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Vjs Art Bar

) #235 of 688 Restaurants in York $$ - $$$ , British, Cafe
1 Finkle Street, York YO1 8RW, England
+44 1904 541771
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
“ciabatta” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Finkle Street, York YO1 8RW, England
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A local wine bar that is easy and unpretentious and relaxed at the same time. A good selection of wines and beers as well as a food menu. A great venue for a few drinks early or late evening or just the whole evening. A...More

Thank David L
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

A regular stop-off for a drink when out in York. Tends to have a good atmosphere, and staff is friendly/welcoming. Usually not hard to get a seat. Have not tried food there yet in the daytime, but will do some time, as menu look a...More

Thank richdchalto
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Stumbled upon Victor J's whilst trawling York's myriad back streets in the vain hope of finding somewhere that served my favourite tipple and, as the board outside mentioned Belgian beers, we popped in to see what they had. Lo and behold, the wonderful sight of...More

1  Thank Sealy63
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident down one of the many side streets in York. Wanted a quick snack & cocktail. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Ordered a sharing platter between us & I must say it was the best platter by far that we...More

Thank dsbeem
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Have been going to VJ's for years being "local" and have never had a bad experience. The menu is wrap and burger style with things like Nachos and garlic bread. They do great share platters and breakfast items are available through the day. They have...More

Thank 625hayleyr
Reviewed March 4, 2017

It had been a long time since I'd last eaten here. I remembered their chili being quite good. There were some specials on a board on the wall; we were both a bit disappointed that they had run out of chicken curry, as that sounded...More

Thank sunsetcat
Reviewed February 19, 2017

It's rare to find a welcoming, independent, neighbourhood bar anywhere these days let alone in a tourist area like York. We were recommended to go by a local and I can see why. Our welcome was warm and friendly, so much so that we returned...More

1  Thank Vicky L
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Having walked past this place many times over the years and never going in, it will now be on our list of places to call in when visiting York. The gentleman owner was very friendly, chatty and helpful and the food was really tasty, fresh...More

1  Thank sjpbriefing
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We have visited York on numerous occasions and never ventured inside until today. What a lovely surprise, welcoming staff and good beer choices made our stay memorable. Returned later for flavoured coffee and mince pies and were given complimentary mulled wine. A thoroughly enjoyable visit.

Thank gatesey66
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

In previous years we made this bar part of our annual York visit. In previous occasions it was quiet comfortable and the food was of good quality. This year maybe the kitchen staff were not up to scratch. The sandwiches were fine however the cooked...More

Thank StevenY22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Finkle Street, York YO1 8RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 541771
  • E-mail
Phone number: 01904 541771
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