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Zills - Tapas & Mezze

4.5
4.5
186 Reviews
£25 and under
Greek

Zills a quirky, rustic, yet modern place on the bohemian quarter of Gillygate – 60 second walk from York Minster.

Sip our Taverna style drinks, travelled from Spain, Greece and Turkey. The likes of Mythos, Efes & Estrella

Forget large glass windows with sterility. Instead have Georgian Bay windows with a cosy, intimate feel. Enter as a customer leave feeling like family

Our devotion to high quality food & customer satisfaction is rooted deep in our mediterranean culture

Enjoy with a bottle of something different, such as Greek Aphrodite or Turkish Yakut

Plenty of fizz, a funky salsa beat, in this intimate, lively surround.

Please note - we are unable to accommodate infants under the age of 5

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Spanish, Turkish

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01904 289890

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

Menu

Veggie

  • Potato Manchego£6.90

    Creamy Maris Pipers with seasoned pepper sauce, oven cooked with seasoned Spanish Manchego Cheese - GF

    • Baked Honey Goat Cheese£6.90

      Fresh honey Goats cheese topped with Spanish Honey, oven cooked - GF

      • Greek Salad£6.90

        Vine tomatoes & diced cucumbers. Tossed with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Topped with Spanish green olives and cubes of feta cheese - GF

        • Haloumi£6.90

          Slices of grilled Cypriot cheese topped with pomegranate sauce - GF

          Meat

          • Potato Chorizo£7.90

            Creamy Maris Pipers with seasoned pepper sauce topped with Spanish chorizo, oven cooked

            • Anatolian Meatballs£7.90

              Fresh beef meatballs cooked in a rich pomodoro tomato sauce, oven cooked

              • Cider Chorizo£7.90

                Pan-fried Spanish chorizo cooked in a sweet cider sauce

                • Grilled Chorizo£7.90

                  Grilled chorizo cooked on the grill

                  • Istanbul Chicken£8.90

                    Chargrilled A-grade fresh chicken fillet lightly seasoned in cajun spice succulently cooked on the grill served with sweet chile aioli GF

                    • Lamb Mousakka£8.90

                      Fresh seasoned minced lamb laid with fresh aubergine and potatoes topped with bechamel sauce

                      Naughty Bits (Fried)

                      • Feta Cheese Rolls£6.90

                        Delicate hand rolled thin filo pastry, filled with crumbly feta and a hint of parsley. Served with aioli - Veggie

                        • Calamari£6.90

                          Battered calamari served with slice of lemon & aioli

                          • Arancini Rice Balls£6.90

                            Stuffed rice balls filled with beef & mozzarella, coated with breadcrumbs served with a sweet chilli aioli

                            • King Prawns£6.90

                              Tails on large coated Tempura prawns, served with a sweet chilli aioli & garnish of lemon

                              Dips

                              • Olives£4.90

                                Green Spanish olives served with aioli & crusty village bread - GF

                                • Humous£4.90

                                  Chickpeas blended with sesame & lemon juice served with village crusty bread - GF

                                  • Village Bread with Oil & Balsamic£4.90

                                    Village bread with olive oil & balsamic - GF

                                    • Olives and sliced Feta cubes£4.90

                                      Finely chopped cubes of feta and olives served with village crusty bread - GF

                                      Breads

                                      • Crusty Village Bread

                                        • 2£2.00
                                      • Pitta Bread

                                        • 1£1.50

                                      Desserts

                                      £5.90; Served with cream & icecream

                                      • Baklava

                                        Typical eastern delicacy, layers of fine pastry soaked in rich syrup & nuts

                                        • Cheesecake

                                          Biscuit topped with vanilla & caramel cheesecake with Belgian chocolate

                                          • Vanilla Pod Madascan Ice Cream or Choc Chip Sundae

                                            Last updated: 19 October 2021

                                            What 186 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.5
                                            4.5 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.5Food
                                            • 4.6Service
                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                            • 4.2Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                            1. HF

                                              HelenF

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              An excellent little restaurant. Very quirky. Menu very interesting, service efficient, and overall a very pleasant experience. A little gem in York

                                            2. LS

                                              LeahS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The staff were fantastic and couldn’t do enough for us, really friendly and helped us find bars after the meal as we’re not from the area. The food was delicious, the restaurant was very busy so I would recommend booking and it did mean we waited a little longer for food but it was so worth it and you can’t expect it to be there in ten minutes when freshly cooked. Will definitely be returning. Thank you for a lovely evening!

