Zills - Tapas-Mezze-Lava Rock Grills

4.5
162 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

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
What 162 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachelP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlexandraV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal great service i will definitely be visiting again

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JillS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RuthA
Yorkshire
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.

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Chalky
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ebzzz
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff were fantastic. Would definitely go back

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Rdew
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.

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DeniseE
Yorkshire
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.

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FionaR
Cheshire
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.

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DerekE
Yorkshire
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SamT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RussellF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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lizzieh
Manchester
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)

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very small but had a nice atmosphere, we got to sit in a little section which was outside under a canopy. It was a really romantic setting. The waiter was excellent, he was always there if we needed him but without being intrusive. Food was extremely good and came out quickly as well. We will definitely go back next time we visit York!

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KayR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the little table outside under the heater, absolutely one of the best best places I have eaten! Service was great and food was gorgeous!

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MarkL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little find, mix of Mediterranean flavours and fusion, very simply presented just as you’d find in a Greek Taverna or at a Coastal Spanish Beach Shack overlooking the sea.

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lesleyb747bav
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely authentic Greek food! In a nice atmospheric restaurant

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RachelR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Tapas. We had feta in filo pastry, rice balls, chorizo, cheesy potatoes (cannot remember the Tapas name!) and Istanbul chicken.
All lovely dishes, very fresh and tasty.
Cosy place but still spaced out well.
Lovely staff and overall great place!

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Stephenl
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

arrived on time had to wait outside no greeting at all
the food was just about average but no worth the cost.....
sorry !
was really looking forward to it too

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm and friendly service from the start. Table was ready on arrival with a drink in my hand within 5 mins. Food was 15 mins wait max, maybe less! Tapas was tremendous, piping hot and tasty. Great atmosphere and music. Definitely going back.

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CharlieD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service and the general ambience of the restaurant.

MC
MichaelC
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing spread of Meze and Tapas. Our 6 and 5 year old could not get enough of the halloumi! Would thoroughly recommend this place.

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HanW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Ordered the bundle which was meant to be a platter for two (£18.50 each) and an ice cream for dessert. The platter was small for two people and we had to share a bowl of ice cream. Quite pricey for the amount but tasted great.

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YorkLass
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

After reading lots of great reviews we were really looking forward to our visit however we were really disappointed. The food was very average. We chose the 'Greek' bundle and left wondering what was Greek about it. A very average selection of items, only the tzatziki was up to much. And at £17.50 pp it was definitely overpriced. Service was good, the only real positive to the place.

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LeanneC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, very much recommended

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RichardB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 6 went late afternoon on Saturday. Great time, excellent food and fantastic service. Would highly recommend

BJ
BeckiJ
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and service was quick lovely cosy atmosphere

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NinaC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! My second time at Zills and just as good. They can’t do enough for you and the food is delicious. It was so warm and welcoming.

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SteveB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food here was awful, wouldn't recommend and cramped up conditions. There was an awful smell of Body odour and I am sure it was the waiter!!! Would not return

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and beautiful food. Will be going again soon

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Louise
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yes its a great place to have a few tasty dishes and friendly staff. The atmosphere is Mediterranean, lively and great for a supper. We went before the theatre as its close by. The service was very efficient and I would definitely go back to Zills when I have my next visit to York

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royalgala
London
28 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little bit too dark to see the menu or our food which nonetheless was delicious

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DeanB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambient atmosphere with music, warm and friendly personal service. Have visited now a few times and can’t wait until our next trip to York for another visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Great selection of Greek, Turkish and Spanish food. We had 6 dishes between the 2 of us. We will be back to try more.

Excellent service too.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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lizzieh
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu has changed since our last visit. The food wasn't quite as nice.

FAQs

Zills - Tapas-Mezze-Lava Rock Grills does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Zills - Tapas-Mezze-Lava Rock Grills is rated 4.5 stars by 162 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.