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Melton's

#53 of 652 Restaurants in York
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7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND, England
(01904) 634341
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Moments from York racecourse and the River Ouse you���ll find local gem...
Moments from York racecourse and the River Ouse you���ll find local gem, Melton���s. Picked up by all the major food guides, and the only restaurant in York listed in Egon Ronay's Top 200 Restaurant's in Britain, Melton���s menu is Melton���s menu is an immaculate collection of local and international dishes using fresh regional produce. Mix that with Melton���s friendly, warm service and it���s easy to see why this charming restaurant has remained a local favourite over the years. Sample the delights of local duck with five spice and soya, steamed rice and pak choi, or flavorsome mussel risotto with anise air.
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  • 167
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A beautiful gem of a restaurant

Came here for my 27th Birthday with my boyfriend and tried the taster menu with accompanying wines. The atmosphere was cosy and romantic, and the staff friendly and attentive. The food is top quality, with excellent presentation and well matched wines. Can't say enough to recommended this place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Came here for my 27th Birthday with my boyfriend and tried the taster menu with accompanying wines. The atmosphere was cosy and romantic, and the staff friendly and attentive. The food is top quality, with excellent presentation and well matched wines. Can't say enough to recommended this place, it is truly a gem.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

While searching around for somewhere nice to eat in York (a bit of a challenge), I came across this place in a review in the Telegraph. This is a small bistro, a 10-15 minutes walk outside of the centre and worth the trip. A good standard of contemporary cooking which is certainly up to date and sensitively executed. No balsamic... More 

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Pemberton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Read the reviews here on Tripadvisor and was thankful for the recommendations. We had a memorable three course dinner on our last full night of our trip to England.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've been here a number of times over the years and so far I've never had had anything less than a lovely time. Service was with just the right degree of attention. The food beautifully presented and everyone in the party of 6 felt that they had chosen well. There was no food envy! I particularly enjoyed my starter of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We first visited Meltons as it opened and return for special occasions. Our children have been introduced to 'proper food' here and are now grown ups with Meltons as their 'touchstone' for fine dining.This was our 10th wedding anniversary and as ever the food and wine list were fabulous. Particularly enjoyed the 'amuse bouche' of cauliflower espresso ..and the raspberry... More 

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Rutland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Others have said it before, but dining at Meltons is a truly wonderful experience. The food is of an exceptionally high standard, I suspect that having a relatively small menu based on locally sourced produce helps, but the cuisine is innovative, delicate with a very good mis en place. It is also delicate (even with dishes like 'The Whole Hog').... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Excellent wine list, with a special section for quite a number of good options in the around £20 range. 2 vegetarian mains were creative and delicious. Only comment is that they both were carbs based (one was a polenta, the second a parmesan bread pudding), lacking protein, therefore leaving a feeling of imbalanced meal. Very friendly and professional service. Great... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Attractive small restaurant near city walls. Fine menu and attentive service with a really great wine list with a very reasonable markup! Complimentary water and coffee added to an excellent meal.

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Surrey
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The tasting menu is great value, and is well prepared. The matched wines are (mainly!) well selected, although I disagreed with the waiter regarding the Greek dessert wine with cheese. Each to their own!

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York, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a small cozy restaurant located just outside the city centre, don't be put off by this as it is only a short 5 minute (10 max) walk into the centre, the staff are friendly and professional, you get the sense that you are in an up-market restaurant. I went here with a friend after work for dinner on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: (01904) 634341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Moments from York racecourse and the River Ouse you���ll find local gem, Melton���s. Picked up by all the major food guides, and the only restaurant in York listed in Egon Ronay's Top 200 Restaurant's in Britain, Melton���s menu is Melton���s menu is an immaculate collection of local and international dishes using fresh regional produce. Mix that with Melton���s friendly, warm service and it���s easy to see why this charming restaurant has remained a local favourite over the years. Sample the delights of local duck with five spice and soya, steamed rice and pak choi, or flavorsome mussel risotto with anise air.

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