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The Piano Restaurant

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The Churchill Hotel | 65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, England
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Well, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

The food was generally fine with the exception of a disappointing eggs benedict. Very tastefully decorated room but not a good view. Well positoned for walking into town and the Minster.

Thank sssnowdropsss
York, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

I have just read my review that I had made on this restaurant three years ago and believed I should update my views. Four of us visited for Sunday lunch some months back and I do not know if the hotel and restaurant has changed hands since my previous visit but it has certainly altered. The pre drinks bar had... More 

Thank Peter W
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

While staying at the hotel ... Breakfasts were chosen by a menu and all food was cooked fresh when ordered the choice was excellent ... Well presented and very tasty ... We dined two nights in the Restaurant... A good overall choice of food on offer.... The presentation was excellent and the food was delicious... They had mussels on as... More 

Thank Kathy S
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Piano Restaurant in York is excellent the view is amazing all 4 of us had a great time and loved the place food Excellent, and the staff were very polite and friendly directed us all to a window view and handed the menu . a great choice to choose from, after choosing we were offered drinks from the Waiter... More 

Thank Steve W
Vernon, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Meal was poor at best though price was extreme for the quality. We had lamb and had trouble finding the morsel on the plate. We ate lamb at several places in the UK on this trip. This was the worst.

Thank Alistair D
York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We're really lucky that the Churchill is jut around the corner from our house and having been before for Sunday lunch we thought we'd try again for our Birthdays. We can't really review the price as we had a voucher for 2 for 1 all courses because of a function they had on during the summer. That was appreciated -... More 

Thank clrat63
Bury, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

We selected this high class location for the last night of a short stay in York and were disappointed in a few key areas. Our fairly expensive white wine was served and remained too warm. We selected a dish from the starter menu for one of our main courses but the kitchen were unable to adjust the quantity accordingly so... More 

Thank ROG44_44
Beverley, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed a family Sunday lunch at the Churchill. The decor of the bar and restaurant is quite arty and stylish, not the traditional interior we expected, but nice nonetheless. While perusing the menu in the bar, we asked the waitress to elaborate on some of the dishes on offer. She didn't know what they were either, and had to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

After making an online booking through bookatable and receiving a confirmation email, I arrived at the restaurant for my 9:30 dinner reservation to find that the restaurant was closed for a wedding reception. The woman on the door appeared to find the situation quite amusing. She did not apologise and did not offer to help us find another place to... More 

Thank hermione79
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food here is delicious, just what we like about fine dining. Our waiter Lewis delivered excellent service with just the right amount of attentiveness throughout our evening. If we visit York again we will be eating here for definite.

Thank VD2409

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $35
European, British
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Churchill Hotel | 65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 441904644456
  • This restaurant is at The Churchill Hotel
With two AA Rosettes to its name, The Piano Bar and Restaurant available for dinner every night and open Sunday lunch, set within the beautiful Churchill Hotel just moments from the city walls, is undoubtedly one of York's finest. Overlooking the manicured lawns of the hotel, The Piano Restaurant is elegantly modern, its interior design utterly contemporary but without ignoring the splendid proportions and original features of the room's high arched windows, a curving floor and delicate coving just some of the Victorian features. Begin your visit with a relaxed tipple in the bar, a warmly cosy space with a slightly masculine feel worthy of the hotel's namesake, before taking a seat in the brighter, more spacey dining room. Here you'll enjoy that AA acclaimed food with its fresh,locally and ethically sourced ingredients and constantly changing seasonal flavour. Imaginative and but with a nod to traditionalism, The Piano Restaurant's cuisine is created through the use of cutting edge techniques employed by the kitchen's talented and well trained chefs. Enjoyed to the delicate strains of the baby grand that gives the restaurant its name, the food is as sublime as the setting.

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