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“Buzzy atmosphere and excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rustique

Rustique
28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
01904 612744
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Ranked #11 of 716 Restaurants in York
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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“Buzzy atmosphere and excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We decided on the 2 course set menu and had prawn/crab cocktail and the mushroom starter. These are good ones to share, because they complement each other and i was suffering from 'mushroom envy'.
I had the rump steak which was beautiful and a generous portion; my husband had the pork shank - very tender.
House red was very palatable.
The staff were friendly and attentive.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, California
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“Nice little restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Walked in on impulse for a late lunch at about 2 and was seated immediately, They had 2 or 3 course set menu, 12.95 and 13.95 respectively, a great deal since one entree is at least 12.95. I ordered the duck confit, which had delicious crispy skin, and pot au chocolat, which were both quite nice. Service was good, although I wish they had refilled my water, and the ambiance was cozy and warm on a gray day outside.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A little gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Food amazing the crab cakes the best ever great value for money. My husband had basque eggs which he loved.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, and lovely people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Each year I host a family lunch for my birthday. This year we were in York and took the TripAdvisor advice to go to Rustique. This restaurant has an excellent menu, a super wine list and attentive service from a professional team backed by a chef who knows how to cook. We had a lovely two and a half-hour lunch, for nine of us ranging from me at sixty-plus down to a three year old - looked after very well, including a birthday Creme Brulee!!

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“A little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Just finished a 3 course meal here and am trying to find something bad to say about this place. unfortunately i can't think of any negatives so will concentrate on the positives. the food is exquisite. normally when we eat out there are only 1 or 2 items on a menu that i would eat, here i could quite happily eat every item on offer. it was cooked to perfection and service was attentive without being intrusive. my only regret is that we live 5 hours away and can't visit more often. will happily return when we visit York again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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