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Zills Tapas Mezze & Lava Rock Grills

19 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA, England
+44 1904 289890
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (53 reviews)
“cajun chicken” (9 reviews)
“mixed grill” (12 reviews)
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
19 Gillygate, York YO31 7EA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to our meal, however we’re incredibly disappointed by both the service and food. We had the mezze platter for two, which was all bland and many items shop bought. The pittas were not homemade (I can buy better quality in...More

Thank Jess A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here on a Friday night - it was busy, so best to book. An interesting mix of tapas from Spain, Greece and Turkey. We had 7 dishes between 2 - all good flavours and enjoyable. Finished of with a nice white Rioja -...More

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner were looking for a very last minute dinner last Saturday - we chanced Zills based on the feedback online. Luckily, we arrived just before a rush and managed to get a table. The service was fine - the chap who looked...More

Thank Jackgibson93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little find, small intimate restaurant with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Only one waiter but that’s fine as it only does 25 covers and the service was great. Had 6 tapas dishes between us and bottle of house rose. Meatballs were amazing and so were...More

Thank Claire196601
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved every aspect of our visit. The waiter was lovely, the food delicious and service fast. We had tapas and dessert in less than an hour. Excellent wine list / the Turkish Yakult was delicious. Would certainly return!

Thank JohnUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for my partner's birthday, everything went smooth until Adam(who is the only one waiter for 15 people when we were seated) started to serve our food. To me who worked in 5 stars hotel and luxury retailers as management for nearly 20...More

Thank bobobobo198145
Adam G, Manager at Zills Tapas Mezze & Lava Rock Grills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience with us, we appreciate any of our customers feedback so I feel I need to cover this, especially with nearly 100% of previous customer feedback agreeing our service...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were stopping at Zill’s guesthouse next door for my husband’s birthday which in itself was a fabulous choice! We booked a table for the Saturday night and we are so glad we did. This is a gem of a place, small and busy but...More

Thank GillRuddick
Adam G, Manager at Zills Tapas Mezze & Lava Rock Grills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gillian, than you for your review. Due to you dining on a Saturday night, it was a relief you booked a table, despite us being busy we always like to ensure our customers feel well looked after & cared for, of which I'm glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Midweek evening meal, booked in advance as quite a small place. Great tapas and mixed grill shared between 2 of us washed down with a good choice of drinks...

Thank Maulloyd1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at a guest house, a few doors away and were too tired to bother trekking back into the city. As such, we were prepared for a compromise. How wrong we were! Don't be put off by the size of this place. There...More

Thank Remus35
Adam G, Manager at Zills Tapas Mezze & Lava Rock Grills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Remus, thank you for your review. I see you appreciated our high service standards, a wide list of Mediterranean food & our love for healthy, fresh to order produce. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable evening at the restaurant soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started off a promising meal, we ordered almost every item from the tapas menu.. as it was arriving, disappointment started.. Very small portions for the prices being charged and some dishes were forgotten about. A total bill of £38 for 5 tapas dishes (as shown...More

Thank Charlottelawrence
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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, 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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