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The Piano Restaurant

The Churchill Hotel | 65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, England
01904 644 456
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Ranked #238 of 716 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $43
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: With two AA Rosettes to its name, The Piano Bar and Restaurant available for dinner every night and open Sunday lunch, set within the beautiful Churchill Hotel just moments from the city walls, is undoubtedly one of York's finest. Overlooking the manicured lawns of the hotel, The Piano Restaurant is elegantly modern, its interior design utterly contemporary but without ignoring the splendid proportions and original features of the room's high arched windows, a curving floor and delicate coving just some of the Victorian features. Begin your visit with a relaxed tipple in the bar, a warmly cosy space with a slightly masculine feel worthy of the hotel's namesake, before taking a seat in the brighter, more spacey dining room. Here you'll enjoy that AA acclaimed food with its fresh,locally and ethically sourced ingredients and constantly changing seasonal flavour. Imaginative and but with a nod to traditionalism, The Piano Restaurant's cuisine is created through the use of cutting edge techniques employed by the kitchen's talented and well trained chefs. Enjoyed to the delicate strains of the baby grand that gives the restaurant its name, the food is as sublime as the setting.
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited on a Saturday evening for dinner with my wife and our young daughter. We were in York that weekend and I wanted to go somewhere nice for an evening meal, so picked this place based on the 2 AA Rosettes, the easy online booking and also because they had a children's menu, usually an indication that children are not... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Well presented with good attention to details, a joy to eat without over eating. The music was a bit too loud, but we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. The chairs could do with higher backs for eating.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our party of four were unable to book a restaurant in the centre of York on a Saturday night, so we took a gamble and agreed to try The Piano as It was only a short walk from the City centre. On arrival we had a pre-dinner drink in the small but cosy bar whilst we looked at the extensive... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited on sunday lunch time....Inedible pig cheek starter, tasted disgusting , THE worst food combination plate of food I have ever tasted.sirloin main came out well done.greasy yorkshire puddings and boring veg (no effort).my partner commented that her food was very bland and underseasoned.passed on desserts as was so dissatisfied by this point.our first visit two years ago was so... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband has recently moved up North and I wanted us to go somewhere special midweek for an anniversary dinner and I was eager to show him what beautiful York - one of my favourite cities - has to offer. Given that it's called "The Piano Restaurant" we envisaged some love music - mother reason why we booked it -... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went with friends for Sunday lunch and unfortunately for majority of the time we were the only people in the restaurant so sadly lacked any atmosphere - slightly strange therefore that we were advised the table was only ours for 2 hours when booking. We had high hopes of a 2 AA rosette establishment but although the food was in... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Long wait for service and a few minor issues with the dishes: vegetables undercooked, caviar served warm with scallops, cardamom sponge in the dessert tasted wrong, the texture was off and didn't go with the rest of the dish. Pleasant atmosphere and a nice venue, shame about the errors, could have been exceptional.

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Larbert
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We dined here 2 nights and the food was top class it was a lovely touch having a live pianist playing the music on one of the nights

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Food was truly delicious, very "fine dining" in style but good value for 3 courses. The quail with cherries was especially memorable. Our waiter was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We found this by using trip advisor reviews whilst staying down the road at the Minster Hotel and were very glad we did. Definitely one of the best meals we have... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I came here with my girlfriend for a romantic meal and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent quality, being very well presented. The portions are a good size and the food is cooked to the highest standard. The desserts stood out as being particularly good; my girlfriend had lemon posset which was amazing. The only criticisms are that... More 

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Additional Information about The Piano Restaurant

Address: The Churchill Hotel | 65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, England
Phone Number: 01904 644 456
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 43

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