Guy Fawkes Inn

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£25 and under
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British
Dine by candlelight in our restaurant, featuring gas lamps, roaring fires and timber floors. Serving simple, traditional British food skilfully prepared from fresh, quality, locally sourced ingredients, our restaurant is the perfect place to withdraw from the world and relax.
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AM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I booked a table here for our 24th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! I am allergic to gluten and find it difficult to find a restaurant where there are more than one or two choices. The Guy Fawkes Inn's menu had a great range of things I can eat. We both really enjoyed our meals, the service was excellent and the staff were great, we will definitely be booking to eat there again 😁

KR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We booked a table at Guy Fawkes Inn and requested a table not too close to the door. We were shows to a table right next to the door but were allowed to change to a quieter table in the corner.
The staff were attentive, polite and cheerful and the service was good.
We were most impressed with the quality and taste of the food (We ordered the garlic chicken breast) and the chosen wine was also nice but a little pricey at £23.95. The restaurant area is just a little way from the noisy bar and corridor next to the toilets so although we were not disturbed by the noise, it was a lively period being a Saturday evening.

All in all it was a nice evening with good food and good service by pleasant friendly staff. We would go again.

MC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal enjoyed by both of us ..... good to see it is still an amazing experience 5 yrs down the line since we last went in !

DH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks, hostess very friendly and personable.

CT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend eating at guy Fawkes inn, the ambience is wonderfully and the food is fantastic and delicious,a must if visiting York,we always book in for the Sunday roast each time we visit

H
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service all round enjoyable dining experience

KB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere , service was great and the food was lovely. Thank you we shall return again when we visit York .

L
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is fabulous so historical Food was great an excellent welcome and staff were great Not intrusive but attentive Would highly recommend.

J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We stayed two nights bed and breakfast and couldn't fault the food or drinks. Staff very friendly and helpful.

SC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent,very atmospheric,friendly attentive staff,the food was wonderful,i would strongly recommend taking the opportunity to try the famous Guy Fawkes steak and ale pie,the best i have ever had.Overall a very memorable evening for all the right reasons. - Outstanding.

JH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place stayed before and also just had food ,both very enjoyable and the food really good but the pie is amazing . Will be back 😊

PH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was lovely but had to wait 45 minutes for it, which I think is too long.

s
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time here on Halloween. We were sat at a great table and the food was incredible. We were particular fans of the whitebait and the steak pie. Service was brilliant and the whole place was very atmospheric

C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a cosy setting which oozed ambience..the friendly staff were attentive and morning was too much trouble.. the Guy Fawkes steak pie was outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to friends if they are visiting York.

KR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely place. Really wanted to try her as it's my 40th birthday on the 5th November (you see the link) Food ws lovely and great value. Just think it could have done with some background music. We felt that we had to speak very quiet so that we didn't disturb the next table.

SM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place with lots of character. Gorgeous food .

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, service was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come again

OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is second to none; the best tasting food in the city. Dan is an amazing server and makes the place as great as it is

LW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was fulfilling and full of flavour. The setting was beautiful and eerie with big candles lighting the sides of the room. Waiting staff were attentive and ensured the experience was good. Cannot fault any of the experience we had.

T
Worcestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Characterful intensity with a lively atmosphere. Friendly staff, wonderful food.

MB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good meal in a fabulous setting. Excellent staff.

SC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Your left in peace to enjoy your meal atmosphere was great too

AH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend staff were very friendly and helpful My husband had the steak and ale pie which he enjoyed!

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been several times and the food and service are always spot on

TB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was in York for the weekend with my wife and looking for places to eat saw this. Liked the menu and booked it. Got to the restaurant a good 15 mins or so before our booked time but were shown to our table straightaway.
The service was very good. We were not kept waiting for menus and drink orders. The food was excellent. I had black pudding bon Bon’s for starter which was outstanding. My wife had gin infused salmon which my wife described as exceptional. For main my wife had guinea fowl while I had the bacon chop. Again both we’re outstanding. My chop was like a doorstep and was delicious.
We had a bottle of gavi wine to go with the meal and in total the meal cost £75. Excellent value for money. I would highly recommend this place for a meal if visiting York. It’s location is perfect, near the Minster and not far from some bars nearby where you can relax with a drink. The staff were friendly and polite, and service was very good. Food was exceptional. Overall excellent and if I visit York again will definitely be back.

SE
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really nice meal served by friendly and efficient staff in a very pleasant and atmospheric little restaurant.

K
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, staff were very helpful and polite.
Food was amazing possibly off the nicest meals we have had we will definitely return on our next trip to york.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and Dan is an absolute star!

WM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have been, and can I say this restaurant is quality quality quality, and I have recommended it to at least 10 people in the last 24hrs. I will definitely be back. Well done all at at Guy Fawkes, the waiting staff are just brilliant, a big thank you for making our anniversary and my birthday so memorable.

M
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at great value and would definitely return on my next trip to York

JP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An wonderful evening, excellent food, atmosphere, and attentive staff. Thank you to Dan and Stacey for making our evening one we will remember.
Highly recommended by our friend and totally agree 100 percent this establishment is one to visit if you are in York .

Thank you.

NB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always like dining and having a drink here. Love the ambience here .

KM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only things the restaurant could improve is the lighting in the main dining room and the restroom.
The service was great and the food was solid.

JP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The ambience was great. Excellent choice.

CG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. Shame the gas lights are not used.

JG
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and ambience. I have been before but my sister hadn't. Will visit again.

KS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As in previous visits we were not disappointed.The food alway excites and the new menu was really good.

AP
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service . Good food. Uncomfortable chair! We were late for the meal but no problem

M
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience, staff and the food !!
Will be back

HS
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With lots of choices in this area of York, we decided to try the Guy Fawkes Inn. So glad we did. Really cool historic Inn with a great and intimate ambiance and a good variety of different menu items. Service was awesome and food was tasty. Memorable experience and Stacy was amazing!!!