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The Blind Swine

24 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ, England
01904 634825
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Ranked #70 of 677 restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $60
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tasting menu by surprise, all dietary requirements can be catered for , advance booking essential
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tasting menu by surprise, all dietary requirements can be catered for , advance booking essential
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  • English first
  • Swedish first
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English first
York, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Everything about this meal was excellent, each dish was unique and presented to us like a work of art. The atmosphere was brilliant too loved the music and entertainment.

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78 AUTEUIL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very interesting discovery ! the meals are not common and a very unusual presentation !! Very good, nice atmosphere with the candle, quiet, all that I like. I would have like one or two meal more and especially the dessert !! I hope I will be able to come back to York and taste the real tasting menu at the... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We decided to give it a try, not sure of what we would get, but what a surprise. Most interesting dishes and flavours, small portions but by the time you finished after 12 courses your stuffed. Will definitely be going back on our next trip to York.

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South Shields
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Three of us booked here for a Christmas treat. A brilliant experience. At first we were slightly apprehensive on arrival at half seven to an empty restaurant. Later it got busier but it really didn't matter. It was all about the stupendous food. I wouldn't want to spoil anyone's experience by quoting some of the dishes, and I think there's... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We visited the Blind Swine on 18th December, a table of four. I did some research prior to attending and I was not disappointed. £45 tasting menu, £25 per person flight wines. If you are into food this place does food and an experience that will awaken your dormant taste buds and see you as excited as a kid at... More

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were very excited at the prospect of an evening at the Blind swine. However we will quite disappointed at being rushed, together with a strange combination of food stuffs and cocktails. We both left feeling quite unsatisfied after spending £150. Don't get me wrong the service is very friendly and some aspects the food was quite... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This isn't just a meal, it's an experience. We had lots of courses and each course seemed to be determined to outdo the last. It made us both feel like kids waiting for Christmas each time a course was on the way to the table. I absolutely loved it! I'm really looking forward to coming back here in the future... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We had looked for a restaurant in York as a dining highlight for a recent city break there and via this site found the Blind Swine. We booked a table and sneakily went to check it out during the day. We thought it looked a bit unprepossessing so almost cancelled the table. Phew! that was close. It really is the... More

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Truly an amazing experience all the food was perfectly cooked, perfect balance of flavours and texture in every dish. Very reasonably priced too £45 for a 16 course meal in total for 5 of us with wine and other drinks was £259 which I think is exceptionally good value for money. All topped off with very professional and friendly service.... More

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Our fourth visit.. and I have to say another culinary experience to savour! I think the food and whole 'cabaret experience' is maturing. Clever touches ... an array for tasters including little edible bags of scratchings... a small cocktail shot to be 'taken' from a dispenser that looked as though it came from a chemist's.. fabulous breads with a choice... More

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