The Whippet Inn

4.7
1195 reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
The Whippet Inn Steak and Alehouse is a sympathetically restored Victorian pub with quirky modern twist, giving it an understated decadence. This welcome addition to the York restaurant scene provides an adult only environment, hidden away on York’s North Street and celebrates the best in British food and drink. The Whippet Inn’s main aim is to get the best food produce they can find in Yorkshire and then pair it with real ales, lagers, spirits and wines from around Great Britain. A fine example of this is their air dried on the bone 40 day aged Yorkshire beef from Ripon. We are an adult dining restaurant only, as much as we love children and are raising a bunch of our own, we have decided to make this a little haven of tranquillity- a getaway for all.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1195 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Roland
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend.

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EdwardG
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, great steak, good wine! Decent value as well

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LufcIan
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fantastic service. Pretty good value for the quality of food and drink.
Good atmosphere and was pleased that they allowed us time after our food to finish drinks, which they don't at some other establishments that shall remain nameless.

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JamesS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a perfect family meal out, just a bit if a cold breeze but we were wrapped up. Thankyou.

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LindseyH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and fantastic food will definitely return again!!!

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JessicaR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always, the best in York. No room for pudding but birthday treat and candle brought out as a surprise for my partner :-)

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DianeD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff really made this special. They were so smiley and welcoming aswel as knowledgeable about the food.

The food was fabulous and can strongly recommend the lemoncello dessert cocktail.

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PortiaH
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! Thank you! Love the new outside area, I’ve recommended to friends.

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AntonyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well staffed restaurant with an experienced team who efficiently manage and deliver a seamless and quality culinary experience.

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AlisonM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch, we sat outside in the new revamped courtyard it was wonderful. Forgot to use my loyalty card though 😢. We'll be back again soon I'm sure xx

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JeanetteW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well where do I start. Fantastic is the word. We visited York in August but unfortunately we couldn't get a table, so as soon as I knew we be coming back this weekend I booked immediately!!!. Lovely atmosphere, great surroundings and comfortable seating. Staff amazing, very helpful and polite with a smile which a lot of the time you don't find these days. FOOD- I had the ham hock for starters which was spot on and my partner has popcorn mussels( who would ever think of deep frying mussels in batter???) they were outstanding with the bloody mary dip. Mains I had the rib eye steak with chunky chips, the flavour was mouth watering, partner had the burger which again was good. Rose wine which was recommended by our waitress was very nice. So to cap, thank you for a truly lovely evening and we will be back on our next visit...

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LouisaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Best burger ever! Steak was excellent. Really enjoy this restaurant.

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RogerM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We use the restaurant approximately every 6 -8 weeks the food is always good and the service especially from Anna is always first class

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markr
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food as of great service

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a lovely atmosphere.

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mattf
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

As a local resident I have found the food here usually excellent. This weekend I found the roast beef Sunday lunch bland and pretty poor! Overcooked veg, tasteless cabbage, strongly flavoured and unpleasant thick gravy already poured over everything on my plate. Beef was well cooked but any flavour was drowned out by the gravy. Not what I expect of this stalwart Sunday diner!

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Bezza
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and fabulous, attentive service! Really lovely decor inside too! I would definitely visit here again and recommend to others!!

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Gypsy2119
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Polite staff, good food and wine. What more could you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice decor . Inviting place . Not warm enough . Food good but didn’t wow . Staff were polite . Overall was good not sure I would return

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just my partner a little disappointed with the fillet, but it was still nice. The waiter was true my outstanding

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EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, fantastic service. Not as much choice this time for my husband but we all enjoyed it

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Very helpful waiter

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GREEN12
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening food and service was fabulous , try the rib eye amazing

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Olive
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super evening, the steak was beautifully cooked and the wine paired well.

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DeanG
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We sat outside due to covid and it was nice although quite chilly after 1.5hrs. We went expecting to order a la carte but got persuaded to have a special chateau. We'd seen it before and was really looking forward to it. When it arrived it looked a bit below par with very few extras e.g. 2no onion rings. The meat was ok but my blue cheese sauce was still cold from the fridge. For £80 we expected more (not necessarily quantity but quality).

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Esme
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, waitress was very helpful with helping us decide what to have. Very good experience overall. Would definitely go again.

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LynneB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch, service was excellent, nothing was too much bother...friendly & very accommodating.
Mangeress was very attentive, efficient & cheerful...would definately recommend and visit again for sure 😀

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MargaretN
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we booked for sunday lunch on sunday the 6/12 as it was my partners birthday.

The food was excellent and the service was fantastic

The next time we are in York we will definitely book again 10/10

MB
MarionB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid food and excellent staff as ever - the Whippet's Sunday lunch is such good value for money and always a treat.

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SophieL
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely decor and friendly service. Delicious roast and the chocolate brownie was heavenly!

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JennyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend

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DavidF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend - great food, drink and service. Will be back as soon as we can!

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AlanJ
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for lunch on a Saturday. This place feels like a little silo away from the craziness of the city centre. Lovely beer and pizza. Great service. Covid measures are very good. Will be back again soon!

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Sylvie
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful and the staff were very attentive. But the downstairs was a little cold and uncomfortable.

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible overall. Best steak and burger in York without a doubt.

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RachelE
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely enjoyable evening, great service and fabulous food.

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WilliamYork
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You want steak and wine The Whippet will do you fine.

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kieranh
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were in York for my belated 30th celebration. Me and my girlfriend had read the reviews on this place and thought we'd give it a go. it's very unassuming from the outside, we sat in the smaller room to the right and I must say it is one of the best dining experiences I've had for a very long time. I'm a GM of a restaurant myself, this was top notch! If anyone after lockdown of course is thinking of somewhere to have a great steak meal i would 100% recommend this place! Thank you so much for the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday Roast.

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Danny91
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but what they do they do very well - great Sunday Roast!

FAQs

The Whippet Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1195 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.