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Melton's

#54 of 662 Restaurants in York
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7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND, England
(01904) 634341
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top quality food on our doorstep

It was the fifth anniversary of our civil partnership, and on this rare occasion, we had a babysitter to look after our recently adopted son. Meltons is just down the road, and we decided it was the ideal restaurant to rediscover after not having been for several years. We splashed out on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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York
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It was the fifth anniversary of our civil partnership, and on this rare occasion, we had a babysitter to look after our recently adopted son. Meltons is just down the road, and we decided it was the ideal restaurant to rediscover after not having been for several years. We splashed out on the tasting menu (£40 a head for 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Had lunch there today, superb food and wine, friendly service. Can recommend thoroughly, the restaurant has been there 25 years, same chef/owner and wine expert wife. Fantastic value at £26 including amuse bouche, bread, filtered water, coffee and petit fours, and three excellent courses. The raspberry soufflé is the best dessert I have had in a very long time. We... More 

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

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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