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Vjs Art Bar

#239 of 673 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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1 Finkle Street, York YO1 8RW, England
+44 1904 541771
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A regular stop-off for a drink when out in York. Tends to have a good atmosphere, and staff is friendly/welcoming. Usually not hard to get a seat. Have not tried food there yet in the daytime, but will do some time, as menu look a interesting.

Thank richdchalto
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stumbled upon Victor J's whilst trawling York's myriad back streets in the vain hope of finding somewhere that served my favourite tipple and, as the board outside mentioned Belgian beers, we popped in to see what they had. Lo and behold, the wonderful sight of Vedett Extra Blond in the fridge meant our search was at an end. A warm... More 

1 Thank Sealy63
Flintshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident down one of the many side streets in York. Wanted a quick snack & cocktail. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Ordered a sharing platter between us & I must say it was the best platter by far that we have ever had!! Loads of lovely food on it. Delicious cocktails too. So glad we... More 

Thank dsbeem
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Have been going to VJ's for years being "local" and have never had a bad experience. The menu is wrap and burger style with things like Nachos and garlic bread. They do great share platters and breakfast items are available through the day. They have great drinks and cocktails and also do things like Tapas in the evening. The team... More 

Thank 625hayleyr
York, North Yorkshire
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It had been a long time since I'd last eaten here. I remembered their chili being quite good. There were some specials on a board on the wall; we were both a bit disappointed that they had run out of chicken curry, as that sounded good. In the end my partner and I had the toasted goats cheese and onion... More 

Thank sunsetcat
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It's rare to find a welcoming, independent, neighbourhood bar anywhere these days let alone in a tourist area like York. We were recommended to go by a local and I can see why. Our welcome was warm and friendly, so much so that we returned twice in a 24 hour stay. Great Nachos too! Would definitely re ommend to others... More 

1 Thank Vicky L
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Having walked past this place many times over the years and never going in, it will now be on our list of places to call in when visiting York. The gentleman owner was very friendly, chatty and helpful and the food was really tasty, fresh and large in portion size. We wanted a small bite for lunch and ended up... More 

1 Thank sjpbriefing
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited York on numerous occasions and never ventured inside until today. What a lovely surprise, welcoming staff and good beer choices made our stay memorable. Returned later for flavoured coffee and mince pies and were given complimentary mulled wine. A thoroughly enjoyable visit.

Thank gatesey66
Billingham, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

In previous years we made this bar part of our annual York visit. In previous occasions it was quiet comfortable and the food was of good quality. This year maybe the kitchen staff were not up to scratch. The sandwiches were fine however the cooked breakfast requested by one of our party wasn't. The ensuing difficult conversation regarding this was... More 

Thank StevenY22
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Food and ambience not bad but staff not welcoming or friendly-made us feel they couldn't be bothered, There are far more enjoyable places to go to.

Thank southies233

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Finkle Street, York YO1 8RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 541771
Phone number: 01904 541771

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