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The Whippet Inn

15 North Street, York YO1 6JD, England
+44 1904 500660
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 North Street, York YO1 6JD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a drink whilst walking in the city. Good atmosphere with a good choice of Gin and quality beer. Busy bar with people having a drink before their Sunday lunch, which looked excellent.

Thank Jonah-the-Cat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here prior to a wedding over the road. Good selection of gins and good advice given on them. I definitely need to eat here as the food looks amazing and does a great nhs discount.

1  Thank clare i
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a beautiful dinner here, the steak was just perfect. We both went for the dry-aged fillet and did not regret it. They came with deliciously rich bone marrow mash. The dining experience was lovely, our waiter was very attentive but we never felt...More

1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go in the whippet inn when returning from a day of walking around York as it was across the road from our hotel. We went in for a drink or 2 and the bar staff were very friendly & helpful! They recommended...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in a group of nine who ate here for a business get together and I think we all had one type of steak or another. I selected the 32 day aged fillet with bone marrow mash and a mushroom and whiskey sauce with...More

Thank Dominic W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really fantastic food and service both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our.meals. A.hidden gem for sure highly recommend

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the restaurant for my husbands birthday.... as he really likes steak... we had a great server who took us through the menu and the cuts... we enjoyed starters - and , mains of which my husband was in his element of getting his...More

Thank Emmseychic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good range of well-cooked starters. The main quibble seemed to be that the chorizo cooked with the scallops was cut too thickly, threatening to overpower the delicate taste of the scallops. Main courses - mainly various steaks with our group of 6, although including 2...More

Thank Scrope1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here about 18 months ago and have often talked about how wonderful it was...so on returning to York for the weekend it was a must to visit here again! And this was quite a special occasion...we had got engaged the night before and...More

Thank REW29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food special steaks friendly staff and amazing decor check out the interesting mock flock wallpaper in the bar area

Thank Michelle W
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Questions & Answers
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Cmccready71 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are considered royalty at the Whippet Inn, you can eat with dogs in the bar area with the same menu
Lucy M
November 28, 2017|
Response from MandyLou1978 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don’t think there were any vegetarian options, mainly steak with the odd chicken or fish dish
Kirsty M
October 22, 2017|
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Response from Jenny O | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware, The Whippet offers an adult dining experience only. I am not sure at what age they consider a person to be an adult however.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 North Street, York YO1 6JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 500660
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Welcome to the Whippet Inn, York's best Steak and Alehouse. We have now been open for just over 3 years and very proud to have marked the occasion by winning 'Best Restaurant ' in the Visit York Tourism Awards for the second time in 2016. Over the years we have raised a few eyebrows with our name, and many have said that our interior is certainly quirky if not a little risqué, all of which we love as we want to be unique and fun. When it comes to the food and drinks we serve however; we are very serious... When we set about creating The Whippet Inn our main aim was to get the best food produce we could find in Yorkshire and then pair it with real ales, lagers, spirits and wines from around Great Britain. Fantastic beef is our thing, offering you a huge range of breeds, cuts & ageing. Our A la carte menu has a huge variety of meat, fish & vegetarian dishes- so there is really something for everyone! We are open from Midday everyday serving our lunch & a lite bite menu alongside the A la carte or Sunday Menu. Our bar is an eclectic mix of Real Yorkshire Ales - right through to over 40 different gins- we maybe small but we have used every nook and cranny to ensure we have an amazing range to offer our quests. All this is delivered with down to earth homely Yorkshire hospitality. Our home from home is adult dining only, so we do hope that if you have children & find yourself with a babysitter for the night- you will take the chance to come & join us!
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