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The Hairy Fig

#75 of 675 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
+44 1904 677074
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had to refill our bottle of fig balsamic vinegar which friends bought us. So many to choose from. Wonderful tempting things in intimate surroundings. Went into the little cafe to the rear of shop and sat at a quirky old table. Chose the "colour green" soup which was pea, spinach and herbs which was creamy and delicious with homemade cheese... More 

Thank Julie M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We love this perfect little Oasis of exciting produce. Interesting figs of course but also apples and chocolate and all manner of exciting things - well worth a special visit

Thank tinacatling
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Do visit Hairy Fig, only after tasting the delicious Balsamic Vinegar at a friends dinner party did I discover the delights of The Hairy Fig, a cavern of delicious tasty Vinegars to cheer up a sad salad. You can choose your own bottle and they put a lovely label on. Looks great on the table, a treat that will make... More 

Thank Justreview15
Hale, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Excellent deli experience combining a very quaint deli nestled at the back of a enticing and welcoming shop. Expect a very small number of covers (around five small tables) and a compact but highly detailed menu offering a selection of platters, snack and meals, all of which appear very tempting. A vey memorable meal in York, book ahead to avoid... More 

Thank FilWhite
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I had never been in here but..in future visits...always. I love " strange " cheeses and here I was in my own world. Olives for my son. You can have a taste if you want too !! Loved it.

Thank Mitchsan
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We dropped into this amazing shop, which also has a deli and little tea room downstairs. We were fabulously looked after by the lady that does all the food, serves it and generally looks after you. It is a delightfully quaint eclectic environment - typically English, but selling items from round the world. It's stocked to the gunnels with wonderful... More 

1 Thank glendandVince
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent as always, almost a year since the floods, but everything back to normal now, Brilliant service fantastic choice.

1 Thank J n A W
Pickering, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A friend suggested we check out the shop and the excellent produce. We decided to have lunch in the small cafe and were not disappointed. The lady prepares the most amazingly appetising salads and most of the hams and cheeses are all fresh from their adjacent shop. Service with a smile, excellent food and their own mix of leaf tea... More 

1 Thank Will50000
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a great food shop with a small restaurant at the back. The food is very good whether you are buying from the shop of eating in the restaurant.

1 Thank busybee60
Southampton, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Friday lunch, on arrival two glasses of "sparkly" and a Greeting Card awaited our arrival, how kind ! Usual great and innovative lunch Eel and Salmon Salad as mains, with the Fig speciality Dessert ... A good bottle of Sauvignon Blanc accompanies lunch .... Roll on next year !!

1 Thank Perersfield

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 677074

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