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Zills Tapas Mezze & Lava Rock Grills

19 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA, England
+44 1904 289890
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (68 reviews)
“cajun chicken” (11 reviews)
“lamb kebab” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
19 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

TripAdvisor highlighted this venue as one of the top eateries in York. Looking forward to celebrating our 11thyr anniversary we booked a table. However all we can is how truly disappointed we were. The calamari and prawns were stright from the freezer. The only saving...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tracey V
Adam G, Manager at Zills Tapas Mezze & Lava Rock Grills, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Tracey, thank you for your review. Over time we have built up a reputation for high quality authentic food, friendly service, with a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. 95% of previous reviewers agree with the points above, ranking us as top 25 eateries in York. This...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a great selection of tapas with plenty of choice, great service and it was one of the best tapas meals we have tasted. Would recommend it to anyone. I would book though as it's a small restaurant. Well worth a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GlobeTrotting193311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely wonderful place in a superb location. The food is evidently very fresh and cooked to perfection. The waiter was a very happy person and it was a delight to be served by him, and he made an extra effort to ensure we had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ChelsieFS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems to get very busy and is a very small restaurant. Luckily we didn't book and after a short 10min wait was fortunate to get a table. We order a few mixed meze to eat between two and although there was a little wait from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 22Joanne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is exquisite and so well-priced, a full mixed grill for myself was £19.95 I believe and you got so much with it! The place is cosy, rustic and charming, very chilled out. The staff were brilliant, only one lad was on that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jg2892
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bloody love Zill's! Was introduced to it a few years ago by friends, and have been going back ever since. The menu doesn't tend to change, but what they do, they do very well. The quality is consistently high, and it's tasty and not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Liz L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zill's remains the best place in York if you’re looking for a small friendly family-run restaurant that serves only the very best. It’s wonderfully warm in every way, and they have made us so welcome time after time. Kurt’s chicken and lamb dishes are still...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very atmospheric place with a great selection of Mediterranean tapas! We also had some house wine, which complemented our meal perfectly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annalekk2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled to York from Derby for the weekend for my birthday had picked this place from the reviews. It didn't disappoint the food was amazing and tasty; we ordered tapas as starters then grill to main but it all came at once which was fine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jessshaw1221
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Booked this in advance as it was highly rated on tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. Small place so you must book, it's like someone's front room very cosy! Staff were so friendly, the lady who served us was a delight. The food is a mixture...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lou050374
Adam G, Manager at Zills Tapas Mezze & Lava Rock Grills, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your review. Its great to see you enjoyed your time at the restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Adam

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Nicola L
21 April 2018|
Response from richardbG1959OQ | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they do. Have to ask directly.
11 December 2017|
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Response from Adam G | Property representative |
Hi there, our Tapas Special & Mezze special is available any time during our opening hours, with no time restrictions. Kind regards Adam - G Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 289890
  • E-mail
Zills a quirky, rustic, yet modern place on the bohemian quarter of Gillygate – 60 second walk from York Minster. Sip our Taverna style drinks, travelled from Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Turkey. The likes of Keo, Efes, Peroni, Moretti. Check out our Al-Fresco courtyard, a place to enjoy, Lava Rock Tapas, Mezze, or Grills (exclusively cooked on lava rocks) Enjoy with a bottle of something different, Greek Aphrodite, Turkish Yakut, Lebanese Chateau Musar Plenty of cocktails, bubbles, a funky salsa beat, in this intimate, lively surround.
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