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European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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This red-brick former coach house comes with a bright, contemporary interior and a lovely enclosed terrace hidden away to the rear. Well-priced modern ...
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Amazing service and even better food. Gourmet food, quite simply THE best in york. Incredible tasting food, small portions but equivalently delivered. Fresh home cooked bread and aperitifs leaves no one hungry.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

We were a group of four and went here for lunch for our first visit……safe to say we will be returning in the not too distant future!! We had two courses followed by the superb cheeseboard, the menu was interesting and each course surpassed our...expectations in terms of flavour and presentation and the sourdough bread is to die for. The choice of wine by the glass was also superb. The choice of cheeses and the knowledgeable way in which they were described and served added a bit of theatre to the meal. As amazing as the food was, the service blew us away, the staff were friendly, helpful, professional and simply couldn’t do enough to ensure you had an amazing experience, and to top it all its incredible value for money…….just don’t be put off by the slightly less appealing reception area as the dining room itself is greatMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Visited to celebrate by birthday. We were visiting the city for one night and booked after doing a bit of research. The setting is lovely and we were met and taken to the table by the manager. Had some aperitifs to start off and they...tasted incredible. We then had home made bread which was beautiful and we took what was left for breakfast. We then had their take on fish and chips which was out of this world. Both starters and mains were so tasty and we enjoyed a few glasses of wine. I am a Prosecco drinker but tried a sparkling wine from Yorkshire and it was beautiful. We didn’t have room for another course but the cheese board did look mega. This is an outstanding restaurant and the staff were very attentive and professional. I am so glad I chose this place to celebrate my special day. Thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

First visit....now of many. Exquisite food alive with flavour and cooked to perfection. Accompanied by a delicious Yorkshire sparkling wine. The food was beautifully presented and the service knowledgeable friendly and attentive, all in a light and airy ambience. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

A weekend away in York to visit the Christmas markets led us to discover Arras restaurant. We arrived early and waited at the lounge area with a drink while our table was getting ready. While waiting we were presented with the menu and we chose...to go for the taster menu with accompanying wines. The food was absolutely delicious, the wines complemented the food, the service was beyond excellent. After the meal we had to try the infamous cheese board which the waiter talked us through each cheese. Again these cheeses were delicious. A really excellent meal that I would recommend and definitely a restaurant I would go back to. Thank you for an amazing mealMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

We had an amazing experience at Arras, the service stood out most of all, with friendly, attentive staff. The food was very high quality and clearly a diligently planned menu. Would recommend the cheese trolley, one of the staff took the time to walk me...through all of the local cheeses and they were top level. For £30 per set menu of this quality, it’s a really rewarding experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

I was tempted to go to Roots ,at over twice the price it was just too expensive. Arras offers those with the taste but not the wallet a chance to enjoy fine dining with sensible portions and lots of little extras which would be a...course on a tasting menu. Surprised it was so quiet an oasis of calm on a wet Thursday night Arras deserves to be busy. The food is top notch and beautifully presented served with a good selection of wines. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

We were welcomed by Johnnie who was very enthusiastic about the food served here, he and Ben obviously enjoy their jobs. Modern restaurant with good service and cooking. We followed Johnnie’s advice on the wine which was spot on and went so well with the...stand out dish of Lamb - absolutely delicious. Couldn’t resist the wonderful Cheese Board which we shared even though we already had dessert! Arras will be on our list when we return to York.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

My partner and I booked a table here on our week's holiday to York, we pre-booked the tasting menu online when we booked our table and we did not look at the menu when we arrived as we both love food and are not fussy...eaters so wanted to be surprised. We certainly were not disappointed! The food - We started off with canapés, which were light, delicious, and inventive. We were then served lovely crusty bread from Little Arras - the restaurants own bakery in town. The amuse bouche was a take on fish and chips, which was simply amazing. The first course was my personal favourite of the night, pan seared scallops with basil puree, hazelnut and a roasted fish sauce, I can honestly say I never would have thought to put these three things together, nor would I have ordered if I saw it on a menu as it sounds so strange, but it was just incredible. The flavours worked so well together. The whole dish was delicate and well balanced, with a lovely mix of textures. Second course was my partners favourite of the evening, a cuttlefish stuffed, squid ink pasta, with squid, pumpkin and salsa verde. Again, the whole dish was perfectly cooked, well balanced and delicious! Third course was pan fried seabass with apple gel, burned apple puree and celery. The fish was perfectly cooked and seasoned with a beautifully crispy skin, the apple and celery notes worked so well with it. The fourth course was lamb rump, with quinoa tabbouleh, date ketchup, yogurt, and a lamb jus. Yet again, the lamb was perfectly cooked and the whole dish was perfectly balanced and delicious. Dessert was an amazing lemon and malt concoction, with popcorn which gave the dish a lovely crunch to contrast the sharp lemon and subtle malt flavours. The service - When we arrived we were seated and taken care of by a lovely server. The restaurant seated around 18-20 people and was being run by two lovely guys Johnny and Ben. Both of them were down to earth, attentive without being invasive, knowledgeable and amazing servers. Every dish was explained at arrival, every glass of water that was almost empty was refilled, and other drinks were kept on top of and replenished when needed. Plates were cleared efficiently, and new cutlery was re-layed in time for the next course. Honestly could not fault either of these guys. After the meal we requested a menu to take with us, as they did not have any Johnny took the time to type up what we had eaten and printed it for us to take away. This place is simply a great experience with delicious food and down to earth great servers. 10/10. We will definitely return when we are next in York! Thank you Arras.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Booked in advance. Arras was a great experience. Lovely restaurant, quiet, music playing in background. We decided to choose our own dishes and not the kitchen menu and so pleased we did. Each item that was put in front of us was just amazing, both...in looks and taste. If we had room, we would have done the cheese selection, but we decided to go for petit fours instead with coffee. We would highly recommend Arras to anyone visiting York, and we do hope to return someday.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

This is a really excellent fine dining restaurant located just outside of the city centre. Just a short walk or taxi ride, well worth the effort. We had the A La Carte menu with some amazing dishes and a great Albarino white wine.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

We went for lunch on a scorching hot day. The food was pretty good and very good value for money. Service was friendly and helpful. What i did not like was their negroni. Super sweet and made from cheap low quality ingredients, but costed 12...quid…More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

I have wanted to try Arras for some time and last night I finally made it. I was not disappointed. The food was so beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The staff were outstanding in every way and the cool decor of the restaurant struck just...the right note with us. All in all, it was a fabulous experience and this could just be my new favourite restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

one of the best in Yorkshire; very fortunately my job involves visiting restaurants for a travellers living. This restaurant is always top of my list when in York, great food, fantastic wines and lovely service. Pretentious No just a great occasion to experience Excellence

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Didn’t have a very good experience there. Arrogant, overrated and pretentious would be the best description for this place.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Yes, you can take them away with you. Can’t see them holding a gun to your head to make sure they’ve been eaten. Enjoy!
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Yes, I think they do. Beers, lagers ciders and a selection of spirits & mixers.
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The lunch menu costs £22 - 2 course, and £27 - 3 course Main Menu £38 and £49 Kitchen menu 5 courses is £60
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5