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The Hook and Line

37-39 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ, England
+44 1904 633388
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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37-39 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on a Groupon offer and we were apprehensive after reading some negative reviews. Greeted warmly and served promptly. The portions were enormous and has to be the best Scampi we have ever had. The homemade lemonade was also a huge hit and we left...More

Thank topsy2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked to eat at the Hook and Line York on the Thursday but the snow came down e telephoned and spoke to Rowena the owner, she was so obliging changing the booking for the next day. When we arrived we were greeted by Rowena...More

Thank springmoor11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the home made lasagne. It was super. Comes with a load of freshly fried real chips and side salad. I'm very full and it was realy realy tasty.

Thank stevebrewer_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a couple on a Friday night. We were greeted and seated very quickly, staff were very friendly and attentive. Restaurant was lovely. We ordered haggis bites (expensive and not very tasty), mussels (ok) for starter and both had fish pie with vegetables...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit which swas on a Groupon. My wife;s prawn cocktail was good but very small. I had the mussels which again were good but one of the smallest helpings I have ever had. My wife had scampy and was asked if...More

1  Thank robert c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We bought a groupon so were unsure what to expect... however The Hook and Line is a hidden gem, the food is delicious and the staff are extremely welcoming. We had a great lunch and left feeling very full and satisfied :)

Thank Holliejoanne23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanting to support independent local businesses myself and a friend came to this nautical themed restaurant on a Saturday evening for dinner. We were seated straight away and orders were taken swiftly. My friend had wanted to come here for some fresh fish and ordered...More

2  Thank Alex J
Andrew P, Owner at The Hook and Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Alex Many thanks for your support and constructive review. I am glad you and your friend enjoyed your meals and thank you for bringing to our attention the size differential of each dish. We do regularly costs and compare all our food and drink...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bought a groupon so probably shouldn't have had so high expectations. The food was ok but ordered an extra side and got about 10 peas and a piece of broccoli and then ordered a dessert which was teeny tiny for the price. Won't be going...More

Thank Fiona D
Andrew P, Manager at The Hook and Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Fiona Thank you for your 'second' review, a little more informative than the derogatory one-liner review you placed on the Groupon site on the 5th February: Your Groupon review; "Don't buy anything off the menu as they charge a fortune and you get 3...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wife and I were feeling a tad hungry and happened on this nice ,tidy clean and light establishment. We decided to give it a try and were exceedingly pleased we did. The food and drink were of the highest quality , well presented and...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was tasty and hot. The decor is pleasant and very clean. It is in the city centre, the nearest car park is probably monk bar (charge).

Thank Leoba32
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Leila H
17 February 2018|
Response from MacTraveller21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. Call them - the waiting staff were very helpful and friendly
Clare R
9 November 2017|
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Response from MichelleAyres | Reviewed this property |
we used on a Friday and don't think there are any restrictions apart from booking in advance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37-39 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ, England (Formerly Mr Chippy Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 633388
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The Hook and Line is a family owned independent 90seat restaurant well known for quality seafood, fish and chips and many other a la carte dishes. Also available for cakes, coffees and sandwiches throughout the day and fine dining in the evening with exemplary service standards.
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