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Mr P's Curious Tavern

4.3
286 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tapas
  • Casual
Amidst the smart shops in this corner of historic York is the location for Mr P's Curious Tavern, AKA Andrew Pern's quirky 80-cover venture at 71 Low Petergate, which offers something for everyone: small, larger and sharing plates using produce from Yorkshire and from further afield to taste along with a glass (or two) of something different and ambience by the barrel load, to sate your curiosity and appetite.
Mr P's Menu encourages you to pick and mix from our offer of fresh shellfish and seafood, locally shot Game, cured meats and tasty cheeses to put together your own meal as your appetite, humour and curiosity allow. For a robust meal, we have more substantial offerings and for liquid refreshment, Mr P's offers small, medium and large vessels of wine, spirits and other beverages, some fortified, all fantastic.The ladies who like to lunch are more than catered for - fizz by the glass or a generous selection of gins available in our Gin Parlour overlooking the street below
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, English, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday- Friday 12pm to 11pm
Saturday 11am to 11pm
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Phone number
01904 521177
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Andrew Pern
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Special Events & Promotions
We regularly hold special events and promotions. Please refer to our website for further information
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 286 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service and friendly staff Quirky surroundings in a very picturesque part of York
Great for a lively fun night out

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was stunning and delicious. Quirky, as promised but fit all tastes no matter what your preferences are

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Just fab as usual

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Quirky, good food, friendly environment and good life music.

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Not disappointed the 2nd time around! Came here for lunch for my husbands birthday. Amazing and interesting food, great staff, amenable, friendly, quirky and just worth a visit! Thanks for always making us feel welcome.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Service was fantastic and our waitress had lots of knowledge of the drinks behind the bar. We ordered a huge selection of food (probably too much so it would have been nice for the waiter to let us know the portion sizes so we wouldn’t have got so much).
When the food arrived it was delicious and only couldn’t eat it all before we were so full.
Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

The Yorkshire tapas was interesting and very tasty . A nice change from the norm .

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Having been before with my husband I came for an evening out with my friend. I’d previously said how great it was and how she would love the experience but I have to say it didn’t live up to expectations. I wouldn’t rush to come back now, especially as there are so many other great places in York now.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Food was lovely but you need to order quite a few dishes to feel satisfied.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Best gin experience anywhere...anywhere...ANYWHERE

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

I visit York with some family members for the night and was overall, not overly impressed with the food. We found it to be very expensive for what we had eaten. Some of the dishes were not very good and I felt I could have cooked them better. The staff were friendly and some of the beers good. Unfortunately this it's not enough to tempt me to return or recommend.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

what a lovely place! dinner was fabulous. the risotto and the chocolate dessert worth a return to York!
We loved it, the ambience if very quirky, the personell is truly friendly, a perfect experience!

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

We’ve eaten here a few times before. Each time the menu has been worse than the previous time in terms of selection and quality. We had one dish which was on the specials, including beef sliders and they were awful. Basically a dry burger in a dry bun, no sauce or any other filling.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

We spent a lovely afternoon here grazing over the lovely dishes all were excellent staff lovely and very helpful Will visit again highly recommend thanks

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

It was ok tapas, but I was hoping for a more Yorkshire and seasonal options on the menu.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

A fab an interesting place full of very delicious food. Excellent service! They know alot about gin!!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We really enjoyed our meal but thought some of the dishes were very small

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

At first I was concerned about the menu selection having specific dietary requirements but with the help of the waitress and chefs willingness to help o had a great meal. The afogatto was amazing

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Visited the restaurant on a Saturday afternoon with my sister. The staff were really friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. Lots and lots of different gins and the ones we had were fab.
The place has a nice ambience and the food was very good.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We dropped in for lunch. A quirky, comfortable place with very pleaseant staff, an interesting menu and a decent wine list. We had four tapas plates between us, which was plenty for a light lunch. It wasn’t cheap (we weren’t expecting it to be) but it was very good. We’d go back.