                                            3. FS

                                              FadiS

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 13 November 2021

                                              overall2food2service4ambience4

                                              Poor food quality. 1. Chorizo - gristly, and chewy. 2. Mossaka- mince meat with a dollop of white / cheese sauce. 3. Calamari - Ok. A little rubbery. 4. Chicken - did not taste nice Tiny portions even for Tapas. Very expensive given the portion size and poor food quality. Good ambience and service though.

                                            4. MW

                                              MartinW

                                              New York Area

                                              2 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 13 November 2021

                                              overall3food5service2ambience4

                                              Having read some great reports. We were really looking forward to dining here. Sadly not the experience expected. Food was very nice, but the waiter guy with the beard insisted that we ordered all 6 plates at once. Ok no problem with that, but amazed they were all brought together to our table. All done and dusted within a short time, felt like we’d not been for a meal or enjoyed it. This place needs to sort itself out and realise that people expect a much slower pace to enjoy and appreciate a good dinner if it’s going to thrive. Despite the food being excellent, we will not return in a hurry, York has plenty more good places where you don’t feel like you’re treated simply as a cash machine..

                                            5. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 6 November 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This was our second visit to Zills and we really enjoyed our evening once again. The food was delicious, the staff are very pleasant and we’d highly recommend this gem, which is located just a short 2 minute walk from York Minster. Next time we visit York, we will be sure to book Zills again.

                                            6. EM

                                              EMacdon

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 6 November 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This place is a little gem. Great service & a menu full of tasty dishes. I'll definitely be back...

                                            7. L

                                              Laaalaa

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 5 November 2021

                                              overall2food1service2ambience4

                                              The food was overpriced for what it was and the hot food was poorly cooked the calamari was cold

                                            8. KP

                                              KateP

                                              Norfolk

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 30 October 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This is the second time I’ve been out to eat here this month . Wonderful service , gorgeous food , perfect night

                                            9. DM

                                              DanielleM

                                              Newcastle

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 29 October 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was delicious. We ordered 3 tapas each plus bread and dips. Wine was wonderful. Service was top notch. A lovely little romantic cosy restaurant. We will be back!

                                            10. P

                                              Pamela

                                              Exclusive

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 23 October 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Nice atmosphere, with a warm welcome. The tables are nicely spaced (not crammed in so you’re sat too close to others) Food was lovely and came to the table quickly.

                                            11. WB

                                              WendyB

                                              London

                                              9 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on 23 October 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Cannot recommend this restaurant enough, everything was excellent! Already re booked.

                                            12. l

                                              loztastic

                                              Gloucestershire

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 8 October 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely restaurant with an excellent selection - great vegetarian and vegan options. Friendly staff and service - would definitely recommend.

                                            13. E

                                              Emma

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 25 September 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had an amazing evening at Zills. The food was delicious, every dish a taste sensation and excellent value for money. Top quality and great choice. The ambience was perfect and it really felt like we were on holiday. The service was spot on and we would certainly highly recommend this restaurant.

                                            14. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 11 September 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Booked on the day, very satisfied with the excellent food and food choices, The cosy setting allowed for a very nice atmosphere. Staff were great 👍

                                            15. DA

                                              DavidA

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 11 September 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              We turned up, the service was good, the food was nice, the price was reasonable. So, all good.

                                            16. SC

                                              SueC

                                              London

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on 10 September 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Attentive friendly staff, great choice of food. Delicious flavours, highly recommend the lamb!!

                                            17. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Yorkshire

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on 3 September 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We come for a break in York regularly from Chester and each time we come we have been to Zills. The food is exceptional and reasonably priced, great wine and the service is wonderful. The place has a lovely atmosphere, very welcoming and relaxing. We will definitely be back again on our next visit, wish we lived closer. Would definitely recommend!

