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The Hook and Line

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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 5 days ago via mobile

We visited tonight as i remembered this place from when we visited on NYD 2017. The place was lovely, nice decor, fab music & really lovely friendly staff. We opted for fish & chips though there were several.interesting dishes on the menu & a specials...More

Thank Lynne N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here this evening and had an acceptable meal. It wasn't wonderful but there was nothing bad enough to complain about. We neither particularly enjoyed it nor felt that it was good value for money. When we ordered our first and second choices were...More

Thank pnhmrk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was delicious. The bread board in particular for me was heaven. I'm not usually a fan of fish and chips but I was not disappointed. The service was wonderful as well, friendly, chatty but not overbearing.

Thank Ayesha B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed through York in the way home from Whitby and found this while on route to mulberry, it was brilliant we sat outside although we watch told our Frenchie was welcome. The food was amazing we had breads to start , I had steak...More

Thank Evarley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant in the heart of York. Food was lovely though did take a little while to come but that was to he expected as it was busy. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank AL7503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a groupon voucher. Decidedly on the place as it has such good reviews & had a vegetarian option. Which I later found out with fish. Far play the chef made me a mushroom risotto at a supplement. The onion rings are amazing &...More

Thank loumissy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here during a very wet day in York with our three children. We all had fish and chips. Everything was very fresh and tasty. The staff were very friendly too. Would recommend here, very nice atmosphere!

Thank Nichola8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a groupon voucher for 5 tapas and 2 glasses of wine. The food was lovely, particularly the haddock fish cakes. Staff are unbelievably friendly and polite. Lovey inside too.

Thank Klp99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a busy day in York, we were looking for an early evening meal and wandered into the Hook and Line before heading off home. Given that we decided to eat just after 5pm, we would miss the rush-hour traffic and have a good journey...More

Thank Razzastuta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced and poor quality. Fish and chips passable, the rest of it tasted as if no-one cares, certainly neither owner nor chef. Single front of house staff member doing his best, but having sent the starter back we were too tired and hungry to go...More

Thank 256annaw1
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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