The best restaurants in York according to TripAdvisor reviews

York is a city known and loved for its rich history and character - there are also some exceptional restaurants within the historic York City Walls.

From independent Italian restaurants, to American cuisine and meals with a view of the River Ouse, York has an amazing variety of places to eat.

We took a look at popular review site Tripadvisor to see which restaurants in York had top ratings on the site.

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Skosh, in York

Buongiorno is rated first in York and from the 695 reviews it is easy to see why - 658 of them rate five stars.

Buongiorno is an Italian restaurant in York, the menu features seven different pizzas and a variety of pasta and risotto - all home cooked.

Buongiorno, Acomb Wood Drive, York, YO24 3XN


Skosh is located in York city centre and features second on TripAdvisor, with a huge 1,299 reviews - 1,132 of them are five stars.

The restaurant is in a stunning glass-fronted Grade II listed building and serves contemporary British food including dishes such as, Yorkshire pecorino fresco with beetroot, rhubarb and lovage.

Skosh, 98 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX

Pairings Wine Bar

Parings Wine Bar is third in York on TripAdvisor and has 1,009 reviews singing its praises - 932 of them rate the place five stars.

It is an independent wine bar and deli ran by two sisters in York city centre has chic, modern decor throughout.

The menu features small plates and sharing boards all made with locally sourced produce.

Pairings Wine Bar, 28 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RP

Cafe FeVa

Fourth on the list, Cafe FeVa has 144 reviews - 132 rating the cafe five stars, and is located near York Minster.

Inside, the cafe is decorated with trinkets and photographs - all adding to its charm. The menu features homemade cakes, afternoon tea and hot beverages.

Cafe FeVa, The Red House 1 Duncombe Place The Red House Antiques Centre, York, YO1 7ED


Burgsy’s has 265 reviews and 236 rate the restaurant five stars - placing it fifth on TripAdvisor.

The restaurant serves American style food and has a range of burgers and loaded fries on the menu, reviews also rave about the desserts that include S’mores and homemade brownie.

Burgsy’s, 9 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas is in York city centre and places sixth on TripAdvisor with 1668 reviews and 1306 rating the place five stars.

The Latin America themed restaurant serves a range of cocktails that can be enjoyed on the garden rooftop - a great place to visit on a summer's afternoon with friends.

Las Iguanas, 21 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD

The Rattle Owl

The Rattle Owl has 1203 reviews - 972 rate the independent restaurant five stars.

A casual dining restaurant in a restored Grade II listed building - The Rattle Owl has plenty of reviews raving about it’s unique menu and wine.

The Rattle Owl, 104 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX


Melton’s is rated eighth in York on TripAdvisor and has 807 reviews - 641 rating five stars and many mentioning the tasting menu and excellent service.

The restaurant is located near York Racecourse and the River Ouse and serves a range of British and international dishes.

Melton’s, 7 Scarcroft Road, York, YO23 1ND

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay has 2,123 reviews and 1,644 of them rate the restaurant 5 stars.

The restaurant is brightly decorated throughout and serves Carribean and Jamaican food - many reviews mention the bottomless brunch which includes any breakfast, brunch, burger or fresh roti dish as well as bottomless cocktails, prosecco and draught Red Stripe.

Turtle Bay, 11 Little Stonegate, York, YO1 8AX

Corner Grill House

Tenth on the list is Corner Grill House which has 641 reviews - 553 rating the place five stars.

The restaurant is independent and specialises in grills and steaks. Reviews mention grilled sea bass, fillet steaks and pork medallions - many praising the portion sizes and quick service.

Corner Grill House, 9 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TX