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Refectory Kitchen & Terrace

The Royal York Hotel, York, YO24 1AA

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Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

The staff were great, the atmosphere was great the food was great. I ate pressed ham hock & Burger. My partner ate Burger & choc tart. All dishes tasted great & looked great. Highly recommended

Mike 22 August 2016
from York

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The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace sits within the Grade II-listed Royal York Hotel which dates back to 1878. Adjacent to York station and just a short stroll from the historic York city centre, the restaurant sources the very best seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on local Yorkshire produce.

Restaurant favourites include Anglesey sea bass with brown shrimps and sea vegetables, rump of Nidderdale lamb with broccoli, caramelised onions and mint sauce, and heritage beetroot with Bosworth Ash goat’s cheese, chicory and walnuts. Finish your meal with a sweet treat – a modern take on the Yorkshire Parkin is the restaurant’s signature dessert.

On Sundays, the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace serves up a traditional roast from R&J Family Butchers. The chefs also create weekly specials, so you’ll find something new every week. The modern, light-flooded dining room was created in partnership with leading London restaurateur Des McDonald, with further seating available on the outdoor terrace in warmer weather.

With York Racecourse just 10 minutes away by car, the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace serves brunch from 11am – 1pm on race days, with live music in the next door Chapter House bar.

Refectory Kitchen & Terrace

The Royal York Hotel, York, YO24 1AA

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Customer reviews for Refectory Kitchen & Terrace

4.3 (((() (based on 31 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (24)
  • lunch (16)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (14)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • business (10)
  • luxury (10)
  • child friendly (7)
  • large parties (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (3)
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  • ((((* by from York

    Meal was lovely! Restaurant was very quiet! Ordered strawberries & clotted cream for dessert but cream was tasteless!

  • ((((* by from York

    Very pleasant meal for a good value price. Just check bill at end as free wine with Summer Menu was included, but politely corrected. Happy to recommend the staff for very good service and restaurant for light and airy ambience in which to dine.

  • ((((* by from York

    2 course lunch was good. Nice restaurant.

  • ((((* by from York

    Restaurant was not very busy when I arrived. The waiter was friendly and attentive, without being overly so. I had two courses - the cod fishcakes were excellent, very big, bit weird that only one of them had spinach under it, but they were delicious. Then I had Yorkshire cheeses - the cheeses were excellent (I got the names of them from the kitchen) and the biscuits with them were lovely, but the chutney was horrible and it was also served with black grapes which I don't like.

  • ((((* by from York

    Lovely, tranquil restaurant, food was fantastic (burger is wow!) Brilliant staff, very friendly and are so attentive to detail (they saw I eat left handed and my partner right handed) so once we finished our main the member of staff layed out our fork and dessert spoon according to what hand we eat with! Really impressed!

  • ((((( by from York

    The staff were great, the atmosphere was great the food was great. I ate pressed ham hock & Burger. My partner ate Burger & choc tart. All dishes tasted great & looked great. Highly recommended

  • ((((* by from York

    The £17 two course deal is very good value for money.

  • (((** by from York

    Restaurant was really nice and atmospheric. The staff were very attentive without being over bearing. The food was average. I am pleased that I didn't have to pay the full menu price even though the first bill presented was the full price which didn't please me. I had steak which was over cooked to my taste and dry. My partner was happy with her food despite the small portion.

  • ((((( by from York

    Really excellent - delicious tasty food (particularly recommend the Jerusalem artichoke soup and the chocolate tart) and nice airy space. Great on a summery evening.

  • ((((( by from Harrogate

    What an enjoyable evening. Food was top class and the service matched. Had some great wines and they really looked after my son who has some difficulties.

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