Best Restaurants in York in 2020 – York has an incredible foodie scene, and there is a huge choice of different styles and nationalities of food, especially considering we are such a small city.  With such a huge selection to choose from, it would be hard to come up with a ‘Top Ten Best Restaurants in York’ style post, so I am covering lots of different categories instead with links through to more detailed posts with reviews and suggestions, depending on what you fancy today!

Italian Restaurants in York

We have many fabulous Italian restaurants in York from the big chains like Carluccio’s, Bella Pasta and Pizza Express to smaller, local independents like Lucia’s which has a great outdoor eating space, Delrio’s Sardinian Restaurant through to the family friendly Il Paradiso del Cibo on Walmgate.

You can find more York restaurants and more places to eat on our post on Italian Restaurants in York.

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Lasagne from Carluccio’s in York

Tapas Restaurants in York

York has a good selection of Tapas restaurants, whether you are looking for traditional Spanish Tapas like Pluma Ibérico – Ibérico pork with peppers (Sotana) or more unusual tapas like the Thai Tapas from Phranakhon.  You could also choose Greek or Turkish or even Arabic tapas from Zills.

You can find more suggestions on our post on Tapas Restaurants in York.

Steak Restaurants in York

If you are looking for an excellent quality steakhouse in York, have a look at our great list.  We have locally produced wagyu, Himalayan salt dry-aged steaks, an Argentinian Steakhouse and a Brazilian Rodizio.

You can find more suggestions on our post on Steak Restaurants in York.

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A rib-eye steak from The Old House in York

Chinese Restaurants in York

Who doesn’t love a good sweet and sour, chow mein, or chicken fried rice?  My favourite are bbq spare ribs, and I am partial to a spring roll!  We have a few Chinese restaurants in York city centre as well as some larger places along the ringroad.

Have a look at our suggestions on our post on Chinese Restaurants in York.

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Barbecue Spare Ribs from The Mulan in York

French Restaurants in York

Looking for the Best French Restaurant York?  We have several excellent French restaurants in York including a couple of independents and several chains.  Whether you are looking for French onion soup, baked Camembert, steak frites or boeuf bourguignon, then here is where you can find great French food in York.

You can find our list of French restaurants on our post on French Restaurants in York.

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Mexican Restaurants in York

At the moment York does not have many Mexican restaurants, but I have listed the ones we do have.

Have a look at our list of Mexican restaurants in York here.

Korean Restaurants in York

If you are looking for something a bit different like Korean barbecue or Bibimbap and Kimchi then we have suggestions for you.

You can find more York restaurants and more places to eat on our post on Korean Restaurants in York.

Greek Restaurants in York

If you are looking for Greek classics like Calamari and Saganaki, Chicken Souvlaki, Kleftiko, Moussaka and Stifado.

Then have a look at our list of Greek restaurants in York.

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Turkish Restaurants in York

We have Turkish restaurants and Turkish street food in York to choose from.

Have a look at our list of Turkish restaurants in York.

Burger Restaurants in York

Some days only a really good burger will make things better, and York has great places to find them!  You can find a good selection of burgers at Oscar’s Wine Bar or at the new American Good Mood Food Restaurant, Fancy Hanks.  Joe’s Kitchen on Coney Street also have a good selection.

You can find more York restaurants and more places to eat on our post on Best Burgers in York.

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A Chicken Stack Burger from Oscar’s on Swinegate

Fine Dining in York

If you are celebrating a special occasion or is just someone who likes fine dining then York has lots of fine restaurants to offer!  From small plates to blind tasting menus, have a look at some of the posher places to eat in York.

You can find out more on our post on Fine Dining in York.

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American Diners in York

If you are looking for a rack of ribs, spicy chicken wings, a fabulous burger or just mac n cheese, have a look at our list of American diners in York.  We have big chains and unusual independents too.

Have a look at our list of American diners in York.

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Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in York

Looking for a great Vegan or Vegetarian restaurant?  Have a look at our list of completely vegetarian restaurants or restaurants that offer great vegan and vegetarian dishes.

You can find more York veggie and plant based food and more places to eat on our post on Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in York.

Pub Lunch and Food in York

There are lots of pubs to choose from in York – one for every day of the year!  There’s nothing nicer that a lovely comforting pub lunch in front of a real fire on a winter’s day.

Have a look at our suggestions for Pub Lunches in York.

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Best Cafes in York

York has some lovely cafes to stop for a coffee or for lunch.  There is Plush, or Partisan, or the lovely Dyl’s.  We also recently popped into Bruk’s for a coffee – a complete hidden gem.

You can find more York cafes and more places to eat on our post on Cafes in York.

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Parlormade Cafe and Scone House in Little Shambles

Sunday Lunch in York

There are few things lovelier than a stroll around York followed by a good Sunday lunch and Yorkshire puddings!

Have a look at our list of places to find Sunday Lunch in York.

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Best Places to eat Breakfast in York

If you are looking for a good place to have breakfast in York – have a look at our list of places and the best things on their breakfast menus!

You can find more York restaurants and more places to eat on our post on Breakfast in York.

Best Places to eat Brunch in York

There are some amazing places for brunch in York whether it’s the fab food and quirky atmosphere of Dyl’s or the boozy splendour of a Bottomless brunch at The Botanist.  Have a look for more reviews and food photos.

You can find more York restaurants and more places to eat on our post on Brunch in York.

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Three cheese and jalapeno on Haxby sourdough from Dyl’s
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