Best Places to Eat in York

Best Places to Eat in YorkWhether you’re visiting York to indulge in its rich Viking history, to walk the wall or just for a stop-over, knowing where to eat where there is a seemingly endless amount of restaurants and cafes can prove very handy – don’t get lost in cafĂ© culture, follow our advice! These few establishments have people flocking from the whole of Yorkshire to sample their cuisine and atmosphere:

  • Skosh – alternative
  • Spring Espresso – cutesy coffee shop
  • Shambles Kitchen – healthy, fast food


If you’re looking for memories and a place to talk about in the future, then Skosh is for you! All the small things are done well with the service you’d expect from a reputable restaurant. Be warned, the menu is different, with the likes of waffles and smoked kipper mousse, and baked hake with dukkah, cauliflower and miso currently sitting on the menu. If you like a restaurant that’s quirky then this could well be the place for you.

Spring Espresso

With affordable prices, a small food menu and coffee to die for, there’s no need to feel too overwhelmed by the seemingly ever-expanding cafes in York. Located on Fossgate and serving Square Mile Coffee from 8am, why not stop in for the first coffee of the day or for a filling lunch with a choice of toasts, pancakes, porridge or the posh bacon butty!

Shambles Kitchen

“Fast food shouldn’t mean bad food” is their motto and how very true! With ingredients sourced “from farmers not freezers”, their menu is very much inspired from the owners’ mums and boasts a very happy and gentle atmosphere. All food is freshly made on-site with a decent selection of burritos, soups, sandwiches and wraps available on a daily basis. Something to note is that they plough their profits into smoothie bars in schools for kids, promoting a healthier way of eating fast food.

If you have to choose just one place to visit in Yorkshire, York will provide you with the largest selection of restaurants, being the largest city in the county, and is an excellent holiday destination.