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#12 of 663 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
09:00 - 15:00
Open now
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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice environment and people. Also, the food is very good. I recommend it. I has breakfast, lunch and tea menu.

1 Thank Nina S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The only disappointment is we could only pick one main course. They all sounded delicious, opted for the schnitzel and was very impressed. Not the sort of cuisine we normally go for but definitely glad we made the visit, would highly recommend, particularly if Polish cuisine is not something you've tried before!

1 Thank MatthewsJ93
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

so glad we found this gem of a place.my husband and i went sunday evening for a meal.the atmosphere was so relaxing.the staff so attentive.the food was DELICIOUS!.my husband had the meat platter starter and the hunters stew, i had mussels for starter(portion was more than expected for a starter)and Beefs cheek for main. the desserts looked delicious but we... More 

1 Thank jamb2073
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had an excellent hearty lunch. The service was very friendly, portion size generous and the cakes were stunning. We were impressed by the Romanian red wine and the modesty of the bill. Highly recommended for an informal lunch. Certainly hope to be back.

1 Thank 950andrew
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went Saturday lunchtime as group of five. Really warm welcome and nice simple lunch menu. Excellent service and food, as well as great value. <£100 for the five of us. All had hearty main course, drinks (including a nice bottle of merlot) and a cake for pudding. Definitely go back, maybe for dinner sometime.

1 Thank travisthedog
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend this place, my wife had the pancakes and rated them as the best she's ever had. They also very kindly gave free scrambled eggs on toast for my 2 year old daughter, done as we wanted without salt, this was a nice touch. I'll be visiting again when in York next.

1 Thank SmishWolf
Leeds, UK
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179 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had a great night here, I had borsch for first time ever and it was lovely, others had scallops for starters - I had rabbit wrapped in pancetta, , others had stew in a loaf, cabbage leaves with fillings, - everyone loved their food - we had a reasonable bottle of Malbec, and finished with vodka -... More 

1 Thank Shinyhead69
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is rare these days to find a restaurant where you can hear the people at your table because of loud music or just bad acoustics. Not here: at barbakan you can have conversations over dinner. The service was tip top. The portions incredible: few in our party could finish their main. I had the courgette fritters for starters and... More 

2 Thank Henrice A
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but unnmissable. The staff, Anna and her team, are delightful - helpful, attentive and find time to chat. The food is traditional Polish with a light touch - the bigos, served traditionally in bread and the goulash pancakes are particularly good, as are the various home-made cakes. Worth booking as it's very popular with locals - and certainly worth... More 

1 Thank 341Paul
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Escaped the horrendous hotel I'd booked looking for some decent breakfast and seriously lucked out by wandering in here about twenty yards along the street. Welcoming, cosy place, nice decor, comfortable seats in the window, friendly service, nice coffee and fantastic food. I had a 'Duck Rumor' which was a duck egg baked with salmon, garlic, dill, creme fraiche and... More 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?