The Yorkshire Bar and Grill

3.7
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£25 and under
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Situated just outside the bar walls, within easy reach of the city centre is the Yorkshire bar and grill - a friendly restaurant which takes pride in sourcing high quality local ingredients. It offers a range of freshly prepared a la carte dishes, alongside superb steaks, sumptuous desserts.
What 54 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.6
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3.7
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3.6
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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Lovely decor and atmosphere. It was a lovely surprise that there were live music on too!

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Chelle
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food ok not much choice for Sunday lunch Yorkshire pudding obviously reheated
Sat in Orangey no music and no atmosphere

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Char
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a lovely meal, service was slow but but it worked well for us as we could enjoy our food and chat with plenty of time between courses. Waiters were excellent and very friendly

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GavinB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice decor, attentive staff and good food. Mid price menu. Went for an evening meal, looking forward to trying the afternoon tea.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waitress seemed a bit out of her depth but was friendly and the food was nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible services would not go back

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were staying at the Hilton Doubletree in York for a birthday weekend from Friday 15th November. We had a reservation for 7-30 at the Yorkshire Bar and grill. We were shown to our table by the supervisor, handed some menus and she said I’ll be back in a couple of minutes, 22 minutes later some one realised we were sitting there with menus on the table. So a new member of staff was sent across to ask us if we had ordered to which the answer was no. He apologised and took our food order and left the table. At this point I went to the bar to order some drinks. After 45 minutes from ordering dinner we were still waiting. When the food did arrive, I enjoyed mine, but the “chef” had managed to burn the edges of the lamb steak, over cook the tomato and missed the butter off the buttered new potatoes. My wife ate her dinner only because she was hungry having waited over an hour for her main meal. My wife has special dietary requirements, she checked the options available with the supervisor and to top it all the ice cream arrived on a biscuit crumb - how do you get 3 scoops of ice cream wrong ?. On Saturday we ate at the ateo’clock restaurant in town,the service and the food was outstanding. Our advice is for the staff at the Yorkshire Bar and grill to visit ateo’clock and see how it should be done. At no point were we asked would we like a drink or would we like more drinks. So if I hadn’t gone to the bar we wouldn’t have had a drink either.
No we will not be visiting again.

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TinaKing
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

It's a lovely bar if you're looking for a place to have a nice meal at a reasonable price.
The service however was not to standard and considering it's linked to a hotel I'd have expected a lot better.
The food arrived and my partner ordered a steak. No steak knife was provided. He asked for ketchup and the person serving us forgot, seeming to only remember when the table across from us requested the same but by that time we had finished eating.
The waiters didn't seem to know who was receiving what, three separate orders came to our table which was awkward.
No one came to ask us how our meal was or to see if we wanted another drink we had to call someone over to ask.
The food was ok and the place is nice but staff could do with a bit of training.

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Mark13594
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped at the adjoining hotel for one night (Saturday).. it was excellent great staff and accommodation... being an ex chef of 15 years my food standards are very high and this restaurant did not disappoint from excellent food service and atmosphere nice relaxing and great value.. I will definitely be back ...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a Groupon Prosecco afternoon tea here at the weekend and would highly recommend this to anyone.

The sandwiches were delicious and we had a lovely selection of sweet treats too.

The layout of the tables was perfect and the decorations was very modern.

I will definitely be back. Thank you

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vipUrsulaH
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was very slow, even with an expected delay for a table of 10, we were in the restaurant for 2 hours & only had 1 course. We were not offered more drinks after the initial order & no one apologised for the delay.
1 of our party was vegetarian & due to ingredients on all 3 vegetarian dishes being unavailable there was nothing on the main menu for her to eat, she had to eat a starter salad with chips & boiled carrots.
I ordered a rare steak which was over cooked, I would describe it as medium well.
Far below what I would expect from a restaurant joined to a Hilton hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent . Thoroughly recommend

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KatyH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Pre booked a table the week before we got there and when we turned up they didn't have a clue we were meant to be arriving. Took them 10 minutes to make a table up despite us being the only people in the place. Only offered us 1 round of drinks for the entire 2 hours we were there. Ordered a bottle of prosecco and they tried to fob us off with a bottle of Brut. When I asked them about this they offered a bottle of "Fizzesco" instead, a low alcohol prosecco! Apparently they could not find the keys to the cellar to get us an actual bottle however they said they would try and obtain one for us. An hour later, we finally got one as the meal was over.

The food itself was good however 1 meal didn't even turn up and another fish and chips meal was all batter. There was literally no fish inside. The mains took 45 minutes to arrive again despite us being the only people in the restaurant.

Overall a very poor experience and I have no intention of going back. No wonder it was completely empty on a busy bank holiday weekend.

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DebbieH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and setting, the only reason didn’t give 5* review was husbands steak was cooked well and he’d ordered medium. My burger was delicious.

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Convivient
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve been twice recently to the Yorkshire Bar and Grill. Both times, our servers were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. On the first evening, I had the Fresh Pea and Asparagus soup, which was certainly the best pea soup I’ve ever had: the flavour was bright and delicious. Our second visit was for a Saturday steak night, and we were in no way disappointed by the steak (tender and perfectly medium-rare as ordered) and the included bottle of house red . It was a lovely evening and satisfyingly tasty.

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Aug19
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, both servers we had were lovely and accommodating. The food was so good the only thing I regret is not wearing stretchier clothing.

