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Melton's

#48 of 704 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in York
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7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND, England
(01904) 634341
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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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 quaint soothing restaurant

We went to the restaurant for lunch. It was a weekday and we were the only customers! But I still felt relaxed and enjoyed the lovely meal. They use seasonal local products. The presentation of each dish was beautiful. The waiter was calmly efficient, but also friendly with a nice smile. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the restaurant for lunch. It was a weekday and we were the only customers! But I still felt relaxed and enjoyed the lovely meal. They use seasonal local products. The presentation of each dish was beautiful. The waiter was calmly efficient, but also friendly with a nice smile. You can choose complimentary water- still or sparkling. My... More 

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Thank lemonylemonade
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we live in York, this was our first visit to Melton's. We had the early bird offer which was so good we felt that we had cheated the restaurant. We both felt that we should have paid more for such good quality, well cooked food. The service was just at the right level; courteous without interfering. We will definitely... More 

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Thank Alison W
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for the Earlybird . The service was fast gentle and kindly. menu is very eclectic,locally sourced and well cooked and presented. Lots of other nice things included too. The polenta was divine, and also a scrumptious cheese soufle. Wine list long and of varying prices, suite everyones pocket. The premises are so clean, well decorated and loved by the... More 

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Thank shakirayork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in York for two evenings during a month long trip for research and pleasure. We thought Melton's sounded good, and were lucky enough to get reservations, so we headed over. It is run by a friendly family, and there is some exceptional cooking going on downstairs. I had the lamb which was well sauced and had some shank... More 

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Thank RHOBoston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times but the service and 'extra mile' experienced this time deemed it worthy of a great review. My wife is dairy and egg free at present and the team couldn't be more helpful in amending menu items ensuring we didn't feel constrained by the lunch choices. For our mains we enjoyed a venison fillet in... More 

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Thank Andrew P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We had lunch here last week as a pre-Christmas treat and it really was a treat. We had 3 courses - I had smoked salmon with soused veg, goats cheese souffle and then chocolate and red wine cake. The first 2 courses were perfect - exquisite flavours, all beautifully cooked and presented. The dessert was nice but a litte lacking... More 

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Thank Helenelizabeth2
Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Every course was wonderful and the flavours just kept exploding in our mouths. We could have eaten every dish twice. For the first time ever we ordered seconds of pudding - I have never tasted apple crumble like this or seen it served as such! Excellent food; great wine choices; great service. I especially liked how relaxed the atmosphere was... More 

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Thank claretrichards2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My favourite place to eat in York. A great place to celebrate special occasions. Most recently I took a group of overseas clients. As with each time I have visited, the food and wine were excellent, full of flavour and well presented. Plus the informal ambiance was very welcoming. In the words of one of our group 'Melton's stands out... More 

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Thank Rozgnik
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

The taster menu was amazing and the wines selected to accompany each course hit the spot. Small restaurant which added to its charm. Looking forward to a return visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

So much care and thought put into the food. It's delicious. When I first saw the menu I thought maybe the dishes were too elaborate, but absolutely not, all the flavours worked. Nice ambience too.

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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: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions

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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