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The Piano Restaurant

#252 of 676 Restaurants in York
#294 of 762 Places to Eat in York
Certificate of Excellence
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The Churchill Hotel | 65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, England
01904 644 456
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This restaurant is at The Churchill Hotel
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: With two AA Rosettes to its name, The Piano Bar and Restaurant available...
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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  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food fabulous but still has issues...

This was our first visit to The Churchill visit since the refurbishment, the hotel has had complete shuffle round and not its all good. The staff are very pleasant but all look scruffy. The new Wellington bar is very dark, don't take the menus in here you can't read them, not that we stayed long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our first visit to The Churchill visit since the refurbishment, the hotel has had complete shuffle round and not its all good. The staff are very pleasant but all look scruffy. The new Wellington bar is very dark, don't take the menus in here you can't read them, not that we stayed long the staff moved us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've already reviewed the Churchill Hotel, including this restaurant, but will repeat it here. We were treated to a seven course tasting menu cooked by Head Chef Kevin during our stay, and wow! The food was sublime - delicious and beautifully presented. This is clearly a young man who knows his way around a kitchen. He genuinely uses locally sourced... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We selected this high class location for the last night of a short stay in York and were disappointed in a few key areas. Our fairly expensive white wine was served and remained too warm. We selected a dish from the starter menu for one of our main courses but the kitchen were unable to adjust the quantity accordingly so... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed a family Sunday lunch at the Churchill. The decor of the bar and restaurant is quite arty and stylish, not the traditional interior we expected, but nice nonetheless. While perusing the menu in the bar, we asked the waitress to elaborate on some of the dishes on offer. She didn't know what they were either, and had to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

After making an online booking through bookatable and receiving a confirmation email, I arrived at the restaurant for my 9:30 dinner reservation to find that the restaurant was closed for a wedding reception. The woman on the door appeared to find the situation quite amusing. She did not apologise and did not offer to help us find another place to... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food here is delicious, just what we like about fine dining. Our waiter Lewis delivered excellent service with just the right amount of attentiveness throughout our evening. If we visit York again we will be eating here for definite.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

4 Of us enjoyed a nice dining experience at the piano restaurant starting with home made bread with 3 spreads including kipper flavoured butter which is great if you enjoy kippers. We had a mix of starters the favourite being lamb sweetbreads. Mains consisted of rump steak,cod and chorizo,the steak was cooked to perfection and succulent whilst the cod was... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you want an up market meal for a special occasion this is highly recommended. The food and service was wonderful.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Churchill Hotel | 65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 644 456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 45

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.
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

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