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#16 of 682 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
As featured in Best Food in York
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58 Walmgate | YO19TL, York YO1 9TL, England
+44 1904 672474
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On recommendation from trip advisor we chose this place to eat to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. It did not dissapoint. Everything about the place is wonderful, the food, the staff, the decor, the ambience. The evening menu was typically Polish. I opted for schnitzel which was a good choice. Recommend booking, which we had, as the tables were... More 

Thank Wendy B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Has to be one of the best restaurants we've ever been to. Small but intimate restaurant with friendly staff. The food is hearty and of exceptional quality. We recommend the Hungarian potato pancake which was outstanding.

1 Thank uyg934n
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a table of 4 for lunch on Saturday. We brought our friends here having been twice before and enjoying it and leaving previous good reviews. I am sorry to say not this time. The table we were given had food underneath from previous diners which we didn't notice till we came to leave and realised we had stood... More 

Thank bbsattad
York, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend took me for lunch and wow! I am so pleased she did. Cosy , warm and welcoming, this is a charming cafe, Bistro that is without a doubt worth a visit. We had the tasting plate to start, though it was only for one, it was more than generous and an interesting, tasty selection of meats and pickles.... More 

2 Thank tracey s
Snaith, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited again with friends. The food here is traditional Polish and always great - very tasty, satisfying and good value. Have always had the hot food but the sandwiches and salads look equally as appetizing. Well worth a visit but would recommend booking of going at weekend as it gets busy.

1 Thank Ann H
Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here for dinner and we sat in the window- what a lovely window long window seat. We enjoyed this restaurant so much, the staff were very sweet and made sure that we were happy and we left with fully bellies! My husband had the lamb and I had the pork with apricots, not usually one... More 

1 Thank Gina R
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232 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here for the second time last weekend. Chose it as something a little different for a group of my 'out of town' friends who are quite discerning. Once again, it didn't let us down. The decor is lovely, the staff very good and the food absolutely delicious. Everybody enjoyed their chosen dish and the evening was a success. We'll... More 

2 Thank rmc12York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nipped in for lunch having previously been for dinner the day Menu is as extensive but still plenty of choices from traditional polish dishes to salads or sandwiches. We had the Pierogi and the meatballs both were excellent. The surroundings are basic but very nice the staff very polite and courteous. There are lots of great places in York but... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
York, England
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice, friendly and well run, small bistro. It serves a mixture of continental and Polish food, but mainly polish dishes. The food is not cheap, but moderately priced, so do not expect a cheap night out. This is justified though in the quality of both produce, ambience and the service. This is a great place for... More 

1 Thank Polo-Bear
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant offering a menu that is not widely available in York. The service was good and there was a good range on the menu. I would recommend it as a good place to meet friends for lunch or as a casual work lunch. Food all arrived in good time with a good choice of drinks.

1 Thank Adam G

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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$27
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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