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Melton's

#54 of 663 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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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
What a valentine's treat

My husband booked this fantastic restaurant for Valentine's day dinner. It did not create this specific money making Valentine's menu but just their standard one which was brilliant. Having eaten at Michelin restaurants, this was up there with the ones I have been too. It was delicious and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My husband booked this fantastic restaurant for Valentine's day dinner. It did not create this specific money making Valentine's menu but just their standard one which was brilliant. Having eaten at Michelin restaurants, this was up there with the ones I have been too. It was delicious and the staff were very attentive. Thank you for making Valentine's Day very... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Fabulous eaterie, chef owner and wine expert wife/front of house, made this a memorable experience. De-licious food, expertly cooked and prepared, was faultless, likewise the recommended wine (not something we usually abide by) was to be applauded - we were recommended a wine from a new Californian vineyard she had found, and boy, was it delicious. All in all, cannot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food at Meltons is consistently good. The menu is varied and caters well for vegetarians. The atmosphere is quite formal but relaxed and the staff are very friendly. It is good value although not cheap but the quality of the food, the range of ingredients and the creativity of the menu makes eating here a special occasion. We have... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went here for lunch to celebrate a graduation and birthday. The food was incredible and the service was very good. I was impressed by the professionalism of all of the staff. My only minor complaint is that the standard of the toilets does not match the rest of the restaurant experience. Please refurbish the toilets. I would definitely recommend... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had never had a disappointing meal in Meltons which is why we visit on every trip to York. This time, we were there for dinner on a very quiet week night. We picked the window table which allowed us to enjoy the remaining evening light. Service is friendly and never stuffy in this restaurant. A good selection of choices... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a wonderful meal at Meltons, I can't recommend this restaurant enough for a special meal. I was delighted to find I could have the vegetarian tasting menu and my husband the regular tasting menu. So often restaurants insist you have the same, though in the end we chose to dine a la carte as my husband was intrigued... More 

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
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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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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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, Doing business, 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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