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The Whippet Inn

4.7
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1136 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1136 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we wouldn’t be keen on the rest of the menu as it’s quite fancy, this is simply the best steak in York!!

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AmyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only ourselves in the restaurant but we had a lovely meal for my husbands birthday. My only criticism was that the butter was hard (pet hate in a restaurant!!). Lovely front of house lady serving us and made us very welcome. The food was as delish as ever!!

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KeithB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my wife's birthday.
From the moment we were shown our seat we felt very safe.Both my rib-eye steak with chunky chips & my wife's cod fillet on creamy mussel risotto were cooked to perfection. The Gin&Tonic lemon glazed tart was to die for.A bottle of Malbec Rose complemented the meal .
We must give a big shout to the two young waitresses who were excellent in todays climate.

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Ajwilko
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience2

I hate to give a negative review whilst in tier 2 and restaurants are struggling but I can only be honest, the snack starters we had and the dessert were all really good but the burger was not, it was overcooked and I did not enjoy the taste at all, I was up all through the night with a bad stomach and my friend who had the same was also not well from it. It was such a shame as I have had brilliant meals from here but sadly not on this occasion.

On a positive note the waitress was lovely and really attentive.

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MeeshyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely experience from start to finish. Sat in a quiet room with two other tables of two, so felt safely socially distanced. The waiter was very attentive and charming and food came quickly. The food and wine were superb. Absolutely no complaints. Will definitely be revisiting.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday dinner after reading some reviews. The food was amazing, not the cheapest sunday roast but probably the best. The place looked spotlessly clean inside and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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CRreview
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, really great service (Josh was lovely!), great ambience. Sad we don’t live nearer as would love to go back! Best Bloody Mary we have ever had, and the food was outstanding. Will go back if we ever go back to York!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The experience we had was great brilliant staff good food & very good regards COVID restrictions. Lovely evening will definitely return & recommend to friends

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LouiseB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, drinks and music.
We had steaks... Very nice, one of the best I've ever had.
Hosts were lovely too!
Check out the wallpaper!

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BeckyM
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit to the Whippet Inn and the food and service is incredible every time. The flavours of the food are unbelievable and the menu is inspiring and always changing. Excellent service, great wine, can’t recommend enough!

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Yorkfoodie
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent and the service was very pleasant, but exceptionally slow - 2 hours 45 minutes for 2 courses for 4 people

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RogerM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to Whippet with friends and enjoyed everything from the warm welcome to the food

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LaurenB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch. Really knowledgable staff who helped us make great choices. Lovely setting and amazing quality food.
Will certainly be visiting again

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IanL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service allround pleasurable experience

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant, food was exquisite perfectly cooked to choice, restaurant clean staff immaculate and very pleasant, will 100% be going back.

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SKWX
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place, friendly staff, tasty food and very dog friendly! What's not to like? Heartily recommend.

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GemmaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have ever tasted!!!
Beautiful fillet steak, so tender and full of flavour. Friendly professional service. Felt ver my safe.
Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual

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kate
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with great quality food. Tables spread out and felt very safe. They just need boe gin on the menu!! Thanks :)

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Lockyeatalot
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love this place. A very warm and friendly welcome. The staff are always very knowledgeable and helpful. The food is so good it's always hard to decide what to have. They have an excellent wine list too and favour local suppliers of beers and spirits which is always a great idea. I wish we lived nearer.

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Earlyriser
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i have dined here previously on a visit to York about 2 years ago. I am pleased to say it is as fabulous now as it was then. Superb staff and great ambience. The star of the show however is the food. We had steak from the specials board cooked to perfection, accompanied by a great Portuguese red. Treat yourself you won't be disappointed.

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roast beef dinner was amazing only criticism would have liked more vegetables

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Drew
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, definitely worth the price! We sat in the back and it was fairly quiet with good music on in the background at a good level. Service was excellent and the staff were very friendly!
My only thing that wasn’t absolutely ideal was the cocktails, slightly too much orange peel in the old fashioned

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! We ordered the rib eye and fillet steaks along with two side dishes..
Would definitely go back

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NicolaM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find, Covid precautions were great. Everyone knew what they were doing ,smoothly run. A really great restaurant

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautiful as always the best steak iv ever had. Will be going again on our next trip to York

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, good choice of drinks available and overall a great evening!

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SabinaP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. The staff were really knowledgable and friendly! Would highly recommend.

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NeilL
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on the recommendation of friends, very welcoming from the start, the place was also immaculate, the food was delicious also, as were the drinks, staff were very attentive, even changing part of a meal to suit one of our party certainly will be back when next in the area

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ChloeK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely, really enjoyed the vegan steak and sticky toffee pudding. Service was brilliant also, would definitely recommend

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality of food and very good service which resulted in a relaxed dining experience.

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VictoriaNelson
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Where do I even start? We visited for my husbands on his request that we return. We weren’t disappointed. Everything was exceptional! The food was the best I have ever eaten and the service was perfect! Attentive but not too much. The staff knowledge was second to none and we cannot wait to return! Thank you for a splendid evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Arrived early and was seated straight away. Waiter was great . Our table was not great as it felt like it was pub grub not a dining experience as table was small and in the pub side not actually in the dining area.
We had the chateaubriand and the meat was lovely as expected but was served with basic chips and peas a Bit of a letdown really.
Would of expected sauté potatoes or dauphinois potatoes and extra special veg !! For £80

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Sunday roast, good selection of beers, excellent service. Reasonable price too.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Would have loved mash potato with my Sunday lunch.
The chocolate desert was a bit of a let down too.
But overall lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat,great food & service

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KKemp
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were really friendly and the food was excellent. It was really well organised and the Covid rules did not impact our evening at all. We would definitely go back!

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HenryH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a great venue in York! Excellent staff and an overall brilliant dining experience go be had!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Great food and service

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vipAnthonyL
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'd heard good things, and I wasn't disappointed. I am relatively new to York and was looking for good steak. The Whippet Inn didn't disappoint. The two of us shared the 1kg T-Bone special, and it was fab. Wine choice was a bit of a miss, but that's more personal taste. Definitely would return.

FAQs

The Whippet Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1136 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.