                                            18. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              6 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on 28 August 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent and very attentive service and delicious food!

                                            19. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              County Durham

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 21 May 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Gorgeous little find in York, food was amazing and the sangria was lovely too Would definitely recommend and will return Staff very polite and friendly Service very efficient

                                            20. D

                                              Debm

                                              Yorkshire

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 19 December 2020

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Enjoyed meal service very good would recommend place to eat

                                            21. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 19 December 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely food and lovely staff. Would highly recommend.

                                            22. SR

                                              ShaunnaR

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 19 December 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning as soon as we can.

                                            23. MQ

                                              MartynQ

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 12 December 2020

                                              overall2food4service4ambience1

                                              On our first visit unfortunately there was 1 large group (3 tables) of non-locals who were very loud & not maintaining the current guidelines.

                                            24. LS

                                              LisaS

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 5 December 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely and cosy restaurant. Plenty of choice for vegetarians. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

                                            25. RP

                                              RachelP

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 30 October 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Hubby and I had a lovely meal here. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great service.

                                            26. AV

                                              AlexandraV

                                              Yorkshire

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on 24 October 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely meal great service i will definitely be visiting again

                                            27. JS

                                              JillS

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 17 October 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food, great service, great place! A real find on our weekend in York.

                                            28. RA

                                              RuthA

                                              Yorkshire

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 16 October 2020

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              We loved everything about Zills. The service was grest, food delicious and it had a great atmosphere.

                                            29. C

                                              Chalky

                                              Yorkshire

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 16 October 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Love this place . Family run . Excellent food and service!!

                                            30. E

                                              Ebzzz

                                              London

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 10 October 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing delicious food. Covid guidelines in place and Would definitely go back!

                                            31. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Yorkshire

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on 10 October 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely food and staff were fantastic. Would definitely go back

                                            32. R

                                              Rdew

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 10 October 2020

                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                              Very good service but food was somewhat disappointing and I'd say a little overpriced for what it was.

                                            33. DE

                                              DeniseE

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 9 October 2020

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              Wonderful night in a Covid night out. Staying nearby and love Tapas. Owner and waitress were really pleasant and friendly. Food was delicious. We had 3 items each which was more then enough. Would certainly visit again and recommend.

                                            34. FR

                                              FionaR

                                              Cheshire

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 9 October 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              A small vibrant restaurant which was just what we had hoped it would be. The atmosphere was great and each tapas dish was delicious and generous in size. Service was excellent. Thanks for a great evening.

                                            35. DE

                                              DerekE

                                              Yorkshire

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 3 October 2020

                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                              Food was fabulous. Too many people though in a small area during COVID, made us feel uncomfortable. I can understand with small businesses the need to survive but didn’t feel safe at all. We’d recommend for the food anytime but not for the safety aspect.

                                            36. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 19 September 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Beautiful food, great service, shame about the flickering lights.

                                            37. ST

                                              SamT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 18 September 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fantastic place to eat, second time we have been in 2 years.

                                            38. TM

                                              TracyM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 12 September 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent food and great value for money. Service was great also.

                                            39. RF

                                              RussellF

                                              London

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on 12 September 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Super veggie food in a noisy or vibrant atmosphere - depending on your viewpoint.

                                            40. l

                                              lizzieh

                                              Manchester

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 12 September 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great place. A really cosy feel and the food is super tasty. We love it here :o)

                                            FAQs

                                            Zills - Tapas & Mezze is rated 4.5 stars by 186 OpenTable diners

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                            Booked 2 times today
                                            Google Map for Zills - Tapas & Mezze

                                            19 Gillygate York, North Yorkshire YO31 7EA

                                            • Area

                                              York

                                            • Hours of Operation

                                              Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Greek, Spanish, Turkish

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress Code

                                              Smart Casual

                                            • Parking Details

                                              Bootham Row Public Car Park directly behind the property

                                            • Payment Options

                                              AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Wine

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