Guide MICHELIN 2020

Mr P's Curious Tavern

(46 Reviews)
71 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY

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Christmas menu at £40 per person

This offer is available from June 21, 2019 until December 24, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

The quirky Mr P’s Curious Tavern offers a wide range of European specialities in a relaxed, informal and interesting setting. The location is an atmospheric (allegedly haunted) Grade II listed building, parts of which date back to the same era as The Shambles. Andrew Pern, AKA Mr P, Executive Chef/Director, is also the Chef/Owner of the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome.

There’s something for everyone on Mr P’s menu which encourages you to pick and mix from a selection of sharing platters including Spanish, and charcuterie and cheese. Small plates of gin and beetroot cured salmon or king scallops and pork belly are other options. Mains include dishes like corn-fed chicken breast, ravioli of smoked potato and egg yolk or pan-fired halibut.

For pudding there’s tempting affogato or rhubarb posset. Liquid refreshment at Mr P’s restaurant offers small, medium and large vessels of wine, craft ales, spirits and other beverages.

On Thursday evenings, Mr P’s acts as a showcase for local troubadours, adding live music to the mix. Located in the heart of the city, Mr P’s Curious Tavern is a 13-minute walk from York Rail Station.

Customer reviews for Mr P's Curious Tavern
(based on 46 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • al fresco (1)
  • business (3)
  • dinner (25)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (20)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (13)
  • trendy (8)
  • value (6)
  • views (1)
  • By Sunil K from Lincoln
    9 November 2019

    Great food, warm friendly efficient serice

  • By Rebecca R from Sheffield
    9 November 2019

    Lovely time all round and looking through the the menu's I can't wait to return.

  • By Chris R from York
    2 November 2019

    We had a lovely Saturday lunch in a lovely relaxed atmosphere, the food was very tasty and nicely presented and served by a friendly team....

  • By Jane C from Middleham
    2 November 2019

    We had the tasting menu along with the wine package that linked the wines to the courses. Soup was exquisite and loved the bread with onion spread. Scallops lovely especially as it came without the coral. Pea dish, interesting but maybe could even be a smaller quantity. Main course was an interesting combination of flavours and the wine went really well with the dish. The Yorkie bar wasn’t sickly which is what I expected but was well balanced and fun to eat. The cheese and ‘cake’ provided a great finish to a great meal. The maitre’d was exceptional giving a clear and interesting description for each wine for each course (this was despite the place being really busy so I’ve no idea how she managed to give us so much time). Waitress service was also faultless. Loved all the wines and the meal was terrific

  • By Natalie S from Doncaster
    2 November 2019

    Visited with friends for one of their birthdays. Had really great experience and the waiter couldn't do enough for us. Opted for the sharing platters 1 meat and 1 veg and then a few starters and it was all very tasty (even the black olives for someone who doesn't like olives) and we all felt the portion size was right. the bill was about what you would expect to pay and we all said we would return again.

  • By Angie M from York
    15 October 2019

    We’d booked a table for 4 people online for early Tuesday evening, but hadn’t previously visited Mr P’s. We all enjoyed our meal and drinks as well as the live piano music.

  • By Olga M from Leeds
    28 September 2019

    Decor was good. The pianist was excellent. The food was enjoyable. The service was dire. From the moment we walked in the door to when we left. What should have been an enjoyable evening turned out to be a lesson in endurance and tolerance. The waitress who greeted us at the door intimated we didn’t have a reservation. We kept repeating our name and table time and she read a few other names out looking at us expectantly and then as I was about to show her the email she found our name, as if it was our fault she hadn’t looked in the right place. Then the disasters started rolling in thick and fast. Starters came before our pre-dinner G&Ts. When I said I preferred drinks before food she said “they’re on the bar”. So we ate and drank together. We ordered 2nd G&Ts and were given a wine list for our main. They came at the same time as the main before we’d even ordered our wine! And they got our order wrong, swapping the steaks. I have never felt so rushed. I would have had a more leisurely evening at McDonald’s. Good job the Pianist played an eclectic and soothing selection of tunes.

  • By Alan L from York
    27 September 2019

    Service for drinks rather slow. My wife and I both had steak with salad and fries. Without doubt the best steak we’ve had albeit likely the most expensive

  • By Mel M from Newark
    21 September 2019


  • By Tim F from Harrogate
    20 September 2019

    Exceptional service with innovative small plate menu. The macaroni cheese with truffles is a clear winner and the fresh oysters memorable. Great value dining in quirky and engaging atmosphere

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Mr P's Curious Tavern
71 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY

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