The Whippet Inn

4.5
632 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, British, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
01904 500660
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Michael Wilkinson
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Private Party Facilities
We have our private dining room, with plush furnishings, original fire place and dedicated servers - perfect for any occasion- sits up to 16.

There is also the option to hire the entire restaurant or restaurant and bar for private use. Ranging from bespoke menus, arrival drinks or whatever you need to make your event perfect. We are here to serve and will tailor make packages to suit your specific requirements
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Private Party Contact
Annabel Snee: 01904 500660
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Area
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Public Transit
Close to York train station
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Entertainment
Our Private Dining Room seats up to 16 guests and is the ideal place for AGM, small conferences, birthday parties, leaving do, tasteful hen parties. It alone is entertaining with its unique and quirky style and padded walls.

In here we can arrange cocktail making classes pre or post dining at very competitive rates with your own dedicated mixologist and take away recipes packs. Loved by parties for pleasure or business.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 632 People Are Saying
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SD
County Durham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

the meat meals were excellent as was the service. however the vegetarian option was inedible. they did offer to replace it and didn't charge for it but it spoils an event.

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KH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place. Food was lush and we will be returning when we can

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RS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was to die for! The staff was really helpful too! Parking can be a challenge if you have the car. Not much on street parking.

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JL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked with no hassle an evening meal at The Whippet Inn Meal was very good and the service by Hayley was fantastic. Able to have a glass of cider with the meal was the only thing missing. ( ?? )

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MK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food; service was exceptional and very friendly staff

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D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

As a vegetarian, the option of a dish from the main menu with the Sunday dinner vegetables seemed a good idea but this resulted in a dry meal with no offer of vegetarian gravy. However all my meat-eating friends had lovely food. The overall afternoon was very pleasant due to the good service and great company!

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PA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Been here a couple of times Ribeye was not as good as the first time, it was a bit thin and stringey, we had two mains two sweets and a couple of drinks and thought it was expensive for what we had

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AP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, I would recommend eating here but we were a little disappointed as we were sat next to a table that seemed to get far better service than us!

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AM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant experience and great food.
Just felt a bit rushed as our table was booked out again.
Excellent service

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s
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spot on again. Food excellent, service attentive and ambience great. Many thanks.

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RT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and wonderful, tasty steak. Couldn’t finish it all as plenty of delicious side dishes came with our Chateaubriand. Really enjoyable dinner and will definitely visit again.

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GM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing gin,steak, wine , friend gherkins and great service .

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AH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food (steaks to die for) and the service was second to none. Can not fault the waiting staff, their demeanour and attentiveness was perfect.

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WS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Excellent service, tasty food and good atmosphere. Really enjoyed our visit.

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AP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely quiet dining experience, fantastic food. Best steak I’ve had!! Enjoyed by both of us and would definitely visit again. Recommend to anyone looking for a quiet meal of amazing quality out in York.

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff including the owner were very welcoming and friendly.
Good choice of food and drink .
We had a really good evening.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back to its best , superb Sunday lunch , great service and well trained excellent staff , after being disappointed on our last vist a year ago we decided to give the place another try and very glad we did 10 out of 10

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SA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Friendly staff and amazing food. We have been several times now and it’s always been excellent.

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IK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had dinner here whilst in York for the weekend. The food was absolutely delicious, both the Hake and the Beef fillet. The starter portion that we asked to share was perhaps slightly small. The wine list was attractive and they were good pairing options for the beef. All in all would definitely return.

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This was my 4th visit to the Whippet Inn and in comparison to Sunday Lunch and lunchtime specials it was not quite as good. The place was empty and lacking any atmosphere . The food was good but we had to ask for a couple of things such as side plates and serving spoons for side orders. Time for a change possibly next time in York!

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GC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and ambience. Lovely warm welcome on a chilly evening. Friendly service from knowledgeable staff, delicious food and a great selection of wines to accompany it.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server a young guy from South Africa, steaks were fantastic and service very very good.

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TH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with everything. Small and cosy atmosphere and the staff were very attentive. We went for a Sunday lunch and it was divine but wish there had been more choices for dessert

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JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent Sunday lunch undermined by surprise on arrival that this is an adult only restaurant and our teenage niece was too young to eat there! Well, I'm no mind reader so if this is policy, it should be made clear before booking. My niece was allowed to stay but it made for an awkward moment.

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CG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a party of 4. Our steaks and sides were all very good - tasty and perfectly cooked. The wine was equally good. Service was attentive and friendly.
Improvement points:
- We started with nibbles which were quite small.
- For dessert we had a chocolate mousse tart. The mousse was very good, however it was covered by a creamy meringue which was extremely sweet for our taste (all the 4 of us!). It would have been so much better with 1/3rd of that meringue or just whipped cream instead.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with great service. No faults or problems at all.

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J
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with friends. The menu suited everyone and we had a good relaxing lunch. We will definitely go again.

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SB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience, the staff were warm and welcoming and were very conscious of dietary requirements particularly for my rather odd allergy to oranges! They ensured every meal and drink was safe to consume which meant I felt very reassured and enjoyed the experience. The food was beautiful and the staff recommendations were well informed for everything.

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JL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine . food was very good quality cooked to perfection would recommend ti anyone

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WS
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely service, really enjoyed it. Will definitely eat here next time we’re in York.

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TH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the charterbriand and was amazing the staff where friendly and very helpful loved it.

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GF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and was very pleasantly surprised by how good the food tasted. Would definitely recommend to friends and clients. Callum was very friendly and informative. Will return very soon.

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A
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great find, the food and service was excellent, the staff where very attentive

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JW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food lovely staff could do with catering at bar for NON gin lovers no cider no vodka . Partner didn’t hav a drink as non of the above 🙄 only let down

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MC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I have eaten at the whippet and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The food was as usual extremely tasty, well presented and as a bonus we had Anna serving us which went to make the whole experience really enjoyable. This little gem of a place seems to have absolutely nailed it.

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MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was under seasoned. And blue cheese sauce was tasteless. The steak looked as though it was cooked in low heat pan. So no fat redering down and lacked colour. As a prime price things like this needs to be judged.

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T
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, brilliant, friendly and helpful service and a great quiet location still within easy reach of the main city center. We loved having dinner here on a Saturday night so much that we went back for the Sunday Roast!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

When we 1st arrived we were greeted by very welcoming staff we where early so sat in the bar to enjoy a drink. Our table was available early so shown to our table and ordered,, we decided to order the £80 sharing steak. while waiting there was a member of the waiting staff who was kneeling on the chairs speaking to other diners I also noticed when he was stood speaking to another couple he would put his hand around his back and place into his trousers this to me isn't appropriate behaviour for waiting staff. Then we watch the couple receive what looked to be a very large and well cooked steak. About 4 mins later that steak was taken from them and came to our table with an apology that it was ours. Call me fussy but for the cost I was prepared to pay I wasn't accepting it but the same waiter tried to offer me a free drink and they where trying to sort it out. I paid my bar tab and left. The next day the manager called to apologise I aired my views about the inappropriate behaviour from the 1 staff member and accepted the managers apology and the next time I'm in York I will give it another try as we all make mistakes

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LH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We visited after a recommendation. Our main course was ok but not as nice as I had expected. We were both quite disappointed with dessert, my partner ordered baclava which he said was fine but nothing special and I ordered sticky toffee pudding which was in my opinion dry and lacking in flavour. I did think it was a little over priced. the interior was a little rustic if not a bit tatty. I don’t expect to return.

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AB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub with s good range of beers and spirits, a great atmosphere and excellent service and food

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