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#48 of 332 British in York
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Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant is unique to York, set in the quarter, just a stone's throw from York Minster, Kennedy's offers a stylish and modern setting for people to drink and dine, and features on-street seating, a contemporary ground floor bar and dance floor. Kennedy's pride themselves on relaxed friendly service and freshly prepared food.
PRICE RANGE
£4 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Beer restaurants
FEATURES
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful service from the staff. Very pleasant and friendly. The beers are served in frozen/ chilled stein’s which is much nicer than the everyday pint glass. As for the food, it was a great portion and very tasty. We will be coming back!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Kennedys twice in one afternoon, so it must be good! Great service from Fred and Emily, lovely outdoor rooftop terrace with sun or shade and reasonably priced drinks. Keep up the good work.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024

One of the best meals out I have ever had. I had the Kennedys burger which was amazing, the beef was well cooked and quicker service. Our server was lovely and clearly enjoyed doing his job. My sister had the Korean chicken flatbread which she...also really enjoyed. Wide selection of drinks and in a great location. Also there are some events on, like an open mike which makes it even more interesting. Thank you so muchMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 9 May 2024

Visited this bar and restaurant today and am so glad we did! I can honestly say myself and my boyfriend enjoyed the best steaks we have ever had! Service was brilliant and Bobby was so lovely! The sun terrace is a hidden gem, we will...definitely recommend and can’t wait to return xMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

We came here for Sunday dinner, first off the music was ridiculously loud and not needed. However, that didn’t take away from the great service and great food. I had the chestnut roast, I wasn’t holding out much hope as I am not a fan...of nut roasts but this was amazing. So flavourful and rich, the plate was in the small side for roasties and veg.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024 via mobile

Another little visit to my favourite bar & eatery in York :) as usual it did not disappoint …except my favourite waiter Tommy was no where to be seen. I had the Scampi & chips which was lovely, it was accompanied by a gorgeous glass...of Picpol which the wonderful Xenia helped me pick out by letting me taste a few. Very nice touch. I enjoyed the music & atmosphere as I always do. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting & so close to the minister where i went later to listen to a choir. Hope to visit again soon & bring back Tommy !More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

Visited York for a friends 30th and had a fantastic time at this venue. The door staff were so professional, polite and very accommodating. What I was especially pleased with, was I wasn’t discriminated against for wearing certain branded clothing. Shout out to Liam (door-staff)...for showing me his duck! 🦆 #YorkCompleteditMateMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

Fabulous roast dinners in great environment with live music. Very tasty roast pork and beef. Plenty of options for gluten free too.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

Went here years ago and thought we’d revisit as we were eating around the corner at Las Iguanas. It’s a nice venue, doesn’t feel like it’s trying too hard. Little bit pricey but good vibes make it justified. Great post dinner venue for a dance.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

I held a big birthday party event in March 24, and cannot praise enough the Kennedys team for their organisation, pre-party in suggesting ideas through to the perfect organisation and planning on the night. The bar team were exceptional, the canopes provided were fabulous and...many of my guests fed back on how good the food was. The atmosphere was fantastic and Kennedys team know how to create a party!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

We went here as we were looking for somewhere for lunch and just went in to see. What a lovely place . Service was absolutely superb. We went for the burgers as they sounded good and they were on 2 for 1 on Wednesdays I...has the chicken burger and it’s the best one I’ve ever had. It was full of succulent chicken thigh and had a lovely sauce and some lettuce So it wasn’t overloaded which really made the chicken even more lovely Hubby has a cow and poke ( I think that’s what it was ) his looked amazing and he certainly enjoyed it. I would have happily paid full price for our food as it was top notch .. Will def visit here again as the normal menu looked nice as well. Loved the ambience as wellMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Fancied a traditional Sunday lunch on a cold wet day and was tempted inside by the advertised roast rump of beef with all the trimmings. The trimmings were perfectly fine, nicely cooked vegetables and a Yorkshire pudding that was clearly homemade. But the beef -...all three small and narrow slices of it - was tough and gristly. I ended up donating most of it to my partner, who is less fussy than me. Such a disappointment. And given that we paid about £38 for our two roast dinners, poor value for money. The staff never asked if it was OK either. A Sunday roast is one of the easiest things to cook as well.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

We took a punt on Kennedy's when trying to find a reasonably late bite to eat on a weekend away in York. We were SO happy we found this place - I honestly thought it was some of the best 'pub food' I've ever had....I had the Korean Fried Chicken. It came on a huge flatbread and was piled high with kimchee and perfectly fried chicken. The coating was crispy but the chicken perfectly succulent. My wife had the Kennedy's burger which, again, was huge but delicious, and came with an equally large portion of fries. It was well into Saturday evening and the atmosphere was decidedly buzzy, but this didn't bother us and the staff were still attentive despite us being the last diners. Shout out to Eleanor in particular who was a delight. We will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

Just popped in here for food whilst wandering around York. We had the steak, we can honestly say it was the best 👌 steak we’ve had for a long time. The peppercorn sauce was plentiful and delicious. Would highly recommend 👍

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Came to Kennedys today for a Sunday roast and I have to say, it was by far the best roast I’ve ever had! The pork belly was unreal! The gravy was beautiful and the Yorkshire pudding bigger than my head! A pint of Jubel in...an ice cold stein to wash it down with!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Think they are allowed downstairs but better to check with Kennedys themselves
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For sure. Subject to availability ! Can you call 01904 620222 after 8AM with your details & we will see if we can fit you in. Look forward to seeing you at some point tomorrow.
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Kennedys Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5