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#12 of 665 Restaurants in York
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58 Walmgate | YO19TL, York YO1 9TL, England
+44 1904 672474
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this lovely little bistro on the strength of its Trip Advisor reviews and we certainly were not disappointed. It was really busy but in a relaxed way. The atmosphere was welcoming and everyone was clearly enjoying themselves. The quality of the food was excellent and the portions were generous. There was also a good wine list and some interesting... More 

Thank Adrienne S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are local and breakfast out from time to time. We arrived to a busy dining room about 10.30am Saturday morning without booking and were given a table immediately. I ordered the full English and my partner went for the baked duck egg with mushrooms. Both meals were served after a short wait. All components were cooked from fresh, including... More 

1 Thank John B
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had read this place does a great breakfast and were not disappointed. It has a cosy and friendly feel and the pancakes and polish toast (eggs & bacon) were both delicious. Also received a pleasant surprise at the bill stage to find kids eat free at breakfast - so just under £20 for 3 of us was great value... More 

1 Thank marti_ward
York, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've dined at Barbakan on about 4 occasions, and each time have had a splendid experience. The staff are very professional and friendly and the food is lovely indeed. I've never been to any other Polish restaurant, so couldn't perhaps comment in terms of comparison, but I really enjoy Barbakan's food, which seems to blend traditional Polish with something more... More 

1 Thank Claudia W
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked by e-mail on Saturday night and had confirmation on Sunday morning. Easy to find and well located. Welcoming atmosphere and lots of great options for breakfast at a reasonable price. The food was great too!

1 Thank Shaulmeister
Newbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk from where we were staying, this cosy and friendly little Polish restaurant offers you some delicious Eastern European food, but come with an appetite as the portions are generous. To accompany your meal they also have a very good range of wheat and fruit beers. We enjoyed pierogi and boczek to start, followed by veal medallions... More 

1 Thank Sian L
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this wonderful Polish on the recommendation of our cab driver. He steered us well. The food was fabulous, authentic, and a great value.

1 Thank L B
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent home cooked Polish food in a rustic atmosphere delicious cheesecakes a must and Polish beer !

Thank Teresa B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went mid week, our hotel reserved a table for us but it wouldn't have been a problem to turn up. Food was excellent however the portions are very healthy I would recommend not having a starter before the main. Recommend: The goulash with potato pancake was lovely and my husband has the rabbit which he said was delicious. Stay... More 

Thank Sez3llis
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Polish restaurant and we chose it to experience a different cuisine. Our starters were generously sized and very meaty; mine was belly pork, nicely cooked and a substantial portion and my wife's was tapas style cooked meats. Both were well presented and good value. MY ire chose a main with king prawns, so possibly not typical Polish,... More 

1 Thank Colin T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Walmgate | YO19TL, York YO1 9TL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 672474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?