The Whippet Inn

4.7
1159 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 1159 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Unfortunately waiter spilled a full glass of water on my wife. Stated he was sorry but not even an offer of said complimentary sparkling water @ extortionate £4.00 offered from over £110 bill for 2. Food over complicated by too many variations of taste, sometimes simplicity is best.

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JC2019
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit for a Birthday meal, will definitely not be our last.
Great service, great food, great wine.
Some may say a little expensive but not for the quality - the steak was to die for!
Will definitely return when we can 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff very chatty and the atmosphere is fabulous it’s one hard to beat

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with perfect food and service. Has the added benefit of some fantastic beers too!

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MichaelP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice steaks 🥩,drinks ,desserts and cocktails 🍹

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MariaG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! Good food and drinks suggestions excellent safety measures it was resaltó nice! Thanks

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OliverM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place I've been so far! The food was out of the world

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic and outstanding meal. Fantastic service from start to finish, from our waiter Josh. The starters, mains and deserts were amazingly tasty. We had cured salmon and chicken and ham terrine for starters which were fantastic, we both had the ribeye which was cooked perfect, and came with the most amazing triple cooked chips and peppercorn sauce. Then for pudding my boyfriend had the panacotta. We can’t wait to go back again!

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IanB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Booked on a £10 per person off deal. The staff were young but very pleasant and helpful, and the restaurant was a nice place to be, we were in a room at the front with 2 other tables, only one of which was occupied. Both my wife and myself had steak, sirlion and ribeye respectively. Presentation was good, but the meat wasn't up to the standard expected on either meal. Cooked as ordered, medium rare, but both had a fair amount of fat and gristle. Had they been full price I would not have been too happy. Not inedible, but expected better. We will go again and pick something different, as everything else made it a pleasant experience on the whole. Wine was good, and we were offered to taste any of the wines prior to order, which was great.

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KatyG
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to visit, lovely restaurant, staff are great and the food brilliant! Definitely worth a visit.

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Jessie
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely vibe, decor and service with delicious food!

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RyanT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food yet again , will defiantly be returning

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ChellG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal, the food was excellent and the staff made the experience in the current climate excellent. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, wine & service. It always is!

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal at the Whippet Inn. The staff are great as is the ambiance.

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Scotty
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with a great vibe, food and ale!
Atmosphere was positive despite the current Covid conditions.
Thanks to the team, a lovely night

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KarlR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little place and the food and service was excellent, highly recommended

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
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 on 22 October 2020
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 on 20 October 2020
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 on 20 October 2020
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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AnitaH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic, the staff were lovely & friendly. Can highly recommend. 5⭐️

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MeeshyB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
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 on 18 October 2020
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 on 18 October 2020
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 on 17 October 2020
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

FAQs

The Whippet Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1159 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.