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Melton's

#56 of 719 Restaurants in York
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7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND, England
(01904) 634341
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 159
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Lovely

Melton's is a lovely, intimate and informal neighbourhood-type restaurant. The service is relaxed and warm and it was buzzing on a Thursday night. We opted for the tasting menu, which included canapés and an amuse bouche. The food was very nice, not staggeringly ambitious or different but a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
moggles10
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Melton's is a lovely, intimate and informal neighbourhood-type restaurant. The service is relaxed and warm and it was buzzing on a Thursday night. We opted for the tasting menu, which included canapés and an amuse bouche. The food was very nice, not staggeringly ambitious or different but a good range and presented well. The matching wines were the highlight, a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

we visit Melton's once a year for my wife's birthday treat. It's always special. The staff treat you like royalty. The owner and head waiter / manager is very knowledgable. The food is outstanding. The wine is divine. They always have something different to try. I have lived in York now for over 14 years. I have seen good restaurants... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Enjoyable lunchtime destination and meeting place. Very casual. The food wasn't memorable but I was happy to try this destination out.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Early Bird dinner was absolutely wonderful. Every dish was divine!! Would love to return!! The rhubarb misu dessert was perfect!

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Howden
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239 reviews 239 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Decided to try here for a lazy valentines lunch and am very pleased we did. Used the simple on line booking process and arrived slightly early (misjudged the walk time) to be greeted by the manager who does an impeccable job. We were given the choice of tables and quickly had menus and complementary sparkling water served. Being Valentine's Day... More 

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UK
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11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Went to meltons for Valentine's day. Selected the early bird special: three courses for £26. Unlike many early birds all menu choices were available and we both had beautifully presented locally sourced tasty food. We received really efficient service and there were some lovely touches including canapes, bread, amuse bouches and coffee with assorted accompaniments that also provided great value... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This small, family run restaurant, though not in centre York, is well worth seeking out to enjoy the locally sourced food and reasonably priced wines. All the courses were well cooked and beautifully presented without the unnecessary, superfluous 'cheffy' gimmicks. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. In all, the restaurant provides a dining experience which is right up there with... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were delighted to find that rather than having a limited early bird menu,we could choose whatever we wanted from the a la carte. Plus although we were supposed to be out by 7:45pm, we were allowed to linger over our (complementary) coffees and brownies. The meal itself was outstanding. Local ingredients superbly cooked and creatively combined, the 'loose chicken... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After a gap of more than 20 years we decided to give York's allegedly best restaurant a try.Being constantly in the top food guides, it must be doing something right after all! So, firstly, the food. We all found the January menu rather underwhelming. Nevertheless, the choices proved to be ok - nothing, though, that elicited murmurs of approval. My... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We are regular but not frequent visitors to Meltons and have been for years. Every time we have visited the food has been excellent. We make a point of visiting pre Christmas for a treat and have never been disappointed. Last night was no exception. After canapes and amuse bouche I had mille faille of squash with labneh and granola.... 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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