Perfectly Romantic Restaurants in York – are you looking for somewhere to take a special someone on a romantic date night?  Have a look at our suggestions for romantic restaurants in York.

Heavenly Desserts

19 Blake St, York YO1 8QJ

Heavenly Desserts is (as its name suggests) a restaurant dedicated to desserts.  “Heavenly Desserts are an established fine dining desserts restaurant, dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible experience to enjoy our award-winning desserts.

Our creative team brings unique creations to life that are characterised by a high level of precision, experience and creativity. The result is a superior delicacy that offers a winning combination of taste, appearance and quality.”

They also offer takeout and vegan and gluten free options.

Have a look at our review of Heavenly Desserts with lots of food pictures.

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Ruby Chocolate and Raspberry Croffle at Heavenly Desserts

Oscar’s Wine Bar and Bistro

27 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ

We have long been fans of Oscar’s Wine Bar and Bistro and have visited on and off for many years since the days when they were situated round the corner on Stonegate.  We visited recently for lunch.  They have a good selection of burgers in its own ‘Speciality Burger’ section with everything from Plain Burgers to Cajun Blue and Bacon Burgers.

See our review of Oscar’s Wine Bar for Lunch here.

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Oscar’s Wine Bar


The Whippet Inn

15 North St, York YO1 6JD

The Whippet Inn is a steak and alehouse with a fine line in seafood too.  It’s a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away as it is on North Street, but once you have been you will return.  Lovely, friendly staff look after you in a comfortable and relaxed environment with a stylish and quirky decor.  The food is fresh,  imaginative and great quality.  Perfect for a romantic meal for two.

The menu offers such delights as ‘Picanha- 32 Day Dry Aged, Triple Cooked Chunky Chips, Garlic & Thyme Confit Vine Tomato, Green Peppercorn & Brandy Sauce’, or ‘Poached Sea Trout Fillet with Olive Oil Potato, Puffed Fish Skin, Aromatic Herb Powder, Brown Shrimp Butter & Pea Purée’.

“The ideal spot for any occasion, The Whippet Inn serves both lunch & dinner, seven days a week, alongside our Main Menu & specials boards we also offer for our legendary(ish) Set Price lunch menu Monday to Friday, plus ‘Lets Get Roasted’ every Sunday, an institution unto itself and one of York’s best kept secrets (so sshhh)”

See what we thought when we visited The Whippet Inn.

The Whippet Inn, York - Review
Galician Double Mature Strip, Smoked Paprika Fries, Balsamic Roast Red Onion & Mojo Rojo Sauce

Guy Fawkes Inn – Medieval Inn with Candle-lit Restaurant

25 High Petergate, York, YO1 7HP

The Guy Fawkes Inn has an amazing location right next to York Minster with some serious incredible views.  The Guy Fawkes Inn is a “medieval inn in York that stands in the shadow of York Minster, the very birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guy Fawkes. Centuries have passed, but this historical building is so well preserved you could be forgiven for thinking it happened just yesterday.  Thirteen four-star en-suite bedrooms, local real ales, and an AA Rosette candle-lit restaurant combines effectively to create perhaps the most characterful and iconic city centre inn, from which you, can embrace York’s illustrious history.”

Find up-to-date prices and availability for Guy Fawkes Inn here.

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Guy Fawkes Inn

Delrio’s Restaurant

10-12 Blossom Street York YO24 1AE

A long standing independent restaurant in York, Delrio’s Restaurant is located adjacent to Micklegate Bar, the Royal entrance to the City of York and just five minutes walk from York train station.  It’s very cosy as it’s located in a cellar with some seating located in underground alcoves.  There is an outside seating area too.

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Rustique – French Restaurants in York

28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP and 2A Lendal, York YO1 8AA

There are two Rustique French restaurants in York, the second one opening a few years ago after the popularity of the first on Castlegate.  “Established in 2004, Rustique specialises in rustic French cooking in a busy, vibrant upbeat Bistro atmosphere. Offering a large and varied selection of traditionally cooked, locally sourced meat and fish dishes, we pride ourselves on giving our customers a first class, French-inspired dining experience.”

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