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“Inventive drinks in a Swedish Sauna style setting......” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sotano Charcuterie & Bar

Sotano Charcuterie & Bar
Little Stonegate, York YO18AX, England
+44 1904 620222
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Ranked #140 of 735 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sotano (Spanish for basement) is situated in the heart of York in the Old Latin Quarter. Sotano offers a relaxed atmosphere, serving authentic tapas, fine wines, craft/world beers, rare spirits & bespoke contemporary cocktails. Open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 5 PM 'til late, and all day Saturday until 4 AM.
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“Inventive drinks in a Swedish Sauna style setting......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Inventive cocktail list (though they were all a little sweet if your not of that persuasion), great music, nice interior (bit sauna like but loving it), I would highly recommend taking the plunge down the rabbit warren like entrance to indulge.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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“Sophisticated setting for quality cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

York is full of nooks, crannies and cute bars but it took me a while to find this underground gem! Shame I only found it as I am about to move away from York or I'm sure I would have become a regular. The cocktails we had were all of excellent quality and there was some really unusual choices on the menu. Good selection of spirits and liquers and the staff are clearly skilled and knowledgeable but were beated by my request for Parfait Amour (have only ever found this in one Newcastle bar!) Nice to get table service in a bar as well I don't know anywhere else in York that does this. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the cellar setting is charming, will be back when I am visiting York!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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“Best cocktail and craft beer bar bar none!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We have frequented a number of times now and have always been massively impressed. For cocktails, we have visited the best bars in York and Leeds (and even London!) but nothing comes close to the quality of that of Sotano. On top of that, the staff fall over themselves to help you and you don't get anyone posey or pretentious in there - just those who like a good quality drink. The staff are passionate about their creations and will happily chat to customers about the ingredients they have used. The craft beer selection is incredible and we have also tried their tapas and charcuterie - to die for. A dark, basement bar (maybe one day there'll be outdoor seating!) with a very 'Bar Culture' vibe - we feel very lucky to have this bar in our city.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Quality over quantity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic cellar bar with great atmosphere ! All the staff are welcoming and very helpful with helping you choose from the fantastic beers, wines and the fantastically prepared cocktails! I had a old fashion made with Tequila and it was just fantastic , great twist on a classic drink ! The range of beers on tap is fantastic and plenty by the bottle. Not eaten here but the food looked fantastic and well presented , will be visiting soon to try the food and beer !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good little place..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I like Sotano - but I still feel if people order a beer you should warn them its not a pint. Apart from that I think its a neat concept. The tapas looks awesome. Havent tried. The cocktails and beers are top drawer and although the guys who work there seem a bit pompous the girl - from the USA - SHE IS GREAT. Very friendly. There lucky to have her. She would sit with you and go througj menus and it works. Very nice. All in all a 4 out of 5 overall I think.

Visited July 2013
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