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2.0Dined on 9 May 2018

These small plate restaurants revolve entirely around the kitchen, not how the diner wishes to eat. I like fish, my wife prefers to have fish sparingly - so I get a hot plate and a cold plate (both fish) together and my wife gets nothing. By the time I have nearly finished, her risotto arrives - rather too al dente - rushed?? - followed by her second dish about five minutes after I have finished eating. The Tavern "rules" are all well and good, but surely customers are going there to eat rather than be dictated to by the kitchen. On the plus side, the olives and bread (bought in from a bakery on the Shambles....) were actually very good - but then the kitchen only had to put them on a plate/basket.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

This is our first time in York and we spent time looking up restaurants to visit. I found Mr Ps when researching and booked a table before arriving.

We had a bit of trouble with our hotel and we were running late for our reservation. When we phoned to see if we can get a later booking the staff member was very helpful and allowed us to change.

The staff were very chatty and not invasive and were very welcoming and pleasant. Service quick and and good was presented really well.

Overall I would recommend to anyone visiting or living in York. When we plan our trip here again next year we will defently be back.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Lovely food and service, nice casual atmosphere with interesting decor. Try the pork in yorkshire pudding!

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Wonderful food in a great setting with fresh and varied menu. Great service and atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Liked the small plate approach with quality ingredients. Scallops with squid ink linguini delicious. Great gin and tonic.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Went for a birthday meal with my partner and it was brilliant. The staff were friendly, polite and the food came out quickly (much quicker than we were expecting considering how busy it was). All the food was presented well and tasted great. Not a place to go if you're hard up, but it's absolutely worth the price it asks. Would recommend it to anyone.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, the service was a little slow though and staff didn't seem very knowledgeable but we enjoyed our evening.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Tapas with a difference. A menu full of surprising delights. There are some big plates, but mostly small, so we ordered several. Don’t expect everything to come at once. Great flavours - we really enjoyed the Yorkshire style tapas. We went on a Saturday night and thank goodness we had booked - the place was rammed !

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3.0Dined on 21 April 2018

The overall experience at Mr P's was good, the staff were friendly and efficient, but communication between the kitchen, the staff and the diners wasn't perfect - one dish was ordered, but then finished and we weren't told. Ambience is good overall - but the toilets need a really good clean!! Our table was on a slope - which adds to the curiosity factor, but you need to keep an eye on your drinks! Great selection of gins and wines, and the food when it did arrive was very well cooked. Monkfish medallions were a bit stingy, and some dishes are overpriced - £4 (ish) for a few stems of broccoli steamed with pine nuts, but the cauliflower with truffle was delicious. So a bit of a mixed review. Good overall, but also some room for improvement.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

First time trying this place and it was fantastic. The menu had lots of choice and it was great to try so many flavours. Really relaxed atmosphere and staff were attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Fantastic meal - great setting and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. Food delicious and interesting a relaxed atmosphere would definitely recommend and return .

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

The food and service were excellent. The curried Monkfish was wonderful. First choice next time!

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4.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Chose this restaurant from trip advisor as unfamiliar with area. Nice ambience, good food quality but think slightly over priced. Excellent drinks selection.

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4.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Food was tasty and came quickly. Good selection of gin choices.
Would have preferred a more romantic atmosphere and seating choice.

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4.0Dined on 2 April 2018

We were really curtiously looked after by your hard worked
Front of house duo

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Fantastic little gem, was recommended to me and I will definitely be recommending to others.

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3.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Nice food and friendly waiting staff, however service was nonetheless very slow and sadly too many basic oversites took the shine off our experience. For example, drinks arrived late (my tea served 5 minutes before my gf got her ginger ale), our food took over 20 minutes to arrive and the bread was served with all of the food rather than ahead). No side plates were provided either (we had to ask three times). The food was very nice - soup and risotto particularly good. Fire alarm also went off many times while we were there. Despite all of that feels like if they address the service issues this would be a 4-5 star experience and maybe other people’s experience would be different to ours.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

The most wonderful place to eat. Ate on Friday evening and everything from the booking to service was outstanding. Our waitress was lovely and very attentive. The food was incredible. Can't wait to come back.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Poor seat even though we booked well in advance. Food was mostly very good apart from over priced iberico and awful bland sashimi dish. Highlights were pig cheek, madras monkfish and cheesy chios(yep!)....

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