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Pairings Wine Bar

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Bar, European, British, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 20/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Pairings Wine Bar
Updated 20/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you for another great experience. My partner and I came for a lovely afternoon drink today and we had a couple of wine flights, the wine was beautiful! The staff are incredibly well trained with fantastic knowledge of wine, truly a delightful place to...be. Thank you again for the great service :)More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food, paired wine & knowledge of our server fabulous. However....We arrived 5 minutes early for our table, the prior party were still eating, which was fine, so got table slightly later, again no problem. Service was slightly slow, but is was a very busy evening,...the atmosphere was lively so that didn't matter at all. Due to this it did mean that our 2 hours on the table went past too quickly for us to enjoy our food in the leisurely manner intended, we aren't slow eaters by any means. I was really looking forward to the Brownie for dessert, but is was pointed out that our time was nearly up on the table & that unless i could eat it quickly we probably didn't have time. At busy times the 2 hr time slot possibly isn't long enough, maybe should be stretched to 2 1/2 hours, left us feeling disappointed, which is a real shame.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Al fresco dining, fabulous food, a fabulous wine choice and excellent service ! We popped in after reading TripAdvisor review, and by golly it didn’t disappoint. 2 fabulous cheese & ham boards, a lovely carafe of Provance Rose - really absolutely nothing to fault here.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere. Good wine selection. Excellent appetizers that include good selection of cheeses, sausages, salamis, cold cuts, etc. Very enjoyable.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a visit at Pairings as a result of checking out the great reviews on Tripadviser. We were not disappointed, the staff are so knowledgeable and will offer advise on which wines to choose, they are very attentive. The food delicious and we had an...excellent Saturday lunchtime. We will definitely return next time we visit York.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place really friendly staff gorgeous cheese platter and fantastic wine selection wish we lived nearer because would be our regular place to eat

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely wine & cheese/meat platters. Nice atmosphere, good service. Plenty choice of drinks and good food menu. Very much enjoyed!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because it had good reviews and we wanted something special for a lunch. We couldn't decide what to have so opted for cheese/meat platters paired with wines. The cheese platter had 3 large portions of cheese with honey and chutney and lovely...bread and cheese biscuits. I would never have put blue cheese with honey but it worked! Each cheese had a wine to match. The cheese and meat platter had 1 cheese and 2 meats. The smoked chicken was particularly excellent. We enjoyed it so much that we are planning our next visit...More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything always of highest quality superbly presented. Unhurried service. Good quiet ambience. Pairings really has class. Prices so reasonable for the quality. No wonder always busy. Thanks for the fine food and wine.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place in York. Great selection of wines - the natural wine flight was interesting and worth trying. Food was simple and delicious and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Loved it!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Response from Ailsa-York | Reviewed this property |
You can book on their website but it’s already looking busy. They have tables until 16:00ish on NYE left at the moment. Think they’re closed NYD.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pairings Wine Bar

Yes, Pairings Wine Bar offers takeaway services.

Yes, Pairings Wine Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Pairings Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5