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marrisag
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Staff were disinterested I had to ask for a menu, ask for salt and pepper and ask for the bill.

Server had very terrible body odor (perspiration).

Not happy and left the restaurant. I decided to have lunch at another restaurant nearby instead.

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MarieW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were excellent.

We explained that we needed to be in & out quite quickly we were. It was much appreciated.

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Robdog78
West Lothian
17 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal although no specials available on a Monday night

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JosephF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor food. Not even busy and yet waiting staff stood out of view avoiding the customers.

Food that came was very poor. Would suggest avoiding and trying some other places in York.

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SianT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible...booked for Father’s Day for my husband and children - 1st of all no beef, then the soup my husband chose wasn’t available...next my children wanted Lasagne but that too was off the menu. By now we were thinking that this was a joke ! When our mains arrived the roast pork was served with a tomato and flat mushroom - they had obviously run out of veg too ! The children’s main came and was advertised as penne with mixed vegetables, tomato sauce and topped with cheese. It came and was purely penne with chopped tomatoes...I wouldn’t serve that to anyone !!! As I booked this restaurant I feel that we should have been warned about the lack of options before we arrived !! We won’t be back !!!

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, we had a slight problem with one order which was quickly picked up by the manager, great service throughout the meal, lovely laid back atmosphere

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Poohbear
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Staff disinterested at check in desk.
They did not check that we had booked as the restaurant was not busy. Service OK. Place not clean. Table next to us had cutlery and food on the floor and this was not cleaned up until just as we left. Salt pot was filthy. Food really average. No atmosphere. We had not known it was a hotel restaurant.
Sorry- just not good enough. Noise from the bar( we presume) was horrendous.

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GlendaL
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially impressed with the bespoke shepherds pie which was delightful, great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Easter Sunday family gathering

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WendiE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Oh, dear! I booked this as it was close to our accommodation. The menu looked quite good and the waitress was attentive. However the food let everything down. My 40 day aged steak was more medium than med rare, but no matter if it was tasty. Sadly this was not the case, the beef had very little flavour and was a shame as this restaurant uses ingredients sourced locally (within 30 miles). My husband’s fish looked more like coley than cod. Both meals were edible, but underwhelming and were offered free desserts to compensate. Okay, time to redeem itself - chocolate tart and hazelnut cream - not happening, sorry. The pastry crust was more biscuit than pastry and needed a knife to cut up! The chocolate filling was tasty but very firm. I won’t say what I thought of the hazelnut cream.

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RogerC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The Yorkshire Grill was good value for money but nothing special. My wife said she would have been disappointed if she had provided such food. We had two other meals in York during our stay, better but also more expensive.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service, hearty food that is well prepared and cooked plus sufficient to fil you up

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Saffron
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Very nice meal, we enjoyed all of the dishes. Good value, we will visit again.

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CharleneT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely meal and the staff were very attentive.

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GordonS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Saturday is gin day at the Yorkshire Bar and Grill with a good selection and good value. The food was locally sourced which was a good reason for our visit. The food was good.

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NikitaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Me and my partner went for food here as we always do when we visit York. However this time the service wasnt very good they didnt seem interested in whether we enjoyed the meal or not. We both ordered steak and they got how we would like the steak cooked mixed up with eachothers. So this kinda spoilt the meal.

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AMYR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was ok, we had a gin spilt over 2 of us with no offer of refund or a free one to compensate. My food was good but my work colleagues who all had steak said it was ok they have had better.

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MarcusW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Chateaubriand was very tasty and perfect cooked.

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StephenS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The service was not good staff appeared uninterested, we waited over 20 mins for the Christmas menu to be served. The couple next to us ordered off the main menu and were served within 10 minutes. At no time were we asked if the food was OK which is was and no attempt to ask if we required anymore drinks. Will not be returning there sorry.

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Charlotte1
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We visited the Doubletree Hotel and had a lovely time but our meal in The Yorkshire Bar and Grill wasn’t great! We had the classic burgers which tasted just like a frozen basic value burger that had been grilled to a crisp once it was cooked. The tables either side of us were complaining about their food too. Definitely not worth the price and definitely wouldn’t recommend!!

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WendyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We chose this place as it was my husband's birthday and our wedding anniversary. As it was Wednesday my husband and son chose the Steak deal which was 2 for £30 with a bottle of wine. Steaks were tasty though not amazing. Drinks were reasonably priced. The restaurant is in a good spot in the city centre and the breakfast facilities which serve the adjoining hotel looked fabulous.
The restaurant however lacked atmosphere and the serving staff did not engage with us at all.

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Amber
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Very good food, used meerkat meals code. The steak was cooked perfectly. Only negative point was the atmosphere was slightly lacklustre, however that might have been because we dined on a Thursday evening. Couldn't have had a nicer meal. Thank you

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garyh
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Tasty food. Very good price, but we did use merecat 2-4-1

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juwhitt99
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointed when we were shown to our table the place was not even half full but we only being the two of us were sat next to a larger table who was making some noise, we had been left for about 20 minutes before any one come back to us the waitress never asked us if we would like a drink when we sat down it should be the first thing not 20 minutes later we asked to be moved and we did then asked for a drink we placed our order the food took just short of 60 minutes to come and then it was sent to someone's else's table the food was worm not hot and at no point did any of the staff come and ask if everything was OK the resistant was not busy but I have to say the service was very very poor and the food not much better very disappointing

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