When you’ve chosen one of our glorious wedding venues in or near York, or even a wedding at home with a marquee in the garden, it would be a crime not to sample the many award-winning restaurants that the city has to offer. It’s also an ideal opportunity to welcome guests that have travelled from afar. With a growing reputation as a foodie city, York is a treasure trove of both fine dining establishments and more relaxed bohemian spots. Treat yourself and your wedding guests to a rehearsal dinner in town or simply escape as newlyweds the day after.


37 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TX

Booking: Call 01904 640222 or by email on
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 6pm.

The Food: A new entry into the Michelin Guide, this playful French restaurant dazzles your tastebuds with its creativity, paradoxically within a set tasting menu only. However, there’s no need to choose, because you get a taste of everything! But it’s not just fun, the food is also skilfully executed with classic techniques, and the décor makes it one of the quirkier spots in York.



7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND

Booking: Online or by phone on 01904 634341.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, lunch 12-2pm, dinner 5.30-9.30pm.

The Food: Fine dining at its best with a modern British menu focus on seasonality and sustainability. Melton’s is run by the Chef Proprietor Michael, meaning he is fully invested in your entire dining experience. With two AA rosettes and rated as a five in the Good Food Guide, you can’t go wrong.



98 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX

Booking: Call 01904 634849 or email
Opening hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday to Saturday from 12 noon-3pm, and 5.30-10pm. Sunday 12–4pm.

The Food: Skosh is a modern fusion restaurant specialising in eclectic tapas-style dishes, so you can eat as much as little as you want. It’s a real foodie’s haunt, with the emphasis very much on flavour and texture. For the top quality of the food and dining experience, it’s also refreshingly down-to-earth and comfortable.



Lendal Engine House, Museum Street, York YO1 7DR

Booking: Online or by phone on 01904 619208.
Opening hours: Open every day: breakfast 9–11.30am (or from 9.30am October through March), all-day menu from 12 noon until late.

The Food: A riverside city-casual spin-off of its Michelin-starred sister restaurant at Harome, this urban outpost serves modern British cuisines in a Yorkshire way, with the emphasis very much on local produce.



28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP and 2A Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Booking: Call Castlegate on 01904 612744 or Lendal on 01904 622333.
Opening hours: Castlegate is open Monday to Saturday 12pm-10pm, and Sunday 12pm-9pm. Lendal is open Monday to Sunday 12pm-10pm.

The Food: So popular that it now has two restaurants in York, Rustique, as you may guess by the name, serves rustic French food in the charming surrounds of its two French bistros. Expect lots of meats, fish and cheeses with a varied selection of French and New World wines. Magnifiqu